CFI Celebrates its 50th Anniversary by Helping Plant Trees

CFI celebrates 50th anniversary - screenshot of CFI websiteIn celebration of its 50th anniversary and in recognition of the impact industry has on our environment, Coatings For Industry, Inc (CFI). CFI celebrates 50th anniversary by making a gift to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The gift, made in honor of CFI’s valued customers and employees, will assist in the annual planting of over 1,000 trees throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

“In considering how best to honor our half-century of loyal customers and dedicated employees, I wanted to find a way that really gives back to our world,” said Kevin Klotz, president of CFI regarding how CFI celebrates 50th anniversary. “Making this donation will help make a difference in our environment and our communities. We are a chemical formulation company, but we also live in this community with our families. We want help make a healthier world in which our children will live and work.”

CFI was founded in 1970 by a team of coatings professionals, including Klotz’s father, Jim Klotz. Based in Souderton, Pa., CFI offers both paint and coating solutions for a wide array of steel and concrete infrastructure. They also offer unique specialty applications, and for turbine engine components used for flight and power generation.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, founded in 1827, dedicates its resources in partnership with community groups. They also partner with thousands of volunteers to help make the Greater Philadelphia region a more livable, vibrant place in which to live and work. Among its many annual successes, it supports multiple public gardens. Additionally, they plant between 1,000 and 2,000 trees annually to help keep a green canopy available to all.

About Coatings for Industry

Coatings for Industry, Inc. (CFI) has been formulating coatings for industrial, commercial, and aerospace applications worldwide for nearly 50 years. Reflecting a commitment to both quality and innovation, the company maintains an R&D staff of chemists and metallurgists, and produces products under an ISO-9001 certified QMS. CFI’s family of coatings has a trademark under the names ALSEAL, Siloxseal, and WearCOAT. For more information about CFI, visit

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