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Calico Coatings Launches Joint Venture with HEF Group

Calico Coatings, a Denver, NC-based provider of high-performance coatings, has formed a new joint venture with HEF Group, a French developer of surface engineering solutions.  The partnership gives Calico Coatings access to resources for developing advanced and customized coating solutions for its customers, according to the company. HEF Group, with 90 locations in 21 countries, specializes in tribology,

Calico CT-1 Coated Bearings

CT-1 is specifically engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of today’s high-performance engines.


CERTESS®CARBON DCX has an amorphous hydrogenated carbon layer with a standard metallic sublayer for standard application.

Women in Motorsports 2020

In our second annual Women’s Issue this August, we once again placed the well-deserved spotlight on the talented women of the motorsports world and the automotive industry.

Women in Motorsports: Jennifer Jenkins

When Jennifer Jenkins first started working at Calico Coatings, being a woman in manufacturing was rare. Only four females worked at Calico at that time, none of which were in leadership roles. A lot has changed.

Calico Coatings Welcomes Jennifer Jenkins as New General Manager

Calico Coatings introduces a new general manager, Jennifer Jenkins, as of May 2019. Being an employee of Calico for more than 13 years, Jennifer has obtained the needed knowledge to truly understand the ins and outs of the manufacturing processes at Calico.

Calico Coatings is Now AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Calico Coatings has taken initiative in improving its coating process. Calico recently earned another competitive advantage by completing all the necessary requirements to receive both the AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications.

Calico Coatings Celebrates 20 Years

This year marks 20 years in business for Denver, NC-based Calico Coatings. Located in Balsom Ridge Business Park, Calico Coatings was founded by racers, for racers. Tracy Trotter, owner and a racer himself, set out to develop the industry’s most technologically advanced coatings — with the ability to withstand the extreme conditions of high speed and engine wear.

Calico Coatings Hires New GM and CFO

Calico Coatings, a performance coatings applicator, has recently hired a new general manager and new chief financial officer. Russ Salerno is Calico’s new general manager. Ambrose Kalmbach is Calico’s new CFO.

Calico’s New Website has a Robust “Coatings Search” Function

After three years of planning and development, Calico launched its new website, This robust new site is like nothing else in the coatings market, allowing engineers and manufacturers of high performance components the ability to choose specifications that accurately pinpoint the right coating solution(s). Modeled after major retail sites such as Target and others, this