Rousseau products supporting science and knowledge

TELUS World of Science wanted to modernize its facilities using colorful and safe products. It all needed to fit harmoniously with the building's existing look and feel.

Challenge

Upgrade their workshop with colorful and safe products for multi-age persons.

Objective

Create a unique storage solution to match the center's aesthetics.

Rousseau solution

The TELUS World of Science in Edmonton is a multi-discipline learning center, featuring several themed learning galleries, a planetarium, an IMAX theatre and unique visiting exhibits. The facility caters to children of all ages and adults alike with their creative presentations and exhibits. One such exhibit is the “Science Garage,” a hands-on center featuring a climbing wall, wind tunnels, an interactive dance floor and a Science Workshop.

Dan Alfano, Manager of the Science Garage, was leading a project to upgrade their workshop and had a specific type of product in mind. Dan’s purchasing team introduced him to the team at Waymarc, his local Rousseau Metal Inc. dealer, to find solutions to their unique needs. “We needed products that were durable, easily secured for safety reasons and painted with bright colors to meet the unique aesthetic needs of our space. Waymarc provided a Rousseau solution that fully met our needs and more!” said Dan.

The local dealer started by showing color samples and recommended Rousseau because of the quality and durability of their products. They then showed the options that were available during the design phase of the space, creating drawings and layouts to ensure that everything would fit where it was supposed to. “Overall," explained Dan, “Rousseau’s local dealer listened to our needs and made sure that we were happy with our choices before any product arrived. Their installation team was fantastic and they built it exactly as it was planned.”

The Science Garage employees appreciate the small details that Rousseau adds to the design. All of the cabinets can be locked and are keyed alike, making security of materials convenient and consistent. The cabinets and mobile drawer systems keep a wide variety of materials organized and close at hand. The bold colors are eye-catching and meet the aesthetic plans for the space. The durable powder coat finish ensures that the look will last for many years.

When asked if he would recommend Rousseau to others, Dan said, “Absolutely! In fact, we are often asked where we sourced the workbenches and cabinets, and we are proud to show off our quality Rousseau systems.”