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MAY 2016

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52 MAY 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM seams and all of the 500 newly replaced bolts around the bridge. Tey followed the stripe coat with a full layer of the inter- mediate coat, this time in white. And then they applied an intermediate stripe coat. Te fnish coat would be a light blue. According to Brown, the community — mostly business owners — had a lot of input into this project, including choosing the fnal color. "Te system they use in Maryland calls for a stripe of the primer and a stripe of the medium," Kanellopulos explained. "You don't have to stripe the fnish coat — just have to fgure out when you're done," which means checking for and correcting any holidays or gaps in the coating. For the fnish coat, Kanellopulos also said that you "don't want to mess it up," which he said looks better when sprayed because it doesn't leave behind brush strokes. Brush marks or mistakes would mean re-dos, and "they don't want you to have imperfections or marks," he continued. Te only mark they wanted to remember on this job was the start and fnish line. Photo Finish To date, although there are still small items that need to be done before this drawbridge can be considered complete, the Manolis Painting crew's ~100,000-square-foot (9,290.3 m²) cleaning and coating job is essentially done. Tere was no marine impact from the bridge closing, which, combined with an extension and a few other variables, is leading to a victorious ending. "Of course, at the end, it's touching everything up and making sure everything looks good before it's fnished," Brown said. For a system that's meant to last 20 to 30 years, a photo fnish was indeed important! CP Safet y on this project also included containing the drawbridge — protecting the outside environment from the blasting and coating materials. The crew used a class 1A containment to seal the project. It took the crew a year to complete the project. Now the community, which took part in determining the final color of the bridge, is left with a newly covered and safer connection to work and home. Bridge Recoat VENDOR TEAM Advanced Recycling Systems Equipment manufacturer 4000 McCartney Rd. Lowellville, OH 44436 (330) 536-8210 American Platform & Scaffolding Equipment manufacturer 823 Fairview Ave. Linthicum, MD 21090 (800) 636-8620 Bullard Safety equipment manufacturer 1898 Safety Way Cynthiana, KY 41031 (877) 285-5273 Erwin Industries Material manufacturer 3893 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (800) 748-0055 Guardian Fall Protection Safety equipment manufacturer 6305 S 231 St. Kent, WA 98032 (800) 466-6385 Ingersoll Rand Equipment manufacturer 800-E Beaty St. Davidson, NC 28036 (800) 866-5457 Magnum by Generac Power Systems Equipment manufacturer S45W29290 Wisconsin 59 Waukesha, WI 53189 (888) 436-3722 www.generacmobileproducts. com Nova Respirators by RPB Safety Safety equipment manufacturer 2807 Samoset Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073 (866) 494-4599 SDMO Industries Equipment manufacturer 3801 Commerce Parkway Miramar, FL 33025 (305) 863-0012 The Sherwin-Williams Company Coatings manufacturer 101 W Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 566-2000 Vanair Manufacturing, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 10896 W 300 North Michigan City, IN 46360 (800) 526-8817

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