One of our recent projects landed us in coastal New England, home of chowder, warm hospitality and some of the world’s most formidable sports franchises. While the region spans a total of six diverse U.S. states, this project took place in the picturesque state of Maine.
Located in Westbrook, a suburb of Portland, is the Spring Harbor Hospital, a 100-bed non-profit psychiatric hospital offering services for both children and adults.
Part of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, the facility has three adult units totalling 60 beds, a child unit with 14 beds, an adolescent unit with 14 beds and a 12-bed unit for patients with developmental disorders.
After some unfortunate water damage to certain areas of the hospital, the facility was undergoing some fairly heavy-duty renovations. During the process, stakeholders from within the organization got in contact with members of our team in search of fire-rated wall padding for one of the rooms in the hospital.
Working closely with the facility’s regulatory coordinator at the hospital, we were able to assess what was needed. The next obvious step in the process was to gain access to the site and take some accurate measurements for the design process.
Looking again to our dealer network, we got in contact with our partner Rich Rustmann in the Connecticut region, who has a lifetime of experience installing this specific type of padding all over the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Rich was quickly on-site in Maine to meet up with key stakeholders from within the organization and to take the necessary measurements to ensure the project went according to plan. After the design and manufacturing process, the padding was safely shipped to Maine and met by Rich and his team.
As with any highly customized padding job, the ability for on-the-fly alterations is always necessary to ensure the padding fits as prescribed. This proved to be no problem for Rich as he made some quick alterations during the installation process, going above and beyond for another happy client.