Some operators have to beg to get spare parts to keep their equipment working. The cost of purchasing spare parts can be significant, prompting most companies to put them in secure areas with limited access. Given the fact that these parts have little value outside the industry, this approach can be very short sighted. For instance, your local pawn shop has no value or market for fan spray nozzles, so spare parts theft is not a problem. A well-run operation must have spare parts readily available to shop personnel to quickly fix and maintain the powder coating system.
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