Attending this years Expo was very exciting to me. This was my first PDCA event, and expo. It was also my first time in Las Vegas. The opportunity to learn new things, and meet new people in our industry is always something I value. The short three days was packed with many different courses, with very smart and innovative people in the painting industry. I was able to attend several booths in the trade show, and talk about new products I have never seen, or heard of before. I have plenty of interviews I will be delving into in the coming weeks, and wanted to give a teaser of things to come. Here are two companies I had the chance to have great conversations with the owners. They are very passionate about their business and it shows.
TriTech Industries is a maker of spray equipment for professional painters. They sell direct to the contractor and I am really looking forward to putting their products in the hands of our painters. From spray guns and tips, to extensions, filters, hoses, and swivels. They also have plans to offer two different models of airless sprayers in the coming year.
The parent company for TriTech Industries is American Products Inc. which is a leading manufacturer of precision components that are supplied to various industries around the world. American Products machine shop is configured for high production high precision. At one time American Products Inc. supplied components for the Jarvic heart used in heart transplants. TriTech capitalizes on American Products manufacturing expertise to produce innovative, high-quality spray equipment. TriTech’s management team has over 100 years of combined experience in the professional spray equipment industry. Our headquarters is in Union, NJ USA consisting state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility housing our research & development, engineering labs, extensive CNC manufacturing base as well as our sales departments, warehouse and shipping facilities.
Kovrd Convenient Solutions for Painters. I was very impressed with these two entrepreneurs behind this company. They were excited about what they do, and had an excellent understanding of online marketing. They currently have a single product called the 3 in 1 paint tray bag. I am expecting to see many more innovative products from this company in the future.
3 IN 1 PAINT TRAY BAG & DROP SHEET
There is nothing on the market like The Kovrd 3 IN 1 PAINT TRAY BAG & DROP SHEET (patent pending). This Kovrd product accommodates all paint tray sizes, as well as a roller and a brush, offering a reusable convenient solution to prevent the drying of materials. It gives the painter the ability to stop mid job and pick up where they left off sealing up their tray and equipment, leaving materials wet and ready to use. The bag was designed with a heavy duty three sided zipper. This feature allows the painter to unfold it and use it as a drop sheet, protecting the floor from any potential spills which can frequently occur on job sites. In addition, a handle has also been built-in, transforming the bag into a carrying case and storage unit for painting equipment. This combination of function and innovation offers unmatched convenience to the contractor and Do-it-yourself painter.
Really looking forward to writing on both of these companies and their products. Stay tuned for more in our own Product Review section. We have new products from Benjamin Moore, 3M, and Festool that we will be featuring this year.