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Tnemec Expands R&D Facility and Upgrades Capabilities

Tnemec Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of protective coatings and linings, opened the doors of its new research and development facility on March 30, 2017. This expansion of the companys current manufacturing plant in North Kansas City, Missouri, includes an upgrade that doubles the size of its...

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Golden 1 Center Unrivaled in Sustainable Design

When it comes to sustainability, the new home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Sacramento Kings scored a slam-dunk by becoming the first indoor sports arena to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. LEED Platinum is given to projects that mee...

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Aesthetics Gain a Foothold on 25-Year-Old Factory Floors

A 25-year-old manufacturing plant in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, has experienced a renaissance in recent years under a growth initiative by AVX Corporation that has led to major improvements of the facility, including the resurfacing of 200,000 square feet of floor space. The company wanted the fa...

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Endura-Heat Coatings Provide Protection from High-Temperature Corrosion

Tnemec Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance coatings and linings, has introduced a line of products built to provide durable protection for surface temperatures up to 1200F (649C). The innovative Endura-Heat line of coatings offers performance against high heat, thermal shock and...

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Ann Arbor's Elevated Tank Soars with Native Bird Design

After a year of unfortunate water news in the state of Michigan, one water tank in Ann Arbor, Mich., is receiving some much deserved attention. In October, the 500,000-gallon-tank on Manchester Road was selected as Tnemec Companys 2016 Tank of the Year. This tank was repainted last year with a desig...

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Exterior Renovation Revives 1970s Era Medical Center

Beset by a deteriorating exterior and dated design, the Kaiser Permanentes Medical Center in Bellflower, California, was restored to good health following a major renovation of the buildings faade and main lobby led by Frank Webb Architects (FWA) of Los Angeles. FWAs primary design strategy was to c...

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Building Industry Steps Up to 'A Quantum Leap for LEED'

When the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Version 2009 rating system expired on October 31, 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) completed the transition to its more rigorous LEED Version 4 (v4), which was launched in November 2013. The same deadline applied to the Canad...

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Boulevard Brewing Expansion is Cause for 'Cellar-bration'

Since the completion of a multi-million-dollar expansion of its Cellar Five fermentation building, Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing Company has been busy rolling out barrels of its popular craft beers into new major markets across the United States and overseas. With more fermentation capacity at...

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Preserving America's Lighthouse Legacy

For centuries, ships and pleasure crafts have depended on a nationwide system of lighthouses and light stations to warn them away from dangerous reefs and guide them into safe harbors. While dependence on lighthouses as navigational aids has declined over the years with the emergence of global posit...

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Wardman Tower Looms Large as Washington, D.C., Landmark

From the exterior grandeur of its traditional English Colonial Revival-style architecture, to the contemporary amenities and services of its luxurious residential interiors, the iconic Wardman Tower has remained a cultural centerpiece in Washington, D.C., going on 90 years. Built in 1928 and named f...

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