CMT, an industrial paint and protective coatings company, repairs and rehabilitates the water infrastructure of towns and municipalities across the state. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, CMT wanted to find a way to give back to the communities that have supported the company throughout the years. The result is a new initiative called “CMT Gives Back” that provides deserving communities with infrastructure rehabilitation at no cost. Starting this fall, municipalities across North Carolina will have the opportunity to participate in an application process to be selected as the next beneficiary.
“The Town of Burnsville has truly scored a homerun,” said Burnsville Mayor Danny McIntosh. “CMT approached the town about this program earlier this year with an offer to repair, recoat, and paint the town's two million gallon water storage tank. The tank was in dire need of work, but because the cost was over $50,000, the possibility of doing the work soon was remote. CMT came to the rescue with their program to give back to our community.”
The refurbished Burnsville tank will be presented to the town at a small ceremony on July 23rd.
CMT is a family business, owned by sister and brother Wendy Banks and David Van Zee, with offices in Asheville and High Point. Giving back close to home was important to them. “Growing up in Western North Carolina, it was very rewarding to help restore and preserve Burnsville’s water infrastructure,” Van Zee said. “It has been a pleasure working with everyone in Burnsville on this project as the inaugural recipient of CMT Gives Back.”
“The town could not be more proud of an imposing structure on water tank hill that has been restored to its original magnificence,” Mayor McIntosh said. “I want to thank all the folks from CMT and the town of Burnsville's Public Works and Waterworks staff for a job well done.”
Siblings Wendy Banks and David Van Zee own Carolina Management Team, (CMT) an industrial paint and protective coating company. CMT has been growing steadily and has gone from two to 28 employees since business was founded in 2003. CMT offers industrial coating solutions that allow communities to repair steel and concrete rather than replace expensive buildings, tanks, piping and other equipment. This innovative approach solves maintenance problems and saves municipalities thousands of budget dollars.
Old Tank Deterioration