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F or Accurate Technologies Inc., which makes devices for Ford Motor Company and Shaurya Racing, a new facility at their worldwide headquarters outside Detroit, Michigan, meant an opportunity for a new look. e powers that be wanted a system for the floors, walls, and ceilings that would not only be functional but also attractive. In fact, according to Kevin Fitchett, vice president of MSC Floors, the chosen system was more about aesthetics than anything else. "ey bring a lot of their clients there and do plant tours, so for them, presentation is key," he said. But they did have durability in mind and also liked the idea of a seamless floor to make it easier to clean. "It's their world headquarters, so they were looking for something that was unique, different, and stood out — just like their brand," he continued. e client chose a system that included epoxy-based flooring with quartz and vinyl broadcast systems applied to a total of 80,000 square feet (7,432.2 m²). And with three substrates, MSC Floors had to deal with three strategies throughout the job. A Good Fit On new construction, other trades working nearby on the jobsite can be expected. It was no different for MSC Floors on this one. "We had a lot of other trades working in there that we were having to coordinate with and kinda work together to get through the whole project cohesively," Fitchett said. ey met with the general contractor weekly to discuss the product's production, and the MSC Floors project manager, Joel Ferguson, relayed that information about the schedule and timelines to the crew that rotated up to 20 people. at was especially important because there were many mobilizations on this jobsite, located about two hours away from the MSC Floors headquarters. Luckily, the client gave 10 EQUIPMENT 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM By Stephanie Marie Chizik All Around Seamless Coating System Photos Courtesy of MSC Floors Equipment A new manufacturing facility received new coating systems to the floors, walls, and ceilings from MSC Floors out of Michigan. It took 20 crew members 40 days to cover all 80,000 square feet (7,432.2 m²).

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