Longburn Adventist College near Palmerston North recently relocated the school’s food tech lab teaching area to be adjacent to the 260-pupil school’s dining room and commercial kitchen.
The new fit-out required numerous units including long bench spaces. Roger Marshall, property manager for the school’s proprietor, The NZ Seventh-day Adventist Schools Association Ltd, says he knew exactly who to call when he found the local unit makers unable to supply benchtops within the school’s time frame.
Resco Compact Laminate ablution and toilet cubicles are already in place in some of their 16 schools throughout New Zealand says Roger: “Resco are a great company to deal with, we have an excellent long-term relationship with them. They give very good service – in this case at short notice and they delivered on time – and the product is top quality.”
Roger says both he and Resco’s product specialist Troy Henriques are confident the 13mm Compact Laminate panel used for the benches will provide superior durability and heat resistance compared to the school’s previous benches.
Of equal importance is the ease of cleaning and the Antibac properties of the panel says Roger. All Resco Compact Laminate products contain anti-microbial technology that continuously destroys bacteria, for the lifetime of the panel. Troy says: “Resco can supply specialised lab benches, ChemLab and BioLab, but we know the Compact Laminate food tech benchtops at Longburn Adventist College will be tough, impervious to water and very hygenic in such a high use food preparation environment.”
The 13mm Resco Compact Laminate panel in place at the school’s food tech lab is “Laminex Oyster Linea”, as specified by the project’s architect.