Boeing is one of the largest aircraft companies in the world. Located 40 kilometers north of Seattle, the Everett plant has a workforce of around 30,000 engaged in the manufacture of the wide-body Boeing 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner airliners. The production site was built in 1968 and has been continually expanded ever since. In addition to an airport with takeoff and landing runways reserved solely for Boeing test flights, the facility also includes the largest building in the world in terms of volume.
Sika Sarnafil® as benchmark
Troy Gamba works at Everett. He has been with Boeing for 29 years and is today an in-house roof consultant. His job is to prepare roof specifications and support the aircraft company when it comes to planning roof renovations and choosing materials. Troy Gamba is responsible for sourcing and installing the best solutions offering good value for money and he is familiar with virtually every roof at Boeing. Today most of the roofs are protected with thermoplastic membranes. Boeing first used Sika Sarnafil® roofing membranes in 1996, and since then 91 projects have been completed using Sika Sarnafil® products.
Good for Boeing
Sika must repeatedly prove itself since Boeing is required to put these projects out to tender. The reason that Sika Sarnafil® solutions are frequently chosen is because of the close project supervision and training that Sika provides. At Everett, no Sika Sarnafil® roofs have needed to be patched up or subsequently modified. Furthermore, the first roof membrane, installed in 1996, is still functional. Other products from the wide range of Sika solutions are also used on the Boeing roofs in addition to waterproofing membranes, such as different types of accessories. Long service life, attractive cost-effectiveness, and flexible application of the roofing systems - along with quality customer service, are key attributes of Sika Sarnafil®. Troy Gamba is proud of his work and of his employer. He does what is good for the company, to ensure its success. And Sika feels honored to have been providing roofing systems to Boeing in numerous projects for more than two decades.