Motor Coach Industries

How MCI Rebranded their Branch

17

Commercial painters
onsite

100,000+

sqft of exterior & interior surface painted

0

Worksite injuries and near
misses

4

Weeks to complete
project

The challenge

MCI is a well-established motor coach manufacturer in North America. Their executive management team were focussed on a corporate branding for 2019 with a focus on a uniform facilities matching the corporate colors.

The project scope required exterior facade repairs, power washing, repainting and urethane applications in the wash bay areas.

MCI partnered with Omega Industries to take on the responsibility to project manage the painting and repair works, without the disruption of day to day operations.

Key problems

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  • Working around a fast paced office and mechanic workshop.
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  • Overspray risk near a large fleet of motor coaches.
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  • Wash bays have heavy moisture content in the atmosphere.
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  • Ensuring colors match MCI blue.

Case study date 02 Feb 2019

Type of services used

  • Projects
  • Interior Painting
  • Commercial

Our Approach

Our game plan for this project involved separating and exterior and interior team to simultaneously work on two sections.  

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We removed all flaking and defective coatings and used a water pressure psi machines to effectively clean the building.

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Selected moisture-curing products to address the moisture content in the wash bay areas.

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Roller application was used to eliminate overspray risks near MCI vehicles.

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Allocated a 10+ painters for interior works to quickly complete works and be out of the way.

problem-solving solutions

By first getting to know the project, we can deliver and execute a project strategy that exceeds our client’s expectations. Omega Industries delivered a large workforce with a strategy to overcome major production bottlenecks to complete the MCI project.

Painting in a busy work environment.

By effective project management and planning to execute a highly productive painting crew, Omega were able to complete the project 2 days ahead of schedule. Proven strategies boosted the project timeline – resulting in adequate time for other preparations to take place prior to students entering their freshly painted dorms.

Breaking down our strategy

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Find Solutions not problems

We procured a Dura-flex moisture curing urethane that works well with high moisture areas, like the wash bays. This was a great success for MCI and added value for their commercial asset.

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Project Planning & Systems

Omega effectively divided the workforce across separate areas to complete works simultaneously, creating friendly competition between crews and ensuring high work rate efficiencies.

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Let’s get the job done right. Let us know a bit about yourself and we'll design a plan of action for your project needs.

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