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Rapid Prep Relocates to VA Location

Friday, October 2, 2020

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Surface preparation equipment provider, Rapid Prep, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company has moved its 14-year-old location to Suffolk, Virginia.

According to Rapid Prep, the Hampton Roads region location is ideal for the company’s new service center, as Suffolk economic development is emerging as a local leader in supplying surface preparation equipment in the Tidewater community. Some of the comapny's clients include Huntington Ingalls Industries, General Dynamics, BAE, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and various other contractors that support the local and national shipyards for ship and submarine repair and manufacturing.

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Surface preparation equipment provider, Rapid Prep, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company has moved its 14-year-old location to Suffolk, Virginia.

“We are excited to be able to support our expanding customer base including the many shipyards in the area with a larger rental fleet and superior service and sales,” said Chris McNamara, a partner at Rapid Prep. “This move represents another significant milestone for our fast-growing surface preparation company.”

Regional Sales Manager Courtney Culpepper also chimed in on the celebration, sharing, "being from the home of the nation's first shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, now Norfolk Naval Shipyard, I take pride in my career every single day to support such an essential industry in our community and our country."

Culpepper is a Hampton Roads native with over 15 years of experience with the industrial and shipyard industries of Hampton Roads and is currently serving her first term as the Society for Protective Coatings and NACE of Hampton Roads Chapter President.

According to the release, Hampton Roads is the nation’s largest market for SSPC.

The new space is reported to provide Rapid Prep with a larger stock area for more inventory for smaller equipment, personal protective equipment, abrasives, lighting, hoses and other accessories to better serve its customers.

In celebration of the new location, Rapid Prep will be hosting an Open House on Oct. 22, starting at 12:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, a headcount is limited and interested persons are instructed to email Julie LeBeau for more information.

Rapid Prep serves locally and nationwide, notably to the U.S. Naval fleet, Department of Defense, private shipyards, transportation infrastructure, power generation and various types of manufacturing facilities, among others.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on Oct. 8, 2020, at 2:50 p.m. to include additional information about Rapid Prep's new location.


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