Diversification Spurs Growth At Industrial Plastics & Paints

November 29, 2023

Nanaimo Boxwood Road Location. Adds New Line Of Automotive Paints And Supplies

The Industrial Plastics & Paints building at 2052 Boxwood Road

 By Mark MacDonald

NANAIMO – Diversification has been a key to the continued success of Industrial Plastics & Paints.

Long known as a custom fabrication shop carrying a wide variety of plastics, paints and resin solutions,  Industrial Plastics & Paints has brought in a new line of automotive paints and colour matching expertise.

“We have hired someone who has been matching paints for close to 15 years, and we’ve brought in a full line of Valspar paints,” says Murray Peters, who has been managing the family-owned Nanaimo store for the past 15 years. “If someone has a 10-year old car, the vehicle has 10-year-old paint on it, and they just can’t take the number on the side of a vehicle and expect it to be the proper match.”

Industrial Plastics & Paints is recognized as the go-to place for fiberglass supplies, due to its wide array of products.

CNC machines are used to manufacture finished products in their fabrication shops

“Our main thing is the spring and summer is fibreglass work, and do it yourself boat repair,” Peters states. “We don’t do the work here, but we specialize in what to sell to a customer, and provide advice on how they should be doing it.”

Industrial Plastics & Paints also carries plastic sheets and rods, coatings, fabrics, packaging, 3-D printing, brochure holders and dock supplies. They also work with many of the industry’s leading innovative brands, including 3M, Ames, Mohawk Finishing Products, Consolidated Coatings, System Three, West System, Lexan, Starboard, Performix, Worbla, Econodek and Dock Edge.

Their 11,000-plus square foot location at 2052 Boxwood Road is home to state-of-the-art equipment in two large fabrication shops for custom work.

“We can build anything out of plastic,” he says. “Our CNC routers are 5 x 10 foot, so we can work on any project that requires a sheet within those dimensions.

“Our custom fabrication is one of the big things that keeps us going through the winter months,” he adds. “We make a lot of display cases and dust covers for artwork. We also custom fabricate boat windows and windshields.”

Industrial Plastics & Paints carries a wide variety of plastics, paint and resin solutions

Residential and commercial customers alike enjoy doing business with Industrial Plastics & Paints Nanaimo because of their personalized level of customer service and competitive rates. Their team offers old-fashioned service with the latest and greatest of products to solve almost any issue for clients.

Industrial Plastics & Paints has served Vancouver Island since 1955, and the Nanaimo location’s trading area extends from Chemainus to Bowser and out to Ucluelet and Tofino on the West Coast. There are a total of seven stores in BC and Alberta.

“We are Western Canada’s most complete plastics resource, and our team has over 160 years of combined plastics know-how,” the company’s website states.

They also have clearance inventory that helps customers save money on their already competitive prices on plastics, paints, resins and other products. Clients are invited to contact the store via phone or email with any questions, and they can visit the Nanaimo store to see the wide selection of products available.


Sponsored by:

PLATINUM: Extreme Fibreglass, Polymer Shapes 

SILVER: Nanaimo Sheet Metal (NSM)

BRONZE: Signage

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