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30 years ago. The company works on
projects including water storage tanks,
petrochemical tanks, bridges and
temperature furnace units. The Texas
office and an office in Los Angeles operate independently of one another, but
share corporate management.

BRANCHING OUT
Blastco Texas for the past few years has
expanded its project expertise to include dam gate rehabilitation. The company earlier this year completed work
on five spillway gates at the Lake Conroe
Dam Spillway, owned and maintained
by the San Jacinto River Authority.
Its work included blasting and coating
spillway stoplogs, sluice gates, access
ladders and service outlet stoplogs as

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well as adding new top girders, strut
arms and strut arm braces, girder braces
and steel plates to the facility.
The company has been working for
the past three years on a similar project
at the Toledo Bend Reservoir, located
on the Sabine River between Texas and
Louisiana. Work at a dam facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, began in September.
Whether for a dam project or a water
tank, Blastco Texas prides itself on
using the best equipment available
and running projects with high quality
and safety standards in mind. The
company's equipment includes units
that recycle grit used during blasting.
"Our experience working on complex
projects, equipment and experienced
staff set us apart," Wissing says.

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THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS
Blastco Texas' field employees are
extensively trained in coating, blasting
and lead abatement using standards
put forth by the Society for Protective
Coatings (SSPC) in addition to Blastco's own requirements. Safety training
is provided in-house. "A big part of our
success is our staff; we probably have
some of the best foremen and workers
around," Wissing says.
The company's professionalism and
know-how have enabled it to perform
multiple projects for many of its clients. "Working successfully with paint
manufacturers, owners, engineers and
others over the years has really helped
us get this reputation as a leader in the
industry, " he adds. EMI

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