Fabricating sign stanchions for the new Atlanta braves stadium

Posted by Tom McDevitt on May 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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A recent project we fabricated for a customer of Mark Metals for the Atlanta Braves new stadium really showcased our welding, material handling, and blast/paint capabilities. 

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The fabrication job was a pretty straightforward job of welding 8 inch square tubing with some cross beams and end caps.

For this particular job, there are (5) sections. Each section is constructed primarily of 5/16 x 8 x 8 square tubing and dimensionally are as follows:

Upper “Burst” Section – 8 x 119-1/2 x 294” @ ~1575lbs

Lower “Burst” Section – 8 x 80-1/2 x 330” @ ~2800lbs

“Sun” Section – 8 x 117 x 485-7/8” @ ~3125lbs

“Trust” Section – 8 x 117 x 485-19/32” @ ~3390lbs

“Park” Section – 8 x 117 x 477-5/8” @ ~3075lbs

We previously completed some beam support sections for this frame, which were also painted at Rose. That was one piece of W18 x 50, with baseplate 224” long @ ~930lbs, and (3) pieces 140” long @ 585lbs each.

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The stanchions are transferred from our production facility via crane to a trailer with special trusses that have pointed supports to suspend the pieces so that there can be almost 100% blast and paint coverage.

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After the stanchions are bead blasted, the first coat is primer. Our paint booth capacity is 25 feet wide, 20 feet tall, by 65 feet long.

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Here is a look at one of the structures inside the paint booth. The lighting is state of the art to make sure we ensure even coverage.

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Here are a few of the stanchions with the final paint color ready to ship. They are stacked with wood in between them to make sure the paint does not get scratched.

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Contact us the next timw you need something really big fabricated and painted.

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