We Are QP1 & NACE Certified

At Universal Blastco, we take immense pride in being one of the most reputable and experienced industrial painting contractors in the United States. With our commitment to excellence and a track record of successful projects, we have earned the trust of many industrial processing facilities around the country. 

Quality is the cornerstone of our operations, and we hold ourselves to the highest industry standards. Our team of skilled craftsmen have the expertise and knowledge required to handle the most complex corrosion prevention and repair needs. When you work with us, you may find that we are not the cheapest option, and we don’t want to be. We refuse to compromise quality and safety to get a job done cheaper or faster. 



AMPP QP1 Certified – Field Painting:

Our AMPP QP1 certification for field painting showcases our dedication to delivering exceptional services on-site at industrial processing facilities. We understand the unique challenges posed by field painting projects and have the know-how to handle them with precision and efficiency. When you work with a QP1-certified contractor, you don’t have to take their word for the quality of their work. The quality and processes used to achieve this certification are verified through annual audits by the leading professional association in our industry: the Association for Materials Protection and Performance

While the QP1 certification only applies to our Coatings & Linings division, we have implemented the same processes in all of our divisions to ensure quality in our Fiberglass and Industrial Masonry services as well.

Find out why you should care if your industrial painting contractor is QP1 Certified.

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AMPP QP3 Certified – Enclosed Shop Painting:

In our state-of-the-art Blast and Paint shop located in Hannibal, Ohio, we can rule out all environmental factors during the painting process because it’s an enclosed, environmentally controlled facility. This means that we can be absolutely confident that surface preparation and coating application will be completed under optimal conditions. Our AMPP QP3 certification for enclosed shop painting reflects our commitment to providing unmatched quality and consistency in every project. You can trust that your piping and tank painting needs will receive superior coatings in a controlled environment, assuring long-lasting protection. 

An important consideration for our fabrication shop customers is that the AMPP QP3 certification is based upon a joint standard for accreditation of paint shops which merges the requirements of AMPP with the requirements of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Sophisticated Paint Endorsement (SPE) into a single qualification standard that is used by AISC and AMPP.  There is a signed Memorandum of Understanding with AISC from June of 2016 to continue joint development and use of AISC-420-10/SPE-SSPC-QP3 Accreditation Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Systems.

Learn more about our Blast and Paint shop.

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AMPP Certified Coatings Inspectors (formerly NACE and SSPC)

The AMPP certifications are the premium qualifications in the world of corrosion control for inspectors. There are three certification levels, each requiring years of experience, in-person training, and continuing education. We are proud to have many AMPP-Certified Coatings Inspectors on staff. They have undergone rigorous training and demonstrated their proficiency in corrosion control, coating inspection, and best industry practices. 



One of our FRP team leaders, Ryan Neff, holds the distinguished FRPI 8310 Certified Inspector certification. This certification is a testament to Ryan’s dedication and proficiency in inspecting fiberglass above-ground chemical storage tanks, as well as overseeing new construction projects for tanks in or out of service. With his extensive knowledge of FRP, Ryan ensures that our clients are receiving advanced feedback and recommendations from FRP tank inspections and exceptional guidance throughout the tank construction process.

Learn more about the Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Institute.

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