The history of Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc.
Thomas Industrial Coatings first opened its doors to our customers back in 1991 with some pretty big ideas about how we might change the industrial paint and coatings industry for the better. We wanted to create a company that provides the latest in corrosion protection and painting services, focuses heavily on safety and employee training, and earns the trust of our clients by getting the job done right every time. We’re happy to say that in just over twenty years since that time, we’ve built a lasting reputation for being all those things and more.
Here are just some of the milestones we’ve passed along the way of becoming one of the nation’s leading industrial paint and coating contractors.
- 1991 – Thomas Industrial Coatings was incorporated. We made approximately $2 million in sales that first year.
- 1994 – We landed a $12.8 million joint-venture project for the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River in Rocheport, Missouri.
- 1996 – Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc. moved into its newly constructed home office, officially calling Pevely, Missouri home.
- 2000 – Thomas surpassed $20 million in annual sales.
- 2006 – We landed one of our biggest projects to date. It was the $16.2 million Huey P. Long Bridge widening project in New Orleans.
- 2007 – Federal Government allotted MoDoT to have three design-build projects to be completed between 2007-2013. Thomas participated in all.
- 2009 – We landed $11 million multi-tank project at the Naval Station in Point Loma, California.
- 2012 – We began work on The Eads Bridge Renovation Project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.