Thomas Industrial Coatings has the privilege to be part of engineering history, serving as the industrial coatings subcontractor for the Huey P. Long Bridge expansion in Jefferson, Louisiana.
The depression-era bridge is being expanded with additional lanes. The project is being carried out using two methods – the stick-build method and a new, innovative technique known as the span-by-span method. This latter method involves pre-assembled span sections constructed on barges and hoisted into position using massive jacks.
Thomas Industrial Coatings is one of the subcontractors on the job, providing painting and bridge coating services. The company is privately held and based in Pevely, Missouri. The company has opened offices in Kansas City, New Orleans and Chicago.