Chloe Hausfeld joins Baynum AMUSEMENT SOLUTIONS AS DIRECTOR

NEWPORT, KENTUCKY (March 21, 2023) – Chloe Hausfeld, a 12-year veteran of the entertainment and attractions industry, has been appointed a Director at Baynum Amusement Solutions, responsible for developing new business and managing projects. Hausfeld will begin at Baynum Amusement Solutions on March 20.

Hausfeld also will be responsible for cultivating key client and vendor relationships while helping direct growth efforts for Baynum Amusement Solutions, the industry’s top service provider.

Hausfeld, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, joins Baynum Amusement Solutions after nearly 12 years with Jack Rouse Associates (JRA), part of RWS Entertainment Group, as Vice President. In her role there, Hausfeld traveled extensively to industry symposia, coordinated logistics for JRA’s activations, and provided client service and vendor relations at the events. As account executive, she also was active in client creative sessions and provided support on projects and management oversight.

“We are excited to have Chloe Hausfeld join our Baynum Amusement Solutions team,” said Walter Bowser, president, Baynum Amusement Solutions. “Her industry experience, connections and business development skills will provide an immediate impact to our continued growth. Most importantly, her positive and fun-loving attitude will be a perfect fit for our organization and clients.”

Her current professional leadership roles include membership on the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Board of Directors, member of the Space Allocation Committee, the Global Manufacturers and Suppliers Committee, and the Give Kids the World Subcommittee. Chloe was also named the Young Professional of the Year in 2017.

About Baynum

Baynum Solutions has been known for their award-winning work in the Amusement Park Industry for four decades. Baynum Amusement Solutions services expand beyond painting to include: ride relocation and installation, Life Floor and iSlide certified installations, and fiberglass restoration and gelcoating. For more information, visit www.baynum.com.

2022 – A Momentous Year for Baynum Solutions

That’s a wrap on ’22, one of the most momentous years in Baynum’s company history! After 40 years growing as Baynum Painting (& sister company BPI), during the summer we were thrilled to unveil our renewed brand identity (thanks COHO Creative team!), now known as Baynum Solutions. Proud to see this new vision coming to life, and especially grateful for the enthusiastic support from all on Baynum’s incredible team.  

There were so many record-setting achievements throughout the year:

Some of the largest Commercial + Industrial painting projects in company history were completed with the awesome Newport on the Levee transformation, and Emery Oleochemicals headquarters exterior!

On the Amusement Solutions front, we racked up well over 100 ride projects; on steel coasters like Tatsu, classic woodies including Racer, towers such as Eiffel Tower, and dozens of water parks around the world… And our Amusement Construction team just managed to beat the Sandusky weather and complete a major new coaster installation, which we can’t wait for the chance to ride next summer!

Thank you so much to all of our clients for trusting Baynum as your Solutions provider. And Thank You again to all of our team members, for making possible so many amazing accomplishments. I cannot wait to see some of the 2023 projects that will soon be unveiled to the world. It’s going to be another fun year together!

Sincerely,

Dan Adams Managing Director Baynum Solutions We’ve got you covered

IAAPA Expo 2022

IAAPA never disappoints! We kicked off the week participating in Give Kids The World 19th Annual IAAPA International charity golf tournament. Followed by attending the IAAPA Expo – connecting with current and potential clients, discovering the latest trends in the amusement industry and having some fun, of course! We plan to wrap up our week at IAAPA celebrates and enjoy Universal Studios as park goers instead of coaster crew.

We are now Baynum Solutions!

We have BIG NEWS! Welcome to the Baynum Solutions brand identity! As our business has continued to evolve over the past 40 years, we have merged both sides of our business, Baynum Painting Inc. and BPI Painting Company, under one master brand — Baynum Solutions. While our reputation has been built on painting and coating some of the world’s biggest amusement park rides and slides, we now do so much more! Baynum Solutions has our customers’ most valuable assets covered!

Eiffel Tower’s Repaint is Complete

Baynum’s team was proud to complete our 3rd total repaint of Kings Island’s Eiffel Tower this spring ahead of the park’s 50th anniversary celebration. To commemorate the accomplishment you can see this awesome plaque now hanging alongside the tower’s elevator ride entry queue. A huge shout out of thanks once again to all of our friends at KI and Cedar Fair for choosing Baynum’s team as your service partner, and to all of the painters and support staff who did such a great job making the 2022 tower repaint a success!

Baynum Painting Welcomes Terri Stephens

Baynum Painting is pleased to announce another long time Amusement industry professional as the latest addition to our staff. Terry Stephens of Newnan GA has over 32 years’ history working at seven different parks across the US. Most recently serving as maintenance director for Six Flags (15+ years), Terry’s in depth knowledge of Amusement park operations, maintenance, and ride construction made him an excellent fit for Baynum’s team.

Terry is joining Baynum’s Amusement construction division, which over the last several years has grown its capacity to include new ride installs, relocations, water park ground up builds, and other major renovation work throughout the industry. We are excited to welcome Terry to the team, and look forward to sharing news on many of the fun projects coming up with his involvement!

Palace Entertainment’s 2022 Maintenance Safety Conference

We would like to thank Palace Entertainment for allowing Baynum Painting the opportunity to present at their 1st annual 2022 Maintenance Safety Conference. Melissa Bamford, Steve Hickey & Walt Bowser focused the presentation on how to successfully control corrosion/coatings and provide continuous fiberglass/gelcoat slide care in order to give park guests the safest experience possible.

AIMS Safety Seminar 2022

Combating corrosion on water park attractions will always be critically important for park owners and operators. Baynum Painting has extensive experience and background conducting corrosion remediation on all types of aquatic rides, so we jumped at the opportunity to partner with WhiteWater at AIMS 2022 Safety Seminar. ‘Keeping Your Waterpark Attractions Looking Good and Working Well–Maintaining Specialized Components’ was the subject, and our very own Melissa Timco Bamford, Director of Amusement Park Industry was a guest speaker. She did an incredible job emphasizing the importance of corrosion awareness, and highlighting best practices for protecting water parks from its dangerous effects.

THEN AND NOW AT SUNLITE POOL

Many of you are familiar with Baynum’s climb in the coaster world starting with ‘The Beast’ at Kings Island. But our waterpark story began a bit before that…After being hand brushed for years the ‘world’s largest recirculating pool’ at Cincinnati’s Coney Island needed to be resurfaced. It was 1984 and looking to gain more momentum in the commercial painting industry Chris Baynum submitted a bid and received the job! So Chris and 5 buddies got to work (apparently a perm was a requirement to work for Baynum Painting then). In just a week 1,000 gallons of chlorinated rubber was sprayed on and the job was complete! Jump forward 27 years and Sunlite Pool once again needed a facelift, Coney Island knew who to call…Baynum Painting dove right in (pun intended). We are so honored our friendship with Coney Island continues up to this day and we were trusted to care for their slides earlier this year. As a gem in Cincy for over 100 years we know all our families will continue to enjoy ‘Coney’ for many more years to come!

Now a Life Floor Certified Installer!

Baynum Painting is excited to officially announce joining Life Floor’s Registered Aquatic Partnership program. Life Floor provides a unique safety surfacing solution and is the first and only product certified to NSF/ANSI/CAN 50 for use in aquatics recreation. In addition to being recognized as Certified Installers, we look forward to continuing to work with Life Floor in delivering exceptional service and value to our customers across the aquatics community.

“As the Amusement and Aquatic Park Industry’s leading surface and coatings provider, expanding Baynum’s offerings to include the highest quality safety flooring in the market aligns perfectly with our services. Our team of specialists are already doing ground up waterpark slide & aquatic feature installations, total renovations of existing fiberglass slides, steel corrosion remediation and prevention, and now we’re installing Life Floor on and around these same structures to help them look fantastic while improving site safety measures. Baynum is truly a turn-key service provider to the water park industry.”

— Walt Bowser | Vice President , Baynum Solutions

Fun Coaster’s Cars are Restored

Fun Coaster’s cars received Baynum Paintings comprehensive refurbishment plan. Each car was meticulously disassembled, with every nut, bolt, and inch of surface receiving complete restoration/ repair/ replacement- whatever was needed to bring them back to 100%. The finished product not only looks incredible, but it will allow Funplex guests to enjoy Fun Coaster for years to come.

1st Annual “Give Kids The World” Golf Outing Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to all who came out and supported the 1st Annual “Give Kids The World” Charity Golf Outing | Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter! 2021 seemed like the perfect year to bring a little happiness and hope, and there isn’t a team around that does this better than the crew from Give Kids The World. We are beyond excited to announce over $18,000 was raised for the Village!!

“We cannot begin to express how grateful we are to JRA and Baynum Painting for hosting the 1st Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Give Kids The World. Chloe Hausfeld and Walt Bowser worked tirelessly to create an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. Because of their efforts, and the support of so many treasured partners, we will be able to create the happiness that inspires hope for our precious guests”

— Pamela Landwirth | President and CEO , Give Kids The World

Huge shoutout to all the sponsors, players, prize donors, and volunteers that helped make this occasion such a huge success!

“Give Kids The World” Charity Golf Outing

After serving on the IAAPA-GKTW Sub-Committee together, Walt Bowser (Baynum Painting) and Chloe Hausfeld (JRA) decided this spring is the perfect time for the 1st Annual “Give Kids The World” Charity Golf Outing. What better way to support Give Kids the World, a place ‘Where Happiness Inspires Hope’ and bring friends and colleagues from the amusement park industry together again!

The fundraiser will be held May 17th @ 4pm at Northern Kentucky’s Summit Hills Country Club. To learn more about GKTW and how your contributions help check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJcTuST_6QM&t

Combating Corrosion

Combating corrosion on amusement park rides will always be critically important for park owners and operators. Baynum Painting’s team of professionals has decades of experience and background conducting corrosion remediation on all types of rides in use today, and so we were thrilled to be asked to participate in a training session with corrosion as the topic at this year’s IAPPA conference. “Corrosion – Combating the hidden dangers in amusement parks and attractions” was the theme, and our very own Steve Hickey, Sr Project Manager for Baynum’s amusement team for over 30 years was a guest speaker. Steve is also an instructor for the NACE International Coating Inspector Program, and did an outstanding job emphasizing the importance of corrosion awareness, and highlighting best practices for protecting everyone from its dangerous effects. We want to thank everyone at IAPPA and NACE for helping put together this session, and thanks to Steve for representing Baynum’s team so well.

Story Land’s New Attraction

The Story Land NH amusement park has an exciting new attraction about to launch – The Living Shores Aquarium. We can’t wait to visit this 32k sq ft interactive experience once it’s open. Baynum Painting’s team was thrilled to install the building’s decorative aqua-themed exterior coating scheme – check out these great before and after shots! Thank you to all of our friends at Palace Entertainment for choosing Baynum – the world’s leading amusement and theme park painting / coating provider for over 30 years!

Award Winning

This year Baynum Painting has had the honor of receiving the George Campbell Award for completing the Coney Island Cyclone repaint in 2016.

The George Campbell Award honors a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project. Challenges may include extreme environmental conditions, time constraints, limited access or high traffic, complex structural components, or coordination with multiple trades or subcontractors.

CONEY ISLAND’S CYCLONE 

Owner: Coney Island’s Luna Park

Contractor/Applicator: Baynum Painting

Coating Material Supplier: PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

The world’s most famous roller coaster, built in 1927, received some special attention from Baynum Painting’s crew. With 88 years of neglect and damage from the elements our team worked hard at prepping and removing worn paint and corrosion. The iconic ride has been restored to a beautiful new white finish and we are honored to have had a hand in the ride’s remarkable renovation.

This is Baynum Painting’s second SSPC award, in 2008 having been a recipient of their William Johnson Award for painting Six Flags Scream at Fiesta Texas.

Teaching Corrosion Control for Roller Coasters at AIMS

This week in Orlando Florida is the AIMS International (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers) Safety Seminar, a comprehensive annual training expo for all types of Amusement Industry professionals.

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Baynum Painting’s team is on-site instructing classes on ways to successfully control and remediate corrosion on amusement rides, an important part of a park’s  maintenance operation.  Having completed over 200 major ride renovations on amusement rides during its 30 year history, the experience and unique industry knowledge that Baynum’s team brings is invaluable when considering ways to maintain a ride’s coating.

Sherwin Williams’ industrial coating specialist, and NACE engineer Gary Vorick is seen here leading one of the course discussions.  Vorick has worked closely with the Baynum team to specify coatings on many ride projects over the years.

We were thrilled to be able to sponsor and take part in this week’s valuable seminar.  Thank you to Gary, the folks at AIMS, and all of the industry professionals who are working so hard to keep safety a top priority for our favorite amusement parks everywhere!

For more information on how to properly maintain your park’s amusement park rides, please contact the Baynum Painting team today.