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JAN 2019

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T The Naval Station Pearl Harbor was leaking and dingy. The barrel-shaped roof needed to be fixed. The plan wa s to remove and re-apply the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and cover it in a coating. Feature 78 JANUARY 2019 COATINGSPROMAG.COM PHOTOS COURTESY PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL COATINGS, LLC BY CLAIRE TRAGESER Aloha to a New Spray Foam Roof at Pearl Harbor T he Naval Station Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, has a long and storied history. e naval base was attacked in a surprise military strike by the Japanese Empire on the morning of December 7, 1941. At 7:48 a.m. local time, more than 350 Imperial Japanese aircraft took off from aircraft carriers and flew over the base, striking it repeat- edly. ere were eight U.S. Navy battleships on the base, and all of them were damaged. Four of them sunk. Later on, three of the four were raised again; the fourth was the USS Arizona. e Japanese also hit several cruisers, destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. In total, almost 200 aircraft were destroyed. More than 2,400 Americans were killed, and almost 1,200 others were wounded. In 2010, Naval Station Pearl Harbor was merged with the United States Air Force's Hickam Air Force Base. e newly combined military site was called Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam, and it is now the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. Aboard that base today is Building 1514, the Religious Ministry Naval Station. is building serves a number of purposes on the base, including an office that helps with basic living expenses, emergency transportation, funerals, and medical bills. It also houses baby budget classes for new and expectant parents and a thrift shop. In addition, the building serves as a temple for people of the Jewish faith. at is a lot of important services under one roof. And, unfortunately, that roof was crumbling. Unique Opportunities e barreled roof had an old polyurethane foam roof system that needed to be replaced. Another contractor was originally contacted about the job, but that contractor doesn't apply spray polyurethane foam (SPF), also called spray foam, which was the type of roofing system that was needed on this project. So the original company turned to Pacific Industrial Coatings, LLC. "We were contacted by another roofing company that ROOF POLYURETHANES SPF

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