Norwich University Upgrades Facilities with Scranton Products

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Norwich University in Northfield, VT, has upgraded two buildings over the past two years, including bathrooms and shower using Scranton Products' HDPE material. Unlike most institutional bathrooms, the colors are bright and cheery and the material is highly resistant to bacteria, rust and dents.

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Norwich University in Northfield, VT, has upgraded two buildings over the past two years, including bathrooms and shower stalls in Gerard Hall, a dormitory and Doyle Hall, the school’s athletic center.

Erin Liston, Project Manager for Norwich University’s Facility Operations, said they’ve used Scranton Products’ HDPE material for bathroom partitions and shower stalls for several years at Gerard Hall and were able to match the existing partitions. “We installed new partitions with the existing Glacier Grey ones and added matching shower stalls,” she said. “They have a nice look and durable hardware features like continuous hinges on the doors that stand up to the continuous opening and closing.” She also commented that the plastic shoes or footings at the base have a better interaction with cleaning chemicals and therefore are expected to last longer.    

Doyle Hall which connects an ice rink to the gym and locker room has a new centralized bathroom facility. Using the Scranton Products HDPE material reduces bacteria and allows them to be cleaned without the worry of rust. The Doyle Hall athletic center renovation completed in September 2010 has held up to the constant wear and tear very well, according to Liston. “This is not the typical school bathroom-- it’s a very contemporary and upbeat design using geometric shapes and a burgundy color.”

Ed Grimley, project manager for Engelberth Construction, Inc. in Colchester, VT, who worked on the Doyle Hall project, agrees with Liston’s assessment. “Unlike most institutional bathrooms, this is more similar to some of the megaplex movie theater bathrooms I’ve worked on with nice design elements and very bright and cheery colors,” he said. On the labor side, Grimley said the Scranton Products partitions went up just as designed and without any issues. “Our workers found the partitions to be very sturdy and easy to install and I would give a high rating to the hardware system,” he said.

About Scranton Products:
For more than 25 years our premium brands have led the plastic partitions market setting new benchmarks for the industry in quality and delivery. In fact, Scranton Products is the only manufacturer of plastic partitions that ships in as little as five days. Our well-known brands, including Hiny Hiders®, Resistall™ and Tufftec®, feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won’t dent, rust or need painting, and because they have color throughout, delamination is not a factor. For more information, visit http://www.scrantonproducts.com

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