by Lisa Tome
From the outside, a former Colora feed mill appears to be some sort of used car lot or parts yard.
Don't let that fool you.
The interior of the building serves as home to a high tech industry.
The old mill, built circa 1890s, houses several businesses under one roof. Hydro Graphic Solutions is the anchor business.
Four employees - Scott Beyerling, Greg Cosner, Emijae Jacobs, and Scott's father, Glenn Beyerling, work in the shop. The business is owned by Alex Garcia of Aberdeen. The company has a second sister company in Aberdeen.
The main focus is customizing any three-dimensional object with a custom print or pattern.
Scott Beyerling and Cosner explained that dipping an item is a high tech scientific process. Basically, a decorative film is applied and hardens. They offer custom colors and print.
How it works is that almost anything is dipped in a tank and a decorative coating is applied to it. The current trend for the business is customizing motorcycles and parts of motorcycles. The staff has recently been marketing at various bike shows. They are also marketing products at area marinas.
They can coat automotive parts such as hoods and trim, motorcycle helmets and gas tanks, cell phone cases, video game controllers, home countertops and cabinets, firearm parts, hunting gear, airplane cabin accessories, home health needs such as prosthetics, business showroom displays, boats, and more.
Hydro Graphic Solutions recently customized helmets for the North Harford High baseball team.
Hydro Graphic Solutions is located at 1059 Colora Road. Their goods are available on the internet at justdipit.net. They also sell Liquid Performance vehicle care products.