Rust-Oleum Helps Beautify & Protect Kenosha Bridges

Vernon Hills, IL – Rust-Oleum Corporation, a leading manufacturer of protective paints and coatings for the residential and industrial markets, recently donated more than 185 gallons of Rust-Oleum Industrial  Choice5200 System DTM Acrylic Enamel and Rust-Oleum Mathys Pegarust to protect and beautify three overpasses in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“The Sheridan Road overpass, the 60th Street overpass and the 52nd Street overpass had not been painted in more than 20 years and were in need of resurfacing,” said Daniel Whitefoot, Civil Engineer for the City of Kenosha, Department of Public Works. “We are very thankful for the generous donation. Rust-Oleum is a recognized leader in protective coatings worldwide and manufactures the highest quality and best performing products. We are confident that the coatings donated for the Kenosha project will both beautify and protect our bridges for years to come.”

According to Jeff Kistler, Vice President of Marketing for Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands, the decision to donate Rust-Oleum coating solutions for the bridge resurface was an easy one.

“Rust-Oleum is dedicated to giving back to our communities and helping in any way we can to improve the quality of life,” said Kistler. “The fact that so many Rust-Oleum employees call Kenosha their home, made the decision to donate an easy one. It’s exciting when those who play a part in getting our products into the market can see first-hand the end results of what they do every day.”

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, Rust-Oleum has occupied a 600,000-square-foot distribution center on 50th Street since December 2008 and has 80 full time employees at its Kenosha location.

Rust-Oleum Industrial Choice 5200 System DTM Acrylic Enamels in Safety Blue and Dunes Tan were selected to coat the bridges’ fascia fronts. 5200 System is a break-through low VOC, high performance acrylic formulation that outperforms competitive industrial acrylics with its superior corrosion resistance and color retention that will keep the Kenosha overpasses protected and looking beautiful for years to come.

The bridges’ columns and support girders were resurfaced with Rust-Oleum Mathys Pegarust coating. Built tough to withstand even the most aggressive environments, Pegarust is recognized for its flexibility and superior protection against corrosion and rust and is specified worldwide to protect bridges, coastal structures, stadiums, roofs and tank exteriors.