Virginia Paint has a long history of quality service. Since
the 1930s, customers have come to know our reputation for continued
excellence in painting and lining tanks for the petroleum industry.
Here are some news highlights about our company throughout
Howie Sr., originally from West Virginia, had already
painted most of the gas stations in his state by 1931.
But he and his family moved to New Jersey where
were more gas
stations to paint and better economic opportunities during
the Depression era.
West Virginia Paint & Tank Company was launched
in a single room of a two-story brick building on the corner
Street and Main Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey. Miles
Howie Sr. bought the building in 1944 for $20,000.
fall 2002, our company moved to nearby Clifton, New Jersey.
It is still owned and operated by the Howie family.
the new millennium, West Virginia Paint has become a $10
million a year operation with nearly 100 workers painting
oil storage tanks from Maine to Bermuda.
of our tanks is flash-featured on the HBO TV introduction
of "The Sopranos." It is the famous "Drive Safely" CITGO
along the New Jersey Turnpike.
tanks we have painted along the turnpike since 1958 include
the Tosco tanks; Tosco is now owned by Phillips Petroleum.
company has been featured in the Charleston
Daily Mail (July 29, 2002). The article, "It's Jersey
with a splash of West Virginia--Paint
company has state's name, some deep roots,"
was written by Brent Cunningham.
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