Best Quality Pre-primed Plates

T BAILEY, INC. are one of the most trusted and respected industry leaders in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the past three decades, we have honed our craft while expanding our services. From design advice given by our professional engineers at the beginning of your project to the final shipping, we offer comprehensive service, including pre-primed plates.

Pre-primed plate manufacturing is one of our standard services. We use only top-notch equipment and all of our staff hold the appropriate, up-to-date certifications. By offering this service, we are able to complete your project on-site and guarantee adherence to your exact timeline. 

Automated Plating Process

Our surface preparation process is automated here at T BAILEY, INC. Not only is having an automated process safer, it is also much more efficient. The primer is then applied manually by a professional, ensuring full coverage. Pre-priming means clients are provided with steel that can be used right away without needing further cleaning such as paint removal.

Preparing the steel plate centers around abrasive cleaning, which can sometimes be sandblasting, followed by the coating of the steel with a pre-primer. This pre-primer is extremely thin; if it was cut or welded, it would not give off toxic fumes in the same way other options would. It is designed to be a protective layer.

‘Plate’ refers to all steel, including beams, tubes, or pipes, and not only a flat singular piece of metal. All formations of steel can have the priming applied to it, and it serves to make the surface of the steel smooth and ready for the surface or top coat. For more information about our pre-primed plate services, contact T BAILEY, INC. today.

Arrival Date

T BAILEY, INC. offers full service. So whether you simply need some pre-primed steel plates or this is merely one step in a larger manufacturing process, we have got you covered. We receive our steel from reliable vendors and have all the necessary pre-priming equipment on-site at our 14,000 square-foot painting facilities in Anacortes, Washington. Thanks to this, we can provide you with an accurate estimation of the arrival date of your order.


All of T BAILEY, INC.’s teams operate simultaneously, meaning that your project will continually be making progress. One of our innovative structural systems is the rail system. When the steel plates are finished in one stage of the process, they can be easily and quickly moved to the next one.

First, the steel plate will be sandblasted in order to properly clean it. We have an automated blaster that continually services the part. Following blasting, the steel plate will be thoroughly covered with the pre-primer, guaranteeing a smooth and even surface. 


Quality Assurance

T BAILEY, INC. always adheres to current regulations and standards, ensuring that you receive the highest quality possible. We utilize a Quality Management System internally to keep track of all aspects of our production and to transparently commit to quality.

Additionally, we perform in-house inspections regularly, on the equipment, technological systems, and our staff. All members of staff are properly certified and keep up to date on these certifications. 

The blasting and coating machinery is inspected every day. Importantly, our painting facility is not only AISC certified, but has received a sophisticated paint endorsement as well. T BAILEY, INC. also holds official SSPC QP3 certification.


When your order has been fulfilled, T BAILEY, INC. offers shipping. We have delivered all over the Pacific Northwest, down the West coast, and up into Canada. Shipping can be done via railcar, truck, barge, etc., and the delivery timeline can be tightly controlled.

Our Trusted Pre-primed Plate

T BAILEY, INC. is the most reliable manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest region. Between our expert staff, high quality assurance, and innovative coating and painting facility, we are unmatched. 

Our friendly team of professionals is always ready to answer any questions and undertake a new project. Your experience with T BAILEY, INC. is promised to be straightforward, honest, and deliver only the best.



Our roots in industrial construction have given us the experience your project needs.


With a ride range of coating abilities, our industrial painting division can provide the surface preparation and coatings your project needs.

Main Equipment

Our facilities are geared to the fabrication of AWWA and API field-erected welded steel storage tanks, UL and API shop tanks, pressure vessels, AWWA C200 water pipe, wind energy towers, large plate exhaust duct, and large diameter casing. Fabricated materials can be primed and painted before being shipped directly to a client’s job site or tied in with our construction division. We also have tank repair services.

  • 4-roll hydraulic plate bending rolls, up to 2.75” x 10’-0 wide plate
  • CNC plasma cutting machines, 11’ x 50’ water tables
  • Numerous tandem head welding manipulators
  • Numerous single head welding manipulators
  • Tank/vessel turning roll sets, up to 100-ton capacity
  • Automated blasting system
  • Iron workers
  • Several overhead bridge cranes, up to 50 tons capacity
  • Welding power sources for most welding processes
    • SAW
    • FCAW
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW
    • EWS
  • Angle iron bending rolls
  • 3 O’Clock automatic welders
  • Press brake
  • Multiple forklifts, up to 55 tons capacity
  • RT hydraulic cranes, up to 60-ton capacity
  • Scissor and snorkel personnel lifts
  • Extended boom forklifts
  • Dozer and excavators
  • Long haul trucks and trailers
  • Vertamatic welder

Quality Control Certifications

As part of our commitment to quality, we work toward continuous improvement and maintain compliance with industry codes and standards.


What can we do for you?

Through experience, innovation, and planning, T BAILEY, INC. delivers each project on budget, with unmatchable quality, and precise timing. Contact us and see how we can help you complete your project.