Monthly Archives: March 2013

Coca-Cola, Braves and Max Coating…

Max Coating Atlanta Plant…What do they all have in common? They call Atlanta home!

We’re excited to announce that Max Coating has acquired a new high-capacity electrocoat and powdercoat facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

What does this new plant mean for our customers? In a nutshell, we’re able to coat bigger parts at higher processing speeds. It’s the next step in our effort to serve more customers faster and better! Continue reading

Catching Fly Balls

By Chuck Gault, Max Coatings President and CEO

baseball diamondI love baseball. I was introduced to the game at an early age and began playing when I was 7 years old. I played catcher until I was 20, and learned a lot during those years.

I’m always amazed by how often the rules and lessons of baseball apply in life and business.

In baseball, there’s a clear path of communication. When a ball is in the air, there’s no question about who should be going for the catch, because from Little League on, baseball players are taught who has priority over whom when it comes to catching fly balls.

The center fielder is the “top dog” when it comes to fly ball priority. This means that if a ball is heading toward two players, and the center fielder calls it, the other player must back off to avoid confusion. Next in line is the left or right fielder, followed by shortstop, second baseman, third baseman, first baseman, pitcher and, finally, catcher (I always hated being at the bottom of the list!). Continue reading