Michigan International Speedway
The Michigan International Speedway was originally expanded in 1986, using galvanized steel. Because of the outstanding performance of the galvanized coating 20 years later, the recent expansion was also galvanized. In addition to the outstanding corrosion performance and quality of the previous galvanized steel, the old and new galvanizing match well, creating a uniform appearance, unlike paints that fade and deteriorate. The owner required a unique, customized design to include luxury boxes, stairways, and elevator shafts, without compromising the integrity of the seating for the general public. As all of the pieces were custom fit and unique, the galvanizer tagged the separate pieces to ease the erection of the structure. The total project comprised 800 tons of galvanized steel, including structural and other miscellaneous pieces. The new galvanized expansion will blend well with the previous galvanized structure, and provide the owner and public with an aesthetically pleasing speedway that will last for decades.