Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver Tours Automatic Coating Limited Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation

Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, tours the Automatic Coating Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation with Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited as part of the minister's tour to discuss the importance of oil sands projects and their related distribution to Ontario manufacturing. (CNW Group/Automatic Coating Limited)

SCARBOROUGH, ON, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Automatic Coating Limited,  a world leader in applying liquid and powder coating in North America announced today that The Right Honourable, Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources spent the afternoon Monday touring the company's Scarborough Ontario Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation.  Automatic Coating Limited has heavily invested in technological innovation in oil and gas coating.  Through ACL Pipe Line Services, Automatic Coating offers a whole host of managed services, including shop applied pipe coating, pipe viper automated system for pipe rehabilitation and the Gwraler, an automated girth weld coating system.

"These newly developed automated systems demonstrate the innovation of Ontario companies and how the oil and gas industries and projects such as the keystone Pipeline project can provide growth and employment opportunities to Ontario companies in the manufacturing sector," said Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited. "We have been able to replace the revenue lost in the traditional manufacturing sector as companies moved offshore by shifting our focus to the oil and gas sector."  Chris Love, General Manager, Automatic Coating Limited, added, "We are excited about the future of our mobile pipe stripping, blasting and coating services, as it will provide a new era in environmental protection, worker safety and quality in the rehabilitation of pipe lines for the oil and gas industry."

After touring the plant Minister Oliver stated, "Automatic Coating Limited is an outstanding example of how innovation and the opportunities in the oil and Gas industry has translated to new jobs and growth in the Ontario manufacturing sector."

Automatic Coating will continue to develop innovative services for pipe coating in the oil and gas sector.

Image with caption: "Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, tours the Automatic Coating Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation with Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited as part of the minister's tour to discuss the importance of oil sands projects and their related distribution to Ontario manufacturing. (CNW Group/Automatic Coating Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120327_C8398_PHOTO_EN_11622.jpg

For further information:

Jocelyn Williams
Vice President
Automatic Coating
416-335-7500 ext 269
Jocelyn@automaticcoating.com or visit
www.Automaticcoating.com