Fremont Ross High School Features Spectator Seating, Casework, and More

The new Fremont Ross High School was a collaboration between TDA Architects and Gilbane Construction encompassing 192,000 square feet on the former high school site. This new school, also housing Career Tech students, includes several scopes of work provided by Farnham Equipment Company.  FEC provided and installed gymnasium athletic equipment and custom team seating, telescoping bleachers, auditorium seating, casework,…

General Sherman Boasts New Gyms, Classrooms and More for Lancaster Schools

Project Name: General Sherman Junior High SchoolOwner: Lancaster City SchoolsArchitect: Schorr ArchitectsCMR: Summit ConstructionScope: Provide and Install Telescopic Bleachers, Educational and Science Lab Casework, Outdoor Grandstands and Athletic EquipmentCompletion: Summer 2020 General Sherman Junior High School is the newest addition to the Lancaster City School District. The construction of this 107,000 square foot building for grades 6-8 completed in…

Cleveland Metropolitan School District | John F. Kennedy High School

Project Name: John F. Kennedy High School Owner: Cleveland Metropolitan School District Architect: Moody Nolan CMR: A.M. Higley and John G. Johnson Construction Company Scope: Provide and Install Telescopic Bleachers, Athletic Equipment, Laboratory and Educational Casework Completion Date: July 2020 John F. Kennedy High School is the newest addition to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Throughout the building, you…

Spring Cleaning in the Classroom: Laminate & Epoxy

Plastic Laminate Casework


We’ve discussed spring cleaning for indoor telescopic bleachers and outdoor grandstands, now let’s take a walk into the classrooms and talk Casework and Millwork, more specifically, plastic laminate.

The high-rated durability of thermofused and high-pressure laminate make it much easier to care for than real wood, ensuring years of quality performance.

Basic Maintenance for Laminate:

  • Routinely clean surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge, and a mild soap or detergent.
  • Stubborn stains, such as coffee, can be removed with a household cleaner and soft bristled brush. If the mark persists, use a baking soda and water paste with a soft bristled brush.
  • Undiluted bleach or nail polish remover can be used if the above steps do not remove the mark, but should sit no more than two minutes to avoid damaging the surface.
  • Surfaces can be disinfected with a 10% bleach / 90% water solution. Apply the solution and wipe surface dry.  Deep textures may require more drying to ensure the solution is wiped away.

Things to Avoid:

  • Laminate surfaces are incredibly durable but can be damaged by misuse. Avoid the missteps below to enjoy the long life-cycle of your laminate products!
  • Avoid forceful scrubbing, especially if the surface has a gloss finish.
  • Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage laminate surfaces; do not use them.
  • Hot pans and heat-producing appliances, such as an electric skillet, when set directly upon countertops can damage the surface. Use a heat shield, hot pad or trivet to protect the surface.

Science Labs

What About Epoxy Resin Tops?

Care for Epoxy Resin is similar to Plastic Laminate in the sense that you don’t want to use abrasive materials and forceful scrubbing as they will diminish the finish. With any spill, the sooner you wipe it up, the better and use a damp soft cloth or sponge. Mild soaps, again, similar to Plastic Laminate are best. For a more natural clean, you can combine vinegar and water. Treating your tops with a weekly or monthly mineral oil polish will revive the finish.

Elder High School Science Lab Renovation

  Project Name: Elder High School Owner: Elder High School Architect: KZF Design General Contractor: Monarch Construction Company Scope: Materials & Installation of Science Lab Casework Completion: August 2017 Farnham Equipment Company was part of Elder High School’s building renovation, providing and installing ICI Scientific’s (Campbell Rhea) Science Lab Casework in three labs. Finished in the standard Empire Maple, the Science Labs included black…

Ashland City School District | Reagan Elementary School & Ashland Middle School

Plastic Laminate Casework

  Facility: Reagan Elementary School & Ashland Middle School – Ashland, OH Architect: VSWC Architects – Mason, OH Construction Manager: Hammond Construction – Canton, OH Contractor: Mid American Construction – Cleveland, OH Sub-Contractor: Farnham Equipment Company Ashland City School District held their grown breaking ceremony April 28, 2014 for the new Reagan Elementary School and Ashland Middle School and opened the doors…

Zane State College Advanced Science & Technical Center

Wood Casework

  Facility: Advanced Science & Technical Center – Zane State College Architect: SHP Leading Design – Columbus, OH Construction Manager: Quandel Construction Group, Inc.  – Westerville, OH Contractor: Robertson Construction Services, Inc. – Heath, OH Sub-Contractor: Farnham Equipment Company Specification Sections: #066500 Solid Polymer Fabrications #123200 Manufactured Wood Casework #123553 Laboratory Casework After breaking ground in September 2012, Zane State College is hosting their Grand Opening Ceremony…

Elgin K-12 – Marion, OH

Plastic Laminate Casework

  Facility: Elgin K-12 School – Elgin Local School District, OH Architect:  Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc. – Celina, OH Construction Manager: Turner Construction – Columbus, OH Contractor: Adena Corporation – Mansfield, OH Sub-Contractor: Farnham Equipment Company Elgin Local School District started the 2013-2014 school year with a new building dedication on September 1st. Farnham Equipment Company provided Steven’s Casework for this project and featured Hussey Seating Company…