Calico Coatings History

In 1997, Calico Coatings was founded by racers, for racers. Tracy Trotter, owner and a racer himself, set out to develop the industry's most technologically advanced coatings — with the ability to withstand the extreme conditions of high speed and engine wear. Calico quickly gained a reputation as the leader in the coatings industry by working with race teams and engine builders to solve issues of friction, wear, heat and corrosion.

After 10 years in the coatings business, Calico expanded their operation by adding a laboratory dedicated to the research and development of new coatings including their Diamond-like and other hard coatings. By the end of 2012, Calico combined their operation into what is now their headquarters — a state-of-the art, 20,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and research facility in North Carolina.

Today, their coating knowledge and expertise is in demand across numerous industries including the U.S. Military, aerospace, molds and dies, diesel engine and others. In these industries where performance is everything, Calico's coatings provide the needed edge for outstanding results. Whatever performance challenges you face, Calico offers a coating solution.

The Calico Coatings lineup includes DLC, PVD, PECVD, Teflon®, and thermal coatings as well as non-stick dry film lubricants and break-in lubricants.

"Race teams are the most demanding clients that we have. They're going racing every weekend with or without us, and it's our job to make sure we can supply the teams with what they need, when they need it."
~ Tracy Trotter
Owner, Calico Coatings