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Agriculture

TMI Coatings has extensive experience in the agriculture industry. We complete maintenance painting and restoration projects at customer locations throughout the United States for Cargill, ADM, CHS, AGP, and more. We specialize in flat roof waterproofing (concrete or metal), concrete silo restoration and waterproofing, sloped metal roof coating, sandblasting, and painting metal structures. A complete list of the services we provide for the agriculture sector is below.

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Silo Coating Removal in Texas

Food safety is a priority for all food manufacturers. A PepsiCo company called TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to assist with the peeling and flaking paint issues in their corn meal silos because the linings had failed. TMI was to complete paint removal so they could get back up and running with as little downtime as…

Interior Silo Lining for Fly Ash Silos

North America’s leading producer and supplier of sustainable cement alternatives contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a lining project on the interior of fly ash silos in Cleburne, TX.  Moisture was seeping through the seams of the bolted silos, which was getting into their product and causing the cement alternative to harden. TMI coated…

100% Solids Tank Lining with Tnemec

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a specialty coatings contractor with the experience, knowledge, and equipment to produce quality results in multiple industries and applications. This project highlights TMI’s expertise in sandblasting, inspection, and coatings. It showcases our proficiency in applying specialty coatings such as Tnemec FC-22, a 100% solids epoxy designed to protect concrete and steel…

Baked Goods Silo Coating Project

The baked goods owner said, “The silos look amazing. We should have done this years ago. I was very impressed with the TMI Coatings crew; great work, but also great communication throughout the project, and they cleaned up after themselves. We have had other messy issues with other contractors, and none of those with TMI…

TMI Coatings Flooring Solutions

  With over 35 years of experience and a commitment to doing work safely, on time, and in a quality manner, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has become synonymous with reliability and customer satisfaction. That’s why we are excited to share our recent project in WI where we successfully revitalized the floors in a food processing…

Enhancing Safety and Protection: Spray Fireproofing at Great Wolf Lodge

In the quest to prioritize safety and protect vital structural components, Great Wolf Lodge undertook a crucial spray fireproofing project. This blog will provide an overview of the project details, including job location, materials, and the scope of work involved. Let’s dive in and explore the steps taken to ensure the beam’s longevity and safety.…

Paper Machine Painting for Global Tissue Company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed a paper machine painting project for a global tissue company in Wisconsin. During operation, the machine introduces constant moisture, which deteriorates the existing paint and leads to excessive corrosion. The owner had a minimal window to complete the work, and there was very little notice prior to the outage…

Lining Above-Ground Digestors for Global Gas Company

In the fall of 2022, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was called to a farm in Northwest IA. One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies was installing new above-ground digestors to hold cow manure. The general contractor needed help with keeping water in the tanks. The tanks must pass their 14-day water hold test…

Waterproofing Roofs for CHS: Solving the Challenge of Roof Coating

Roofs are essential to any building structure, protecting the contents underneath it from the elements. However, when roofs face issues such as leaks or water damage, it becomes imperative to address them correctly. This is precisely the challenge that CHS met when they approached TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) with their waterproofing needs. In this profile,…

Tank Coating for Clark Community Oil

In 2023, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Clark Community Oil to paint numerous fuel oil tanks at two South Dakota facilities.  Several of the oil tanks had grime and mildew built up due to years of fuel spills, whereas the other tanks had peeling paint and corrosion present. TMI’s expertise came into action…

Agribusiness Industry Leader Floor Resurfacing

A leader in the agribusiness industry contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to fill and recoat cratered flooring in a few areas as it was becoming a safety hazard and difficult to clean. Due to the high temperatures and the crew being required to wear fire-retardant clothing, TMI worked the second and third shifts. Procedure Prior…

Billion-Dollar Agribusiness Painting Project

A repeat billion-dollar agribusiness customer called TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) back to paint several of their crude oil tanks, bleaching clay silos, piping, and appurtenances. As a former customer, we knew the plant and the expectations of the owner. Many guidelines were followed to ensure safety and health standards were met. Working around the trucks…

Floor Resurfacing Project for Snack Food Company

A protein snack food manufacturer recently hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and recoat the floors in several areas at their distribution center in Iowa. The old coating was worn and slick, becoming a safety hazard. Procedure The owner relocated all movable equipment, degreased, washed, and thoroughly rinsed the floors, and allowed them to…

Paper Processing Silo Waterproofing

A manufacturer of safe and user-friendly biodegradable products from paper processing waste encountered a problem. One of their silos allowed moisture into the silo at the base of the silo, causing the dry paper product to soak up the unintended moisture. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) applied a urethane elastomer coating to seal the silo/base juncture.…

Ethanol Plant Pipe and Support Painting

Imagine painting almost a mile of pipe; the focus needed to stay on track of where you stopped and started. Did you finish 100% of the surface preparation? Where did we start and stop with priming? Will the coating cure in time before the rain comes in? Our on-site superintendents must remember these questions when…

Fort Loudon Lock and Dam Restoration

Originally constructed in 1940, Fort Loudon was the last dam built on the Tennessee River and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed coating maintenance on approximately 3,525 square feet of wall armor, including the lock approach, downstream wall, chamber corner, mooring bit recess, and fifty check…

City of Fremont Splash Station Upgrade

The colors of summer are popping up just in time for the pool to open. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently painted the exterior of one open flume slide, one enclosed tube slide, and one mushroom feature at the City of Fremont Splash Station, restoring the vibrant colors and protecting them from the continuous outside elements.…

Machine and Dust Collector Painting in Kansas City

The world’s largest grower and seller of grain hired TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) in Kansas City, MO, to paint twelve flakers and one dust collector that had faded due to exposure to the sun. TMI worked with on-site contacts to organize painting while the facility stayed in production. Our superintendent completed daily job safety reports…

Pool Restoration Services by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) specializes in pool restoration services throughout the United States. Recently, TMI restored a lazy river for a city entity in near Kansas City, Missouri. TMI participated in the public bidding process and arranged a site visit to determine the condition of the pool. The lazy river was in desperate need of…

Gypsum Fireproofing Installed at Parking Garage

Fireproofing material is necessary to protect the structural integrity of buildings when a fire occurs. A facilities services company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to install new gypsum fireproofing on critical structural members in their parking garage. The structural steel had massive amounts of corrosion present. The existing coating was removed to address the corrosion.…

Large Logo Install for Verbio North America

In 2022, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to install an intricate logo for Verbio North America, a leader in renewable natural gas production from crop residues. TMI formulated a plan to rig off the building safely to paint the 80’ wide x 26’ high logo on a corrugated steel tower. The most challenging tasks…

Indoor Pipe Painting Project with Tnemec

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to coat several hundred linear feet of large-diameter piping with a Tnemec coating system. The water pipes hadn’t been painted for over 20 years and desperately needed a new protective coating system due to extensive corrosion. TMI suggested several coats of a high-build, surface-tolerant epoxy mastic ideal for water…

Floor Repairs for Ready-to-Eat Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) protects the food production industry with floor repairs, protective wall and ceiling coatings, and other services and has completed numerous projects for a ready-to-eat frozen food manufacturer in the Midwest. The food manufacturer had over ten separate rooms requiring restoration and floor coating. TMI was scheduled to complete this work during…

Sealant Repair on a Tall Headhouse Near the Water

Control joints on concrete structures are crucial for expansion and contraction; however, over time, the flexible sealant fails due to various reasons such as weather, age, salt, wind, etc. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired by a farmer and rancher-owned cooperative, Cenex Harvest States (CHS), to complete over 17,000 linear feet of joint sealant repair,…

Restoration of Eroded Concrete Pit in Texas

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to apply a chemical-resistant lining to a severely eroded wastewater concrete pit for a biofuels plant in West Texas. This work was performed on an emergency basis during a critical outage. TMI mobilized quickly and provided a solution that would withstand constant immersion in this corrosive environment and…

Critical Structural Steel Restoration

One of the US’s largest fruit and vegetable processors called on TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore critical structural steel in one of its facilities. The structural steel was vital as it supported a mezzanine area with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of essential equipment. With help from the owner, TMI devised a plan…

Temporary Construction Heat for Outdoor Containment Coating

Cold temperatures limit contractors’ abilities to apply protective coatings. In late fall of 2022, a biodiesel manufacturer needed TMI Coatings, Inc.’s (TMI) assistance lining an outdoor 35% hydrochloric containment dike. TMI worked with Dow Chemical technical support to confirm that vinyl ester FIBERLIFE is suitable for splash, spill, and short-term acid immersion. However, the protective…

Methanol Tank Painting & Containment Dike Lining

A publicly traded home solutions company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to paint a methanol tank and its containment. The tank hadn’t been painted in quite some time, plus the existing rubber liner in the containment dike had failed. With help from the owner, TMI prepared a plan to not only paint the tank for…

Grain Bin Painting Near Gulf of Mexico

TMI Coatings was hired by Cenex Harvest States (CHS) to paint 88-grain bin bottoms at a seaport in Louisiana. After many pre-construction meetings with our onsite contacts, we determined a plan to allow TMI access to 25% of the bin bottoms without disturbing their production. Our superintendent completed daily job safety analysis reports and morning…

Stainless-Steel Tank Lining

An ammunition manufacturer employed TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line a stainless-steel tank. Stainless steel is one of the most corrosion-resistant metals, but too corrosive environments can cause stress cracking. Due to an extremely low pH near 1-1.5, TMI utilized Dow Chemical manufactured vinyl ester to fabricate TMI FIBERLIFE. Procedure: The owner thoroughly cleaned the…

Fertilizer Towers Sealing and Corrosion Reduction

Fertilizer towers are subject to some of the most corrosive environments. The towers enable the world to store, blend, mix and dispense essential ingredients allowing farmers to produce more products with less land. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to assist a Kansas Cooperative with waterproofing and reducing corrosion on their fertilizer tower roof, as…

School District Building Repairs

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to perform repairs to a school district in the Midwest. We met with the Facility Manager and surveyed the repairs needed. After submitting a thorough proposal, TMI was hired to complete tuckpointing; removal and reinstallation of sealant along window sills, expansion joints, and complete other necessary repairs to the…

Corrosion Prevention on Two Sulfuric Acid Tanks

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a certified QP1 and QP2 coating contractor; we specialize in corrosion prevention. Corrosion prevention is necessary to protect the structural integrity of tanks, piping, supports, etc. Recently, TMI was hired by a leader in the treatment of potable water to coat two sulfuric acid storage tanks at their facility in…

Interior Tank Inspection and Repairs

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to complete a tank inspection on three tank interiors and coat several steel floor patch plates for an international ground and cargo airport fuel service company. These periodic tank inspections are vital; they not only preserve the life of the coatings but also point out potential flaws and can…

University Hospital Rooftop Helipad Restoration

The University of Colorado Hospital commissioned TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to recoat and reinstall the design pattern and lettering on their rooftop helipad. The original coatings were worn, creating a safety hazard for staff and the aircraft personnel. Due to the FAA’s strict guidelines, TMI worked closely with the hospital to ensure all safety standards…

Chemical Company Truck Unload Area Receives FIBERLIFE

A chemical company called on TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore/seal their truck unload containment area. Due to extreme chemical exposure, heavy truck traffic, and the expansion and contraction of the concrete, precise care had to be paid to select a coating suitable for all these factors. Our field technicians were also required to use…

Concrete Headhouse Logo Install

Installing a logo 100+ feet in the air is risky and complicated, especially on a concrete headhouse. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has been installing logos on concrete elevators for over 25 years! Safety is TMI’s main priority when working at these heights; with the owner’s help, we designed a rigging plan to coat over the…

Storage Tanks Painted for POET

When the world’s largest ethanol producer calls, you respond extremely fast. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by POET to thoroughly clean and paint four storage tanks at one of their facilities. The facility was under a tight deadline to complete the storage tanks painting project by the end of May. In typical TMI fashion,…

Colored Quartz Flooring by TMI Coatings

After completion of the flooring project, the owner’s representative said, “the floor looks great; extremely happy with the finished product.” A chemical company approached TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) to install a colored quartz floor in their entryway. TMI devised a plan to install a ¼” cementitious urethane system with a colored quartz topcoat for aesthetics…

Ethanol Producer Water Tank Receives Facelift

Once corrosion is present on a steel tank, it becomes widespread, especially in a process water tank that has condensation on the tank exterior most of the year. The ethanol producer called on TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to assist them with a complete overhaul of their process water tank. TMI completed this work in the…

Metal Buildings Painted by TMI Coatings in America’s Dairyland

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is home to a professional football team, Lambeau Field, and the best cheese curds, a unique Wisconsin delicacy. It is also home to a sheet metal company called Badger Sheet Metal Works. Badger Sheet Metal Works needed several metal buildings to receive a facelift. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to coat…

Cold Weather Tank Painting in Nebraska

Did you know you could paint steel in cold weather? TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has technology that allows us to paint tanks and structural steel down to 0° F. In December, TMI sandblasted and painted a 300,000-gallon tank for an agronomy location. TMI has the knowledge and expertise to complete jobs that seem unorthodox to…

Corn Meal Tank Relining Project

Food safety is a priority for food manufacturers. A PepsiCo company called TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to assist one of the largest food manufacturers in the world because they were having problems with their corn meal tanks. The existing lining failed due to poor surface preparation by another contractor before installing the original tank lining.…

Lead Encapsulation for a Malting Company

Lead is detrimental to our health if exposed for long periods or if ingested. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is an SSPC QP2 certified contractor, which allows us to safely remove and properly manage hazardous coating material in the field. The representative from the malting company requested that TMI encapsulate the lead paint on their bolted…

Mechanical Room Piping Painted for Cheese Manufacturer

A prominent cheese manufacturer contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to paint several hundred linear feet of piping in their mechanical room. The room was congested and had piping everywhere. With help from the cheese manufacturer owner, TMI identified the different piping with six various colors for easy identification for the owner. Procedure: The owner and…

Refurbishing Silos in North Dakota

An agriculture & energy company contacted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) about refurbishing silos. The silos needed concrete repairs and waterproofing as they were experiencing spalling, with large areas that needed significant restoration. TMI chose a urethane elastomer product because it is waterproof and prevents further erosion of the concrete infrastructure. The urethane elastomer will protect…

North Dakota Pool Restoration Project

A park district in North Dakota hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore a 6,740 sq. ft. park pool. TMI opted to use a special pool coating that would not only protect the concrete from the chemicals used in treating the water but make sure that it’s aesthetically pleasing and lasts through the busy seasons.…

Lining a Fructose Tank for Food Safety in Texas

Food safety is a high priority for food companies; Best Maid hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line the interior of their fructose tank. Over time, the existing coating in the tank had started to fail, which put the fructose at risk of contamination. After receiving the order, TMI assembled a team, acquired the recommended…

TMI Coatings Presents the 2021 Project of the Year

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of safety products reached out to TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to help resolve their issues with their roll-off compactors and intermediate bins. The roll-off compactors hold the leftover or useless parts of N95 masks. When they tried to dump the compactor after it was full of product, it wouldn’t…

Film Packaging Company Reduces Corrosion on Metal Silos and Waterproofs Chime

Upon TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completion of work Mark Laughlin, the film packaging company representative said, “It seemed to go really well. It was a good crew.” TMI, a painting and restoration contractor was contacted by North America’s leading producer of film packaging to restore seven of their silos that were in rough shape. The…

Wisconsin Manufacturer Receives a New Floor Coating

A large Wisconsin manufacturer sought out TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to repair and install a new protective floor coating system. The floor was cracked and heavily worn out by years of heavy equipment driving over it every day. Due to the nature of the company’s work, TMI suggested using cementitious urethane, as it would bond…

Car Washes Receive FIBERLIFE

One? Two? Three? More than 10? Yes, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) applied FIBERLIFE to more than 10 car washes around the United States. This durable product withstands continuous wash downs and chemicals used in the cleaning process of the car wash. It also holds up against the wet and humid conditions found in car washes,…

Pressure Tanks in Burkburnett, Texas Receive New Paint Job

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed a project for a city in Northwest Texas to prepare and paint four (4) rusty pressure tanks at their water treatment plant. The old coating was beginning to fail, and corrosion was starting to form on the exterior of the pressure tanks. Based on the application and environment, TMI…

Waterproofing Concrete Ground Storage Tank Roof

Evergreen Water and Sewer District contracts with TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat the roof and perform miscellaneous repairs to a concrete ground storage tank, making it watertight. The concrete surface preparation is critical on the storage tank. Compared to other surfaces, it is irregular in its composition and structure. Ensuring the proper surface preparation…

Eroded Flooring Requires TMI Coatings Assistance

A large packing corporation reached out to TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) for help with their eroded flooring. The flooring became impossible to clean and a safety hazard for the workers. Due to the job nature of the company, TMI suggested the application of our cementitious urethane floor finish as this product will provide a protective…

Water Room Wall Rehab Project for Pepsi

Pepsi Beverage Company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to overhaul the walls in their water room at their Burnsville, MN facility. The current coating was cracking and flaking due to the high humidity in the water room. TMI installed low-odor FIBERLIFE because it is approved by the USDA and safe to use in facilities that…

Significant Restoration to Metal Silos

A large paper recycling company approached TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) about restoring two of their silos in rough shape and need of significant restoration. The significant restoration was an understatement; the silos had an unappealing exterior due to severe rust. TMI suggested a two-coat system that will protect against further corrosion but is also aesthetically…

Concrete Pond Coating for Insurance Company

A large life insurance company in Minneapolis, MN, contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and coat a decorative concrete pond in their courtyard. The concrete pond had begun to crack and erode due to constant water immersion. After visiting the site, discussing with the owner, and understanding the application, TMI elected to install a…

Concrete Wall Coating for Cheese Cooperative

A large cheese cooperative contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to perform concrete wall coating. It was essential to the cooperative to continue producing while TMI was working on the wall. The concrete wall had eroded from daily use of harsh chemicals, and the sealant previously had not held up as the customer thought it would.…

Concrete Silo Roofs Coated to Withstand Ponding Water

A billion-dollar grain company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore a quarter-mile of their concrete silo roofs. These concrete silos store grain: therefore, a durable and properly coated roof is necessary. The cooperative’s concrete silo roofs were leaking because of the previous coatings age and inability to withstand ponding water. TMI suggested using a…

Manufacturing Facility Refurbishes Their Silos

17 tall silos were restored by TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) for CertainTeed at their Michigan manufacturing facility. The manufacturing facility silos were in severe need of a new paint job. The corporate office sent TMI a request for a quote to complete this work; after numerous meetings with corporate personnel and on-site staff, they selected…

Production Floor Refurbishment over a Holiday Weekend

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a production floor coating project over a holiday weekend for a premium food production facility in Nebraska. At the conclusion of the production floor coating project, the maintenance manager said, “the floor looks great!” Due to corrosive chemicals, the floors were severely deteriorated. With the help of the owner, we…

Tank Farm Painting in Texas for a Plastic Manufacturer

A large plastic manufacturer contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore their steel silos. The silos were experiencing extensive corrosion causing leaking through their roofs and rust along the chime of the tanks. To combat these issues, TMI elected to use a two-coat rust inhibitive epoxy paint on the shell of the tank and urethane…

Meat Production Facility Ceiling Restoration Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to repair, restore, and coat the ceiling of a meat production facility for one of the largest meat suppliers in the U.S. The ceiling had experienced significant deterioration to dozens of areas on the concrete ceiling. As a result of the deterioration, the structural integrity of the ceiling was…

Restoration Project Completed Over Memorial Day Weekend

A large agri-food company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a restoration project on their crane rails and a severely eroded floor in their production area. The flooring was in poor shape due to the years of hard abuse. The crane rails were in rough shape due to the grease, high moisture, and low…

Metal Ceiling Painting Project at a Chemical Facility

Sunburst Chemicals recently contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a metal ceiling painting project in one of their production packaging rooms. TMI has completed a metal ceiling painting project for Sunburst Chemicals in the past. They were happy with TMI’s work and communication in the past that they placed an additional order with us…

Installing CHEM-RESIST for an Animal Health Company

A global animal health company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and recoat a flooring area in one of their facilities with CHEM-RESIST. The current flooring had deteriorated significantly over time. The concrete had developed cracks, and the coating was visibly unappealing. The floor was in rough shape. To restore the floor correctly, we…

Boiler Tank Receives Radiant Barrier Insulation

TMI Coatings Inc, (TMI) was contracted to complete restoration on a boiler tank for a regional treatment plant. TMI applied a fluid-applied insulative coating to the exterior of the tank and a cement lining material to the interior of the tank. The tank was severely corroded due to the operating temperature and the tank would…

Pool Restoration Project for City of Fargo

The City of Fargo Park District hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a pool restoration project on an outdoor pool.  The city wanted the project done right away so it would be ready before Memorial Day weekend opening. Due to the cool temperatures in North Dakota during May, TMI used an accelerator that allowed…

Satisfied Customer Repeats the Project 15 Years Later

Over 15 years ago, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Doyle Security Products to complete restoration and painting to the exterior of their office building. Doyle, a previous satisfied customer requested again to wash, paint, and restore the exterior of the building, made up of concrete and metal paneling, to make it look new…

Coating Storage Tanks for Global Innovation Company

A global innovation company in the Midwest requested that TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) coat the exterior of four above ground storage tanks. To abide by local regulations and the Wisconsin DNR, they were required to remove the rust from the tanks due to potential contamination of ground water. After arriving on site for the initial…

Installing CHEM-RESIST at a Water Treatment Plant

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a Water Treatment Plant to restore flooring throughout their facility with CHEM-RESIST. Years of heavy traffic, machinery, and chemical exposure had caused erosion to the concrete floors. Deterioration was visible and the owner was looking for a solution. TMI recommended our CHEM-RESIST flooring product. Our goal for this…

Fertilizer Tower Refurbishment During the Winter

Fertilizer is highly corrosive to structural steel and metal panels of bins. In order to protect the integrity of the fertilizer tower, TMI Coatings was contracted by Central Harvest States (CHS) in a plant located along the river to repair their fertilizer tower during January. When bidding this job, TMI had to take special consideration…

Silo Roof Waterproofing in Northern Iowa

When asked about the silo roof waterproofing job, the location leader said, “Everything went well in accordance with the plan, minus the weather difficulties.  The crew did well and overall, very happy with the project and work TMI Coatings provided.” Recently TMI Coatings was hired by an agricultural grain company to repair and restore several…

Silo Base Coating and Restoration by TMI Coatings

A large manufacturing plant contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a silo base coating project on the interior and exterior of several large silos. The project consisted of six large silos. The chime long the base of the silos had developed lots of rust over the years. The Owner requested for TMI to remove…

Hospital Helipad Restoration by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a renowned hospital to complete a helipad restoration project by applying a new coating system to the surface. The original coatings were heavily worn, which caused the underlying steel to deteriorate, and it provided poor visibility for the helicopter pilots looking to land. TMI strived to create a…

IMP Panels Receive Restoration at a Meat Plant

HEB, one of the largest food chain grocer companies in the United States contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat their IMP panels on their ceilings and walls in a meat production facility hallway in San Antonio, Texas. The IMP panels on the walls were coated with a fiber-filled elastomeric coating that is a USDA…

FIBERLIFE at 17 Years Old by TMI Coatings

Over 17 years later, TMI Coatings wall coating material FIBERLIFE, is still not chipping, peeling, or flaking in a wash bay area for a baking company in eastern Nebraska. Are you looking for a long-term solution like FIBERLIFE that lasts 15+ years? Do you have a constant wet/humid environment? Do you have to repaint on…

Line Striping Project with CHEM-RESIST

“Everything that is done so far looks fantastic.  I have no concerns the final section would be any different.” – the owner between milestones of the line striping project. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) applied a new permanent line striping in an industrial plant after the floor’s original striping had nearly faded away completely. In industrial…

Concrete Floor Repairs for School Pool Deck and Locker Rooms

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a school to complete concrete floor repairs and recoat damaged floors in their locker rooms, entryways, and on the deck around their swimming pool. Years of constant moisture and foot traffic on these floors had significantly damaged the old flooring and made the floor appear quite unappealing. Additionally,…

Steel Barge Conveyor Painting Project

A Fortune 100 company reached out to TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to clean and paint a large steel conveyor that unloads barges. TMI has completed various concrete and steel restoration projects for this company in the past throughout the U. S. The unloading conveyor consisted of many steel parts showing significant deterioration due to the…

Floor Restoration in a Short Period of Time

Recently, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a milk processing company to complete a floor restoration project in a chemical storage area, however TMI could only access the area for 48 hours. TMI devised a plan to not only complete surface preparation, but also coating to completion. The Maintenance Manager stated, “The floor restoration…

Restoring Structural Steel Beams

A food production company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore six structural steel beams safely and effectively in one of their facilities. Prior to TMI’s arrival, the steel beams were heavily corroded due to harsh environments inside the facility. These beams were responsible for holding up the entire building – meaning failure to restore…

Wall Restoration by TMI Coatings

A food and beverage company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a wall restoration project by applying new coatings to the walls in one of their production facilities. After years of use, these walls had developed holes, and the existing coating was flaking off. Numerous paint jobs did not resolve the issue – the…

Food Processing Plant Floor Rehabilitation

Over a holiday weekend, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a food processing plant in Iowa to complete restoration on their floors in three separate areas with different flooring systems.  After the job was completed, the Lead Maintenance Manager of the food processing plant stated, “Everything looks great. We are extremely impressed with the…

Restoring Steel Structures to Meet USDA Guidelines

A Fortune 100 beverage company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat various steel structures at one of their facilities in Texas. This project included restoring and re-coating steel beams, channels, connections, various hardware, and supporting steel of a storage tank; corrosion had set in on these components. Rust was becoming increasingly visible. TMI removed…

Stainless Steel Tank Lined with FIBERLIFE

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to line the interior of a 24’ tall stainless-steel tank with a tank lining system compatible with the customers’ fertilizer product.  Due to the pandemic and urgent timing of the project, an initial site visit was not possible prior to the project start. Knowing that this project would contain…

Full Tank Rehabilitation by TMI Coatings

After completion of tank rehabilitation project, the Mechanical Integrity Leader claimed, “The tank is in service and we like how the job turned out.  We feel like it should be able to operate free of problems for many years.” A large pulp and paper company with over 30,000 employees contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to fully…

Digester Tank Linings for a Concrete Company

Dennis Pipping, the owner, was quite satisfied with the digester tank lining project, “The workmanship was very good. I thought TMI did a good job. Overall, I was pleased.” A Midwestern concrete company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to abrasive blast and line three different methane digester tanks. A high-quality tank lining enhances the ability…

Pipe Rehabilitation of Government Reservoir

After pipe rehabilitation project was complete, Virginia Regorrah, Area Engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said, “During the course of a difficult negotiation, they (TMI Coatings) were very forthcoming with information and data needed to reach an agreement. Their commitment to safety, warranty response, and the quality of workmanship demonstrate why…

Flooring Restoration: FIBERLIFE by TMI Coatings

Flooring restoration is essential for all types of manufacturing companies. Recently, an electronics manufacturing facility contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to provide a solution to their cracked concrete flooring. This project included two separate floors in need of restoration – a production area floor and a waste treatment room. Both floors frequently experienced heavy traffic…

Concrete Wall Restoration

Jared Nierengarten, the facility manager, enjoyed working with TMI Coatings, “Everything looked very nice. I will be hiring TMI in the future.” TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to restore and coat two large sections of a firewall and foundational CMU/poured concrete walls stretching over 1600’ long around multiple building additions. The existing coatings were…

High Density Fireproofing on Steel Legs

A Fortune 500 industrial goods company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to do high density fireproofing to steel tank legs of a liquid gas storage tank. The owner needed work completed as soon as possible to ship the tank to their customer. Our team quickly took action to complete this project safely and on-time. Procedure:…

Hangar Floor Restoration for US Air Force

Three semi-truck loads of flooring materials later, this 40,000 square foot decades-old hangar floor was restored to new by TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI).  TMI completed installation weeks before the project deadline allowing for occupancy much earlier than scheduled. Safety. Quality. On-Time. For one of our largest projects completed this year, TMI installed a hybrid resinous…

Providing Solutions by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) business is simple – we are providing solutions to problems. Whether your floor, ceiling, tank, or other structure needs restoration, TMI is here to serve you. With over 35 years of experience and over 6,500 completed jobs, we know that no two projects are ever the same. PCA – Boise Paper…

Containment Dike Joint Sealing

After the containment dike restoration project, Ben Nesseth of McCormick Construction said, “I think everything went well. Your guys did a great job.” A chemical manufacturer utilizes containment dikes to hold spills and excess liquids in their facility. However, over time the joints of the containment dikes were weakening and showing signs of deterioration. TMI…

Meat Production Facility: Corrosion Solution

Are you experiencing excessive corrosion to your metal ceiling, walls, or structural supports? Do you think it is because of the new chemicals put in place at various facilities to combat COVID outbreak? Recently a large meat production facility hired TMI Coatings to solve that exact issue. This meat production company was experiencing exponential corrosion…

Storage Reservoir Rehabilitation Project of a 4,000,000 Gallon Tank

TMI Coatings, Inc. is currently in the final phase of restoring a 4,000,000-gallon ground storage reservoir for the City of Apple Valley and KLM Engineering who are the structural engineers managing this project. This reservoir is one of the more visible tanks in Apple Valley as it resides on a major road within the City…

Canola Oil Tank Lining by TMI Coatings

The engineering manager said, “I thought they did great,” after the tank canola oil lining project was complete. A billion-dollar food manufacturing company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line a high-temperature canola oil tank by installing a protective tank lining. With over 35 years of experience, TMI are experts at installation all types of…

Tank Lining Restoration with FIBERLIFE

Installing tank linings during plant shutdowns is complex, however, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was able to successfully line three tanks in a short period of time with proper planning and implementation. The Director of Facilities mentioned, “The [TMI Coatings] guys got in and did all the work according to schedule. We haven’t had any issues…

Floor Restoration at Food Processing Plant

This is the third project TMI Coatings has completed for this wholesale food company using the same floor restoration material. The customer is happy with TMI’s workmanship and our product offerings.  The floors of this production area were battered, damaged, and had aggregate showing.  The floors were very hard to clean, and something needed to…

Structural Beams Receive a Coating Correction

After discovering failed manufacturer’s coatings in their steel stairwell stringers and associated structural beams, a large manufacturing company asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to help correct coating failures. TMI was asked to apply epoxy coatings to protect the existing substrates and provide an aesthetic finish for the facility. Procedure:  Prepared surfaces by solvent wiping, abrading,…

TMI Coatings Project 20 Years Later

In 1999, TMI Coatings was contracted to prepare and recoat the exterior of two large dust collectors. The steel structures were experiencing corrosion and TMI determined a long term solution that required minimal maintenance for the company. Procedure: TMI high pressure washed with 4,000 psi pressure washers and removed all inferior existing paint coatings, dust,…

Cooler Room Walls at Hormel Facility Receives FIBERLIFE

Hormel, the company most known for packaging SPAM, was experiencing deterioration at one of its many food processing plants – specifically in one of their cooler rooms. TMI Coatings was hired to resolve their issue of continuous peeling paint issues on their cooler room walls. Prior to our work, the walls could not withstand constantly…

Silo Foundation Restoration by TMI Coatings

A packaging manufacturer contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete silo foundation restoration on numerous 12’ diameter silos. The foundations of the silos were experiencing deterioration and the product inside was facing contamination. The firm asked for advanced protection against future corrosion. Our staff consulted with the site managers to ensure the protection of their…

Potable Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation

The City of Brush! in Colorado had seen significant corrosion in the interior and exterior of their 2.3 MG potable water storage tank. Every steel structure experiences corrosion. It is what you do to restore them that determines the safety, longevity, and effectiveness of your facilities. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is driven by our endless…

Sealing Concrete Aisleway Floors by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a manufacturing company to complete restoration on their aisleways by the sealing the concrete to prevent further deterioration. There is no avoiding deterioration; concrete floors will inevitably start to crack, wear, and erode. Often, it is difficult to know what products to choose for your floor. Different flooring…

TMI Coatings’ 2019 Project of the Year

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is happy to announce the winner of the 2019 Project of the Year: New Cooperative! The project that wins this award demonstrates excellent performance from every staff member involved with no safety incidents, no warranty issues, and completed within the estimated cost.  This project was led by Dan Jacob, a TMI…

TMI Coatings Owner Honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners

TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) with a corporate office based in St. Paul, Minnesota is a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry. Tracy Gliori, Owner and President of TMI Coatings, has been given an award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-MN).   This honor was presented to Gliori as part of NAWBO Annual Achieve!…

Clarifier Restoration and Painting by TMI Coatings

The City of Temple, TX contracted TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) to perform clarifier restoration and painting on a clarifier; it was the 3rd clarifier they hired TMI to complete in 3 years. Before work began TMI completed a Job Hazard Analysis for the City. Some of the many items that were analyzed to ensure safety…

Restoration of Rusty Piping

TMI Coatings, Inc recently was hired to repair and re-coat the rusty feed and filtration ductile iron piping for the City of Temple, TX. The piping was heavily corroded; in addition to sandblasting and re-coating the rusty piping, TMI removed and replaced thousands of corroded bolts.  Spool replacement, temporary pipe supports, and rubber gaskets between…

Flour Mill Restoration at a 100 Year Old Facility

Over 100 years later, a flour company was in need of major restoration in its flour mill. The facility was showing major signs of aging and degradation on its floors, walls, and ceilings. Their floors displayed numerous areas of eroded concrete, and their walls/ceilings were dull and showing signs of settling with cracking and spalling…

Waterproofing Steel Grain Bin Roofs

“It looks great. The crew was wonderful–they communicated well. I was really impressed.”–said the facility manager when asked about TMI’s staff after the completion of project on their grain bin roofs. An agricultural company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to repair and waterproof two steel grain bin roofs. These structures are prone to weather damage,…

Eliminate Peeling Paint with FIBERLIFE

When peeling paint is recurring, it becomes quite clear that a longer term solution is needed. However, some companies use products that only provide a quick fix. Often times this results in maintenance after just a couple years. One of our products, FIBERLIFE, was specifically designed to be as durable as possible, utilizing fiberglass mat.…

Industrial Flooring Application at 100-Year-Old Company

The floors of industrial facilities are often battered, damaged, and abused by large machinery every day, thus requiring the need for industrial flooring. These concrete floors can only take so much before they get progressively worse. The proper floor topping can not only restore your flooring but prevent further damage in the future. TMI Coatings…

Clarifier Restoration at Water Treatment Plant

Clarifier restoration is a common project for TMI Coatings (TMI). TMI has the specialized products required to repair and coat the inside and outside, top and bottom of your clarifier, including weld and structural repairs! We have over thirty years of experience applying high-performance tank linings that can handle the most corrosive of substances.   Temple,…

Exterior Silo Painting by TMI Coatings

After hearing of our broad experience restoring and protecting tanks and silos, a fresh meat supplier hired TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) to complete exterior silo painting on five tall silos. The tanks were very dirty and had faded overtime due to the harsh UV rays from the sun. Even with a project of this magnitude,…

Safeguards for Protecting Concrete Floors

“Attractive…and hardworking,” that is what a customer said after the project was completed at a cheese company. The cheese company contracted TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) to repair damaged concrete floors and apply a protective floor coating to four rooms and a hallway. Due to the hard abuse that accompanies food processing, TMI selected a product…

Interior Silo Lining for a Plastic Manufacturer

Continental Plastic Corp., a manufacturer of food safety and sanitation products, hired TMI to complete a silo lining project.  Moisture from the outside elements was seeping into the silo causing the plastic pellets to clump together and ruin product. The saying goes, “It’s what’s inside that counts.” This statement is true, especially when it comes…

Structural Steel Painting by TMI Coatings

With structural steel painting, TMI Coatings covers the bones of your building. Steel decking and railing; columns; and diagonal, horizontal, and vertical I-beams – this project for an electric power generation company addressed the structural components of their facility. From interiors to exteriors, TMI Coatings has extensive experience restoring, protecting, and painting structural steel at…

Waterproof Membrane at a Government Facility

Recently, a large state government building had leaking water into office areas. As a result, the Department of Administration contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to install a waterproof membrane to contain any liquids coming off of the air handler units. The leaking water was ruining numerous ceiling tiles and causing damage to contents in the…

Swimming Pool Painting & Restoration

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was asked to complete a swimming pool painting and restoration project on a 150′ long by 63′ wide pool and a smaller wading pool. The Public Works Director of a municipal pool in Colorado understood that delaying concrete repairs could eventually lead to more costly and time-consuming problems. While it was…

Exterior Building Restoration by TMI Coatings

Exterior building restoration is one of TMI Coatings. Inc, (TMI) specialties. From office and production facilities to silos and tanks, TMI has extensive experience restoring and protecting metal and concrete exteriors. Whether your building is cracked, stained, rusting, or deteriorating, TMI has a solution to assist you with a complete exterior building restoration. TMI was…

Restoring Rusting Ceiling Beams at a Cheese Plant

A farmer owned co-op has been making award winning cheese products for over a century, however, they were facing deterioration of their ceiling beams over a production area.  All metal structures eventually become subjected to deterioration and this facility was no different. Their ceiling beams were rusty and unattractive; plus food safety was a concern.…

Tank Restoration at Private University

A private university was in need of a tank restoration. The university contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and coat the interior of a concrete brine tank (salt water) for the school’s water treatment system. The concrete tank had built up considerable amounts of brine waste and was experiencing erosion, in addition, the existing…

Steel Tank Restoration in Brush, Colorado

The City of Brush, Colorado had seen significant corrosion on the interior and exterior of their 2.3 MG potable water storage tank which called for a complete tank restoration project. Some of the defects included deformities in the steel that needed welding to repair. Corrections were competed to the surface of the tank to ensure…

Concrete Tower Restoration for an Agriculture Firm

The world’s largest privately held agriculture firm contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) complete restoration on a 110′ tall concrete tower and structural steel components in Missouri– all of which experienced the uninvited effects of weathering. This company has many concrete and steel facilities throughout the world that has seen their structures develop corrosion and deterioration…

Interior Walls Repainted on a 50-Year-Old Arena

Are your facilities’ walls cracking, deteriorating, or simply looking old? Interior walls can be subjected to just as much deterioration as exterior walls. Keeping your structure maintained and up to date allows it to last substantially longer – and look much better! TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has over 35 years of experience with restoring interior…

Tank Repairs on Three Fermenter Tanks

Lallemand products, a producer of yeasts and bacteria with locations in Milwaukee, WI; Wahpeton, ND; Memphis, TN; and several other locations, hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete tank repairs on three of their fermenter tanks. Due to its many benefits, we chose a liquid applied urethane coating that cures quickly to form a durable…

Tank Inspection by TMI Coatings, Inc.

Corrosion may set in slowly, but it requires knowledge and maintenance to keep a structure standing, which is why a tank inspection is necessary. A historic, 100-year-old water tower in Elk River, Minnesota is a perfect example of this. This century old water tower built up a considerable amount of corrosion in its four legs…

TMI Restores Hospitals Mechanical Room Floor

Aspirus Hospital called on TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore concrete flooring in a large mechanical room. Years of wear had taken a toll on the mechanical room flooring, requiring considerable repair work. Our experienced staff recommended using CHEM-RESIST, a low-odor product that offers better results and protects concrete floors from the effects of industrial…

Clarifier Tank Coating by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) makes old tanks new again with a variety of tank coating systems available for both interior and exterior applications. When a large dairy cooperative in South Dakota heard that we had experience with protecting tanks from interior as well as exterior corrosion, TMI was asked to improve the life expectancy of…

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Providing solutions for the food manufacturing industry since 1985. Every spring, over 4,000 industry leaders gather at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s Annual Cheese Expo. Although the Coronavirus interrupted this year’s expo, various national cheese makers could enter and have their cheeses judged in over 20 categories.  TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) congratulates this year’s winners!…

Leaking Issue at an Ingredient Manufacturer

A global ingredient manufacturer recently had water leaking through the walls of the big house which leaked into office and production areas below. The manufacturer contacted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete restoration and fix the leaking issue. Wind driven rain would leak through both concrete blocks and the juncture between the metal paneling and…

Containment Dike Lining Applied in Extreme Temperatures

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently installed a containment dike lining for an expanding medical company. The customer needed the outdoor containment dike ready for service as soon as possible, requiring the work to be completed in January during sub-zero temperatures. TMI has considerable experience completing containment dike lining projects for all types of companies that…

Sucrose Tank Lining by TMI Coatings

Whether it’s the consumption by humans or animals, food-grade tank lining installation follows strict guidelines. With these projects, TMI Coatings always takes extra precautions for health and safety. ADM Corn Processing, a food production plant, needed to ensure their 14’ x 50’ high tank was suitable for storing sucrose. Without the proper lining, their sucrose…

Wet Well Lining Project for Utility Supplier

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to line the interior of a concrete wet well for a large utility supplier through a general contractor. The large utility supplier has used TMI numerous times on a variety of different projects, which include containment dike coating, tank linings, and floor coating. Procedure: TMI performed confined space…

Power Plant Needs Acid Containment Interior Lining

An old coal burning power plant converted to gas-fired burners years ago, a difficult construction feat because of the new equipment such as gas piping needing to be built around the existing structures in the plant. The power plant maintenance mechanic asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to return for another construction project at the plant.…

Masonry Restoration and Maintenance for a School

With over 35 years of experience, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has the knowledge and expertise to provide complete and accurate project bids. After a best value bidding process with several other contractors, TMI was hired to complete masonry restoration and maintenance coating on the exterior of an elementary school. We make deteriorating building exteriors new…

Preventing Moisture in Grain Bins by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) applies a waterproof membrane to prevent moisture entering around the base of the grain bins. We provide solutions to costly problems. A North Dakota grain company had an issue with moisture seeping into the bottom of three, 42’ diameter, steel grain bins. The infiltrating water would heat and subsequently cause the…

Tank Lining for Dog Food Manufacturer

Food-grade tank lining follows strict guidelines, per FDA and USDA, whether it’s for consumption by humans or animals. With these projects, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) always takes extra precautions for health and safety. TMI was recently hired by a dog food company to complete tank lining on the interior of their dog food tanks. The…

TMI Coatings Restores and Waterproofs Exterior Balconies

An assisted living facility contacted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) regarding coating several residential exterior balconies. The railings on the exterior balconies were failing due to extensive corrosion on the railings resulting in some of the bases breaking off at the metal/concrete juncture. Prior to TMI’s arrival, the owner replaced all the vertical structural steel posts…

Three Schools; Three Solutions for School Painting Projects

No matter what restoration or painting project a school may have, TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) has the solution for you. takes care of restoration needs of our schools. We transform flaking paint on brick, steel and concrete into surfaces that are smooth, safe and protective. School Gym Duct and Pipe Painting Recently, TMI professionals recoated…

Machine Painting for a Global Paper Company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a press machine painting project for a global paper company due to the harsh industrial environment. The paper company makes more than 90% of its products from renewable fibers. The company had a short maintenance window for completing the machine painting project. TMI was able to staff the project with…

Pedestrian Deck Restoration for Cargill

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed severe restoration of a concrete pedestrian deck for a major Cargill, Inc. port facility along the Mississippi River. Over the years, the pedestrian deck had gotten worse and worse due to the harsh environment it is exposed to 365 days a year. With the new help from the owner, TMI…

Steel Sump Tank Lining

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to coat the interior of a steel sump tank on the interior of a facility. The sump tank was experiencing corrosion as the old system had failed and started to flake off. Time was the biggest factor in completing this project, the customer couldn’t be without this piece…

Interior and Exterior Aeration Tank Lining

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently lined the interior and painted the exterior of an aeration tank for an international pharmaceutical company that makes biomedical research products. TMI devised a plan to complete this project for the pharmaceutical company to ensure long-term protection. Procedure: Installed temporary construction heat and enclosure. For the exterior, TMI removed the…

High Temperature Sprayed-In-Place Urethane Foam Insulation

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to remove and replace 100% of failed existing sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation on two sides of a large concrete building. The previous system was found to have failed due to higher than average substrate temperatures for what a standard sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation can withstand. The existing insulation…

Pensacola Naval Air Station Water Tower Restoration

Full containment is up on TMI Coatings, Inc.’s (TMI) first water tower at Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS). TMI was contracted to do weld repairs and fully abrasive blast the interior and exterior of two (2) checker boarded elevated water towers. The exteriors will be repainted with the same aviation checkerboard pattern as currently shown.…

Easy-to-Clean Epoxy Coating System

Great Lake Cheese, a food manufacturer, had existing coatings fail due to moisture accumulation on their ceiling beams resulting in severe corrosion. The company asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore their deteriorating ceiling beams and install a rust-inhibitive epoxy coating system that would prevent similar issues in the future. Procedure: Removed all plaster and…

Vacuum Tanks Restored by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed restoration and lining of two vacuum tanks for a Styrofoam manufacturer due to existing lining failure. The vacuum tanks were experiencing excessive corrosion as a result of the harsh acids and alkalis present in the companies production process. After discussions with the Styrofoam manufacturer, the specific coating material was…

Cooling Tower Basin Restoration and Lining

Years of abuse and chemicals used in treat the water led the concrete in the massive cooling tower to degrade. Concrete is a naturally porous substrate, without protecting it it is susceptible to erosion and degradation. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed extensive restoration to this concrete cooling tower basin at an oilseed processing plant. Procedure:…

Containment Dike Lining by TMI Coatings

Concerns about your concrete containment dike? TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has the right products to protect it. Chemical exposure eats away at concrete. After completing a project for a metal fabrication and plating company, TMI returned to their facility to apply over 3,500 square feet of FIBERLIFE vinyl ester protective coating to the floor space,…

Certificate of Award 2019

TMI Coatings, Inc. would like to thank The Association for Facilities Engineering for this Certificate of Award presented to TMI Coatings for Industrial Coating Demonstrations.  TMI Coatings has been a part of AFE for over twenty years.

Pharmaceutical Company Receives New Flooring in Reactor Rooms

Pharmaceutical Company Receives New Flooring in Reactor Rooms A pharmaceutical company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore eroded concrete floors and install FIBERLIFE to several floors in reactor rooms. There was only a brief window of time in which the reactor rooms were not in use, so TMI needed to go into the job…

Food Processing Plant Receives New Epoxy Coating

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Zummo Meat, a food processing plant located in Texas. In one of their facilities, the company was experiencing flaking paint, damaged bricks, and missing mortar that needed to be replaced. TMI had a solution, restore the brick and mortar, plus install a new epoxy coating system. Upon completion,…

Reduce Corrosion Under Insulation on a Storage Tank

A fuel terminal company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to perform various repairs on a caustic materials storage tank. We completed spot repairs on the interior tank lining. To the exterior, we applied a thermal coating to the tank’s lower uninsulated section and waterproof material to the tank’s base and concrete pad juncture, as well…

Oxygen Tank Painting for Air Products and Chemicals

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently coated a large liquid oxygen tank for a manufacturer of chemicals and gases used in the energy, medical, and industrial markets.  The liquid oxygen tank had several layers of old paint that were flaking and peeling on the outside metal jacket. TMI devised a plan to complete this project without…

Toro-Spherical Water Storage Tank

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) specializes in the rehabilitation and repainting of elevated water storage tanks throughout the United States. With construction of elevated tanks being built to a wide variety of styles and sizes, the one recurring challenge is rigging to allow full access to all tank surfaces.  TMI utilizes specially designed rigging and platforms…

Food Manufacturing Facility Receives Floor Coating

One of the largest food manufacturing facilities that produces pizza products for convenience stores hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to protect 20,000 square feet of concrete floor in a new addition to their manufacturing facility. It was essential that the coatings adhere to strict guidelines in food/beverage industry as well as protect their staff from…

Flour Silo Lining at Large Tortilla Production Facility

A flour silo lining project was completed by TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) at a large tortilla production facility in Fayetteville, AR. TMI has extensive experience with silo lining projects, completing them safely and on time. Procedure: TMI sandblasted all surfaces inside of the two silos  to SSPC-SP10 Near White Metal Blast as needed for new…

Airport Oil Containment Restoration Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) installed a dike lining for oil containment at an airport. The varying structures including floors, walls, tank pads, and pipes made this project quite complex. TMI devised a plan to install a coating system that would resist chemical spills and provide significant longevity. The clear choice was our popular FIBERLIFE system…

500,000 Gallon Single Pedestal Water Storage Tank

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is finishing construction on its Maplewood, Minnesota project rehabilitating a 500,000-gallon single pedestal water storage tank.  The project consisted of fully recoating both the interior and exterior of the single pedestal water tank in addition to several weld repairs and safety updates. All paint on the tank was removed by abrasive…

Specialty Floor Coatings for Manufacturing Company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has the experience and expertise to recommend and install a variety of specialty floor coatings depending on the specific needs of your environment. Sometimes within one facility different rooms require different floor coatings. One such facility is a paper manufacturer in International Falls, MN. In a recent project, TMI installed two…

Exterior Silo Restoration for a Whey and Milk Manufacturer

Similar Goals, Different Firms work together to complete a silo restoration project. Milk Specialties, a protein manufacturer in Norfolk, Nebraska, is dedicated to ensuring their customers receive consistent, quality products. They focus on creating ingredients to fully optimize the health and nutrition of animals and people. Through independent third-party audits, they can be sure these…

New Floor Topping for Meat Cutting and Packaging Facility

Floor Topping Installation for a Meat Cutting and Packaging Facility TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) protects concrete floors in the meat processing industry from the destructive results of freeze and thaw cycles, wet areas, and chemicals. We use systems that meet USDA, FDA, and CFIA standards while guarding against corrosion, impact, and thermal shock. A bison…

Methane Gas Spherical Tank Recoating

The Sanitary District of Gary, Indiana, hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat the interior and exterior of a 50’ ASME methane gas pressure vessel. Before accessing the sphere’s interior, the tank was purged of its methane gas. The interior’s coating included a two-component high-solids epoxy novolac amine designed for use in immersion services of…

Silo Skirt Restoration and Roof Coating Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed silo skirt waterproofing and painting a group of resin silos for a plastic film manufacturing company. The interior and exterior of the silos the silo skirt areas were experiencing excessive corrosion. To combat the rust, TMI properly prepared surface and applied coatings per manufacturers’ recommendation. Procedure for the Silo Painting:…

Truck Driving School Gas Tank Enclosure Project

A semi-truck driving school commissioned TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to recoat two exterior steel containment gas tank enclosures on site. Due to the flammable and combustible liquids stored inside, special precautions were taken to ensure the crew’s and others’ safety. With help from the owner’s representative, we put together a plan to complete this work…

Water Reservoir Rehabilitation Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed a project rehabilitating two (2) water reservoir tanks for Muscatine Power & Water in Muscatine, Iowa. The project included cleaning and recoating the exterior and interior of two (2) 1.5 million-gallon round concrete water reservoir tanks, installing elastomeric liners on floor joints, repairing cracks, and recoating the domes. The…

Dairy Floor Restoration and Floor Topping

A dairy processing plant in central Minnesota hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to prepare and restore the eroded flooring throughout several areas to ensure safe and slip-resistant surfaces with a new floor topping. TMI was able to complete this project in a timely manner and safely, which is important to a safety-conscientious company. Procedure: The…

Old School Gym Gets a Face Lift

A school district requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to give their school gym a facelift. They requested TMI to paint the brick and block walls to help improve light reflectivity and to brighten the gym. With help from the owner, TMI devised a plan to complete this work during a time that the school gym…

Facility Director in Lindale, Texas Impressed by TMI

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a premiere coating contractor capable of large-scale projects such as water tower and water storage tank rehabilitation projects. Most often water towers are operated by municipalities, but TMI can also coat private water towers for businesses. Recently in Lindale, Texas, TMI coated the interior and exterior of a 50,000-gallon water…

Protecting Concrete Silo Roofs with a New Coating

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has the experience and knowledge needed to repair, restore, and protect concrete silo roofs with a product specifically designed to handle ponding water and consistent foot traffic. An animal feed company asked TMI to repair their leaking concrete silo roofs. While removing the existing roofing and preparing the roof’s surface for…

TMI Coatings Project of the Year 2018 announced!

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) Project of the Year 2018 was awarded to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead! TMI completed a large-scale project on the 8-pack of silos at American Crystal Sugar. Each silo is 45’ in diameter by 108’ high. Over the last couple of years, TMI has completed protective coatings on the silo exteriors,…

Waterproofing Employee Locker Room Floor

A billion-dollar roofing material manufacturer hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to waterproof and coat their locker room shower floors and employee locker room floors.  The company had issues with water leaking to areas below the locker rooms and wanted to also make sure the flooring we installed was sanitary, non-slip, and aesthetically pleasing. For the…

Corrosion Protection on Structural Steel by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) received a contract to sandblast and coat structural steel supports at a salt ingredient supplier. Salty environments can cause steel to corrode more quickly if not protected properly. TMI crews applied a robust three-coat protective coating system to the steel and prepared the surface in additional ways. First, TMI power washed…

Freezer Floor Repair at Food Manufacturing Plant

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to repair a freezer floor at a food manufacturer in Tulsa, OK. The customer said that the job went smoothly and that TMI was very professional. He appreciated how the TMI crew operated-—TMI was conscious of the workers in the plant and did a great job ventilating the area.…

FIBERLIFE, A Fiberglass Floor

A manufacturing company expressed the need for a long-lasting, durable, yet easy-to-clean floor coating. Our staff recommended FIBERLIFE, a fiberglass floor coating. This coating can be installed on walls and ceilings as well; however, its durability and chemical resistance make it an attractive choice for flooring. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) devised a solution based on…

FIBERLIFE Installation at Rendering Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has completed numerous FIBERLIFE projects at rendering facilities. Because rendering plants process dead animal carcasses, their environment is gross. One such project was in the cook rooms of a rendering facility in Wisconsin. TMI prepared and coated the walls up to 7’ high with FIBERLIFE because it is a highly durable,…

Cyclone/Floor Juncture Repair at Kerry Ingredients

Kerry Ingredients in Rochester, MN expanded their production and requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to seal the cyclone/floor juncture to reduce the risk of water seeping into the rooms below. When the general contractor installed the cyclones, there was a noticeable gap at the concrete floor/cyclone juncture. TMI was up to the task to eliminate…

Concrete Coating Project of the Year

We want to recognize TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) Superintendent Jeff Henry and the floor coating team for the concrete coating project of the year. TMI previously completed numerous concrete coating projects in the sensor and electrode fabrication shop for Pepin Manufacturing in Lake City, Minnesota. The results speak for themselves; Pepin Manufacturing requested TMI to…

White Sands National Monument Tower Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed metal repair work and repainting of a drinking water tank at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.  The work consisted of wet abrasive blasting and repainting the exterior of a 100,000-gallon elevated legged tank.  The exterior of the tank contained traces of lead in the old paint, TMI followed…

Waterproofing Metal Silos

To reduce corrosion and seal the floor/tank juncture of metal silos, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) installs elastomeric waterproof coating. TMI has considerable experience protecting the company’s commodities or equipment. Whether you have silos, bins, tanks, buildings, etc., and you have water intrusion or excessive corrosion, TMI can assist you with a long-term solution to solve…

Lead Abatement for Northern Natural Gas a Berkshire Hathaway company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed another lead abatement project for Northern Natural Gas.  The existing coating on the large compressor units contained trace amounts of lead-based coating.  TMI’s crew members employed all necessary PPE and took caution during the removal of the loose and flaking existing hazardous coating material.  All lead paint chips were properly…

New Flooring for Healthcare Packaging Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) installed protective flooring in the production area of a healthcare packaging facility in Wisconsin. The healthcare packaging facility sought TMI’s professional experience in selecting the correct floor coating system for long-term success. Procedure: Numerous steps go into TMI’s surface preparation to prepare the floor surface for new coating. TMI created an…

Molasses Pipe Bridge Coating

A molasses pipe bridge was experiencing excessive corrosion; TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) received a contract to prepare the surface, prime, and topcoat the pipe bridge at a yeast facility in Tennessee. The structural steel components over the years had corrosion present due to the harsh environments of proximity to the Mississippi River. With the help…

Concrete Floor Protection at Food Plant

Reduce Downtime While Increasing Cement Flooring Protection From commercial kitchens to food plants, TMI Coatings has many methods for concrete floor protection, from the wear and tear of freeze and thaw cycles, wet processing areas and chemicals. We use systems that meet USDA, FDA and CFIA standards while guarding against corrosion, impact and thermal shock.…

Eau Galle Reservoir Pipe Rehab

Despite the recent polar vortex in the Midwest with subzero wind chills, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) continues its’ work refurbishing the Eau Galle Dam outlet and morning glory structure near Spring Valley, Wisconsin. The work involves paint removal and repainting the interior of a 9ft diameter 300ft steel horseshoe-shaped conduit and the steel structure of…

TMI wins SSPC William S Johnson award!

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recent project for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska has been selected by the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) to receive the William S Johnson Award 2018-2019! The William S Johnson Award is awarded to a project that displays outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial or commercial coatings work. TMI re-coated…

FIBERLIFE for Multimillion-Dollar Expansion

Protecting a Multimillion-dollar Investment with FIBERLIFE TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) works with general contractor on a new construction project. A fourth-generation cheesemaker in Monroe, Wisconsin, added a multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art “make room” and additional coolers to its facility. Commercial contractor Kraemer Brothers hired us to install FIBERLIFE, a food-grade approved, fiberglass-reinforced, protective coating to four separate…

Northern Natural Gas Pipe Painting Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) contracted with Northern Natural Gas company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, to sandblast and coat several miles of piping at several districts in Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa.  No project is too large for TMI Coatings. Procedure: TMI protected the ground during surface preparation to collect spent abrasive and…

Pipe Painting for Manufacturer and Distributor of Agricultural Fertilizers

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by an agricultural fertilizer firm to paint new steel and piping in North Dakota. TMI’s crew members poly covered items not to be coated and utilized rubber sheets to protect galvanized tank supports and other items from over blasting.  TMI sandblasted all new piping before applying two coats of…

Anaerobic Digesters And Sludge Tank Painting

TMI Coatings, Inc. recently completed a tank painting and anaerobic digester painting project for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska at a Water Resource Recovery Facility.  The project consisted of re-coating the exteriors of three anaerobic digesters and one sludge storage tank.  All were cleaned of all dirt and debris by pressure washing at 5,000 psi,…

Northern Natural Gas

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Northern Natural Gas to complete painting on their pipes.  TMI first protected equipment around the area to prevent damage during surface preparation and painting.  TMI then had to comply with environmental and OSHA requirement because the existing paint may have been lead-based paint.  TMI placed ground covers and…

Ecolab Cleaning Of Kasota Stone

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to clean all the Kasota stone on Ecolab’s towers – stair tower, courtyard wall, building foundation, retaining walls, loading dock and the main entrance.  TMI cleaned the stone by pressure washing and carefully scraping/brushing debris and heavy growths of moss, pollution and other contaminants.

Equity Elevator & Trading Co.

Cracked concrete allowed water to penetrate causing the rebar to corrode and water infiltration into the silos. TMI Coatings used diamond grinders and crack chasers to open cracked concrete. All exposed rebar was primed with a rust-inhibitive epoxy primer and cracks were filled with high-strength mortar filler suitable and recommended for vertical applications.

Ecolab World Headquarters Paint Project

TMI Coatings was contracted by Ecolab a Fortune 500 company that offers water, hygiene and energy technologies to water blast and coat a large steel fence, handrails and stair tower at their world headquarters in St. Paul.  TMI took precautions to complete work safely, tie off themselves when working at elevated heights and tying off…

Building Restoration, Stucco

  TMI Coatings has done multiple projects for 7-SIGMA over the last eighteen years.  TMI has completed projects from protective flooring to exterior building restoration.  7-SIGMA’S Building/Facilities/EMS Manager Judy Van Cleve wrote “TMI has been a valuable partner in the numerous improvements that we have made to and in the 7-SIGMA manufacturing facility during my…

School Gym Ducting And Pipe Painting

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to recoat the school gym ducting and piping throughout the large gym of a school in Wisconsin.  The school gym ducting and piping had existing delaminating paint due to improper surface preparation to the galvanized steel substrates prior to the original coating application.  TMI’s crew hand prepared the…

Emergency Repair of a Deaerator Tank, St. Peter Regional

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed an emergency repair of a Deaerator Tank for the Regional Treatment Center in St. Peter. After TMI lined the deaerator tank interior, the exterior of the tank was prepared by pressure washers to remove dust, dirt and other contaminants.  TMI further hand/tool cleaned.  TMI primed the exterior using Tnemec Series…

Trench Restoration with FIBERLIFE by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a microbrewery to coat their production floor and complete trench restoration over the severely eroded areas. The production area’s floor was also heavily damaged from years of abuse. The concrete was showing serious signs of deterioration, and its appearance was becoming quite unappealing. The existing coatings were cracked…

Kraft Heinz – FIBERLIFE Ceiling

Ceiling and Wall Cleanings Call for FIBERLIFE Protection especially at Kraft Heinz Constant humid and wet environments can wreak havoc with ceilings and walls. After completing a prior project for world-renown food manufacturer Kraft Heinz, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) returned to their facility and applied FIBERLIFE to another large area. FIBERLIFE, a fiberglass-reinforced coating, is…

American Crystal Sugar Company Storage Bin

TMI Coatings, Inc. was contracted by a large commodities holding company in Northern Minnesota to prepare and coat the roof surfaces of a 185′ diameter storage bin.  The crew cleaned and prepared the surfaces by water blasting and using stiff bristle brooms to clean and remove dust or debris contaminants.  All seams received a stripe…

Flint Hills Resources Containment Dikes

Flint Hills Resources a producer of a diverse range of fuels, and ingredient products for many household goods requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line the interior of their concrete containment dikes.  The containment dikes needed a lining system that would withstand oil, caustic soda, diesel #2, HCL, Jet A fuel oil and an emulsifier/water…

Brick Building Facade Repaired With Stucco

TMI Coatings completed restoration on a multi-story, century-old brick building in Minneapolis.  The customer contacted TMI Coatings after a large section of the upper brick facade fell off.  TMI got to work quickly to diagnose the reason for the failure and to come up with an economical solution for the customer.  Work consisted of demolition,…

Elevated Water Tank Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings, Inc. rehabilitated an elevated water tank for the City of Princeton.  The tower was constructed in 1964 and last coated by TMI Coatings in 1996.  After structural repairs were completed TMI abrasive blasted all the reservoir surfaces to an SSPC-SP-10 and coated with a zinc/epoxy/urethane/fluoropolymer system.  Work was completed under the supervision of…

TMI Man Mark Behrens!

Mark, TMI Man of the year for fiberglass dike lining project successful complete for Market & Johnson at Arclin in Wisconsin. The customer stated, “Everything is good. Great TMI team to work with. Thorough on explanation and procedures and did what they said they were going to do.”

Industrial Painting of Silos, Lafarge North America, Inc.

A large industrial cement company requested TMI Coatings to prepare surfaces and apply primer and top coat to two silos, each 26’ diameter x 80’ high, including structural supports.  The paint analysis indicated lead based paint so TMI being a lead abatement/encapsulation company had to take precautions for high levels of lead in accordance with…

Donaldson Company

A large industrial filter manufacturer requested TMI Coatings to paint a dirty, dusty, metal ceiling 272’ long x 60’ wide. The ceiling was dry ice blasted, then primed with a rust-inhibitive epoxy primer, and top coated with a quality paint.   The customer was happy with TMI’s workmanship and we completed the project within their…

Urethane Foam Insulation

If condensation is dripping inside your plant, on machinery or inventory, it’s time to consider insulation on your building roof. Seamless sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation provides more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material. Sprayed foam insulation reduces heating and cooling costs. It also reduces sound transmission and moisture…

TMI Coatings FIBERLIFE application to food processing walls

“Everything looks great.  Guys easy to work with and did a good job.  It was great, everything I expected.  TMI Coatings was easy to work with.  They were really good with working with our timelines.  Got everything done we wanted.  Very accommodating.” -Dustin Sutherland, Dean Foods, Decatur, IN

Industrial Filter Manufacturer Floor

A large industrial filter manufacturer requested that TMI Coatings remove existing flooring and install new floor coating: clear and colored to improve light reflectivity and allow for easier cleaning for a lean environment. 16,835 sq. ft. of old flooring was removed and new flooring material was installed.  TMI proceeded to remove the existing flooring by…

Industrial Floor Coatings

What floor product is right for your environment?  TMI Coatings offers a variety of floor coating systems to ensure it will last. Some of the most common coatings we provide include:  Cementitious Urethane A heavy-duty industrial floor topping that is extremely resistant to impact, heat, and thermal shock. It can be applied at ¼” –…

Sandblasting

In preparation for sandblasting at a metal coater facility in Ohio, TMI Coatings poly covered to protect vulnerable equipment from sandblast sand dust. Negative air was also implemented.  

Containment Dikes Lined by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to line three containment dikes to contain liquids in the event of a petroleum spill or tank rupture. Safety is of utmost importance to gas companies. This gas company has some of the highest standards of safety of assets. Procedure: The containment dikes were rinsed clean and dry. TMI…

Guymon, OK Warehouse Roof Coating Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a roof coating project on a sloped warehouse roof for a large agricultural company in Guymon, OK. One half of the warehouse roof was built with metal and the other half with a composite material. Both types of construction materials were leaking, and TMI had a solution for them. Procedure:…

Floor and Wall Coating

A 6,000 square-foot floor repaired, coated, and walls painted to lighten and brighten a mechanic shop for repairs and for the customer experience. The owner said, “The floor looks exceptional. It’s holding up real good and I can’t say enough good things about it. I passed along contact information for TMI to a few people.”

Painting Ammonia Tank

TMI Coatings recently completed a large coating project at an ammonia storage facility in Grand Forks, ND. The project consisted of a substantial amount of linear footage of various-sized piping to be sandblasted before applying three-coat zinc, epoxy, and urethane system. The dome portion of a large storage tank, over 16,000 sq. ft., was water…

Montana Energy Facility

A Montana energy facility requested TMI Coatings to sandblast, prime, and coat steel screens at River Station.  TMI first contained the large screen to reduce the risk of abrasive and coating material drifting.  The screen was then SSPC-SP10 Near White Metal Blasted and primed with Tnemec Zinc Series 90-97.  After priming, large pits and voids…

FIBERLIFE Applied at Cheese Plant in Southern Wisconsin

TMI Coatings recently applied FIBERLIFE, a fiberglass reinforced coating in a large cheese plant expansion in southern Wisconsin.  FIBERLIFE was applied to concrete precast wall panels prior to equipment being placed in the area.  FIBERLIFE is ideal for wet and humid environments because it will not chip, peel or flake like paint. TMI’s FIBERLIFE coating…

FIBERLIFE for Caustic Storage Containment Dike

TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a zinc-plating manufacturer to repair their containment dikes. This containment area holds tanks storing sodium hydroxide, a corrosive crystalline material commonly called caustic soda. If not properly contained, these chemicals can cause harm to the environment. TMI’s goal was to create a safe environment for the manufacturer by…

TMI Installs Sloped Flooring at a Fortune 500 Company

A Fortune 500 Company was renovating their (5) air handler units in one of their corporate buildings due to corrosion issues. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to install a liquid applied coating system that would slope the floor of the air handler units towards the existing drains. The Fortune 500 Company needed the water…

Tnemec Stranlok for Jails and Prisons

Correctional facilities are not immune to deterioration and corrosion. Countless inmates, officers, and visitors put pressure on these structures over the years. For this specific prison, their showers were heavily corroded due to the constant weathering down of the floors and walls from water. The floors and walls developed considerable cracks and irregularities. The drains…

Elevated Water Tower

The City of Fargo, ND recently hired TMI Coatings to re-coat their elevated single pedestal water tower. The job included exterior containment, abrasive blasting, testing abrasive samples for heavy metals to verify non-hazardous, and applying coatings. Our team worked in confined spaces following all regulations for ventilation and safety.

Sandblast and Coating Fans

A Montana power plant contracted with TMI Coating to sandblast and coat several ID fans.  TMI sandblasted removing old thick film tank lining and preparing metal to a Near White Metal Blast.  TMI then applied Dudick Primer 27 and vinyl ester flake filled top coat Protecto-Coat 800AR to restore the structure and protect from further…

Bin Painting at a Fortune 500 Company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was awarded a contract to complete a bin painting project on an 11’ diameter x 62’ high seed dryer bin that was experiencing excessive corrosion.  TMI was not only contracted for the bin painting, but also the painting of handrails, kick plates surrounding the grating, vertical I-beam supports, and connecting steel.…

Laurentino Landaverde won TMI Man of the Year for Tanks

Laurentino was the foreman on TMI Coatings Project of the Year. This consisted of industrial painting a large series of tanks in Midland, Texas.   

Flour Silo Lining

TMI Coatings has lined the interior of flour silos in Dallas-Fort Worth to eliminate chipping and flaking paint which can contaminate the flour and disrupt production. Great care was taken to prepare the silos’ surfaces to ensure good coating adhesion. The silos were first solvent cleaned to remove contaminants and oils per SSPC-SP 1, then…

New Orleans 2017: TMI COATINGS, INC. has opened an office in New Orleans, LA; its third office nationwide

The New Orleans branch will serve the Gulf states region where we have done several past projects. TMI Coatings, Inc. specializes in Painting and Coatings for Commercial and Industrial businesses. Bin restoration and waterproofing by TMI Coatings:

Logo Installation

TMI Coatings installing logo on elevated water tank in Bartonville, IL. TMI has a .90 EMR. Nice job TMI Team working safely!  

Repairing And Restoring Fiberglass Domes

Weathering and ultraviolet rays can cause fiberglass to deteriorate over time.  TMI Coatings’ crews high pressure washed to clean the domes’ structure prior to repairing voids and holes with fiberglass patch. A final gel coat was applied to all surfaces to improve longevity of the domes.  TMI Coatings’ EMR is .90. We use our own field…

Salt Storage Dome

A Fortune 1000 company requested TMI Coatings to insulate and install protective coating on their salt storage dome. TMI prepared the surfaces by pressure washing, then applied sprayed-in-place foam insulation at an average of 2” thick. Also, a top coat of an elastomeric waterproof coating was applied. This coating expands and contracts, therefore will not…

Fort Worth, TX Tank Painting

TMI Coatings installed a high-solids tank lining at a large oil and gas terminal in Fort Worth, TX.  Prior to work beginning, TMI completed a safety plan which included providing our own confined space rescue team.  The interior of the tank was sandblasted, stripe coated and two coats of coating were applied to the full…

Machine painting

TMI Coatings recently completed preparation and coating of two large machines including structural steel, cross members, ductwork, dust collector and supports totaling 5,500 sq. ft.  Machine components were prepped and degreased prior to coating with an industrial Sherwin Williams primer and top coat.  The coating system reduces corrosion, as well as brightening up the area…

Large Industrial Interior Wall/Ceiling Cleaning and Recoating

Due to the owner’s repurposing of a large existing production area, TMI was contracted to thoroughly clean to remove many different types of contaminants, i.e., oils, exhaust residue, grease, etc., before applying protective coating material.  Concrete and metal surfaces were cleaned by dry ice blasting (CO2), solvent wiping, and corn cob blasting.  Two full coats…

TMI Painted Steel Structure of Aircraft Hangars

TMI Coatings was contracted by the Air National Guard to abrasive blast and paint the exterior steel structure of aircraft hangars at their facility.  The existing paint was lead based paint requiring strict worker protections and environmental controls.  Additionally, the continuous occupation and use of the surrounding hangar and office areas were maintained throughout the…

Clarifier Lining Installed for Food Production Plant

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to install a lining in a large clarifier tank for a food production plant. This project was not only difficult due to the size of the tank, but also because it needed to be completed during a short period – a critical plant shutdown. TMI’s crews worked diligently…

Temporary Suspended Platform Used to Paint Bridge

TMI Coatings’ employees completed installation of a temporary suspended platform for access to sandblast and paint the underside of a bridge.  When the set-up was complete, the sides were enclosed with tarps to ensure all dust was contained and the lead based paint could be safely removed from the site without polluting the water below.…

Bridge in Colorado Painted by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings is refurbishing and painting all steel members of the Westminster Bridge in Denver, Colorado over US-36 including implementing traffic control, pedestrian control, concrete restoration and traffic deck coating.  

TMI Coatings Submitted For SSPC Structure Award

TMI Coatings refurbished the City of Richfield, Minnesota water tower.  SEH and TMI Coatings submitted this project for the SSPC 2016/2017 Structure Award.  The water tower refurbishing project was complex as it was necessary to maintain the City telecommunication operations.  The project was further impacted by the proximity to Penn Avenue, a major thoroughfare.  Finally,…

Corrosion Problem in Paper Mill Solved by TMI

A large paper manufacturer recently hired TMI Coatings to solve a peeling paint and corrosion problem within a large turbine room.  TMI’s crew dry ice blasted and hand and power tool cleaned walls, ceilings, piping and other equipment to prepare the substrates for new coating adhesion.  A high temperature coating material was needed for application…

TMI Seals Silo Base/Wall Juncture

TMI Coatings was contracted to seal the silo base/wall juncture around the circumference of silos.  Each silo was thoroughly pressure washed with 4,000 psi pressure washers to remove dirt, debris and contaminants from the area. TMI then installed new sprayed-in-place foam insulation to create a cant at the silo base to shed rainwater away from…

Tortilla Manufacturing Company Flooring Upgrade

A tortilla manufacturing company requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) install protective flooring at their facility in their Production and Packaging Areas totaling 13,000 square feet.  In the Packaging Area, 6,500 sq. ft., TMI installed an average of 25 mils thick flooring system with an “orange peel” finish.  The customer wanted a smoother finish to allow…

TMI Paints Two Livestock Silos in Dallas

TMI Coatings completed exterior maintenance painting on two livestock silos for a large feed producer in Dallas, TX.  All surfaces were cleaned to remove contaminates using 4,000 psi pressure washers.  All welds, corners, edges and bolts were stripe coated in addition to a full prime coat of surface tolerant epoxy.  The entire structure then received…

TMI Training

Alex Buetow of TMI Coatings, Inc. is reviewing with a crew member how to properly read and adhere to material product data sheets for the coating being used on site.  

Fireproofing a Senior Living Facility

Is your facility challenged with ongoing fireproofing requirements?  TMI Coatings has successfully completed many large-scale fireproofing projects. The most recent project required spray-applied fireproofing to over 6,500 sq. ft. of I-beams and columns in a new senior living facility.  The fireproofing product was a durable gypsum-based wet mix commercial spray-applied fire-resistant material designed to provide…

TMI Coated Carbon Steel Tanks In Texas

TMI Coatings recently coated 16 carbon steel tanks and 1 fiberglass tank for a large oil company in Texas.  Not only are the tanks protected from corrosion but now they are aesthetically pleasing—a clean, clear advertisement for the company. TMI applied a three-coat system to thoroughly protect the weld seams and areas of corrosion using…

Large Ground Storage Tank

TMI Coatings refurbishing a large ground storage tank.  

Water Tower Painting for University

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a water tower coating project for the University of Minnesota in Grand Rapids, MN.  TMI’s crew pressure washed the exterior using 4,000 psi pressure washers with rotating tips.  All obvious failed paint/rusty areas were further hand/power tool cleaned to SSPC-SP2/3.  A two-coat system was then applied to all surfaces.  The…

Lead Paint Removal In The Winter

How can a company plan an outdoor painting project for a shutdown in the middle of the winter?  TMI Coatings’ personnel worked with multiple coating manufacturers in choosing a suitable coating for steel and concrete substrates that can cure down to 0°F.  The project in question was an unheated building around a large conveyor structure. …

ESD Flooring in Medical Manufacturing Facility

Have you ever dreamed of sliding across your manufacturing facility floor in your socks like Tom Cruise in “Risky Business”?  It is very unlikely and this isn’t exactly the same, but TMI Coatings recently installed an Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) and epoxy floor in a medical manufacturing facility.  The ESD flooring TMI installed is designed to…

2015 Safety Award!

TMI Coatings has worked over 22 months without a lost time injury! All TMI field employees with over 600 hours on April 1, 2016 were eligible for a safety contest.  Lee Johnson won the Grand Prize, a full size used Ford truck.  Congratulations, Lee!  Fernando Sierra won the runner up prize, a Yeti Cooler.  TMI…

Office Renovations With TMI CHEM-RESIST Flake Floor

How can an epoxy flooring system help increase light reflectivity and, at the same time, create a decorative look for a professional office space?  TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently showed a food production facility that epoxy floor coatings are suitable in constant wear areas and can transform a dark stained concrete floor in an office…

Painting in a Water Treatment Plant

TMI Coatings recently showed how a routine plant maintenance project far from the public eye can provide water to 7,000 customers across a 14.8 square mile service area in which agricultural pollution has made water quality a major concern.   Our job specification was a simple matter of painting walls, piping and floors in the filter…

Scaffold Erection for Sandblasting on Military Hangar

TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) has begun scaffold erection for sandblasting and removing lead paint from a military airplane hangar.  The structure is over 120′ long and 75′ high.  Prior to sandblasting, TMI will surround the entire structure with scaffolding, including poly wrapping, to contain the debris as well as to safely work from, while adhering…

Lining Wastewater Pits at Biofuel Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to line wastewater pits and containment areas for a biofuel production facility. The pits were originally lined with a rubber membrane that had failed. It had developed punctures that could allow chemicals to seep out of the containment area. The customer needed TMI to resolve this issue. Our team’s…

Maintenance Shop Flooring in City Bus Terminal

TMI Coatings flooring crew apply sealer/dustproofer and epoxy flooring to multiple rooms in a city bus terminal after TMI painting crew completes wall painting.  Aggregate is used to reduce slipping to protect employees safety.  Epoxy line striping is added to the floors.  TMI applies approximately 65,000 square feet of maintenance shop flooring.  The crews work…

Silo Roof Coating with Urethane Elastomer

TMI Coatings completed a silo roof coating project with urethane elastomer to waterproof the concrete silo roof for a large grain company. TMI identified the issues at a feed mill facility. TMI devised a plan, and executed on time, safely, and on budget. TMI has the experience and knowledge for all silo roof coating projects…

Conveyor Supports Safely Coated in Tacoma, WA

TMI Coatings painted structural steel conveyor supports for a large agricultural commodities company in Tacoma, WA.  The project consisted of surface preparation and application of high performance coatings.  TMI painted all connections of three 150′ tall support towers over the water.  All towers were fully contained to prevent paint chips and other debris from falling…

Elastomeric Coating for Food Production Plant

A food processing plant contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to install new coatings on the ceiling of one of their facilities. Because of the proximity to food products, peeling paint was not acceptable in the plant. TMI recommended our fiber-reinforced elastomeric ceiling coating. It is commonly used in food processing plants because it does not…

Corrosion Under Insulation

TMI Coatings removed existing sprayed in place foam insulation, sandblasted, and painted three (3) 170’ diameter ground storage tanks.  During removal of the old insulation and lead-based paint, an aging wood framed base on the concrete foundation was discovered.  To extend the life of the wood and the concrete and protect the integrity of the…

City Bus Terminal

TMI Coatings coated approximately 80,000 square feet of walls in multiple drive through, storage and maintenance rooms in a city bus terminal.  Two colors were chosen to help hide future grime from tires and exhaust on the lower portion of the walls while keeping the upper areas white to brighten the area.  TMI crews have…

Tracy Gliori, Twin Cities Pioneer Press Article

Tracy Gliori, President of TMI Coatings, Inc. was recently interviewed by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press for a Focus on Big Jobs. The article talks about how Tracy discovered her destiny and became President of a construction company that handles specialized industrial maintenance. To read the full article follow the link below.   https://www.twincities.com/2008/11/08/a-focus-on-big-jobs/  

Elevated Tank in Crane, IN

TMI Coatings’ crews completed spot lead abatement and overcoating of a 100,000 gallon lattice legged elevated tank.  The crew was on a military installation requiring employees to complete RAPIDGate background checks for access to the base.   TMI was asked to complete this tank after completing a previous elevated water tank on the same facility last…

Flat Roof Waterproofing

TMI Coatings completed roof coating of a large multiple silo, gantry, head house and gallery for a large sugar manufacturing company. TMI crew members first prepared the existing sprayed-in-place urethane foam substrate and then applied a urethane elastomer waterproof coating and broadcast in aggregate for a non-slip finish texture. This protective coating material works very…

Tank Lining of Beer Storage Tanks for Canadian Brewer

TMI Coatings recently lined beer storage tanks for a Canadian craft brewer, the second oldest brewery in the nation.  TMI sandblasted to remove existing thick lining from the interior of tanks, welded holes, ground welds smooth and applied a food grade tank lining to the carbon steel tanks.  All this work was completed utilizing temporary…

Finishing Logo on Water Tower in Illinois

TMI Coatings finishing logo on elevated water tower in the central U.S.  

Conductive Flooring for Electric Circuitry Company

An electrical circuitry company recently hired TMI Coatings to install a liquid-applied conductive floor topping to the concrete in a new addition at their facility.  The conductive flooring greatly reduces the chance of any unwanted sparks which could damage the electrical circuits during assembly.  This monolithic seamless floor topping was chosen over ESD floor tiles…

Zinc Primer on Water Tower in Richfield

TMI Coatings applies a zinc primer to sandblasted steel on a 130′ tall water tower.  Our applicator uses fall protection and an organic vapor respirator to safely apply the material.  Zinc primer is used on structures as a sacrificial coating to protect the structure from corrosion.

Stucco Restoration

TMI Coatings completed stucco restoration on a 1920’s vintage factory in the Midwest. TMI’s restoration crew framed out over a dozen recessed openings along with full removal of failing and delaminated sections of stucco. Crew members then applied new metal lath and a three coat stucco system to match the surrounding plane. A pebble dash…

Water Tower

 TMI Coatings is painting a single pedestal water tower for Mt. Pulaski in IL.

Fertilizer Tower Painting By TMI

Fertilizer is very corrosive to carbon steel and can cause rusting to develop earlier than is expected.  TMI Coatings painted and treated a fertilizer tower by thoroughly high pressure washing with a neutralizer to remove all containments and all loose, delaminating paint.  TMI then further mechanically abraded rusted areas to prepare for new coating adhesion;…

Elevated Tank Sikaflex Sealant

TMI Coatings Inc. completed the interior and exterior painting of a 750,000 gallon elevated tank for the City of Great Falls, Montana. After completing the finish coating of interior and exterior surfaces, TMI applied Sikaflex 1A polyurethane elastomeric sealant to all un-welded portions of the interior roof plate seams and also un-welded seams between the…

Municipal Water Tower Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings is rehabilitating the complete interior of the 2 million elevated water tower and over coating the exterior for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The entire exterior surfaces were high pressure washed at 10,000 PSI in addition to SSPC-SP 11 spot cleaning to remove all loose and failed coatings while utilizing a full…

Concrete Silo in Northwestern Minnesota

TMI Coatings, Inc. crew recently installed a large, intricate multi-colored logo to the area as directed by the owner on the side of a large concrete silo in northwestern Minnesota.  Work was done safely.  And it looks great!  

Silo Roof Waterproofing in Crookston

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to complete a silo roof waterproofing project for a large sugar company in Crookston, MN. The different areas of the silos included: six large silos, a head house, as well as the upper and lower gantries. TMI identified the issues at the sugar companies’ facility. Devised a plan, and…

Painting Fuel Oil Tanks in LA

TMI Coatings was selected to prepare the surface and coat the exterior of (14) horizontal storage tanks including ancillary piping, valves, pumps, fuel skid equipment, etc. The tanks sizes were from 12,000 to 30,000 gallon capacity. The scope of work consisted of SSPC-SP2 hand tool cleaning, SSPC-SP3 power tool clean, SSPC-SP12/NACE 5 surface preparation by…

TMI Coatings Applies Zinc To Sandblasted Surface

TMI Coatings applying zinc to sandblasted surface on a large tank, 170′ diameter in the central U.S.  

Concrete Silo Restoration and Coating in Crookston, Minnesota

TMI Coatings is currently completing a large concrete silo restoration and coating project in northwest Minnesota.  TMI’s crew safely rigged scaffolding from the silo roofs to access the silo walls to remove all loose and/or spalling concrete.  TMI then prepared all exposed rebar by mechanically abrading to remove rust prior to priming.  TMI’s crew then…

TMI Coatings Painting a Water Tank in Addison, Texas

TMI Coatings crew painting a water tank in Addison,Texas. Spring 2015.

Epoxy Sealer/Dustproofer Floor Coating

TMI Coatings removed existing peeling and flaking paint from the floor of a power generation plant in Fridley, Minnesota. TMI then applied an epoxy sealer/dustproofer to keep the dust to a minimum and help keep the floor clean. TMI was able to complete this project on short notice and during weekend hours. The site contact…

Containment Dike Lining & Repairs

A natural gas company in Kansas contracted TMI Coatings to repair cracks and line the interior of a concrete containment dike. The containment dike was 55’ long x 20’ wide including up the walls 3’. TMI mechanically abraded the walls and floor by shotblasting and grinding with hand-held grinders. TMI then primed the entire area…

750,000 Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank Restoration

Late fall/early winter of 2014 TMI Coatings completed restoring the interior and exterior of a 750,000 gallon elevated water storage tank for the City of Great Falls, Montana. All work was completed on-schedule, safely and in a quality manner. The inspector said “TMI’s Superintendent and crew were among the best he had ever worked with.”…

Coating Provides Watertight Seal for Silo Roof

TMI Coatings completed a silo roof waterproofing project for a large grain dealer in North Dakota. TMI removed all loose and flaking/delaminating material and prepared surfaces for new coating adhesion. TMI applied two full coats of urethane elastomer to all roof surfaces and embedded scrim cloth around penetrations to provide a watertight seal. Aggregate was…

Protective Coating Provides Slip Resistance for Safety

A Midwest state treatment center requested TMI Coatings install a protective coating to the concrete steps and deck of their facility entrance for slip resistance. The owner’s concern was that they had tried applying previous coatings in-house which had failed. The existing steps and deck had multiple layers of flaking coating and was very slippery…

Floor Sloping Eliminates Concerns

A Midwestern cheese plant had standing water on the floor of their production entryway and packaging area. The plant employees were standing in the water in order to cut the cheese. There were sanitary concerns due to splashing of standing water into the cheese carts where the blocks of cheese are temporarily stored before slicing.…

TMI Coatings Repairs CO2 Tank Insulation

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently repaired the existing sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation and coating on a horizontal CO2 tank that previously had tank insulation. The coating attached to the spray foam insulation was blistered in many areas. Some of the foam insulation had deteriorated and disbonded from the tank; plus, there were some areas where…

Building Exterior Restoration by Tuckpointing

TMI Coatings was hired by a Fortune 500 company to perform building restoration work on the exterior of their grain elevator facility. The 7,000 sq. ft. of older brick was pressure washed to clean and identify repair areas. Tuckpointing was performed on thousands of sq. ft. of wall surfaces where mortar joints in the brick…

New Concrete Floor Coated 7 Days After Poured

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) applied a cementitious urethane floor topping for a booming salsa manufacturer that first sold its goods at farmers’ markets in the Midwest 7 days after new concrete was poured. A new production facility used for creating salsa required floors to be protected from the constantly wet acidic environment. TMI’s fieldmen applied…

Almost Done!

TMI Coatings, Inc. has almost completed the exterior painting of a water tower in Brownsville, TX. After many steel modifications, the tank will be placed back into service in early June.

Congratulations Marco Castillo!

Marco Castillo was the winner of the TMI Coatings, Inc, (TMI) 2013 safety award! TMI Coatings completed the 12 months ending 4/1/14 with no lost time injuries while completing multiple projects on elevated tanks, bridges, and other structures. As the grand prize winner, Marco Castillo is the proud owner of a brand new Honda 4×4…

TMI Performs Tube Sheet and Water Box Coating

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was awarded a contract with Colorado Springs Utilities to perform repairs, surface preparation, and coating application to two large condensers at the Martin Drake Power Plant located in Colorado. The tube sheet ends were heavily corroded due to the chemicals used in treating the water. Before surface preparation and coating application,…

Floor Topping Applied by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings installed cementitious urethane floor topping with a smooth, sanitary finish as requested by the customer. Upon completion, the customer stated “job complete, everything looks great!”

TMI Repairs, Insulates and Coats Main Processing Dome

          In 2013, TMI Coatings repaired, insulated and coated a concrete processing dome (173′ diameter x 66′ high) to reduce expansion/contraction of the dome due to extreme Minnesota temperature changes and hold the dome together to prolong its useful life.  TMI began the project by high pressure washing with 4,000 psi…

CHEM-RESIST Mechanical Room Floor Coating

Gray and yellow CHEM-RESIST floor coating installed by TMI Coatings in a mechanical room.

TMI Sandblasts, Primes and Installs Logo on Steel Tank

TMI sandblasted a new 70’ diameter and 35’ high carbon steel tank to an SSPC-SP6 Commercial Blast.   After sandblasting, TMI applied the specified 5 mil thick rust-inhibitive epoxy primer.  TMI then top coated the tank with the specified 3 mil thick urethane for good gloss and color retention.  TMI installed a large logo and painted…

TMI Coats Interior of Steel Silo

A large manufacturer of industrial sanitation and food safety products hired TMI Coatings to coat the interior of a steel silo at their facility in southeast Wisconsin.  The manufacturer stored raw materials in the silo; Moisture was getting into the silo. This caused the stored raw materials to curdle and coagulate, making the material unusable.…

161′ Tall Monopole Painting Project

An information technology company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a 161’ tall monopole painting project. The monopole is utilized for communication transfer by the technology company. Their tower needed to be painted according to specific FAA regulations, including painting four sections of the tower safety orange and three areas aviation white. The company…

Containment Dikes Coated in St. Paul and Houston

TMI installed FIBERLIFE to containment dikes that store harsh chemicals. The customer stated, “The crew worked very well with our coordinator for the execution of this project.” The customer said he will use TMI to install protective coatings at their other locations.

TMI Completes Concrete Restoration and Stucco Repair

TMI Coatings completed tuckpointing, concrete restoration and stucco repair to the exterior of a meat processing facility in Humboldt, Iowa that produces sausage and Italian meat products. TMI prepared the surface by water blasting and further hand/tool cleaning.  We removed all loose, disbonding mortar to sound substrate and installed new masonry where required. Under the…

TMI Applies Epoxy Mortar Mixture to Air Handler Units

A Fortune 500 Company was renovating their (5) air handler units in one of their corporate buildings.  The company hired TMI to install liquid applied flooring sloping toward the existing drain in each of the air handler units; if the water does not drain, bacteria and allergens will be pushed throughout the system.  TMI applied an…

Diesel Fuel Tanks Repainted Safely by TMI

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) coated two diesel fuel tanks for a large food company. TMI applied epoxy primer and a quality topcoat to the exterior of the tanks and the piping attached to them. The company was very concerned about our men’s safety while working around the diesel fuel tanks. After submitting our proposal to…

Royce Construction Services Endorses TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) repainted the exterior of a water tower for a VA Medical Center in West Virginia and received an endorsement and recommendation for our work. Royce Construction Services endorses TMI.

TMI Installs Intricate Logo

Big Soo Terminal, in northwest Iowa, is continually looking to make improvements to its facility. This year’s project included the painting of their two large oil tanks. The tanks were in need of sandblasting and painting to reduce corrosion and improve aesthesis. Following a safety meeting, TMI Coatings crew members began with preparing the surface…

Corrosion-Protective Tank Lining

A food processing and manufacturing plant requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line the interior of their dissolved air flotation (DAF) tank. The DAF tank is used in their water treatment process to break down wastewater by the removal of suspended matter such as oil and solids. The wastewater is corrosive and thus the steel…

Garth Brooks Hometown Refurbishes Water Tower

Hometown superstar Garth Brooks helps the City of Owasso, Oklahoma, get the exterior of the water tower repainted by TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI). The exterior of the water tower was in very rough shape. With the help of the City and Garth, TMI devised a plan to pressure wash, spot prime, and overcoat the tank…

CO² Blasting

Dry ice blasting, commonly referred to as CO² blasting, is an effective way to clean equipment so as to not damage sensitive equipment i.e. controls, electrical boxes, lights or similar that may exist in the area. One of the advantages of dry ice blasting is it cleans and removes contaminants while leaving adjacent surfaces undamaged.…

Fixing a Leaky Corrugated Metal Roof

An energy company hired TMI Coatings to repair the corrugated metal roof of their shop building that was experiencing leaking problems. TMI cleaned the roof and then replaced all missing fasteners and resecured remaining fasteners on the roof. A urethane elastomer coating was applied to all seams and around all penetrations to provide a waterproof…

Two Combustion Turbines Sandblasted and Painted with High Heat Paint

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently coated two combustion turbines for a large power company located in Wisconsin. Each of the combustion turbines had a large muffler (stack) on top of the turbine. Due to the stacks having extremely high temperatures, the existing coating was failing and there was severe corrosion of the steel surfaces. TMI…

TMI Restores Large Feed Manufacturing Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a large painting project for an animal feed manufacturing facility in Minnesota. TMI painted their feed mill tower, handrails, distributor, and spouts. The owner was concerned about the corrosion on the feed mill and aesthetics as the feed mill is the largest structure in town. Upon arrival, TMI’s crew surveyed…

Painting in the Winter

A marina and yacht club on the St. Croix River hired TMI Coatings to sandblast and paint their rusty structural steel beneath their large pier located over the water. During the Spring and Summer seasons the river water is higher so to maximize the amount of exposed structural steel the project was completed during the…

TMI Coatings Installs SafeLane™ Traffic Deck Coating

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is an exclusive applicator of SafeLane™ traffic deck coating. SafeLane™ is a uniquely designed patented material that releases a salt residue (brine) from the aggregate, so snow and sleet melt, reducing slips and falls. TMI has applied SafeLane™ at various milling facilities throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. The reason for coating…

TMI Repairs Water Clarifier

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) consulted with The Gulf Coast Water Authority and was hired to repair a water clarifier in Texas City, Texas. The clarifier was 90 feet in diameter and 13,500 square feet of surface area. TMI protected the working mechanisms of the clarifier mixer and drive motors before repairing the failed coating and…

TMI Lines Tank To Protect From Corrosive Substances

Highly corrosive substances are not a problem for TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI). As a specialty contractor, we have extensive experience applying high-performance tank linings that can handle the most corrosive substances. Furthermore, we have over 25 years of experience selecting the suitable tank lining for your environment. An ethanol company installed a new steel tank…

TMI Lines FRP Water Treatment Tank.

The City of Greeley, CO, recently hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to fiberglass line their 10,000 gallon FRP water treatment tank. TMI relined the FRP with glass fiber embedded in Novalac Epoxy resin to prolong the tank’s life. TMI mixed the resin with a catalyst or hardener, and fiberglass is a hand laid up to…

TMI Coatings Wins The “William Johnson Award”.

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) wins the “William Johnson Award” for outstanding achievement in demonstrating aesthetic merit for an industrial coating project. The repainting of the historic water tower in the City of Ft. Atkinson, WI, was selected as the project complements the environment while enhancing the structure itself. TMI received the award at the Society…

A Leading North American Manufacturer of Roofing Materials Hired TMI Coatings to Sandblast and Paint Their Thermal Oxidizer.

A leading North American manufacturer of roofing materials hired TMI Coatings to sandblast and paint their thermal oxidizer. A thermal oxidizer is a process unit for air pollution control that decomposes hazardous gases at a high temperature and releases them into the atmosphere. TMI erected scaffold and a reinforced poly enclosure with negative air to…

Waterproofing of Electrical Vaults by Epoxy Injection

One of the world’s largest food production companies contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to safely restore and waterproof two underground vaults. These vaults contain valuable electrical equipment that is vital to the day-to-day operation of the food production facilities. Obviously, subjecting electronics to water is quite dangerous, however, TMI’s commitment to working with owners to…

TMI Completed Stairway and Handrail Painting

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed stairway and handrail painting for the largest commercial real estate company in Minnesota. TMI sandblasted, painted, and installed non-slip flooring on stairs and landings. Full containment was required to contain sandblast sand dust during sandblasting to minimize emissions and damage to parked vehicles. The benefits of handrail painting and…

TMI Coatings Was Contracted To Coat a Machining Tool Roof

TMI Coatings, a commercial contractor, was contracted to coat a machining tool roof for Norlen, a metal stamping company, in Wisconsin that was showing signs of rust. The 23,800 sq. ft. sloped, corrugated metal roof was water blasted to remove surface debris and then further hand tool cleaned. Previous coatings around roof penetrations were removed…

History Center in St. Paul Contacted TMI Coatings Regarding a Mechanical Room Floor

TMI Coatings has a contract with the State of Minnesota for flooring, and the History Center in St. Paul contacted TMI regarding a mechanical room floor that was leaking to the space below. TMI abraded the floor in the mechanical room, approximately 2,300 sq. ft., filled all the joints and voids in the floor, and…

TMI Coatings Dismantles and Demolishes a 1,500,000 Gallon Steel Tank

The City of Cedar Park, Texas awarded TMI Coatings a contract to dismantle and demolish their standpipe that contained lead paint. TMI removed lead containing paint prior to dismantling the tank.  Paint removal was performed with a vacuum shrouded power tool.  After removal of the lead paint, the tank was cut, dismantled and disposed of. …

Oily and Dirty Ceiling Coated by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contacted by a manufacturing facility in the upper Midwest that produces parts for hydraulics. This facility is very oily and dirty. The company hired TMI to clean and paint their ceiling. The ceiling was very oily and dirty due to the machining process. TMI hand cleaned/solvent wiped, and dry ice…

Fiberglass Wall Installation in Sanitation Room

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to complete a fiberglass wall installation project due to mold and mildew discovered on the walls. TMI developed a plan to remove the failing paint, clean the walls of the mold, and install a new protective coating system. Our team recommended installing the FIBERLIFE system. FIBERLIFE is a fiberglass-reinforced…

Non-Slip Floor Coating With CHEM-RESIST

A non-slip floor coating was requested by a manufacturing facility that produces hydraulic parts. This facility is very oily and dirty. The company is working on lean manufacturing and contacted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat their floors.  Procedure: TMI washed the floor with a degreaser and scrubbers to thoroughly clean the floors of the…

TMI Coatings Applies Food Grade Coating at Food Plant

A large food plant requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to coat the ceilings, walls, beams, and piping with a food-grade coating in two separate production rooms – a Testing Lab and a Fruit Room. The existing coatings were poorly bonded. Any peeling or flaking paint could potentially come into contact with the food. TMI consulted…

TMI Coatings Lines Interior of Condensate Tank

A mechanical company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to sandblast and line the interior of a condensate tank at a private college dormitory. This tank was a crucial part of the heating system in this building, so work had to be done very quickly within a specific timeframe while students had leftover the Easter holiday.…

TMI Repairs Water Tank For The Green Mountain Water And Sanitation Department In Colorado

The Green Mountain Water and Sanitation Department of Lakeland, Colorado recently awarded TMI Coatings the repair of their 2.0 million gallon buried water tank which was leaking. TMI abrasive blast cleaned and repaired the existing concrete water tank and relined the interior concrete tank surfaces including the floors, walls and pipe penetrations. The new lining…

TMI Paints Mill Stairwell

This spring, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) did a job for one of the world’s largest privately held milling companies. In Houston, Texas, this project was to clean and paint seven stories of a mill stairwell, including the ceilings, walls, and steps.  TMI began by cleaning all surfaces to prepare for the new paint coating adhesion.…

TMI Prevents Puddling & Slippery Floors

“The floors are great; we are very pleased with them.” – Dan O’Brian, the Project Manager. A Midwestern food manufacturer contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) for a safety project. At one of their facilities, water was consistently running onto their slippery floors and forming puddles rather than properly draining towards drains. This resulted in a…

TMI Repairs Clarifier Tank in Texas

“Communication with the crew was great.” – Johnny Reisner, Superintendent for the City of Temple, TX. Reisner also evaluated TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) as “excellent” in quality of work, efficiency of crew, service, and cleanliness of site. TMI was contracted by the City of Temple, Texas to sandblast and recoat a clarifier tank at a…

Industrial Tank Lining and Coating

Last summer, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) took on a tank lining and coating job for a Wisconsin-based mechanical contracting and tank fabricating company. A two-compartment large tank for a chemical storage company required a new protective coating resistant to chemicals and insulation to prevent freezing. TMI began by spot power tool cleaning the weld seams…

TMI Coatings Linings Project – Syrup Tanks

For a Midwestern dairy cooperative, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently installed protective tank linings for a pair of corn syrup tanks located indoors. As they began the job, the TMI Coatings crew took care to protect all nearby equipment by poly wrapping to protect. They pressure-washed the tanks to decontaminate them. Next, TMI sandblasted both…

New Metal Ceiling Paint Stops Contamination

“The metal ceiling looks great. TMI’s crew really did a great job completing the room in the time allowed,” said the Plant Manager. Our motto: Safely. Quality. On time. in that order. A printed circuit company asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore a metal ceiling in one of their facilities. The existing paint on…

TMI Applies New Tank Linings to Resist Corrosion

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by a major university in Wisconsin to repair and install new tank linings. The original linings within the tanks were failing and the steel had deteriorated. This corrosive environment had caused the linings to crack, fracture, and fail. The tanks were difficult to access and a confined space –…

Pool Deck Coating to Reduce Slipping

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to create a safer environment for a casino – particularly the pool deck surrounding their pool. Casino guests were slipping and hurting themselves on the wet pool deck. Additionally, the coating within the pool itself was eroding away. To create a far less dangerous place for their guests, and…

TMI Lines Cooling Tower Basins to Reduce Corrosion

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently restored and replaced linings in eight rooftop cooling tower basins on two separate buildings. Cooling tower basins are constantly subjected to chemicals – which can cause corrosion to the metal pan and possible growth of fungus. TMI restored these basins by recommending and installing a new coating system that provides…

TMI Coatings Extends Use of Fertilizer Tower

A cooperative recently contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore a fertilizer tower at one of their facilities. The steel tower was full of rust; fertilizer towers often rust quickly because the fertilizer contains corrosive chemicals. The owner needed the tower to be restored to prolong its use as a vital part of their operation.…

Brodhead, WI Wastewater Treatment Facility Domes Recoated

The TMI Coatings team recently completed a recoating project for the City of Brodhead Wastewater Treatment Facility. The facility has two fiberglass domes, each 45’ in diameter with a connecting entrance area of 13’ long. The total work area for the project was 7,000 sq. ft. TMI pressure washed the fiberglass domes with up to…

ADM Elevator Bins Have a New Look

Jeff Skiba, the facility manager at the ADM elevator, commented, “The bins and logo turned out beautiful. I love it. They turned out nice.” TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by ADM to restore and coat multiple elevator bins. The bins in total stretched over 130’ long and 80’ tall. Prior to TMI’s arrival, these…

CO2 Blasting in Food Manufacturing Facility

A food manufacturer recently hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore one of their facilities and create a safe, sanitary food preparation area with CO2 blasting. The existing coating was peeling and flaking – creating a safety hazard for the plant. TMI took a unique approach to this project. To ensure the safety of everyone…

Chimney Looks New Again

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently repaired and repainted this 38’ tall brick chimney for a Minneapolis printing company. Prior to TMI’s arrival, this structure consisted of loose bricks on top of loose bricks, missing mortar, and a logo in need of renewal. As with every project, TMI looked to complete quality work safely and on…

TMI Coatings re-certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

TMI Coatings, Inc., received national re-certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WBDC is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification…

Food Plant: Lead-Based Paint Removal by TMI Coatings

A food plant was experiencing chipping and peeling lead-based paint, which was causing a safety hazard. As a result, the food plant hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to remove the lead-based paint safely. For over 35 years, TMI Coatings has safely removed or encapsulated lead-based paint. Lead is a highly toxic substance that causes serious…

Fiberglass Coatings Solve Peeling or Flaking Paint Problem

Is peeling or flaking paint an issue at your food or beverage plant?  Do you have a consistent wet/humid environment? Do you have to repaint on a regular basis? Does paint never want to adhere to the substrate of your walls, ceilings, structural steel, or machines? TMI Coatings, Inc. has the solution for you, fiberglass…

Mississippi River Conveyor Project

While restoring other structures for this large grain facility in the U. S. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) also restored a grain conveyor that extended over the Mississippi River from Illinois to Iowa. As with every project TMI completes, there is a strong emphasis on safety. The existing paint was peeling, and these flakes could have…

Repairing and Restoring Fiberglass Domes

UV weathering can cause fiberglass to deteriorate over time. When this occurs, the fiberglass loses its strength and durability; the performance and safety of these structures are put into jeopardy. TMI offers the right solutions with the right products to restore fiberglass structures. Procedure: Pressure washed the domes to thoroughly clean and remove mold, dirt,…

Silo and Head House Painting Project by TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to restore the 140’ tall silos and head house. Weathering was deteriorating the old coatings and structural integrity of the concrete. The silos and the head house were in need of repairs with many cracks and crevices which caused a threat of contaminating the product inside the storage silos.…

Solving Floor Erosion Problems in Facilities

TMI Coatings recently completed a project with stringent time requirements. The deadline of February 21 gave the team less than a week to complete a flooring project, which usually is not a problem. However, when prepping the floor, the TMI Superintendent discovered an area approximately 100 sq. ft. where the cap, which is the top…

TMI Coatings in the Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in Minnesota

Each year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honors the Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in Minnesota. The 2009 edition placed TMI Coatings, Inc. in this prestigious list at #20. Tracy Gliori is the President and CEO of TMI Coatings. TMI has been acknowledged by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a certified Women-Owned business…

TMI FIBERLIFE: The Easy-to-Clean Solution for Ceilings & Walls

TMI FIBERLIFE Coating TMI FIBERLIFE is a low odor, fiberglass-reinforced coating that protects ceilings and walls against acids and alkalis. The coating provides a seamless surface for easy cleaning and is ideal for use in food and beverage plants where peeling paint cannot be tolerated. TMI FIBERLIFE meets USDA requirements for use in federally inspected…

Waterproof Seal for Grain Bins

A North Dakota grain company was having problems with moisture leaking into the bottom of their steel grain bins.  This moisture was heating and subsequently molding the grain.  TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was hired to seal the exterior of their grain bins to prevent future moisture problems. TMI began by removing the grain and debris…

Logo Painting

An animal feed supplier contracted with TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore five grain bins. Full restoration was in order including a new logo application. Procedure: Pressure washed all surfaces to remove dirt and loose paint. Wire brushed and abraded the steel for subsequent coating adhesion. Primed all surfaces with a rust-inhibitive epoxy primer. Applied…

High-Temperature Industrial Painting

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has over 35 years in industrial painting and has completed more than 6,000 projects. TMI was contracted to restore a smokestack that was exhibiting corrosion and needed protection; the existing paint contained lead-based paint, a hazardous material. Procedure: Removed rust, corrosion, and existing lead-based paint to ensure the safest conditions moving…

Radiant Barrier Insulation

We have a unique acrylic insulation coating that can be applied like paint and will insulate – yes, insulate – hot piping/tanks/metal structures up to 350 degrees F.  This radiant barrier insulation reflects upwards of 85% of the energy back into the environment. The coating is new on the market.  The technology involves a cross-section…

Urethane Foam Insulation Reduces Condensation

Poor building insulation can cause condensation. This can cause safety hazards for employees, ruin machinery and inventory, or drive up heating and cooling costs for your facilities. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) has the experience and expertise to offer the right solutions to your condensation problems with urethane foam insulation. Procedure: Cleaned surfaces to ensure proper…

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Welcome to TMI Coatings’ first blog post! TMI is a Painting & Restoration Contractor. Our intent is to provide interesting, educational and relevant information to anyone interested in industrial painting, industrial flooring, tank coating, sandblasting, building restoration, etc.   Check back frequently to read about interesting projects we are currently working on and challenges or…

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