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84 JANUARY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM displaced cars. "Since we work w ith so many parking garages, we helped the new ow nership to place cars in surrounding garages," Bouckaert explained. T hat was a huge asset during the few months when the entire garage had to be shut dow n to finish work on the lower levels. It pays to be the city's garage experts! Once all of the decks were done and the vertical and overhead areas were covered, they could call it a day. According to Bouckaert, the main goal of the new building owner, TAB Properties, was "to have the garage operational to keep revenue coming in…to keep recouping on his investment as soon as possible." But McGill Restoration also had to do all that was necessary to repair the structure correctly. "I know our foreman on the job, Ron Stricklett, was there from day one and was probably the last one to walk off the job," Cielocha said. "He brought this project in on the timeframe and on budget." In the end, McGill Restoration installed more than 400,000 square feet (37,161.2 m²) of coatings on more than 12,000 square feet (1,114.8 m²) of horizontal repairs and more than 3,000 square feet (278.7 m²) of vertical and And as it got colder, the crew moved downward to lower levels — sometimes on different levels concurrently.Work required coordination not only as a team but also with the faculity and nearby garages. overhead repairs. With such a successful end to the project, it's no wonder that McGill Restoration has not only a reputation for being the local parking garage repair experts but that they're also continuing to grow into new areas and markets. Being visible from a high rise office building next door, this job alone has allowed the company to gain work on another parking garage repair project in South Dakota, accord- ing to Cielocha. "People who worked in other surrounding buildings in dow ntow n Omaha got to watch the entire repair process happen and help us capture other parking garage work in the dow ntow n area," he said. On this project, the Nebraska tagline was probably a good one. T hanks to the work of the entire McGill Restoration crew, the client should now be living "the good life." CP The crew from McGill Restoration finished the total project, 15,000 sq. ft. (1,393.6 m²) with vertical and horizontal surfaces. With that, the structure went from almost-condemned to a sight-for-sore-eyes in the course of a year. Parking Garage Rehab VENDOR TEAM AGA Consulting Engineering firm 2 Appletree Square, Ste. 226 Minneapolis, MN 55425 (952) 854-7474 www.aga-usa.com BASF Corp. Material manufacturer 889 Valley Park Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379 (800) 433-9517 www.master-builders-solutions. basf.us Bil-Jax by Haulotte North America Equipment manufacturer 3409 Chandler Creek Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23453 (757) 689-2146 www.haulotte-usa.com BlastPro Manufacturing, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 6021 Melrose Lane Oklahoma City, OK 73127 (877) 495-6464 www.blastpromfg.com Blastrac, NA Equipment manufacturer 13201 N Santa Fe Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (800) 256-3440 www.blastrac.com DowAksa USA Material manufacturer 2820 E Fort Lowell Rd. Tucson, AZ 85716 (866) 380-1269 www.dowaksa.com Graco Inc. Equipment manufacturer 88 11th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (844) 241-9497 www.graco.com PPG Industries, Inc. Coating manufacturer One PPG Place Pittsburgh, PA 15272 (412) 434-3131 www.ppgpaints.com Sika Corporation Coating manufacturer 201 Polito Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 (800) 933-7452 www.usa.sika.com Twin City Concrete Material manufacturer 2025 Centre Pointe Blvd., Suite 300 Mendota Heights, MN 55120 (651) 688-9116 www.tccmaterials.com