Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower Achieves Ultra-Modern Design Goals with Bathroom Partitions from Scranton Products

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The Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix, AZ, was renovated using HDPE bathroom partitions from Scranton Products, Scranton, PA. The project was part of a $340 million upgrade of the building, using sustainable design to meet the needs of the growing population.

Maricopa Courthouse Installed Hiny Hiders Bathroom Partitions

"The courthouse’s architects collectively decided that the Hiny Hiders partitions were the ideal choice due to their long-lasting durability and enhanced ability to resist wear and tear and graffit."

Located in south-central Arizona, Maricopa County has a population greater than 23 states with 4.1 million people, making it the fourth largest county in the United States. This population boom, expected to grow by another million each decade, has caused the city of Phoenix to initiate the country’s single largest capital project to build a new 16-story, state-of-the-art Downtown Court Tower to accommodate the more than 56,000 court cases expected by 2016.

The four-year, $340 million project was not only built to meet the growing needs of the area’s justice system, it was constructed with an environmentally-friendly, sustainable design that emphasizes security and the comfort of victims, defendants and court officials at every level.

“The Maricopa County Courthouse is now one the most modern and sophisticated courthouse facilities in the country,” says Harry Hobe, vice president of Interstate Interior Systems, Inc. (IISI), a leading provider of construction specialty items based in Mesa, AZ. For this large-scale project, IISI was primarily responsible for the submittals, purchase and installation of 116 individual bathroom stalls for the Maricopa County Court Tower.

With 16 years field experience and more than 100 projects to his credit, Hobe provided Hiny Hiders® bathroom partitions in Nickel color with Hammered texture finish from Scranton Products. “Leslie Thompson, Western Sales rep for Scranton Products met with the courthouse’s architects on numerous occasions and they collectively decided that the Hiny Hiders partitions were the ideal choice due to their long-lasting durability and enhanced ability to resist wear and tear and graffiti,” explains Hobe. “We have no doubt that they are very likely to outlive their 25-year warranty. Plus, their look and textured surface provide the perfect complement to each bathroom’s modern, aesthetic design.”

Scranton Products specializes in the manufacture of unique and attractive interior partitions in a variety of colors and textures, available in ADA-compliant configurations. The HDPE partitions will never rust or delaminate and resist dents, scratches, graffiti, corrosion, mildew and moisture. They are also fully power-washable and can be firmly installed in three configurations; floor mounted overhead-braced, ceiling-hung or floor-to-ceiling.

According to Hobe, the courthouse products were carefully chosen for value, since the project was very transparent to the tax-paying public. “Everything was regularly reported through the news or a dedicated web site, which placed the specification of nearly every product used in the courthouse under intense scrutiny,” he said. He added that local citizens knew of the total cost of the project and felt they had a vested interest in making sure every dollar was spent wisely.

“So far, the entire Maricopa County Courthouse project has been a massive success,” adds Hobe. “Everyone involved has been very happy with the results that include the design, aesthetics and physical integrity of each bathroom. The goal was to construct an ultra-modern, environmentally-advanced facility that would meet the growing community’s legal needs with enhanced emphasis on safety, dignity and respect. By all accounts, this mission was accomplished in every developmental, design and construction phase.”

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. 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

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