The City of Palm Springs has purchased a Dustless Blasting Machine to sandblast concrete in their downtown area. There is now way they would be able to do this without creating a giant mess in one of the cities more popular areas. Congratulations to the City of Palm Springs for seeing the value of dustless sandblasting.
ATTEND EVENTS AND SHOWS-
One of the best ways to get your name out there is to be proactive in the community you want to serve. If you're wanting to strip cars, haul your Dustless Blasting machine out to every car show and cruise night you can find. Simply talk to people about what you can do, and give them your business card. I know a local DB owner who averages 3-4 cars per week, and he's met most of those customers at the car shows he visits each weekend! This will also work with boat shows. To find local auto shows, Car Show Finder is a good resource.
NETWORK WITH OTHER BUSINESSES-
Auto shops are sick of towing cars to sand blasters and waiting days for them to be finished. Show them what you can do! They might give you recurring work on a regular basis! Painting companies, powder coaters, and swimming pool companies are some other good businesses to partner with. Even your local power washing business likely turns down tough jobs occasionally. Negotiate a finder's fee for the jobs they pass on to you, and everybody wins!
GET ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA-
Back in the day, when contractors wanted to show off their work, they'd present a photo album full of pictures to potential customers. Today, that photo album is Facebook. It's the easiest way to share photos and videos of what you're doing. Social networks, as you might imagine from the name, are great for networking! If a car guy talks about something on his page, all his car guy friends can see it. Imagine if he's talking about your service! Set up a Facebook Business page and every time you do work for a company try to tag their page in the pictures you post. This will allow everyone who likes their page to see your post.
Dustless Sandblasting was chosen to dress the concrete on Pier 27 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. Due to the environmental issues and pedestrian traffic using a vapor abrasive system eliminated issues of water pollution and dust. The contractor used GlassBlast blast media because of availability in the Bay area.
KleenBlast the largest distributor of blast media on the West Coast has signed a agreement with RECM to distribute GlassBlast a crushed recycled glass used for sandblasting. KleenBlast has location in Tacoma Washington, Portland Oregon, Hayward California, Rancho Cucamonga California and Chula Vista California.
EcoQuip equipment is now available through Sherman-Williams the largest paint supplier in the world. This will give the coating and painting contractors a place to purchase preparation equipment along with their coatings.
Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment Manufacturer EcoQuip has been purchased by Graco one of the world’s leading manufacturer of spray equipment. EcoQuip sandblasting equipment is 97% dustless and uses GlassBlast Fine as a blast media. GlassBlast has been specified as the blast media for many projects around the world with the EcoQuip dustless sandblasting systems.
If you plan on attending the world of concrete you be able to see dustless sandblasting demonstrated by GlassBlast and EcoQuip. The demos will be live every 15 minutes and factory representatives will be on hand to answer all you question on the sandblasting equipment and glass for sandblasting.
When you use a vapor abrasive system for blasting precast concrete panels you will end up with a uniform color. If you are trying to expose the aggregate, create a uniform or clean up imperfections, blasting with glass abrasive is preferred. Your spent media grit is white in color and cleanup is more a house keeping issue than disposal.
GlassBlast is very pleased to announce that our expansion into the New England market will be represented by Cardinal Sales Construction Equipment & Supplies. Cardinal Sales is a manufacturer's representative company serving the construction industry for over 25 years.
GlassBlast will now be fully represented in the states of ME, VT, NH, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, CA and Washington D.C., with a warehouse in New York City. We welcome twelve reps and their extensive product knowledge to our team.
Cardinal Sales can be reached by calling 800-222-4344, or email President Patrick DeVitto at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in contact with your local area rep.
EcoQuip Equipment and GlassBlast will team up at the World of Concrete to
demonstrate the EQ 300 during the show. Come by booth O 030866 at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 5th-8th. The World of Concrete is one of the largest contractor oriented shows in the world.
Gonneville Inc. to
host hands on Dustless Sandblasting seminar in San Clemente, Calif. Gonneville Inc., a West Coast distributor for EcoQuip Equipment, will host a seminar that will explain the features and benefits of Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment. Some of the areas of blasting that will be discussed are, environmentally friendly blast medias and disposal of spent media.
Rik Gagnon of GlassBlast will present the dos and don'ts when it comes to crushed glass and Jeff
Johnson of US Technology Inc. will discuss when and how to recycle blast media that has be contaminated in the blasting
The most anticipated part of the seminar will be the hand on use of the EcoQuip Blast Equipment. During this part of the seminar the attendees will see and try this innovative and eco-friendly method of abrasive blasting in person. See for yourself what the future of sandblasting is now. Sign up today those that sign up first will be guaranteed a chance to try the equipment for themselves.
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