Level up your powder coating game! Hosted by husband & wife team, Ross & Kim Scott. The RossKote Podcast is for custom coaters by custom coaters. They are out to help this niche audience learn industry secrets, discover new products & meet influencers to grow their powder coater business. Their weekly episodes, along with news & bonus content, bridge gaps in the industry by providing exciting topics that are informative & educational. It’s a life hacker’s guide to powder coating!
In this unprecedented podcast, I sit down with Products Finishing Magazine's Chief Editor, Scott Francis, as he joins me in positing the potentialities on The Good, The Bad & The Ugly trends that could change and influence our industry. Thinking on our feet we’re trying to make sense of it all as…we begin to lay out a framework in how supply disruptions, workforce reshoring, EU regulation, near sourcing, bio-chem breakthroughs, mergers & acquisitions, and China just may bring you wild card fortunes in the future. It’s time to get get your colt action handy, light a cigarillo & pour a scotch…it’s all on the table today…Get ready to level up your powder coater game!
Episode 34: Google & Facebook Ads Do They really Ad Up?
Doing the math: on google+FB ads. Does it add up? We get an update on social media with our resident social media expert Danielle Miller who comes on today to talk about Return On Ad Spend, how much to pay per click & developing audiences. Also, what are keywords, how do you find them & why do you need them? But first, we give shoutouts to some of our first patrons of the show, thank a local powder coater for my Mother’s Day gift. And finally, the Coaterbiz giveaway is back! Get ready to level up your powder coater game!
Grounding properly can solve many of the problems in coating. In fact, it’s the difference between being a master of tasks or being a servant to a taskmaster. How will you ever know your coatings are good until you get it just right? Fear not the reaper, my friends we’ve got John Cole President of Parker Ionics to decipher the code to great ground. He answers your live questions from my group posts on Facebook. Plus we get a hat tip from this market maker about our podcast and the impression it’s making in the industry. Get ready to level up your powder coater game.
Denny Young is no fool. Under this casual demeanor is a deep analytical thinker. He’s always ready to pounce on anything that helps keep production quality intact. What secret is he sharing with us today? A dynamic way of hanging and racking that may just get you to drop the box! Read the rest of this entry »
Getting into powder coating takes money. But should you budget more for your sandblasting equipment than you think? How important is CFM in relation to nozzle size? Before you go comparing yourself to the next guy, Jeff Taylor, our resident blasting expert is back. In his 3rd podcast with us, we’re looking for the sweet spot to achieving the perfect air and cover the dangers of beryllium exposure. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 30: How To Lift Your Processes & People For Success
Miss Sandie is smart. After her extensive education & wide world experience in coatings, she can tell you it's all about processes & people. That the secret sauce to crafting the well-run manufacturing business is not just the recipe but in approach & placement. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 29: Why is powder coating so hard to learn?
Why is powder coating so hard to learn? What does the future of powder coating look like? Maybe this man knows. We explore this through his humble beginnings and the broader industry. I sit down with Joey Golliver from Powder X who can tell you it's problematic. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 28: Harnessing the Power of Content-Followers, Fans, Leads & Sales
Today I sit down with Reno King, Owner of Armour Koatings, YouTuber & one of the creators of one of the fastest-growing most active groups on FB, Powder Koating Kings. When does he find time to make & produce all that content? One thing is for sure, Reno doesn't like to disappoint. His army training & give first attitude has allowed him to rise faster than most.
Listen in as we cover how to harness the power of content from followers, fans & friends to generate buzz for your biz. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 27: How to be socially responsible with powder?
Powder coating is growing and as it does you know there will be someone or some agency out there in your business... With powder being less hazardous than wet paint, the industry has skirted around the issue of what to do with the unused or unwanted powder for now. Our next guests know they're close to a perfect solution that's affordable and easy to use. Growing in popularity with industrial coaters this product will continue to have a greater impact on the industry than it does today. That's why they are on a mission to let others know that Saving the World One Bag at a Time is a trend that will continue far into the future. Will custom coaters be part of that trend? We examine how the industry handles powder waste now and ask: could your company be more socially responsible? Read the rest of this entry »
The man behind All Valley Powder Coating in Phoenix AZ is all about the numbers. We'll find out how he turned struggle into triumph to get triple return on company growth with some head-turning strategies. He says the key to success lies in knowing your labor rate. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 25: Pitfalls & Puns in Powder Coating with Jimmy Oh! Malley
In this episode, we talk to everyone's favorite coater & facebooker Jimmy O'Malley...he shares the pitfalls & puns of powder coating from nightmare jobs to equipment fails, & troublesome customers. Jimmy's sunshine smile & jovial approach reminds us that we all share the same experience of success & failures in the coating biz.
Episode 24: Come On Chris! Can You Really Powder Coat Wood?
We’ve all heard about powder coating on alternative substrates but seriously can you really?! Today’s guest certainly thinks so. But this is no sales pitch. We drill down… what it will take to launch a new innovation & scale the 150 billion paint coatings market. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 23: Sleuthing Workflow Management with Detective Coatings
Justin Mohney owner of Detective Coatings uses project management software to help him track leads & organize his workflow in his fast-growing shop. I sit down with him to discuss better ways to do this both digitally and manually no matter what stage your business is in.
He shows us how he categorizes jobs in Quickbooks to track income & I show you how to determine when is a good time to transition from garage to commercial. There are lots of freebies, bonuses, discount codes in this not to be missed episode of the Powder Coater Podcast! Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 20: How To Get Your Coater Brand Going Right Now
We’re celebrating our 20th episode with a brand new product launch. You’ll be a winner when Danielle Miller our resident social media maven comes back to discuss how to ignite your coater brand. The two of us crack the code to building the perfect website & social media focus. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 19: Bombshell Announcement from IFS Powders
We’re having a powder party by celebrating our very first powder supplier to the show. Join us in Episode 19 where Jason Partain & Kyle Petree from IFS Powder come to talk with us about their new line of Open Throttle Powders. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode 18: Coater2Coater with Green Mountain Media Blasting & Powder Coating
We’re sharing some brotherly love coater to coater this week when fellow coater BJ Putvain & his wife Lydia from Green Mountain Powder Coating joins the show. We turn the mic over to them as they interview RossKote! Read the rest of this entry »