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American Soda Blasting Association SCAM ALERT

 

American Soda Blasting Association

Americansodablastingassociation.com

SCAM ALERT 

There has been a web site created claiming to be an organization to assist the American Soda Blasting Industry in general.  However, this web site has been created to try to deliver false information mainly about The Soda Works, the manufacturer of the Buster Blaster Brand of soda blasting equipment and two of the Soda Works distributors, Chesapeake Soda Clean and NuTech Refinishing, Inc.  The company behind this web site is Stripco, Inc.  In order to provide a service to the industry like is described in the web site, it goes unsaid that it should be unbiased and serve no purpose other than to educate the industry and do this with honesty and integrity.  Isn’t it ironic that when you look under the TRUTH part of the web site that Stripco Inc. has no inaccurate or misleading information found.  But who would expect it since Stripco, Inc. is solely responsible for all the content of this web site.  Obviously the Soda Works brand is a major contender and very possibly the leader in this industry. The production cannot be matched by any equipment on the market at this time and our distributors offer training and unmatched customer service.  These are hard facts to combat, so if you cannot compete with quality of the equipment, customer service and production numbers, then one alternative is to create a web site, structure it so that it appears to be an unbiased, informative site that has a intent of consumer protection and  try to mislead people with untrue and misleading information. This appears to be the action of a desperate company that has had its sales depleted by the competition.  When you cannot compete with a superior product and customer service then you take the low road and try to affect their sales by misinformation.

 On the web site's home page it states that:  Our association does not sell to the industry but rather showcase products, services and best practices that will assist our membership. Well the association itself may not, but it is owned, operated and the content is the sole responsibility of STRIPCO, Inc. A competitor of everyone listed in their web site. Is this the type of Company you would like to invest thousands of dollars in equipment and rely on them for assistance when starting your business? If they will mislead you about a web site, what do you think they would do when it came to spending $30,000 plus on an equipment purchase. Would they mislead you about sending you job leads or making you a perferred contractor if it helped close a deal??  Think money might motovate a little misleading??  Read on, the proof about the ownership of this web site is listed below, with links that can support the claims.

NuTech Refinishing has never placed any disparaging remarks about any of our competition on our web site throughout its existence.  Now, with the existence of this web site it is time to speak out, Stripco Inc. crossed a line in their continual unethical practices and this issue cannot go unaddressed.  We have welcomed people to examine our competitor’s products to ours and then contact any of our customers to verify our claims of production and to our claim to the extraordinary customer service.  Our past customers are one of our largest sales tools.

On this web site there are several statements that I would like to take this opportunity to address.

1. Stated: The aluminum lids used to seal the pot have had some cracking problems above 100 PSI. FALSE: There were a couple of units in the very beginning that experienced a sealing problem. The cap was redesigned and we have experienced no failures since the redesign. We have units with thousands upon thousands of hours with no problems or failures. Our normal working pressures are 100psi to 150 psi. We have a 7 year warranty on our pots, so we should know.

2. Stated: That the Soda Works Soda Blaster reference to being the only patented soda blaster was not true referencing a US Patent # 5,421,767 Filed on Dec. 6, 1993. FALSE: The referenced patent does exist, however it was designed as a multi media valve capable of delivering soda bicarbonate along with a multitude of other medias. The Soda Works patent was designed from the ground up to dispense soda bicarbonate ONLY. This allows for much more economical production unmatched by this type of valve listed under the above patent number.

3. Stated: The rubber hose that feeds the top of the blaster should be replaced with a higher quality product or you risk down time cutting and splicing. FALSE: All of our blast pots use high pressure, high quality stainless steel covered hoses. We designed an economical package for a short period that had a high pressure rubber hose on top. This was changed to the Stainless Steel covered hose. However, there have been no known failures of this hose to date. We welcome any of our customers that state a problem with this unit to contact us. Sounds kind of strange that only one of our competitors has heard of this. Since we warranty our pots 7 years we should know of any inherit problems.

4. Stated: The Soda Works compressor unit has the cooler radiators mounted to the air intake of the compressor—NOT IDEAL in their opinion. FALSE: This is the opinion on our competitor which happens to do it a different way. We eliminated the 12 volt fans (a working part) and obtain the same results without any effect on the cooling of the compressor engine or cooling of the intake air. We have units working all over the world in every type of climate without fail.

5. Stated: Their primary concern is the equipment safety and equipment longevity. Their concerns are about adding weight to the chassis of the compressor. FALSE: Their primary concern is to devalue, degrade and raise concerns about their competitor’s equipment. The mounting of the equipment on the compressor is approved and meets the directives of the DOT nation wide. Modifications are made to obtain these DOT requirements. This type of systems allows you to be more compact and mobile. With 185 lbs of tounge weight, 3400 lbs towable weight and surge brakes our unit can be towed safely with a 1/2 ton pickup or equivilent.  Stripco units are heaver and require more towing capibility, also try hooking a crane to one of Stripco’s units and setting it in on top of a skyscraper to clean and service a huge HVAC system. WE HAVE!

6. Stated: We refer our customers to our other dealers for referrals. FALSE: We have very competent dealers that may have information in the job opportunities in specific areas due to their regional location or more experience in a particular field. In these cases we do refer our customers to speak with them as a shared knowledge effort and help to our customer. As far as customer referrals for the purchase of equipment, we supply a list of our contractors for our potential customer to confer with, so that they can get an UNSOLICITED honest opinion of our equipment, customer service and our professionalism. NuTech’s customers is supplied with the owners cell number in case he is needed on the weekend or after hours. Try contacting Stripco, Inc on the weekend.

7. Stated: In their opinion, deception and desperation in marketing are not attributes that reflect well on a company. TRUE: On this we agree. When a company like STRIPCO, Inc tries to disguise itself as a consumer watch group, spewing words like truth,integrity, professionalism and etc. and sets it up in a web site so that it has a venue to try to trash its competition, well that is signs of desperation and deception. Below I am including the backup information to show that Stripco, Inc. is the owner of this web site and I invite you to take a look at it. Knowing that it is set up by a competitor, it becomes really clear of the intent of this web site

 

Administrative Contact :

 

  

Stripco Inc 

  

j974p8hg3mf@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com

  

ATTN AMERICANSODABLASTINGASSOCIATION.COM

  

care of Network Solutions

  

PO Box 459

  

Drums, PA 18222

  

US

  

Phone: 570-708-8780

  

 

  

Technical Contact :

 

  

Stripco Inc 

  

j974p8hg3mf@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com

  

ATTN AMERICANSODABLASTINGASSOCIATION.COM

  

care of Network Solutions

  

PO Box 459

  

Drums, PA 18222

  

US

  

Phone: 570-708-8780

  

 

  

Record expires on 01-Feb-2011

 

  

Record created on 01-Feb-2010

  

Database last updated on 02-Apr-2010

 

  

Domain servers in listed order:

Manage DNS

 

 

 

  

NS57.WORLDNIC.COM  

205.178.190.29

 

  

NS58.WORLDNIC.COM  

206.188.198.29

 

  

 

All of this information can be verified at www.networksolutions.com  type in the web site address and see for yourself. A web site designed to assist the Soda Blasting Industry in general, should not be in competition with everyone listed.  Don’t be fooled by this type disinformation.  If you are interested in getting in this business, talk to all parties concerned.  Get a demonstration from each of them, contact contractors that they have sold for their reviews of the equipment.  The Soda Works distributors will let you pick your own contacts from the people we sell.  We have a good relationship with our contractors and have no reservation about you contacting them.

 

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