Project: Benjamin Moore in Newark, NJ
Alpine was commissioned to paint a portion of Benjamin Moore’s Newark Manufacturing Facility. Prior to being approached for this assignment, Alpine had done work for Benjamin Moore where they painted roof equipment – a large dust collector and ancillary steel dunnage. Some duct work that supported the interior had failed inspection and was showing signs of corrosion, so Benjamin Moore wanted to put a protective coating on all of it. Alpine was able to build a good relationship with the facility manager from the favorable outcome of that initial assignment.
Alpine was then approached to work on the Benjamin Moore’s Newark Manufacturing Facility which entailed painting the rear elevation consisting of a massive wall that showcased the Benjamin Moore logo and was visible to the public from trains nearby and Newark Airport.
The building Alpine was hired to service was overdue for a proper painting. A previous flood had damaged the Benjamin Moore facility and because of the building’s age, the company had not invested in its upkeep and aesthetics assuming they would be moving to a new location.
Painting in Phases
When Alpine assessed the exterior of the property to quote the job, they determined that the assignment required more than painting. There was masonry work that needed to be updated to seal up voids where concrete had spawned off; caulking was needed; and also surface preparation to remove loose and flaking paint prior to priming and painting. All of this additional work meant the project needed to be done in phases to remain within budget.
Phase one became tackling the front visible areas of the property which required about three weeks for completion. This involved masonry repair and then very directed color consultation. Alpine provided rendings to make sure everything was in alignment with the specifications of the marketing team. The products – primer and paint– were supplied by Benjamin Moore.
There were some additional work orders created as the project progressed. At first, the plan was to paint a portion, and then the assignment evolved to include painting a much larger portion of the elevation.
A Building Brought Back to Life
In the end, Alpine’s work brought an old, run-down building back to life. The client was happy with the results stating the following at the conclusion of the assignment:
“The team at Alpine has done multiple jobs at our facility. They have transformed a 30 year old rusty dust collector looking brand new, they transformed a 80 year old painted logo wall with oil paint to a shine that can be seen across the river. They also transformed our 100 year old building by restoring the masonry, spending weeks on end prepping the wall and applying the top coat. They were meticulous and were able to change priorities as they arise. We will continue to use Alpine for future jobs!”
Alpine will likely continue painting remaining areas of the facility in 2023.