Fighting COVID-19 with Dustless Blasting Equipment
Nearly every company is facing financial challenges due to the current COVID-19 crisis, and AK Wet Works is no exception. This small, family-owned coatings and sandblasting company is located in Seabrook, TX, USA.
Operations manager Dennis Hotz knew they needed to come up with a creative solution — not only to keep their employees on the payroll, but also to ensure the safety of the local community.
As a longtime customer of MMLJ, AK Wet Works has a small fleet of Dustless Blasting units at their disposal. Although this equipment is normally used for stripping paint, rust, and grime, AK Wet Works retrofitted their machines to spray a disinfecting vapor that's safe, but effective against viruses like COVID-19.
This allows them to disinfect surfaces on a large scale, which is especially helpful for essential businesses like grocery stores and gas stations, which remain open.
As AK Wet Works reinvents their workflow, they are actually creating new jobs — an incredible accomplishment as the current US unemployment rate skyrockets to nearly 6%.
"We're going to be able to hire lots of employees and make sure that we can go out and get all of these places disinfected" manager Amber Riise said.
The Future of Surface Preparation begins with the world's #1 tool for restoration. The Dustless Blaster continues to pave the way for the refinishing industry and set new standards for efficiency and power.