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JUL 2015

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Feature 54 JULY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM PHOTOS COURTESY FLOWCRETE AND PPI EPOXY COATINGS LLC BY STEPHANIE MARIE CHIZIK Florida Brewery Floor on Tap C raft beer is becoming one of America's favorite pastimes — not just drinking it, but also talking about it, brewing it, and, yes, some are even logging it in online. From the hops to the notes, it's taking on a life of its own. So it shouldn't be a surprise that more and more craft breweries and tasting rooms are popping up around the country. Take the Florida Beer Company for example. Teir Sunshine State Pils, Key West Southernmost W heat, and Swamp Ape Double India Pale A le deserve a place to shine, and Florida Beer Company President Jim Massoni was determined to make one. Tat place ended up being a facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla., that needed to be renovated from foamy top to bubbly bottom. In the Trough According to a Flowcrete write-up, Florida Beer Company's new home used to belong to Chrysler Corporation for their Ballistic Missile and Space Activities. Tink National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Apollo and Mercury missions. But this celebrated facility had sat vacant for 20 to 30 years, and it needed major work. "Te foor was in terrible shape," said James Cook, presi- dent of PPI Epoxy Coatings LLC, who led the efort to recoat the foor. Cook 's company was called in by Flowcrete to bid on the job after the brewery was unhappy with the original (foor) plan. "Te client had received product data and pricing from two contractors and material suppliers, but at that time, he didn't feel comfortable with the presentations and recommenda- tions of those two companies," Cook explained. "He did some additional researching online and found Flowcrete, so he called Flowcrete, and Flowcrete called us." Cook showed up on site the next two days to walk the project and review the client's "expectations, budget, timelines." Te following day, Cook sent in a proposal, which was approved. One week after that frst phone call, they were on the job. But a pretty easy proposal process didn't mean this was CONCRETE FLOOR URETHANE EPOXY

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