David formed Watts Equipment & Supply Company, specializing in repairing and modernizing existing in-plant shot/grit blast machines and dust collectors. David, and his wife Lynn, began company operations out of a spare room in their home located in Atlanta, Georgia. Lynn, Secretary and Treasurer of Blastec, Inc., worked full time supervising the accounting department for a local automotive gas company with thirty locations scattered across six states. In the evenings, she performed the administrative and accounting duties for the newly formed company. David did repairs and made upgrades for every design of shot/grit blast machines manufactured in North America. Primarily, this machinery utilized blast wheels which were driven with V-Belts and had no interchangeability between clockwise and counter clockwise parts. There were a few Direct Drive 3600 RPM wheels but, due to the high RPM, the part’s life was very short as it remains today.