By , December 8, 2012
Kevin Young

Hey everybody!

It’s been a few weeks, so I figured I’d give you a quick update on what’s been happening around the shop.  Fun Spot progress continues, as the first powder-coated steel has arrived on site in Florida.  Another truck has left the shop for powder-coating, and we are already working to get material ready for a third.  I’m not exactly sure how many trucks it will take to finish this project off, but rest assured that these first two only scratch the surface.

One thing that GCII really allows the interns to do is make contact with several of our vendors.  I was sent to the powder-coater to load the first truck headed to Fun Spot, and given responsibility to make sure things were loaded and packaged properly.  Since this is a first-time deal for everyone involved, there are still several kinks to be worked out, and I had to straighten some of them out myself on this particular trip.  As far as I’m concerned, all of these kinks center around getting the steel to Fun Spot in the most perfect condition possible.  We have to consider the fork lift moving it around, the steel shifting around in the bundle itself, and finally the cribbing the steel rests on in the truck bed.  Our guys are working hard with the powder-coater to make this happen, and I hope the finished product will reflect that work.

Well, that’s the vast majority of what I’ve been up to the last 2 weeks at the shop.  This week will be my final week here in Sunbury, and I will be back with a final wrap-up of my experience here in the next couple of weeks.


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