The Client
Payne Fence Products, a division of Payne Metal Works, Inc., provides the highest quality and widest standard selection of Security and Architectural Metal Fence products in the industry. Payne Fence delivers a superior, cost-effective solution for any project requiring security or ornamental fencing and gates, with the company’s patent-pending fence and barrier systems, and custom designs.

The Challenge
Some of the nation’s largest retailers have turned to Payne Fence Products’ fence systems for their new and retrofit construction projects. The increased specification of Payne systems called for a larger, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. An upgraded powder coating system was an essential element of the company’s dedication to meet each project’s targets, on time and on budget.

The Solution
Payne thoroughly investigated powder coating equipment suppliers for eight months before choosing Gema USA. Equipment performance, five-year warranty, support and service, industry recommendation, and equipment reputation were major factors in their decision. Payne installed Gema USA OptiGun® automatic powder guns, OptiTronic™ control units, and OptiFlow™ high performance powder pumps.

The Savings
Along with increasing their production capacity ten times, Payne Fence experienced an improved finish quality, consistency, reduced labor and downtime costs, quicker color change times, reduced powder usage and easier to use equipment. “Our painters really like the new equipment because it is much easier to use than what we had before. We thought headaches came with powder coating, but after installing Gema USA equipment our headaches went away,” stated Donnie Keilers, Operations Manager.

Please note: The above Case Study has been prepared by Gema USA, a supplier of Modean Industries, and is being reproduced with Gema USA’s permission. Hani Azzam of Modean Industries supervised the design and engineering of several of the original Gema systems in the United States.