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May 3, 2018

Alaska Industrial Paint thrives on really big jobs: from train cars to tour buses

  • Owner Kevin Stalder's motto is printed on his business cards: “Yeah, we can paint that."
    Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Naomi Klouda/Alaska Journal of Commerce via AP [enlarge]
    Brian Vagts of Alaska Industrial Paint checks on a passenger coach getting painted and repaired. Work for tourism companies dries up in summer, so crews serve industrial customers such as Crowley Marine and Shoreside Petroleum.

    ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Railroad used to ship some of its 45 passenger cars on barges to Seattle every year, then put them back on tracks for a long chug to the Midwest for repairs and paint jobs.

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