Paul Neal founded RayPaul Enterprises, located in North Marietta,
GA., in 1972, the company was engaged in HVAC contracting and
-----Paul's goal was to develop a
business climate where his engineering skills and inventive nature
could be used in solving problems in a variety of applications.
----- While building a strong service
business and a solid reputation in commercial construction, Paul
was approached by companies requesting installation, service and
modification of commercial freezers and ovens.
----- In 1976, he was asked to design
and construct a gas-fired screen print drying oven. Such a product
did not exist on the market at that time.
----- Success with the gas-fired
appliance led Paul to explore new heat process applications. As
a result, RayPaul quickly gained a reputation for being able to
meet the needs of manufacturers in the industrial finishing marketplace
----- Since 1981, the Systems division
of RayPaul has specialized in the design, manufacture, service
and installation of turnkey finishing equipment for the powder
----- In the late '80s, RayPaul recognized
a growing need for contract powder coating services in the Southeast
United States. That vision culminated in 1990 when RayPaul put
into operation its first contract powder coating system in a separate
10,000 sq. ft. facility on RayPaul's 11-acre complex. In 1992,
the growth of RayPaul Coating made it necessary to expand that
facility to 24,000 sq. ft. and add a second coating line.
----- RayPaul's diverse history has
led to its unique perspective on a variety of processes and products.
This enables the company to offer an experienced eye concerning
long and short-term production capabilities, potential problems
and solutions and help its customers to increase their abilities
and meet their goals.
----- Those customers vary across
the different product lines, but RayPaul's base ranges from startup
companies to Fortune 500. Most of its business is found in medium-sized
companies in the metal fabricating market throughout the Southeast.
----- RayPaul's multiple divisions
produce goods and services for the textile, metal forming and
other OEM's, including material handling products, conveyor dryers,
air movement equipment, bake ovens, washers and custom heat process
----- On April 1, RayPaul Industries
opened its third contract powder coating facility, located in
Lavonia, GA, approximately five miles from the South Carolina
border on Interstate 85. The 20,000 sq. ft. plant employs 10 people.
This facility is conveniently located and well equipped to service
the metal working industry in the Carolinas and Northeast Georgia.
----- The addition of key management
personnel has allowed RayPaul to simultaneously pursue multiple
market places. The dedication and spirit of the company's 100
employees creates the family-oriented environment that keeps RayPaul
----- Automated fabricating abilities
coupled with computer programming and networking have also enhanced
RayPaul's ability to serve its customers.