Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Highland International represents the future of coatings technology. Highland International, Inc. began producing specialized coating systems in 1989 when Joel White, President and Founder, saw a need in the Hot Mix Asphalt industry that was not being met. He wanted to provide the very “BEST” high temperature coating systems to fill the voids in this industry. With this goal, he implemented formulation concepts and ideas that not only solved this industry’s coating problems, but tapped into the needs of other industries requiring specific high temperature needs as well. As things fell into place with Highland’s HiTemp Coating Line, other revolutionary ideas were pursued. Highland Dry-Fall “Spray-Safe” Line was born followed by HiTemp Dry-Fall, Chem-Temp, and Aero-Shield Lines -- to name a few, all of which are now being used to solve application and corrosion issues in an array of industrial applications.In keeping with the company’s founding principles, Highland continues to take a different approach to making paint. Instead of formulating a coating with the hopes of finding a good fit in various industries; Highland researches particular industries to pinpoint specific needs that are not currently being met. The same approach is taken with OEM customers. Highland will evaluate coating requirements and engineer systems that will deliver the precise aesthetics, durability, and production efficiency required for each specific customer.This forward thinking approach keeps Highland International in the forefront of development in coating technology. Highland’s research and development staff is continuously exploring new concepts and materials in coating technology to ensure that all Highland products outperform others in rugged industrial environments.Highland’s mission to “Be the Best, not the Biggest” is an effort to preserve the quality foundation from which Highland was built. In keeping with this mission, Highland continues to provide various industries with superior coatings while also providing jobs to a beautiful mountain community.