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JAN 2019

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52 JANUARY 2019 COATINGSPROMAG.COM from HTC and Runyon Surface Prep. e area was densified with Prosoco LS/CS and sealed with PolishGuard. Because of the delayed start, the timetable went down to the wire. "Crunch time was absolutely maddening," Kipp said. "Not only were we trying to finish and get out, but all the other contractors were trying to do that, too. ere was a lot of juggling." "e last month was probably the most difficult, because we were tying up loose ends," Kipp added. "We were finishing resinous flooring we couldn't get to, and doing small projects on all scopes of work. I had guys working almost 18 hours a day. I think we worked 17 Saturdays. It was a lot of overtime and a lot of two-shift work, because there was no moving the deadline." Literally one day before the exhibition opener for the Cincinnati men's team, Kipp and his crew were still at work! "I was in there the day before the exhibition game, re-patching things that were damaged during the move-in," he said. "It was something that came down to the wire, that's for sure." Final Score With the project finished just in time for the season, Kipp celebrated the job's completion by doing what he always does: Cheering on UC basketball at Fifth ird Arena. "It was a project that I think everybody in our company can be proud to be a part of," Kipp said. "A lot of the work we do is in a food processing plant, or a pharmaceutical plant, or an automotive facility that we can't really showcase. We can't take our friends and family and show them with pride the amount of work that we do. In this case, we can take them to a game and say, 'We did this!' We can show them for the next 50 years." Based on the Hardig crew's success and positive feedback from the client and general contractors, Kipp already has his eye on future large-scale stadium projects, such as one for the nearby FC Cincinnati soccer franchise, which is slated to open a new stadium by 2021. "is job can be a résumé builder for something like that," he said. Regardless of what the future holds, though, Kipp and his crew are happy to live in the present by supporting their team and simultaneously reflecting on a job well done. "at's the grand aspect of a job like this: It's something we can see and be proud of," Kipp said. It took until the buzzer, but this Cincinnati crew converted its four-point play and took home a win! CP In total, the new and existing concrete covered 150,000 square feet (13,935.5 m2). "It's something we can see and be proud of," said Kevin Kipp, estimator and senior project manager at Hardig. VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 Blastrac, NA Equipment manufacturer 13201 N Santa Fe Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (800) 256-3440 CS Unitec, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 22 Harbor Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 (888) 886-7712 CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. Material manufacturer 12442 Knott St. Garden Grove, CA 92841 (800) 929-3030 HTC Flooring Systems, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 5617 Tazewell Pike Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 689-2311 Metabo Corp. Equipment manufacturer 1231 Wilson Dr. West Chester, PA 19380 (800) 638-2264 Metzger/McGuire Material manufacturer 807 Rte. 3-A Bow, NH 03304 (603) 224-6122 Prosoco Material manufacturer 3741 Greenway Cir. Lawrence, KS 66046 (800) 255-4255 Runyon Surface Prep Equipment distributor 1402 Chase Ct. Carmel, IN 46032 (888) 920-8132 Seymour Midwest Equipment manufacturer 2666 S Country Club Rd. Warsaw, IN 46580 (800) 815-7253 Sika Corp. Material manufacturer 201 Polito Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 (800) 933-7452 Trimaco Safety equipment manufacturer 2300 Gateway Centre Blvd. Ste. 200 Morrisville, NC 27560 (833) 276-7730 U.S. Saws Equipment manufacturer 8004B E Broadway Ave. Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 621-8015 Hoops Arena Revamp

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