imageApril 24, 2020

What do you do when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, global architectural firm Perkins Eastman and general contracting giant Turner Construction approach you to find an immediate solution during a global crisis? If you’re like Stonhard, you deliver one… with pride.

Stonhard associates live by these words: give us your worst problem, and we will solve it. As a testament to this core value, Stonhard was entrusted with providing a flooring solution for an emergency pop-up field hospital that was in the process of being constructed in five large tents on a New York suburban university campus.

Over Easter weekend, Stonhard’s local sales and leadership teams, along with their installation partners across New York, immediately jumped into action. With collaboration and persistence from Stonhard’s R&D, Tech Service and 70-person application team, the result was a successful installation of 120,000 square feet of seamless, hygienic, abrasion-resistant polyurea flooring, sealed with Stonhard’s Stonseal PA7 polyaspartic coating. A plural-component spray applied system from fellow RPM company, Carboline, was also utilized in the project—demonstrating how intercompany connections create value for all.

“This is a testament to the resiliency of our company,” said Greg Michael, Stonhard’s president. “Stonhard came together to impact lives in the New York metropolitan community by allowing health care providers to serve more patients.”

An extraordinary solution for extraordinary times, the project was completed in just 24 hours, so the pop-up emergency hospital could begin healing and helping as quickly as possible. By coming together as industry leaders, Stonhard and Carboline were able to collectively support the hard-hit New York metropolitan healthcare community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I cannot begin to describe how it felt to see how many Stonhard team members dedicated countless hours to help a community and deliver a floor to meet this critical deadline,” said Anthony DiBenedetto, general manager for Stonhard’s Northeast Region. “This project truly demonstrates the talented and resourceful people in our organization.”

Kudos to the team at Stonhard for championing a tremendous humanitarian effort in such a short window of time. We’re proud of all those who made it happen!


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