Forge Fair Seminar - Reducing The Strain on Limited Maintenance Resources

Carl Panzenhagen, President of Blast Cleaning Technologies Presented “Reducing the Strain with Limited Maintenance Resources… [Read More]


Soldiers’ Angels Update

As we mentioned earlier on the blog, BCT has “adopted” two servicemen through the “Soldiers’… [Read More]


Complete Rotary Screen Assemblies for Shot Blast Equipment

Blast Cleaning Technologies can save your damaged rotary screens and reclaim system on all… [Read More]

Operation & Maintenance Training Seminar | Wheelblast Equipment

Company News - March 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies invites you to attend our Operation and Maintenance Training Seminar: A Review of the Basic Components of Wheelblast Equipment.

Three session dates are being offered:

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 8am- 4pm, Chattanooga, TN

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 8am – 4pm, New Berlin, WI

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 8am - 4pm, Canton, OH

This training is designed for maintenance and operating personnel who are responsible for shot blasting equipment.  Please contact carole.k@bct-us.com for more information or call us directly at 877-355-7577.
Shotblast and wheelblast operations and maintenance training seminar details.


Blast Cleaning Technologies Announces Electrical Team Expansion

Company News - March 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies, a leading supplier of shot blasting systems and parts, continues to expand our electrical engineering personnel and capabilities.  BCT continues to add to our in-house electrical team.  We have doubled the size our current team to support our custom engineered systems offering state of the art electrical solutions.

“Our Electrical engineering manager and his team are the best in the business,” said Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies president. “We continue to grow and invest in this area as our customers are extremely happy with the support we provide at installation and the troubleshooting capabilities and support we offer after the sale.”
BCT Expands Electrical Capabilities & Facilities for Shot Blasting
Electrial Expansion at Blast Cleaning Technologies


Bill Rome Hired as Purchasing Manager

Company News - March 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies is very pleased to announce that Bill Rome has joined the BCT team as Purchasing Manager.  Bill has more than 25 years of industrial purchasing experience in metal castings, fabrications, machining and forgings.  He has proven success in managing a purchasing department while extensively reducing material costs.  Bill has worked with virtually all aspects of corporate procurement.  His strong negotiating skills, along with oversight of the bidding process, have resulted in favorable vendor contracts with previous companies.

As BCT’s new Purchasing Manager, Bill oversees the planning, budgeting and scheduling for all facility and equipment maintenance, modifications and acquisitions.  He will be leading the company in developing world class purchasing strategies and supplier development.
Bill Rome, hired as Purchasing Manager at Blast Cleaning Technologies


Plant Painting Capabilities Expansion

Company News - February 2016

We have tripled the size of our current system to continue to handle weldments and larger components related to supporting our custom-designed shot blasting systems and engineered blast products. This also contributes to continuous improvement in our safety and environmental processes within our plant.

“We continue to grow and invest in our business to support our North American Customers,” said Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies president. “These continued improvements to our manufacturing capabilities are needed to support our growing customer base.”
BCT Announces Plant Paint Expansion to Better Serve blast cleaning Customers


Blast Cleaning Technologies Hires Brian Kuptz as Territory Sales Manager

Company News - February 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies is very pleased to announce that Brian Kuptz has joined the BCT team as Territory Sales Manager. Brian has more than 7 years of industrial business experience in metal casting, mass finishing and general surface finishing. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has spent the last 7 years in sales and project management. He has been very active with Industrial Organizations including AFS, North American Die Casting Association and Mass Finishing Job Shop Association.

Brian will be responsible for territory sales in the Midwest United States and work closely with customer service, outside sales and service to support and grow our customer base in this region.

“Brian has years of industrial experience and his strong knowledge of aftermarket parts brings the expertise needed to support our growing customer base. His attention to detail as it relates to process development and process improvements will be a tremendous asset to strengthen our sales organization. The Midwest is a very strong area for us and we are very happy to have someone with Brian’s knowledge and work ethic joining team BCT.” stated Carl Panzenhagen, President and CEO.
Brian Kuptz hired as Territory Sales Manager at Blast Cleaning Technologies


BCT Builds Two Station Carousel Spinner for Caterpillar

Product News - February 2016

Through February 12th, BCT will be showcasing our newest Innovation built for Caterpillar and the relocation of their Seal Ring Foundry. Our Two Station Carousel Spinner Machine is designed for heavy foundry use and extreme sand loadings requiring us to process up to 2,000 lbs of sand every 5 minutes. The system is fully automated with North America’s Largest Fanuc Robot with a load capacity of 3700 hundred lbs!

Please join us at BCT before February 12th to see the system operate.
BCT Builds Two Station Carousel Spinner Machine for Caterpillar Inc


Blast Cleaning Technologies to attend FABTECH Mexico May 4-6, 2016

Company News - January 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies will attend FABTECH Mexico
Blast Cleaning Technologies will exhibit at Fabtech Mexico to see the latest in Metalforming, Metal Fabricating, Welding and Finishing.  Please make plans today to see us in booth #703 where we’ll be showcasing our full capabilities for shot blasting equipment, parts and service.

Blast Cleaning Technologies has become the fastest growing shot blast manufacturer over the last several years by investing in engineering and R&D. Blast Cleaning Technologies’ team
provides over 300 years of combined experience providing new and innovative technology to the shot blasting industry. We design world-class equipment, components, and system upgrades that provide solutions to long-standing problems with blast equipment. The company was founded on repairing, rebuilding and upgrading equipment offering thousands of competitively priced, quality blast parts. Partnering with industry-leading technology suppliers, we provide unmatched service and support for the foundry, forging, metal fabrication,  automotive, aerospace, agriculture, defense, rail, energy and power generation and many other special applications. For more information, please visit http://www.bct-us.com


Blast Cleaning Technologies to Exhibit at Cast Expo in Minneapolis, MN, April 16-19, 2016

Company News - January 2016

Blast Cleaning Technologies will be exhibiting once again at Cast Expo 2016, Booth #1908.  Please make plans now to see us at the show.  We will be showcasing our new equipment features and designs to help customers achieve production goals as well as ways to reduce the strain with limited maintenance resources.  We can also work with you to upgrade and rebuild your existing shot blast equipment if your budget doesn’t allow for a new shot blast machine.  We have various upgrades available to improve production and cycle times, key maintenance features to improve the downtime required for repairs, magnetic separation and our latest e-Wheel technology. 

Call us today at 877-355-7577 or email us at sales@bct-us.com.
BCT to Attend AFS Cast Expo in Minneapolis
BCT will attend American Foundry Society's CastExpo in Minneapolis, MN April 2016

Want more info on the CastExpo? According to the American Foundry Society, “every three years, Metalcasting Congress is held in conjunction with CastExpo, featuring full equipment displays, technical presentations, workshops, the Metalcasting Technology Theater, and Cast in North America (an exhibit opportunity for metalcasters to showcase their capabilities to casting buyers).”


Blast Cleaning Technologies to Attend 78th Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition

Company News - January 2016

Visit Blast Cleaning Technologies in Booth #203, February 10-12, 2016 at the Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference. The conference will be held at The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino - a change of venue for 2016. Blast Cleaning Technologies offers new Shot Blasting Equipment, rebuilds and upgrades to all makes and models of existing shot blasting equipment, replacement parts and service.

Join Blast Cleaning Technologies at the 78th Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition


Tim McMillin Hired as Sales Director at Blast Cleaning Technologies

Press Release - November 2015

Tim McMillin, hired as Sales Director at Blast Cleaning Technologies
Blast Cleaning Technologies is very pleased to announce that Tim McMillin has joined the BCT team as Sales Director. Tim McMillin has more than 25 years of industrial business experience in metal casting, engineering software, and oil and gas exploration and production. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and certification in product design and development from Northwestern University McCormick and Kellogg Schools. He has been very active with Industrial Organizations including SME, North American Die Casting Association and as a past National President of the American Foundry Society (2011-2012).

Tim will be responsible for leading the company in developing the Mexican market, manage the OEM replacement product line and work closely with certain key accounts to further their relationship with BCT.

“Tim brings years of industrial experience and his energy and dedication will be a tremendous asset in expanding our sales organization and managing customer relationships. His leadership and knowledge will support our efforts as we continue to expand our customer base.” stated Carl Panzenhagen, President and CEO.

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