Gillette Tech Center
The first project National Coatings did in Wyoming was the Gillette Technical Education Center in Gillette Wyoming. This was a two story building of classrooms and shop areas with an approximate floor space of 95,000 square feet. The Diesel Technology shop had an exposed ceiling about 35’ high. The specifications called for all of the exposed mechanical and electrical items to be left natural. The challenge was to get in before these items were installed so as not to have to protect the conduit, sprinkler lines, and ductwork. The other challenge was the two tone colors in some of the exposed ceilings. The deck was one color and the trusses and joists were a separate color. There were also quite a few accent walls throughout this project. The completion of this project was a co-operative effort between all of the regional offices.