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Multi-Million-Dollar Casino Flooring Project Benefits from INSTALL Professionals’ Exclusive Training

December 11th, 2008 | Category: Training

[reprint from INSTALL Liberty Bell Group e-News]

To prepare for the flooring component of a major eastern Pennsylvania casino construction project, instructors for INSTALL Philadelphia & Vicinity Floor Covering Professionals are planning a series of training and certification sessions to prepare for the work. Technical and education experts from the makers of the KOOLGLIDE carpet seaming iron, Impax Technology Group, trained and certified local INSTALL instructor Steve Raisner to be qualified to present the training and certification test. The result of this project will be INSTALL flooring professionals who are ready to hit the ground running when the casino’s flooring jobs site opens.

“There will be an incredible amount of high-end carpet, such as Ulster Axminster, to be installed throughout the casino complex, and we will be using the KoOOLGLIDE technique to seam the carpet,” said Patrick McGinley, coordinator of the INSTALL Philadelphia & Vicinity Floor Covering Professionals. “Our flooring installers are already familiar with this new technique, but we want to hone our skills so that the job is done completely to the customer’s satisfaction.”

The customer, the Sands Bethworks, is an estimated $879 million sprawling facility being built on the former Bethlehem Steel land in Bethlehem, PA. Owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the 126- acre campus will include a casino, 300-room hotel, concert hall, restaurants, upscale retail and 1,200 loft apartments.

INSTALL Philadelphia contractor Metro Design Center is a primary flooring contractor for the casino project. The company will rely on flooring professionals from the INSTALL Philadelphia program to complete the work. Three training sessions – two in the Lehigh Valley and one in Philadelphia – will be held over the next two months in preparation for a January start.

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