St. Louis-based Thomas Industrial Coatings was recently named to the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list by Engineering News-Record (ENR). This annual report showcases the premier contractors, by industry, in the United States.

The painting company gained three positions on the "Top 20 Firms In Painting" listing, moving from number seven to number four, and they also surged on the list of "Top 600 Specialty Contractors", moving up 92 spots from 373 to 281. Much of the recent work for Thomas Industrial Coatings has been in the transportation, water supply, sewer and waste, and industrial and petroleum industries.

"We were excited with our results last year," said Don Thomas, founder and President of Thomas Industrial Coatings. "This year is even better. It's great to grow and build upon our success thus far. I'm proud of the work we've done and we'll continue to make our customers happy."

Engineering News-Record is an industry publication owned by McGraw-Hill. It serves as an outlet for expert analysis, information and opinion for the construction industry on an international scale. ENR provides annual rankings and assessments for America's largest contractors.