Automotive and Industrial Coatings Since 1958

Industrial Finishes Automotive and Industrial Finishes

Timeline

 

 


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Automotive
Industrial
RV
Aero/Mill
Steel

April 1, 1958 - Eugene, OR

Automotive Division Formed
Stuart Barr & his partner purchase Auto Body and Paint Supply.

1967

Stuart Barr buys his partner’s half  of the business, becoming sole owner of what is now called Industrial Finishes & Systems.

Industrial Finishes & Systems decides to specialize in spray painting equipment.

1968

Portland, Oregon

Second automotive paint store opens.

1968 - 1969

Glue spray technology developed, and patented, altering the making of plywood in the wood industry.

Major Machine Division formed

Motto:  “We are the the Problem Solvers.”

1970

Roseburg, Oregon

Third automotive paint store opens.

1975

Eugene, Oregon

Industrial Division formed, delivering coated abrasives and sandpaper to plywood and particleboard mills in the Pacific Northwest.

1982

1987

Harrisburg, OR

Recreation Vehicle Division Formed

A relationship with Safari Motor Coach began, creating the RV Division.

1990

Medford, OR

Fourth automotive paint store opens.

1991

1992

Gresham, OR

Sixth automotive paint store opens.

1994

Eugene, OR

Industrial Finishes and Systems acquires Superior Steel Fabrication, becoming one of the premier fabricators of precision sheet metal in the Western United States.

1995

Martinsville, VA

Second East Coast distribution center opens.

Industrial Finishes becomes the largest distributor of wide sanding belts in the United States for Norton Abrasives.

1997

Elkhart, IN

Industrial Finishes begins distribution operations for the R.V. Industry in the Indiana region.

1999

Beaverton, OR

Industrial Finishes opened its doors in Beaverton, OR.

 

2000

Coos Bay, OR

Vancouver, WA

Industrial Finishes acquires Bay Center Paint Supply (Coos Bay).

Industrial Finishes acquires Full Spectrum Auto Paint and Supply (Vancouver).

Industrial Finishes and Systems becomes the largest distributor of DuPont and BASF automotive paints in the Northwest.

2007

Belmont, MS

Industrial Finishes begins distribution operations for RV Industry in the Mississippi area.

2011

Ogden, Orem, Salt
Lake City, UT

Aerospace/Military Division Formed

Industrial Finishes and Systems acquires Automotive and Industrial Supply (AIS).

In Utah, Industrial Finishes still operates as AIS.

 

2016

Rancho Cordova, CA

Industrial Finishes acquires Sunrise Automotive Paint

 

*Industrial Finishes serves customers in 42 states from 26 locations including 21 retail stores.*