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McGrath Associates to design/build U.S. Paint warehouse

mcgrath uspaintU.S. Paint, a developer and manufacturer of customized automotive and industrial paints and coatings, has contracted McGrath & Associates to design/build a new $5 million warehouse at its facility in downtown St. Louis.

McGrath will work in two phases to replace an existing warehouse with a 33,000-square-foot building while the manufacturing facility remains operational. During phase one, McGrath will erect a new pre-engineered metal building to provide new office space, a maintenance shop, a battery charging area and storage for raw materials. A connecting link will tie the new building into an existing manufacturing building to allow covered access for forklift truck traffic.

During phase two, the existing raw materials warehouse will be demolished and a new building erected to provide space for a quality control lab and liquid materials storage.

U.S. Paint, which employs 70 people, was the first company in the U.S. to sell urethane coatings and has developed new technologies for resins and multi-coat application. The company was acquired last year by the Japanese company Kansai Paint.

About Mcgrath

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. McGrath is ranked among the largest general contractors in St. Louis and was named 2016 “General Contractor of the Year” by the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council, an award the company has received six times out of 19 nominations. McGrath is a member of the Associated General Contractors and the St. Louis Construction OSHA Partnership. Visit

— The Illinois Business Journal

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