Starlite Updates Three Schools in the Company's Hometown
Starlite urges all of its customers, including schools and other entertainment venues, to schedule rigging and safety inspections performed by ETCP certified riggers, at least yearly. There is compelling evidence to do so, as quite often these inspections reveal outdated, poorly designed or downright unsafe systems. This was recently the case with the Moorestown Township School District, just minutes away from Starlite's headquarters in New Jersey.
The District engaged Starlite in early June to perform rigging and safety inspections, which revealed obsolete systems and several potentially serious safety concerns, at which point school officials agreed that it was time for an overhaul at three schools within the District -- The Upper Elementary School, the William Allen Middle School, and the Moorestown High School.
Since all three properties needed to be complete by the beginning of the new school year, Starlite needed to get to work straightaway. Starlite's design-build team collaborated with Garrison Architects on the design-phase who enlisted New Road Construction Management to keep the project on track.
Once Starlite's completed designs were approved, the team got to work removing the outdated rigging systems and proceeded to install all new rigging and complete sound reinforcement systems in all three schools.
Additionally, Starlite outfitted the Upper Elementary School and the High School with extensive theatrical lighting technology enhancements. "Since we travel quite often, it was great to be able to perform these much-needed improvements in our own community," states Conor Hadden, Starlite's project manager for this project. He continues "Although the schedule was tight for the nearly million dollar project, the integration team completed all of the renovations and updates as promised, in time for the new school year, where the students and staff will enjoy all the latest technology upgrades."