Gillette Tech Center Gillette, WY
The Gillette Technical Education Center was the first project that National Coatings did in the state of Wyoming. This project was extremely large, and so it required help from all our regional offices. The center is a two-story building of classrooms and shop areas with an approximate floor space of 95,000 square feet. The diesel technology shop had an exposed ceiling about 35 feet high. The specifications called for all the exposed mechanical and electrical items to be left natural. One of the challenges was to get in before these items were installed so as not to have to protect the conduit, sprinkler lines, and ductwork. The other challenge was the two-tone colors in some of the exposed ceilings. The deck was one color, while the trusses and joists were another color. There were also quite a few accent walls throughout this project. The completion of this project was a cooperative effort between all the regional offices.