Moving in New Directions
During the explosive growth of Cloverdale Paint in the late 60’s, Alberta’s Monarch Paint was acquired and one of the present factories was built at 6950 King George Boulevard in Surrey, British Columbia. In the 70’s, extensive research and development, new bulk raw materials handling and the first colour matching and formulating computer in Western Canada allowed us to emerge as a leading supplier of industrial coatings. New product lines included air dry and bake enamels for the OEM market, coatings for the oil and gas industry, maintenance coatings for fabricators, machinery and equipment, along with coatings for the BC forest industry.
This broadened the company’s competitive product lines and moved it into new and exciting markets. During the 80’s and 90’s, additional focus went to servicing large paint contractors and institutional maintenance buyers of architectural paint, and now in the 00’s, industrial coatings, which continues to be advantageous.