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Manufacturing

TMI Coatings has completed numerous projects throughout the manufacturing industry, including concrete and bar joist ceiling painting, floor coatings, wall coatings, machine painting, tank painting, and exterior building painting and restoration.

Limited downtime is one of the biggest obstacles in completing projects within manufacturing facilities. TMI schedules work for weekends and/or over holiday shutdowns to accommodate our customers’ needs. See the complete list below of additional services provided for the manufacturing industry.

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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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