A manufacturer of gearboxes, disc brakes, and clutches requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to recommend and install floor coatings in their machine area, approximately 16,785 sq. ft., including striping in the aisles. The customer ordered new equipment and moving machines, so this project had to be completed in four job mobilizations. TMI’s Project Manager, Steve Sirek, and Job Superintendent, Jeff Henry, worked together to complete the project promptly to reduce the owner’s downtime.
The customer sectioned off approximately 3,500 sq. ft. per mobilization. Before installing the floor coatings, TMI then prepared the floor surface by vacuum steel shot blasting, further grinding with hand-held grinders with vacuum attachments. TMI then repaired severely cracked and eroded areas by restoring them to the surrounding plane. Then applied TMI’s CHEM-RESIST flooring system consisting of 100% solids, low odor epoxy resin with aggregate fillers. TMI installed flooring at approximately 60 mils thick in the production area because there is no forklift traffic, mainly foot traffic. In the aisle and shipping/receiving areas, TMI installed a 1/8″ thick floor topping, which is suitable for industrial use. TMI then installed line striping on both sides of the pedestrian walkway for safety. The customer was delighted with TMI’s workmanship.