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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Barrie > Blowtherm
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Blowtherm
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 Database Info
created by sQualie on 1/10/2012 12:45 AM
last modified by sQualie on 11/24/2012 3:45 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy, it's a field now
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
50 Wood St
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    Offices, Steam generators, Gigantic electrical panels
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1986
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • Breathing Mask for the Steam Generator Room
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    The plant where it currently stands originally opened as DeVilbiss in 1986.

    DeVilbiss originally started back in 1888 when Dr. Allen DeVilbiss developed an 'atomizer' that we now know as a sprayer and which was originally meant for the health care industry. It didn't take very long for it to be recognized as an effective method to apply paints and various coatings which was quickly adopted by Ford and other companies. Of course the process needed to be safe and contained for it to be more efficient, which lead to the birth of spray booths. Of course it didn't take very long for other companies to follow in their footsteps.

    In 1990, DeVilbiss was acquired by ITW, a tool manufacturer based in Chicago, and so the Barrie plant became ITW Canada.

    Then in 1998, Blowtherm USA purchased the DeVilbiss spray booth division from ITW and the plant changed ownership yet again and was rebranded under the name Team Blowtherm.

    Finally, in 2003, Team Blowthern (USA) merged with JBI, another spray booth manufacturer, to form Global Finishing Solutions.

    In 2005, the Curran Group became the sole owners of Global Finishing Solutions and in October of that same year, the company closed down the plant in Barrie to move it's operations to Mexico, terminating it's entire workforce.

    The plant portion has been demolished but the offices are still standing and have been for a few weeks so they may be spared.
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    Jan '12 Night visit with Logtec
    Tue, Jan 10th, 2012
    posted by sQualie
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    http://www.elliott...bal/water_wash.pdf

    http://www.elliott...al/large_booth.pdf

    http://www.fsco.ca...erm_March2009.aspx
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/20/2013 4:42 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 20 13 at 16:42, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 24 12 at 15:45, sQualie changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Apr 26 12 at 23:20, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Apr 24 12 at 12:46, sQualie changed the following: History
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:53, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:25, sQualie made this location available
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:25, sQualie added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:22, sQualie added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:19, sQualie updated gallery Jan '12 Night visit with Logtec
  • on Jan 10 12 at 1:17, sQualie created a new gallery
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