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Exciting News for F.D. Thomas, Inc. & D. Zelinsky & Sons, Inc.




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ASRC Industrial Services Acquires Specialty Contractors
F.D. Thomas and D. Zelinsky & Sons
 West Coast-based contractors add strength and versatility to AIS’s growing industrial services platform

Concord, Calif. (April 11, 2018) – ASRC Industrial Services (“AIS”), a premier provider of industrial and environmental services throughout the Continental United States, has announced the acquisition of F.D. Thomas, Inc. (“FDT”), a coating and specialty services contractor based in Central Point, Ore. and FDT’s wholly-owned subsidiary D. Zelinsky & Sons, Inc. (“DZ”), a San Francisco Bay Area-based commercial painting contractor. The companies will become part of AIS’s Construction, Maintenance and Repair (“CMR”) operating group.

FDT, founded in 1979 and one of the nation’s largest specialty services contractors, performs commercial and industrial painting, waterproofing, roofing, infrastructure restoration and other specialty services. FDT has offices across the West Coast and provides expert service for major industrial facilities, commercial building owners, government agencies and entertainment/sports complexes. Since inception, the management and workforce of FDT have embraced the company’s value equation of Great People + Great Work = Extraordinary Company, in the process earning a reputation as a value-added service provider.

Founded in 1884, DZ has played a historic role in painting and decorating major construction projects in the Bay Area. FDT acquired DZ in 2014. The company provides high quality services including commercial painting, wallcovering, faux finishes, waterproofing, fireproofing, high performance coatings and SoftWalls™ upholstered wall and ceiling systems.

“I am pleased to welcome the talented management team and workforce of F.D. Thomas and D. Zelinsky to the AIS family of companies,” said Greg Johnson, president and CEO of AIS. “The additions of these great companies immediately augments the capabilities of our CMR operating group, and demonstrates further progress in pursuit of our vision to build an enduring, customer-centric industrial services provider.”

AIS’s CMR operating group now totals seven companies. FDT and DZ join Petrochem, DACA Specialty Services, D2 Industrial Services, Omega and US Coatings.

“Today is an exciting day in a journey that began in 1979,” said Dan Thomas, president and founder of FDT. “I look forward to working with the leadership of AIS to pursue their vision of building a uniquely different industrial service provider; in the process providing new opportunities for the talented teams of FDT and DZ and additional services to existing and new customers.”

 About ASRC Industrial Services

Headquartered in Concord, California, ASRC Industrial Services (“AIS”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (“ASRC”). AIS is organized within three capabilities-based operating groups: Construction, Maintenance and Repair; Remediation and Response Services; and Environmental Engineering and Professional Services. AIS has approximately 2,250 employees and operations throughout the Continental United States. AIS subsidiaries include Petrochem, RSI Entech, DACA Specialty Services, D2 Industrial Services, US Coatings, Mavo Systems, F.D. Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons, Omega and AIS Response Services. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASRC, AIS and its subsidiaries are considered minority business enterprises. Learn more about AIS at




FDT awarded City of Pomona Reservoir 5C Design Build Project

City of Pomona’s Reservoir 5C is a 10 million gallon reservoir. The tank is comprised of four (4) interconnected chambers that have an interior baffle wall near the mid‐point of the chambers. The tank was constructed in 2003, but leak testing revealed the presence of numerous concrete cracks. Attempts to seal the cracks delayed placing Reservoir 5C in service until early 2004. The reservoir has never operated at full capacity since 2004 due to its significant water loss.

The City of Pomona was seeking a Design‐Build strategy to rehabilitate Reservoir 5C that prevents moisture from continuing to permeate through the cracks in the walls of the tank and cause progressive deterioration of the reinforcement steel and decrease the structural integrity and life span of the reservoir.

FDT will be working with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) as our engineer who will be writing the specifications under our direction. FDT will implement the work in the field along with West Coast Coating Consulting doing our field inspection for quality.  The project engineering stage will start after NTP (August 20), and physical repairs to the reservoir is set to start the middle of October (2015).

USACE Painter Qualification Testing Completed with flying colors

FDT employees; Don Stallsworth, Chris Stallsworth, Nate Chatfield, and Neal Morgavi recently completed USACE Painter Qualification Testing at our shop in Medford, OR.  This testing was done in preparation for upcoming work at the Lookout Point Dam and is witnessed by a Government inspector.  The process required application of Zinc Primer and Vinyl Paint for steel hydraulic structures.


FDT is the recipient of “Bechtel 2014 Large Business subcontractor Award for Outstanding Contributions and Commitment to the Bechtel Team”

F.D. Thomas, Inc. Recognized by Bechtel for Outstanding Performance on Nuclear, Security and Environmental Projects

Company Honored for its Commitment to Excellence and Quality

Richland, WA — F.D. Thomas, Inc. was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2014.

“Our vendors, subcontractors, and suppliers are integral team members on our projects and they do amazing, innovative work in extremely difficult places,” said Craig Albert, president of the Nuclear, Security & Environmental business unit. “These award recipients not only met our high standards for quality and performance and but also went above and beyond for mission delivery.”

Great People + Great Work = Extraordinary Company.

F.D. Thomas, Inc. was awarded the contract at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plan Project in Richland, WA in 2003. Our scope of work includes application of special protective coatings.

Companies were evaluated on multiple factors. They include: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones; and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers.   Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.

About F.D. Thomas, Inc.:

FDT provides the widest range of knowledge and experience in the coating and specialty contracting industry. For over 35 years, we have combined traditional methods, modern technology and solid work ethic to solve any problem that comes our way.  With three divisions throughout the Western U.S. — Painting and Specialty Coatings, Waterproofing and Sealants, and Specialty Contracting— FDT has provided expert service for major industrial facilities, commercial building owners, and entertainment/sports complexes.  Our reputation for quality work and customer satisfaction is also what’s made us the contractor of choice for top manufacturers and vendors.

About Bechtel:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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