CASE STUDY – AEROSTRUCTURE MANUFACTURER
Vought Aircraft develops and manufactures major airframe structures for military and commercial use worldwide. The new facility in North Charleston, South Carolina is responsible for the construction of carbon fiber fuselage sections for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which was unveiled for the first time on July 8, 2007.
For this 334,000 square foot “state of the art” manufacturing plant, Kalman Floor Company was called upon to install a Seamless Concrete® (SC®) slab with a special, light-reflective monolithic finish.
Because Kalman SC® slabs have 80% fewer joints than conventional portland cement concrete slabs, there are fewer locations for floor failure. In addition, the remaining joints are armored with 3/8” x 2” steel bar to provide protection against joint breakdown.
Eliminating joints, plus the unique properties of Seamless Concrete® also reduces curling so the floor stays flatter than conventional concrete floors. These features provide Vought with a long lasting floor, low maintenance costs, and higher productivity.