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COVER STORY 4
A Welcoming Place
The newly revitalized Chuck's Place at Fort Hays State University in Kansas gives students a fresh new place to hang out, and get some of the FHSU Tiger spirit. See how InPro's design team worked with FHSU staff to make the school's vision come to life.
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You'll want to take a look at the exciting new products being introduced by InPro this year – from wall panel systems to sign collections to softer anti-bacterial fabrics and more. Here are new ideas to spark your next construction or renovation project.
Find out how the pioneer in green products and materials is already well positioned for the changes coming in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® rating system, which will go into effect next year.
Project Profile: St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City
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Shoestring renovation? Don't forget the joints!
When facilities are minding the precious dollars they have to keep their place looking new, they often overlook one small finishing touch that puts the icing on the cake, and complete the space with a nice finish – replacing worn out expansion joint covers.
Are you ready for LEED® 2012?
See how InPro is playing a part in a $220 million, multiyear expansion and renovation project at one of the Sooner State's premier medical centers.
Committed to Manufacturing Excellence
InPro manufacturing staff and office staff are taking part in on-site education to boost their skill sets and get certified, thanks to a Wisconsin Workforce Advancement Training grant.
InPro joins Pebble Project
Company positions itself on the leading edge of evidence-based design in healthcare environments by becoming the first Passport member of the Pebble Project.
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NEW PRODUCTS NEW! Palladium™ 3D High-impact Wall Panel Systems
NEW! Headboard Bed Locators
InPro has combined high design with exceptional durability to introduce its new Palladium™ 3D Wall Panel System. Ideal for high-traffic areas, Palladium 3D provides a low-maintenance, exclusive panel system that coordinates well with existing wall and door protection products for an integrated design solution. Palladium 3D boards offer the protection of durable .040 rigid sheet membrane pressed onto MDF board to withstand abuse from wheelchairs, carts, beds and luggage. They are a great option for nurses’ stations, reception desks, conference rooms, headwalls corridors and elevators. All materials are Class A fire rated, and the MDF contains no added urea formaldehyde. Choose from InPro’s extensive palette of colors and patterns. Standard thicknesses are: 3/8" (vertical) and ½" (horizontal). Standard length is 8' and the molding widths are 2", 3", 4", 6", or 8".
InPro has taken the concept of a bed locator and given it a whole new, homey flair, while delivering high-impact headwall protection. They are an ideal solution for areas that need to withstand constant abuse from beds, IV stands and other healthcare equipment. The new headboard-style bed locators offer the durable protection of .040 rigid sheet membrane pressed onto ¾” thick MDF board, and come in four distinctive styles. The headboards mount directly to the wall with 3” and 6” standoff options. All materials are Class A fire rated, and the systems contain no added urea formaldehyde. Choose from InPro’s extensive palette of colors and patterns. For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “headboards”
For more information on Palladium, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “palladium”
NEW! InPro offers light-filtering roller shades InPro Corporation has introduced a full line of light-filtering roller shades that provide numerous options of lighting comfort and adaptability. Choose from blackout, woven and eco-friendly options that work for both large and small windows, and in rooms with multiple light exposures. Light-filtering shades can help play a key role in a facility’s sustainability and indoor environmental quality plan by attenuating heat gain, and enhancing glare control and contrast ratios for visual quality. Optional side tracks allow for total light blocking between the shade and window frame. A decorative fascia made from the same shade fabric completes the design. All InPro light-filtering shades meet the NFPA 701 standard and are treated to minimize UV fade. The shades are dust- and waterresistant, and can be cleaned with mild detergent, warm water and a soft cloth.
For more information on light-filtering shades, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “shades"
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NEW! Shield™ Perspectives broadens anti-bacterial fabrics Joining InPro’s array of Shield™ anti-bacterial fabrics is new Shield™ Perspectives, a woven fabric that contains the same Aegis Microbe Shield technology in other Shield fabrics. Perspectives fabric offers the pattern view from both sides. An ASTM E 2149-01 test of Shield™ fabrics showed that the material eliminated 99.8% or more of the most-common microbes classed as the worst sources of hospital-acquired infections – MRSA and VRE, and 95.7% of clostridium difficile (c. diff.). The company also announced it has added dozens of new patterns and colorways to its traditional fabric line for cubicle curtains, window treatments and bedspreads, including four new eco-friendly fabric patterns. For more information on Shield, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “perspectives”
NEW PRODUCTS NEW! Sign Collections Designs allow coordinated signage throughout a facility Architects, interior designers and facility managers now have a broad array of signage options thanks to an expansion of the signage collections from InPro. Each collection features multiple sign types that share a common design element, making easy coordination throughout an entire facility. ADA-compliant identification, informational, directional, directory and regulatory signage options are available. Choose from a dozen collections: Aspen, Madrid, Boston, Savannah, Florence, Sedona, Sydney, Manchester, Montreal, Keystone, New York, and Phoenix. There are also numerous material and printing options to choose from, including one-piece photopolymer, rigid vinyl, engraved plastic, digital graphics and solid surface.
NEW! InPro expands Northern Hardwoods™ line of handrails New profiles and accents increase designers’ options InPro has enhanced its Northern Hardwoods™ handrails and chair rails with several new profiles and accent features. The line gives designers the ability to achieve a rich look and bring the warmth of wood to facilities. Four new profiles are available, including a traditional wood handrail with standard grip, a classic twist on an old standby with a contemporary v-groove, and two new styles that offer a wood option for an existing vinyl handrail profile. In addition, interiors can be further enhanced with optional inserts, including solid wood, v-groove wood, IPC rigid sheet, flexible bumper and InPro PRISM® Solid Surface. Material options are natural and carbonized bamboo, red oak, maple or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ash.
Prism Solid Surface
For more information sign collections, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “sign collections”
NEW! Solid surface delivers grout-free beauty Now designers have a way to create attractive patterns and designs in solid surface wall cladding and wainscoting. In addition to smooth sheet, InPro PRISM® Decorative panels come in nine distinctive designs including square, beadboard and diamond patterns. In addition, five-inch-high Listellos come in four designs – Matrix, Diamond Accent, Tudor and Eclipse – giving designers the ability to enhance border treatments or add distinctive accents. InPro applies the design directly onto the PRISM sheet, which maintains the sheet’s non-porous integrity. Best of all, unlike porcelain or ceramic tile, there is no need for seaming caulks or grouts. PRISM Solid Surface offers broad color choices to match any décor. The easy-to-clean PRISM sheets do not promote the growth of mold or mildew – a perfect solution for vanity tops and shower and tub surrounds.
For more information on Prism, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “decorative panels”
For more information on Northern Hardwoods, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “Northern Hardwoods”
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A Welcoming Place
Fort Hays State University refurbishes Chuck's Place by Evan Bane Editor
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n the midst of the vast prairie in west central Kansas stands the town of Hays. As happened with many of the towns out West, Hays started as an Army post, Fort Hays, which also served as a railhead for shipping cattle and buffalo hides back east. Hays is also home to Fort Hays State University (FHSU), with its 4,500 on-campus students, and 1,200 on-campus residents. The university also boasts another 7,000 students enrolled in its virtual college program. Their athletic team's mascot is the Tigers, a fact that will play prevalently as this story goes on.
Shana Meyer, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
“I started looking at InPro's signage, but the more I saw of their product line, the more intrigued I got.”
Signage in IPC Expressions
Wiest Hall … home of Chuck's Place On-camps residential spaces include two apartment buildings and three residence halls, with a total of about 780 rooms. One of the largest dorms is Wiest Hall, which is coed-by floor and houses 330 students. The hall was named for Charles Fischer Wiest who served at FHSU from 1920-1948, and for which “Chuck's Place” is named. Chuck's is a student gathering place offering game tables, dartboards, a television alcove, a small snack bar, and a small kitchen for students to prepare special meals. The snack bar is open from 7:00 p.m.- midnight, but the space is open virtually around the clock for students to gather or study. Weekends are usually the time Chuck's is the busiest. “Chuck's Place is a hang out area,” said Brian Faust, director of residential life at FHSU. Getting “Tigerized” Shana Meyer, FHSU assistant vice president for Student Affairs, had a longtime goal of refurbishing Chuck's. And for good reason. The space had become very dated, with the equivalent of “dogs playing poker” in mural form on the walls. The space had become old and dark, and needed help. While attending a residence hall tradeshow, Shana stopped by InPro's booth, and ended up spending about 30 minutes there. “I started looking at InPro's signage, but the more I saw of their product line, the more intrigued I got,” said Shana. In conversation with the InPro staff, Shana came to realize that she could bring her vision for the Chuck's Place renovation to life. “We wanted to see Chuck's get 'Tigerized,” said Shana, and obvious reference to tying in the FHSU school mascot. Enter the Color and Design Center Shana worked with Kathy Krueger, InPro's senior designer, who heads up the company's Color and Design Center (CDC), a complimentary service InPro offers to customers and prospects. Kathy teamed with InPro’s Kansas Territory Manger, Mark Hewitt, who toured the space, then met with Shana to discuss her vision. “Kathy was able to draw more out of the space than we had ever imagined,” said Shana. “She helped us uncover new design ideas, and deliver a coordinated look for the space.” Part of Kathy's task was to bring InPro's branding ability to the FHSU project. “Our signage division prides itself on helping colleges and universities standardize and expand their brand,” said Larry Dronek, InPro's vice president of marketing. “We do that by merging school mascots, logos and colors into everything from interior signage to large wall-mounted murals and banners. Kathy then tied that into an overall décor and color scheme for Chuck's Place.” Shana said that, as the project evolved, Kathy worked with her and the FHSU staff to make changes. “I appreciated that Kathy was flexible, and accommodated some of the changes we made in our plans,” said Shana. FHSU facilities team handles install Delvin Bader, Facility Supervisor, and his team took over once the InPro products arrived on campus. He said his team was able to take on the Chuck's Place renovation as a “fill-in” project over two weeks. “Our guys started in, and found the installation to be fairly simple, Delvin said. He added that InPro's Interior Coatings were easy to apply. “We were covering over some paints and finishes that were very dark and had a lot of heavy patterns in them,” Delvin said. “The InPro coatings went on well. It took two coats, but I was impressed that it covered over that old paint.” continued pg. 17
School Pennant Signs
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Freight Tips: TIP: When ordering, think about who is going to unload the shipment and where. TIP: If you’re going to be the one unloading, specify that you want the order “Pack for hand unloading.” TIP: Request a hydraulic liftgate – this simple hydraulic tailgate makes unloading from trailer to ground a snap. TIP: Request flatbed delivery service – this optional service means a forklift travels right on the truck, the driver unloads the order and wheels it wherever you want it pre-positioned for construction. The supplier will then limit the weight of the boxes to make unloading more manageable.
Hauling Freight: Save time and money on shipments If you haven’t become an InPro customer yet, let us clue you in on one of our biggest strengths – we produce quality products FAST! We turn orders in an industry-crushing 6 days on average, and we’re the only company that offers 100 standard colors shipped in 10 days or less. Order from us and the products practically fly out the door. But … all that speed can go right out the window if you have special issues or needs once the truck arrives at your facility or jobsite. These little – or not so little – hiccups can mean headaches for you. CRM Magazine sat down with Mike Sekula, InPro’s vice president of distribution and Lynn Mack, InPro’s logistics manager, to discuss some simple tips to reduce delivery hassles and delays. Nuns don’t make good Teamsters We mean no disrespect to the many fine women who serve in a religious order. But a quick anecdote from InPro’s customer files shines a light on a potential headache. A group of nuns operates a nursing home. As part of a major renovation, the sisters ordered a large quantity of wall and door protection products from InPro. Let us stress again … a large quantity, meaning numerous heavy and bulky boxes of handrails, corner guards, wall guards, mounting hardware, and the like. The carrier arrived at the nursing home with a semi truck load, and asked, “Where’s the receiving dock, Sister?” “We don’t have one,” was the reply. As we understand it, it was quite the picture as a group of nuns climbed into the semi trailer and wrestled the cartons off the truck and into the nursing home. Dock to Dock is the standard Shipments are assumed to be from the supplier’s loading dock to another loading dock at the arrival location. Think of a standard trailer height of approximately 48 inches from the ground to the floor of the trailer – if you don’t have a dock at your delivery destination, there are several options you can ask for hydraulic liftgate service or flatbed delivery service, making your receipt of products more manageable.
TIP: When ordering, be sure to indicate the time you stop taking deliveries, for instance. “No deliveries after 4:00 p.m. local time.” TIP: Ask for a Service Call from the carrier 24 hours in advance of the delivery. This call simply makes sure you and the driver are on the same page. TIP: DO NOT sign the Delivery Receipt (bill of lading) until you have verified all containers in the shipment are there (i.e. 4 of 4 boxes), and that none of the boxes are damaged. If either of these conditions exist, clearly and boldly mark the receipt “Short” or “Damaged” before signing the document.
Timing is everything! If you’re in the construction business, it’s possible your jobsite closes by midafternoon. Not on every job, but many stop taking deliveries after a certain time. Or if you work for a large hospital, it’s likely your receiving staff knocks off work before the standard “end of day.” In either case, if the carrier finds a locked gate at the jobsite, or a closed receiving dock door, it means your order goes back to the freight terminal – that means delays, and a greater risk of lost items or damaged goods. There also could be re-delivery charges as well. “I cannot tell you the number of problems that are avoided by simply asking for a Service Call,” said Mack. “Service calls are free, and carriers like them, too, because they save their drivers’ a bunch of headaches.” Read and check before you sign! Speaking of loss and damage, here’s one final piece of advice: If you or your receiving staff signs the delivery receipt or bill of lading, you’ve just signed a legal document declaring that you accept the shipment. “I’m sure this happens thousands of times each day across the country: A receiving dock worker signs the receipt and sends Joe the driver on his way,” Sekula said. “A little later, your dock worker looks over the shipment and finds it’s one box short … or, one of the cartons is mangled and there are smashed parts hanging out.” “Don’t sign-off on the shipment until it’s thoroughly checked,” Sekula continued.
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Shoestring Renovations need the finishing touch: New expansion joint covers are icing on the cake
any facility maintenance staff members turn to InPro to help them spruce up a corridor or lobby area with many of our industry-leading wall and door protection products.
Instead of launching a major renovation, facilities can keep their building looking fresh and inviting by simply replacing worn out handrails, installing attractive kickplates on battered doors and mounting some new corner guards and cove base. A fresh coat of InPro Interior Coatings brightens any space. But, after you clean and hang the paint brushes, there’s one more quick fix to consider.
Floor joints take a beating The often-overlooked expansion joint helps your building handle the rigors of thermal and seismic movement. As we often say, you’ve likely walked over at least a half dozen expansion joints today and didn’t even notice. A properly installed expansion joint can give years, if not decades, of silent service. We encourage you to take a careful look around your facility paying particularly close attention to the expansion joint covers on the floor and walls. If you look closely, you might be surprised at the amount of wear and tear – things like scratches and gouges, and just general tread wear. After several years of hard traffic, those joint covers could end up pretty battered. So, for all the hard work in fixing and painting doors and walls, the corridor or space is left looking unfinished if a tired and worn out joint cover is left in place. Worse, if the joint cover has come loose due to heavy wheeled carts and other traffic, it could mean a noisier transition point or possible trip hazard. And it’s not just the floor joints – wall joints can also become scratched by carts and equipment. Flexible-seal joint systems can also show wear and tear. Over time, cleaning chemicals and traffic can take a toll, and the seal simply deteriorates.
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A simple solution InPro offers an extensive line of standard cover plate systems that are a simple retrofit over existing expansion joints. All come with pre-drilled counter-sunk holes for easy installation. Others are designed to accommodate various flooring finishes or uneven slab conditions. Custom finishes are available on some and others give a low sightline to enhance aesthetics. Don’t worry about a big job InPro knows that quick, shoestring renovations have to be done with little impact on patients or residents, and should have a minimal effect on the operational pace of the facility. That’s where replacement expansion joint covers really deliver – most cover replacements can be done in a few hours. You simply remove the old cover and either snap in or screw the new InPro joint cover in place. So, as you consider your next renovation project, don’t forget to put the icing on the cake – new expansion joint covers help you truly finish the job. To see InPro’s entire line of expansion joint systems, visit www.inprocorp.com and search for “expansion joints.” Or, just give us a call at 800.222.5556.
A new look for facilities on a shoestring budget
Where to find InPro specifications online InPro is expanding the availability and presence of our various specification documents. Architects and specification writers can locate our product specs here …
Sure, the economy is recovering, but folks are still watching the pennies. So, you still might not want to put out a lot of money for a major renovation. Ask InPro and we’ll tell you, “No problem!” With just a handful of our Interior Protection Products, you can deliver a new look for your facility, and keep it looking newer longer: InPro Interior Coatings – a fresh coat of our high-durability paint makes walls look like new. Rigid sheet or beadboard delivers beauty and protection in a wainscoting application. Kickplates can dress up door faces while covering past damage. Same goes for our door frame guards and door-edge protectors.
arcat.com Over 40,000 architects, engineers and specifiers rely on the accuracy and scope of the ARCAT Directory to easily specify manufacturers’ building products. Now, the ARCAT SpecWizard® automated specification writing system guides you through selecting and configuring a building product. It then assembles a specification in the CSI 3-part Format, based on the decisions you made when selecting and configuring the product. You can then download the specification for your project and your office master.
New cove/wall base can dress up a hallway. And … don’t forget that new expansion joint covers finish the job in style. You don’t have to break the bank to delivery a beautiful new look to your facility! Contact us today at 800.222.5556 and we’ll show you how.
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Products already in line with LEED® 2012 BioPolyPETG+™ blend poised to deliver a “hat trick”
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nPro Corporation has announced its BioPolyPETG+ blend green building products are already positioned for the next revision of the LEED® rating system scheduled for release in 2012. In November 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) released its draft version of the LEED 2012 rating system. InPro’s product would help architects meet the requirement for the newly drafted Bio Based Materials credit, as well as a proposed credit for recycled content in non-structural materials. InPro BioPolyPETG+ blend also contains 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content. “We applaud the USGBC for using the proposed 2012 revision to encourage innovation in material science,” said Phil Ziegler, InPro’s president. “And we’re quite pleased that our pioneering approach of combining biopolymer with both virgin and recycled PETG will now help contribute toward LEED credits. When you tack on the low-emitting properties that meet the current LEED EQ credit, BioPolyPETG+ blend delivers a hat trick.”
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In March 2010, InPro rolled out a new line of door and wall protection products made from a blend of biopolymer and reformulated PETG including recycled content. The products are marketed under the BioPolyPETG+ blend trade name. The products hold GREENGUARD® certification for Indoor Air Quality as well as the stricter GREENGUARD® Children and Schools seal. All of the raw materials used in their manufacturing process for the BioPolyPETG+ blend product line come from U.S. based suppliers. No materials are shipped in from overseas, keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum. The new BioPolyPETG+ blend holds an NFPA Class 1 fire rating. InPro’s blend of biopolymer and PETG does not contain PBTs. It also is BPA free. InPro uses PETG as a base and blends it with a plant-based biopolymer to give the materials high-impact resistance. The base PETG holds a Silver Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM.
InPro Delivers The Greenest Footprint Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, InPro products are manufactured, sold and shipped in the United States. When we chose our material supplier for our new BioPolyPETG+™ blend, we looked within our borders. There are only two PETG makers in the world … one in the USA, the other in Korea. InPro buys its base polymers right here. Think about the carbon footprint the other manufacturer leaves behind shipping from Korea to the U.S.! Buy U.S. made EnviroGT™ products from InPro to support U.S. jobs, energy conservation and better service with faster lead times.
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St. Anthony Hospital
Architects: Rees Associates, Inc., Oklahoma City General Contractor: Various
Oklahoma City, OK
Extensive five-year, $220 million campus renovation and revitalization, which includes: • Expanding and developing St. Anthony Campus and revitalizing our surrounding MidTown neighborhood • Improving facilities such as our $30 million Surgery Center, new Medical Office Building and East Entrance Plaza • Adding state-of-the art equipment and technology • Renovating patient floors and treatment areas • Recruiting physicians • Developing a medical business corridor linking St. Anthony and the Oklahoma Health Center
St. Anthony engaged in an major floor-by-floor renovation of its inpatient areas, as well as The Concourse – a pedestrian passageway network linking several buildings on the campus. In addition, the behavioral medicine center had an extensive renovation of the inpatient spaces. InPro products used: • Extensive use of wall and door protection products to eliminate repainting, which happened as often as twice a year. • InPro 800 handrail was used in elevators to reduce cart and gurney damage. • Valences provided the finishing touch to the warm décor in patient rooms. • InPro Solid Surface shower surrounds and receptors were installed in bathrooms in the behavioral medicine inpatient and residential program rooms – fully integrated bathroom fixtures were designed to reduce maintenance and eliminate suicide potential. For more information on these products and more, visit inprocorp.com, or call 800.222.5556.
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St. Anthony is outfitted with IPC rigid sheet, corner guards, handrails, cubicle track & curtains, draperies and PRISM® shower surrounds.
InPro joins the Pebble Project PAS S P O R T
n a move designed to further position the company on the leading edge of evidence-based design in healthcare environments, InPro Corporation today announced it is the first Passport member of the Pebble Project, a leading initiative founded by The Center for Health Design (CHD). The Pebble Project is a research initiative of The Center for Health Design and selected healthcare providers. The purpose of the work is to create change in the healthcare industry by providing researched and documented examples of healthcare facilities whose design has made a difference in improving patient and staff outcomes, as well as operating efficiency. Becoming a Passport member allows industry firms to learn about
the latest Pebble Project research developments and network with a community of forward-thinking peers. "We're extremely pleased to be joining the Pebble Project Passport," said Mark Alan, InPro's senior vice president of product management and development. "The folks at CHD were gracious enough to invite us to one of their recent colloquiums, and we gained amazing new insights into some of the cutting-edge issues and research going on within the Pebble Project studies. "I foresee a tremendous long-term relationship that will allow InPro to engage in new product design that will mesh with the innovative design thinking coming out of Pebble's healthcare providers, architects and other researchers," Alan said.
Committed to manufacturing excellence Company uses state grant to begin new round of employee training
nPro Corporation in cooperation with Waukesha (Wis.) County Technical College (WCTC) has launched a new round of onsite skills-based education for company personnel. InPro has enrolled 22 students in the High-Performance Manufacturing course held at InPro and taught by WCTC instructors. The once-a-week classes began in December and will run until June of this year. InPro and the WCTC instructors use a curriculum and textbook developed by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a nationwide, industry-led organization that focuses on the core knowledge and skills needed by production workers in the nation’s advanced manufacturing sector. A Wisconsin Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant is funding the MSSC classes, and is also being used for employee education in the areas of logistics certification, critical workforce skills and leadership training. A total of 52 InPro employees are enrolled in the three additional programs. “Not all of this training will lead to a certification like the MSSC,” said Jennifer Zilvetti, vice president of employee development. “But, we see tremendous benefits for InPro accruing from the enhancement of workforce skills and the development of future leaders.” Four areas of manufacturing expertise Students in the High-Performance Manufacturing course will receive comprehensive training in the areas of: • Quality and Continuous Improvement • Safety • Manufacturing Process and Production • Maintenance Awareness
Upon completion, students receive a certificate from InPro, and they have the option of sitting for a national examination leading to the MSSC Production Technician certification. “We preach much of this every day here at InPro, but with this course, we really give our employees a solid understanding of the core principles and best practices of high-performance manufacturing operation,” said Glenn Kennedy, executive vice president of plant operations. “If they take the MSSC exam, pass it and get their national certificate that will be an added bonus for both them and us – they gain marketable skills, and our company gains an evengreater competitive edge. “As far as I know, there isn’t another company in Wisconsin that is going at MSSC certification as aggressively as we are,” Kennedy added.
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Design on our FREE interior design services from InPro Interiors InPro Interiors picks up the tab for your next renovation project by providing complementary interior design solutions – just like we did for Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. We worked with Fort Hays to integrate door and wall protection solutions with university colors, logos and mascots to transform a drab common area into a welcoming, student-friendly environment. InPro Interiors will work with you to select color-coordinated products, including door & wall protection, decorative surfaces, ADA signage and cubicle curtains…absolutely free! Before
Read about the complete Fort Hays renovation on pg. 6
To request a FREE design consultation visit inprocorp.com/requestinfo or call 800.222.5556 to learn more
Shown actual size: 1/4" thickness
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in PRISM® Solid Surface Sandbar
Fort Hays story continued from page 7 Commons Area with PRISM® Solid Surface Tables
When asked about assembling the new wall art, Delvin said that went pretty smooth, too. “InPro gave us a template for the 'Welcome' and “Fort Hays State University wall signs. They went up fairly easily,” he said. Shana added that the FHSU Tiger logo is quite complex. “That's not a simple logo,” Shana said, “but InPro captured it exactly.” Night and day difference With the work completed, students and staff have seen a definite improvement. “Chuck's is now more inviting, it's more like home,” said Beth Steffen, Wiest Hall Director. “And we're seeing more student groups gather at Chuck's. We have international students who now come here for their English conversation 'corner' because the director of that program loves the new space,” Beth said. “The color scheme of the space is more like you'd see in someone's home,” added Shana. Brian Faust, the residential life director, said that more people are stopping over to see the “new” space. “We 're seeing more people touring Chuck's,” Brian said. “Ideally, I'm hoping this becomes a stop on campus tours. It'd be nice for prospective students and their parents to see this place.”
Signage in IPC Expressions
“That’s not a simple logo but InPro captured it exactly.”
To learn more about how InPro's Color and Design Center can help your facility, visit inprocorp.com and click on the “Design Service” tab toward the top of the screen, or call 800.222.5556.
What is a wavy edge?
The unique, complementary S-shaped curve creates a flush seam as two panels are brought together. You benefit by maintaining a flat seam appearance along the entire vertical plane, particularly where the wall may fluctuate.
Ordering wall panels? Catch the wave and request a wavy edge seam. Call your sales representative today at 800.222.5556 for more information!
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Simple, functional and numerous beautiful options InPro’s 900 series of handrails all feature a round surface for easy gripping ability. Starting with the simple 900 design, you have numerous finish options, including rigid vinyl in hundreds of colors and patterns, full-wrap woodgrain laminate or beautiful natural woods, including bamboo red oak, maple, ash and unfinished poplar (model HR9).
What’s happening? Now they know! Keep residents up to date on all the activities you have planned with an InPro Activity Calendar. This month-at-a-glance calendar comes in two sizes, and features 35 clear magnetized window panels for easy updating. Need more room? Optional expansion boards are available. Custom styles available. For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “activity calendar”
Shield™ Antibacterial Fabrics save money More and more hospital and infection control professionals are making Shield™ Antimicrobial Fabrics part of their protocol. Shield fabrics have been proven to eliminate microbes, and deliver superior stain resistance. Ask InPro for a copy of the Westchester Medical Center case study on Shield fabrics for cubicle curtains in their patient rooms – the results may surprise you!
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “HR9”
ADA-compliant Shower Receptor InPro’s PRISM® Shower Receptor features an integral water barrier that prevents seepage behind or under the base. Made from PRISM Solid Surface and available in 10 colors, its textured top surface helps reduce slips and falls. Custom sizes up to 25 sq. ft. (maximum mold size is 90” by 114”) are also available, and you can choose any drain location. PRISM Solid Surface is easy to clean, non-porous and does not promote growth of mold, mildew or bacteria.
Call InPro at 877.780.0034 to request a memo sample of Shield Fabric
Oh, yeah … it can take it InPro’s 615 series exterior expansion joint allows for fluid seismic movement during joint expansion and contraction. The Santoprene seal is field heat weldable for weather-tight transitions, and the seal barbs provide secure engagement in the frame, making installation easier.
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “243”
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For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “receptor”
Seismic wall joint system Quicker, safer privacy curtain change-outs With InPro’s Safety Loading Unit, your housekeeping staff doesn’t need to get a ladder or step stool – simply unlock and lower the cubicle track right from the floor, then slide off the old curtain and slide on the new. Curtain change-outs are completed up to 25% faster, and there’s no risk of reach or slip injuries.
InPro’s 243 series drywall and flush mount seismic wall joint system accommodates large joint widths with narrow sightlines for minimal aesthetic interruption. The centering bar system eliminates an expensive pantograph for extra-wide joints, plus the bar and compression spring assembly repositions the pan after seismic movement.
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “243”
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “safety loading unit”
Tired of door damage? Call us! We have an easy fix – durable kickplates from InPro. Numerous styles, material choices and colors let you protect interior doors with kickplates cut to your specifications for a perfect fit. The factory beveled edges provide a finished look, and they install easily with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing.
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “kickplate”
Wavy is groovy! InPro developed a new wavy edge for wall panels to provide easier and more beautifully finished solid surface panel seaming. The S-curve edge creates a flush seam as two vertical panels are brought together. The complimentary curves fit together to maintain a flat seam where the wall may fluctuate.
For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “wavy edge”
A classy way to say, “Thanks!” With InPro Donor Boards, you have a beautiful way to publicly thank those people who support your organization. The S460 Donor Board holds up to 100 magnetic nameplates, which are available in brushed gold or brushed silver. The main board measures 27” high by 36” wide. Expansion boards for up to 30 additional names are also available. Custom styles available. For more information, call 877.780.0034 or visit inprocorp.com and search for “donor board”
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