Bahamas Striping Group of Companies, despite expanding the offerings under its umbrella, continues to take on big road striping projects, according to the company’s Managing Director Allen Albury, who said the firm was contracted to place the road markings to guide vehicular traffic in and out of Fusion Superplex’s driveway.
Albury said Bahamas Striping was integral in helping to design the redirected traffic flow at the entrance to Fusion, which includes a small roundabout to usher vehicles into Fusion’s driveway from the southbound lane of Gladstone Road, and a lane to merge traffic off of Gladstone Road into Fusion’s driveway from the northbound lane.
“There have been some traffic changes that have taken place,” said Albury. “We are marking the roads, delineating the lanes and putting in the reflective road studs or cat eyes.”
He added that Bahamas Striping is using its thermoplastic paint with reflective glass beads to put the lines in the road, so that the lines will be brighter and more apparent to drivers at night.
“It will make for a safer transit,” said Albury.
He said striping is still at the core of Bahamas Striping’s business, though the company has grown to include a small business investment arm as well, and is now looking into commercial chicken farming.
Albury explained that the company has been doing much more striping business in private communities and in the parking lots of its corporate clients.
Director and Legal Counsel of Fusion Superplex Tecoyo Bridgewater said the road work is part of Fusion’s ongoing development; support was offered by the Ministry of Public Works.
“We are just playing a role to provide what is necessary for the motoring public, to provide safe passage into the facility,” he said.
For the project, Bahamas Striping was able to bring on several part-time staff members recommended through the Department of Labour, the company’s Vice President of Operations and Human Resources Frederica Sturrup said.
“We went through a list of 20 individuals and now have a group of four guys brand new to the industry,” she said.
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