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Husky Stadium: BASF Project of the Year


Foreman Brent Haynes has seen a lot in his thirty seven years in the painting industry, but the Husky Stadium project was a unique challenge. Reaching the high, overhanging steel on both the north and south grandstand cantilevers required innovative rigging techniques. The north end in particular looms more than 100 feet high, with no easy access. Adequate containment was needed to keep paint from escaping into the environment. At times, wind gusts of up to 30 mph shut down production.

In addition to coating the steel stadium wide, Long Painting applied traffic coating to the stadium decks and walking and parking surfaces. The slip resistant waterproof floor coating is a combination of sand sprayed on paint.

Brent is proud of the challenging project he was a part of. “None of it was easy or quite like anything I’ve ever done. I don’t think you could change much to make the outcome any different or more or less successful. You can plan all you want, but when you get here, it’s nothing like you expected.”

Les Gustafson, Project Manager, was appreciative of the crew who worked overtime and on weekends to get the job done before the first kickoff. “I cannot begin to give enough praise to our field painters for their exceptional performance and can-do attitude.”

BASF, who supplied the traffic coating for the project, chose Husky Stadium as their Project of the Year. Craig Schumann of BASF recently stopped by the Long Painting foreman meeting to present the honor to Brent and Les. Thank you Craig, and to BASF! The Husky Stadium project was truly a special opportunity and Long Painting is proud to have been a part of such a remarkable endeavor.