U.S. Paint, a developer and manufacturer of customized automotive and industrial paints and coatings, has contracted McGrath & Associates to design/build a new $5 million warehouse at its facility in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
McGrath will work in two phases to replace an existing warehouse with a 33,000-square-foot building while the manufacturing facility remains operational. During phase one, McGrath will erect a new pre-engineered metal building to provide new office space, a maintenance shop, a battery charging area and storage for raw materials. A connecting link will tie the new building into an existing manufacturing building to allow covered access for forklift truck traffic.
During phase two, the existing raw materials warehouse will be demolished and a new building erected to provide space for a quality control lab and liquid materials storage.
U.S. Paint, which employs 70 people, was the first company in the United States to sell urethane coatings, and has developed new technologies for resins and multi-coat application. The company was acquired last year by the Japanese company Kansai Paint.