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Turlock Company’s Products Used To Repair Capitol Dome In Washington D.C.

October 23, 2019


. NECKS ARE BEING BRENT, STRETCHED AND TWISTED. VISITORS ARE GETTING LOOK AT A RESTORATION PROJECT. ADRIAN IS JOINING US WITH THE LOCAL COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE FACELIFT. THIS IS TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING. THEY’RE BASED IN TURLOCK AND THEY WERE TAPPED TO DO STITCHING TO HELP REPAIR MORE THAN A THOUSAND CRACKS IN THE CAST IRON DOME. IT’S MAKING BIG CONTRIBUTION TO HISTORY. AFTER NEARLY # 50 YEAR, SCIENCE OF WEAR AND TEAR ARE NO MORE THANKS TO TURLOCK’S LOCK AND STITCH. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. Reporter: THIS GROUP WAS APLANCK THE FIRST TO SEE THE COMPANY’S CAST IRON WORK AT THE CAPITAL DOME. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE THEY WERE BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO SEE GEORGE WASHINGTON ASCENDING INTO HEAVEN. IT WAS SCOTT PELLEY WHO SCORED THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE. STEVEN AIRS IS THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITAL. HE’S HELPED COORDINATE THE RESTORATION CRUISE OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. IT’S BEAUTIFUL FROM THE GROUND BUT WHEN YOU GET UP CLOSE THERE IS RUST AND BROKEN PIECES. SOME OF THESE ARE 40, 60, 80- POUND PIECES. ARE HOVERING NEARLY 300 FEET FROM THE GROUND, THE LOCK AND STITCH TEAM FIXED 1300 CRACKS CAUSED BY RAIN, SNOW AND SHEET AT THEIR HOME BASE IN 2013, COMPANY CEO GARY REID SHOWED US WHAT WAS DONE. THEY’RE HERE AND WE DRIVE THEM DOWN WITH A HAMMER. THEY CREATE A GRIP ON THE SURROUNDING MATERIAL. Reporter: A LABOR OF LOVE WITH LOCAL ELLE BOW GREECE, NOW KEEPING THIS LANDMARK IN TIP TOP SHAPE. THE U.S. CAPITOL DOME IS THE BIGGEST PROJECT LOCK AND STITCH HAS EVER WORKED ON. HOW FASCINATING. SO THIS GROUP FROM TURLOCK WENT OUT THERE AND BROUGHT THE PIECES TOGETHER. YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE OVER # 50 YEARS. WITH ALL OF THE RAIN AND SNOW AND EVERYTHING THEY SEE IN WASHINGTON D.C. THERE WAS A LOT OF DAMAGE. YOU COULDN’T SEE IT WITH A

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  • Reply Sabah Khoshaba February 17, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Good job Gerry.

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