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Collision Equipment Experts located in Elgin, Illinois has been chosen to provide the equipment, installation and service for the Akzo Nobel Training Center in Lombard, Illinois. The State of the Art center will feature an Ultra Plus Spray Booth with Advance Cure, Ultra Paint Mix Room and a Sanding Station manufactured by Global Finishing Solutions. Additional equipment includes an Eurovac Dust Collection System, Atlas-Copco Full Feature Compressor, TransAir air piping and Martech breathable air system.

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Training Center Equipment Front View

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Training Center Layout

November 2006: The equipment shipments arrive.

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Spray Booth Equipment Arrives

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More Of The Shipment

December 4th, 2006: The Paint Booth and Sanding Station pit work begins.

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Pit Excavation Begins

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More Pit Excavation

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Sanding Station Pit Ready For Second Pour

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Spray Booth Pit Ready For Second Pour

December 11th, 2006: Equipment Installation Begins

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Completed Spray Booth Pit

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Completed Sanding Station Pit

 December 18th, 2006: Building Construction Begins

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Reworking The Sprinkler System

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Partition Wall Going Up

December 26th, 2007: Construction Continues

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Upgrade The Electric Service

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Erection of The Sanding Station Continues

January 2, 2007: The equipment installation continues.

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The partition wall is ready for paint.

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The paint mix room is up.

January 8, 2007: The installation is progressing
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Rick Farnan from Akzo Nobel reviews the progress with Joe Conti from Collision Equipment Experts

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Mechanical Room, Sanding Station, Paint Mix Room and some of the Ultra Plus Booth are up.

December 15th 2007: Getting Much Closer

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Air Compressor, Dust Collection and Breathable Air Systems In Place

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Ultra Plus Booth Is Almost Completed

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Hallway Door and Booth Cabin Going Up

January 22, 2007: Construction is winding down.

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Wall around sprinkler system getting mud.

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The walls are getting painted.

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Preparation for the suspended ceiling.

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Installation of the suspended ceiling tiles.

January 29, 2007: Nearing Completion

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Sprinklers Getting Completed

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Dust Collection Drop With Air

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Sanding Station Ready For Filters

February 5, 2007: Inspections and Approvals

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Roll Up Door Installed, Painting is Almost Complete.

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Waiting For Inspections From The Local Jurisdiction.

February 12,2007: Nearing Completion

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Global Finishing Solutions Equipment Mechanical Installation Completed

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Collision Equipment Experts Service Technicians Installing Booth Filters

February 19th, 2007: Working on the Electric Upgrade

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Pulling Wires For The New Breaker Box

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New Main Electric Box

February 26, 2007: Electric Work Continues

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New Switch Box In Place

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Special Sound Deading Material In Place

March 12, 2007: The Electric Work Continues.

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Main Electric Service Box Upgrade

April 9, 2007: Waiting on Approval.

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Waiting on Electric Approval

April 23, 2007: Moving Again.

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Eurovac Dust Collection Collector

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Equipment Room

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Sanding Station With Dust Collection Drops

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Floor Tile Finished

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Air Line Drops

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Ultra Plus 1 Booth With Air Drops

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Training Center With Floor Tile Completed

June 4,2007: Equipment Start Up Completed

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Sergio Programing The Booth Control Panel

June 18, 2007: The Work Is Complete, Waiting On Final Inspection.

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Atlas Copco Compressor and Eurovac Dust Collection

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Ultra Plus and Advance Cure Control Panels

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Walkway Between The Booth and Paint Mix Room

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Sanding Station

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Paint Mix Room

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Ultra Plus 1 Spray Booth

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Training Center Completed

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Training Center Front View

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Equipment Room

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Atlas Copco Compressor and SATA Breathable Air

July 2nd, 2007: Occupancy Is Approved!

The Final Inspections Are Complete and Approved
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Competed Training Center

We would like to thank all of you for following along as we provide Akzo Nobel and their customers the most technologically advanced training center in North America.

We would also like to thank the following manufactures: Global Finishing Solutions, Eurovac, Atlas Copco, Goff Enterprises, Davies Supply, Transair, Sata and Becca.

A special thank you to a everyone at C&S Enterprises and all the contractors required to put this project together.

Collision Equipment Experts would like to thank Akzo Nobel for selecting us as their supplier for the equipment, installation services and equipment maintenance required to complete this project and keep the equipment operating at peak efficiency.

If you would like to have us assist you to improve operating efficiency, decrease operating costs or servicing your equipment, you can contact us at (847) 695-5800 or email:dputney@collisionequipmentexperts.com.