Dallas Schools Install Scranton Products’ Bathroom Partitions

DALLAS — Scranton Products is working with the Dallas School System to install bathroom partitions in 14 new elementary, middle and high schools.

In May 2008, Dallas citizens approved a $1.35 billion bond program. The program was designed to reshape the school district through the completion of 61 separate projects. The district will replace several dated facilities and repurpose numerous others with the latest technologies and sustainable features.

Bathroom partitions from Scranton Products were among the many products specifically selected to meet these needs. The school system chose Hiny Hiders Paisley Color and EX texture.

“A textured finish was desired by the district, because they noticed reduced vandalism,” said Karl Prinz of WRA Architects in Dallas.

Scranton Products partitions also met other criteria cited by the city for its new school bathrooms. The installations are designed not to rust or delaminate and resist dents, scratches, graffiti, corrosion, mildew and moisture.

The initiative included building the new George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School, which officially opened in Addison, Texas, in August 2011, and the William Hardin Adamson High School replacement project, which is slated for completion the summer of 2012.

“The planning was extensive for each of the school bond projects and included designs that were not only innovative, but also enduring and aesthetically pleasing,” says Prinz, who was the project manager for George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School. “As a result, all the materials were chosen for their ability to comfortably blend into the facility’s modern design, while withstanding the daily use of elementary school students.”

Jason Mellard, who served as architect on the $49 million Adamson High School replacement effort, agreed with the assessment. As an inner-city school, Adamson will have the capacity for 1,300 students in grades nine through 12 when its doors open for the 2012-13 school year.

“Durability was certainly an important consideration when we planned this project,” explains Mellard. “That’s why the Scranton products partitions were chosen by the district for installation throughout the school system. They are exceptionally tough and with the proper support are virtually impossible to rip from the floors.”