New Video Series Released
ALEXSEAL is excited to have recently released a new online video series which offers great insight into how our superior products, experience and support provide comprehensive solutions for all of our customers. These videos are anchored by representatives from ALEXSEAL, but primarily showcase what matters most to us—our customers. Participants from a variety of international yacht construction and service operations offer first-hand testimonials and help communicate how ALEXSEAL excels at providing solutions to their unique needs. Executives from Westport Yachts, Cheoy Lee Shipyards, and many more industry leaders describe their long-standing relationships with ALEXSEAL and their positive experiences with our products and support.
These first two pieces will also serve as an introduction to the next video endeavors currently in production, aimed at answering frequently asked technical questions. The next segment to roll out in the video series will detail everything from the new construction and repair paint processes to priming and fairing various substrates. Whether you are an industry veteran or DIY enthusiast, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to find, enjoy and share our new videos which can be found on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and on our web site at www.alexseal.com.
Introducing Blending Solvent
Mankiewicz is proud to announce the addition of our new ALEXSEAL Blending Solvent which helps create repairs that are less noticeable and visible to the human eye. This new Blending Solvent (A5033) follows the introduction of Fast Spot Primer 414 which allows customers to prime and repair areas more quickly and efficiently than ever before. ALEXSEAL Blending Solvent is designed to help “melt” the edges of a repair area into the existing finish and to minimize any difference in the final appearance, often referred to as “halos” in the coatings industry.
With this latest addition to ALEXSEAL’s system of coating products, owners and captains can feel more confident than ever that if an unavoidable mishap occurs, their ALEXSEAL finish can be repaired with greater ease and superior results.
Mankiewicz’s Charleston Expansion Project Nearing Completion
Mankiewicz Coatings is making a multimillion dollar investment to expand their United States presence by moving to a new 90,000 ft2 (8,361 m2) facility situated on 10 acres (4 hectares) of land, located just one mile from their current facility. The completed site will provide for a new research and development lab and increased logistical operations. The official ground breaking ceremony occurred in November of 2015 and construction and development have been in full-swing since. The impressive capacity of this new facility will help lessen the dependence on incoming ocean transports and translate directly to a better North American customer experience by having the products on-hand and ready for shipment from Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, the site provides for future expansion of production capacity and offers space for a training center for coatings system applicators and Mankiewicz personnel.