K&J Steel - Washington, UT

K&J Steel – Washington, UT

A recent visit to a formidable structural and miscellaneous steel fabricator, K&J Steel, located in Washington, Utah, reveals that their Ocean BLASTER Shot Blast System, installed eight months ago, has had an immediate payback in several key areas of their business.

Owner Jared Bolander mentioned that prior to installing the Ocean Shot Blast System, they had seven men in the paint department with five manually cleaning steel. Now this department runs more efficiently with two men and the BLASTER cleaning the steel. The machine was a “no-brainer for our operation and the price was reasonable”.

Ocean Blaster Shot Blast System

Ocean Blaster Shot Blast System

Due to the dry climate they were able to install their machine outside

Due to the dry climate they were able to install their machine outside

Ocean Shot Blast System at K&J Steel

Other benefits realized from its implementation include easier part and layout marking on “clean steel”, better adherence to paint specifications, faster turn-around of finished part profiles, and the shop associates’ satisfaction associated with pre-blasted steel. “Nobody wants to be manually cleaning steel outside during summer months here” Jared noted.

Loading steel to process with Ocean Blaster

Multi-spindle feeds directly to Ocean Blaster

Prepped steel using Ocean Blaster shot blast system

Prepped steel using Ocean Blaster shot blast system

Beautiful scenery at K&J Steel

Beautiful scenery at K&J Steel

Special thanks to Jared and K&J Steel for the courtesies extended during our visit.