Billings Media Blasting is a Glastonbury, CT-based family-owned and operated surface blasting business which began operations in 2006 as “Billings Soda Blasting Services.” A partnership between the father and son team of Kent and Glen Billings, Billings Media Blasting provides in-house and on-site media blasting services encompassing the full gamut of surface blasting techniques for a variety of industries and applications.
Whether your project warrants standard techniques such as abrasive blasting, soda or walnut shell blasting or more specialized approaches such as dry ice, plastic, sponge or slurry (wet) blasting, Billings Media Blasting possesses the capability, experience and expertise to complete the job with efficiency, effectiveness and unsurpassed results. In short, Billings Media Blasting can restore, clean, strip or prepare any surface.
Beyond having a passion for and deep understanding of the media blasting business, Billings Media Blasting is customer-focused, enjoys figuring out how to solve complex or uncommon blasting challenges and takes great pleasure in creating satisfied customers.
While deeply skilled across a variety of project types, Billings Media Blasting has a particular affinity for architectural restoration, institutional stone restoration, in-house cabinet and booth blasting and a fast-growing marine business stripping boat bottoms.
Billings Media Blasting is a division of Kent Billings, LLC.
About Kent Billings
Under the moniker of Kent Billings LLC, Kent Billings has been coming up with solutions for uncommon problems in metal fabrication since 1979. His creativity, curiosity and dedication to research and development extends into the media blasting arena, where his out-of-the-box thinking helps him find different ways to better satisfy customers and complete projects thought not to be possible. Billings Media Blasting is a division of Kent Billings LLC.
About Glen Billings
A Southern Connecticut State University business management graduate, Glen brings a bit of left-brained process management expertise to the Billings Media Blasting team. His strong work ethic, inherited from father Kent, provides renewed drive and energy to the company while rooted in a pragmatic, results-first orientation. Glen also shares his father’s passion for the blasting business and spearheads the company’s growth into new sectors and techniques.
Having started with one smallish compressor and an older delivery-style truck, the equipment list has steadily grown at Billings Media Blasting. Following is the current inventory; not indicated are many of the innovations and modifications Kent has come up with to enhance efficiency and effectiveness:
- 2006 Sullivan Palletek Compressor 210 cfm @ 150 psi
- 2003 Sullair Compressor 375 cfm @ 150 psi
- 2010 Sullair Compressor 425 cfm @ 125 psi
- 96 Ingersold Rand 110 cfm @ 125 psi
- Spartan Vector Industrial Vacuum
- 12000 CFM Portable Diesel Dust Collector
- 2002 International 4300 Soda Truck Equipped with a Sullair 375 cfm compressor
- 2001 Freightliner Utilimaster Box Truck
- 5 Schmidt Blast Pots
- 1 Phoenix Dry Ice Blasting Machine
- 1 Plastic Media Blasting Cabinet
- 2 Abrasive Media Blasting Cabinets
- 1 Abrasive Blasting Booth
- 1 Plastic Media Blasting Booth
- 1 Wet Technologies Wet Vapor Blasting Cabinet
Billings Media Blasting continues to learn and apply the most cutting edge processes in our trade to try and better satisfy our customer’s needs. We can now do this with our variety of media, blast pots, nozzles and compressors which give us the capability to handle any job.