We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry LeCompte, founder of MMLJ. He will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held:
Monday, April 15, 2019
10 AM – 11 AM
11300 S Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, Texas 77089
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2 PM – 3 PM
Flower Mound Family Funeral Home
3550 Firewheel Dr
Flower Mound, Texas 75028
"It's the real deal! Never have I seen paint, powder coating and even chrome get stripped as fast as it did."
— TODD CAPUTO
Sanstorm was born
Sanstorm was born in 1941 when F.H. Roselle patented his creation, the Abrasive Blasting Machine.
The company had formed in Fresno, California as Myers Welding & Fabrication. In that same year, Bill Myers received a patent for the critical piece of the sandblasting technology — the control valve — and from there, the company took off!
Bill Myers received yet another patent on the wet head adapter in 1955.
Moved to Houston, TX
The company grew and moved to Houston, Texas, where the company and manufacturing remain to this day.
Air Liquide purchased Sanstorm and Bowen Tools.
MMLJ purchases Sanstorm
Sanstorm was purchased by MMLJ, who was focusing on other developments, SodaBlasting. SodaBlast Systems was launched while Sanstorm customers were supported.
Development, prototyping, and testing begins on Dustless Blasting® equipment. This new wet abrasive blasting system is faster than traditional sandblasting, uses less media, and suppresses the plume of dust.
MMLJ begins manufacturing Dustless Blasting® equipment.
First use in commerce
Dustless Blasting® equipment is first used in commerce, with patent pending.
Patent is received
MMLJ receives patent for Dustless Blasting® equipment.
Since 1941, MMLJ has been pioneering abrasive blasting equipment.