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Murals are now a feather in the cap for G.C. Zarnas whose painters are in the process of decorating three gas tanks which hold 12,000 gallons of chilled natural gas, along I-95/I-395 at Baltimore MD’s southern gateway.  Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced plans earlier this year to dress up its prominent tank farm with the art project, which also marks the company’s 200th birthday!

According to Lee Zarnas, Vice President for G.C. Zarnas & Co., “BGE contracted us to paint the exterior and also perform tank lining work.”  The industrial side of the project consists of power washing, then painting base layers.  “Because of our expertise in stenciling designs, we were also selected to brush paint the murals including blue crabs, racehorses and fireworks bursting on the city skyline.”

“It gives us a better roadside presence,” said Tom Noonan, president of Visit Baltimore.  “People are driving by the city, they just don’t see these white tankers.  They see the images that are reflective of Baltimore.”

“BGE has long been a strong corporate partner for our community, and the mayor looks forward to the company’s efforts to help improve the appearance of the city,” said Howard Libit, the spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

This is not the first mural for G.C. Zarnas.  Lehigh Heavy Forge Corporation, a subsidiary of WHEMCO Incorporated, and sole remaining super-heavy forging plant in North America, retained G.C. Zarnas to apply the new corporate signage artwork while providing general paint and roof coatings services.  The forging plant continues to be a vital supplier of critical forged components for the defense of the United States.

For more about our tank mural expertise, please read the article in The Baltimore Sun here.



Lehigh Heavy Forge, Emery Street, Bethlehem, PA—The last super-heavy forging operation in the United States.