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Morton Industries Purchases First Blast Room

Titan Abrasive Systems, a designer and manufacturer of quality surface preparation, surface finishing and sandblasting equipment, announced the purchase and installation of a customized blast room by Morton Industries, a U.S. manufacturer of fabricated tube assemblies, sheet metal fabrications and enclosures.

The blast room purchase-the first one ever by Morton-was driven by a desire to bring the company's blasting process in-house. Morton had been outsourcing product for blasting before it entered the painting process. Consequently, lead times to the customer were being controlled externally, based on the blasting vendor's turnaround times.

"We wanted to control our own destiny by keeping product within the walls of the company before painting and shipping the final product," explained Troy Deiss, Morton Industries' Director of Operations. "Having a blast room in-house will save four weeks of projected lead time and has even allowed Morton Industries to quote new work that requires blast pre-paint. We are excited to have this capability in house and the ability to quote new work we would have passed on before." According to Deiss, the company did examine competitive blast rooms, but gave Titan the nod based on price point as well as performance.

Using the new Titan blast room, Morton is primarily blasting engine carrier tubes that are used in the mining and agriculture industries. They are blasted prior to painting to add a profile/anchor pattern for better paint adhesion.

The blast room is 12' wide, 12' high and 15' in length. It features a mechanical recovery system, using a "sweep-in" style requiring a pit. Accompanying the room is a 6 cu. ft. blast machine with pressure-hold remote control. An 8,000 CFM cartridge dust collector ensures a safe working environment. Seam-welded, 1-gauge galvanized steel ductwork-clamped together for easy installation-rounds out the deliverables. Morton is using steel grit as its blast media. Being able to recover the steel grit and reuse it multiple times ensures that Morton will be able to recoup the cost of the Titan recovery system relatively quickly.

Brandon Acker, President of Titan Abrasive Systems, said, "Due to all of the recent supply chain issues, delivery dates on many industrial products have been stretched out. Companies are looking for any way possible to cut down those times while maintaining a high-quality product. Morton's new blast room will accomplish both objectives. And because the company now has total control of the blasting operation, there is every possibility that the quality of their finished product gets even better."

For more information contact:

Morton Industries

70 Commerce Drive

Morton, IL 61550


Titan Tool Supply, Inc.

68 Comet Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14216


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