SKYCOAT Honored as St. Croix EDC 2017 Small Business of the Year!

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has honored WBD client SKYCOAT LLC and its founder Patrick Traynor as its Small Business of the Year for 2017!

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HUDSON, WI – On February 22, 2018, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) honored its 2017 business of the year winners at Kilkarney Hills in River Falls, Wisconsin. The 2017 winners are SKYCOAT LLC (Village of Baldwin) as Small Business of the Year; Ciro, LLC (City of Hudson) as Emerging Business of the Year; and Aladtec, Inc. (City of River Falls) as Business of the Year. Dennis (Denny) Darnold, the City of Hudson’s retired community development director, received the 2017 EDC Directors Award.

SKYCOAT LLC is 2017 Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees). SKY COAT was founded in 2012 by Patrick Traynor. The company provides industrial coating and finishing services to customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Midwest region. SKYCOAT uses the term ‘Industrial Armor’ to describe the durability of its processes. Industrial services offered by SKYCOAT include powder coating, E-coating, liquid painting, conversion painting, pad printing, and surface preparation, such as masking and media blasting. In 2017 SKYCOAT successfully transitioned from leased space in River Falls to a permanent facility in the Baldwin Industrial Park (Baldwin, Wisconsin) totaling almost 50,000 square feet. SKYCOAT is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Learn more at

Congratulations to Patrick and SKYCOAT!

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