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JAN 2019

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82 JANUARY 2019 COATINGSPROMAG.COM to the next required some creativity to ensure proper applica- tion of the roofing," Johnson said. "It also required extra safety precautions because the crew had to get into unusual stances to apply the roofing." In addition to their fall protection, the crew also wore 3M respirators while spraying the foam. Shiny and New A long with worrying about the shape of the roof, the crew had to contend with another factor: nearby trees. "ere were a lot of trees close to the roof, and we had to use extra caution to protect both the trees and the crew," Johnson said. e PIC crew used tents when spraying the spray foam to protect the surrounding area from overspray. As for the crew, because the work was performed on the Pearl Harbor Nav y Base, the team had to adhere to military safety and environmental regulations. Military safety meant Johnson always had to have competently trained safety people on sight with minimum training of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30. "But it wasn't a problem for us," he said. e whole job took about two months to complete, includ- ing two weeks total of rain delays, which was close to what Johnson had expected. Luckily, there were no tight deadlines to get the job done. W hen it was finished, the new roof looked white, shiny, and new, Johnson said. "It turned out very nice; it's nice and white now," he said. "e old roof had been getting old and dingy, and there might have been some minimal leaks, but we stopped those, so the customer was happy." It was important to Johnson to do the job right — first of all because the building is visible to people off base, and second of all, to keep the client, the U.S. Nav y, happy. He also wants to maintain his company's reputation so they can continue to dominate Hawaii 's spray foam market. CP Despite about two weeks of rain delays, Johnson said that the roof "turned out very nice; it's nice and white now." Once ready for the spray foam, the crew applied Gaco Western F2733 to the tops of the roofs. They used pourable foam in between the barrels for proper drainage. To cover the spray foam, the crew rolled on Garland's White Knight Plus polyurethane. And with that, they were able to call it a day. Aloha! Pearl Harbor SPF VENDOR TEAM The Garland Company, Inc. Coatings manufacturer 3800 E 91 st St. Cleveland, OH 44105 (216) 641-7500 Gaco Western SPF manufacturer 200 4 th Ave. S Nashville, TN 37201 (800) 331-0196 Graco Inc. Spray equipment manufacturer 88 11 th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 623-6000 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 Kane International Ltd. Equipment manufacturer Kane House 11 Bessemer Rd. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GF UK +44 (0) 1707 375550

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