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Insulation for Flooded Historic Power Plant

When Owatonna, Minnesota, suffered a major flood in September 2010, the historic Owatonna Power Plant — home to a couple of Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) and water utility offices — was right in the path of the watery destruction.

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Performance Testing Electrostatic Discharge Floors

Conductive and static dissipative floorings and coatings are designed to provide protection from electrical charges causing harm to workers or products.

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Attracting New Lessees With New Floor

It seemed like an easy enough project: Recoat an existing 2,600-square-foot (241.5 m²) pockmarked floor. And indeed it was, except for the extremely stringent codes and directives from the client, a pharmaceutical company that wishes not to be named.

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Brewing a New Floor in the Midwest

In the Midwest, beer rules. So when a large and popular Midwestern brewery needed a new protective floor coating in one of its production facilities last winter, time was of the essence.

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Fountain Coating 90210 Style

"The existing pond was not in good shape for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was age. It was not restorable so it was gutted, the concrete was removed, and new concrete was poured.”

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On Tap at Brewery: New Floors in 3 Days

This hopping brewery has a super-stylish, 2,000-square-foot (185.8 m²) tasting room where patrons can sample its aroma-driven, flavored-focused craft beers. But in the meantime, they’d need to cook up a newly coated floor for the bottling/canning room!

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True Grit: Recoating Tanks at a New England Wastewater Treatment Facility

When it comes to wastewater treatment plants, grit tanks are important components that rid the influent wastewater of solids, such as road sand and other debris. “At the Manchester, New Hampshire Wastewater Treatment Plant, wastewater is dropped into large tanks with air diffusers that work to decrease the density of the influent.

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The Events Must Go On: Coating Canadian Venue

According to Jeff Kennedy of Applied Coatings and Restoration, the relatively new building was showing substantial cracking throughout the concrete concourse ring above the arena floor and also in the ticketing and main entrance area. “The concrete deck was extremely cracked; it looked like a road map.

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Tour-Ready Floor at Meat Production Facility

The floor needed to have high wear resistance, impact resistance, ultraviolet (UV) stability, and thermal shock resistance. It needed to counter pooling water and be nonporous. It was a tall order, and on top of all of that, “in a facility that’s surrounded by glass, it needs to look its best at all time,” Winters elaborated.

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Cold and Wet: Epoxy Overcomes the Odds

Cold climates are a challenge to manufacturers with specialized epoxy coatings designed for immersion service. If coatings contractors don’t have sub-freezing temperatures or high humidity to contend with, then they probably have issues of low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, regulatory compliance, and user friendliness of the coating.

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A Floor for the Fading Away: Six Feet Under

When one imagines a funeral home proprietor, “hip” and “contemporary” may not be the first characteristics that come to mind. But Michael Dougherty, owner of Thompson Dougherty funeral home, is just that.

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Unscheduled Coatings Departure Keeps LAX Cracks at Bay

Los Angeles International airport is not only the 6th busiest airport in the world with over 165,000 people passing through daily — it’s also an architectural icon thanks to the sweeping mid-century arched Theme Building that received a much-needed facelift completed in 2010

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Putting Out Fires: Rehabilitating a Fire Station Floor

It’s not often that a fire station sounds the alarm, but when the Perth Amboy Fire Department realized how poorly their builder had poured the concrete floor in their new station, they immediately called in the big guns