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TMI Coatings has completed numerous projects throughout the manufacturing industry including corrugated concrete and bar joist ceiling painting, various types of floor coatings projects including line striping, epoxy flooring, wall coatings, machine painting, tank painting and lining projects as well as exterior building painting and restoration. One of the biggest difficulties for completing projects within manufacturing facilities would be the limited amount of down time allowed. TMI will schedule to work throughout weekends and/or over holiday shutdowns to accommodate the customers’ needs. Please see full list below of additional services provided for the Manufacturing Industry:

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Industrial Painting:

Learn More About How TMI Coatings Can Serve Your Industry

Silo Foundation Restoration by TMI Coatings

A packaging manufacturer contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and protect 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 product and safety…

Machinery Painting for Global Paper Company

TMI Coating completed press machinery painting for a global paper company. The paper company makes more than 90% of its products from renewable fibers. The company had a short maintenance window for completing the maintenance painting. TMI was able to staff the project with two crews of 6 men working around the clock so the…

High Temperature Sprayed-In-Place Urethane Foam Insulation To Reduce Condensation

TMI Coatings, Inc. was recently contracted to remove 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 system had been in…

Vacuum Tank Restoration

TMI Coatings completed restoration of 2 vacuum tanks for a styrofoam manufacturer. Access was provided into each tank through a 16” diameter manway to enter 5’ diameter by 4’ high chambers. TMI prepared surfaces for steel repairs due to corrosion of the tanks with diamond grinders with vacuum attachments and needle guns. After completion of…

Containment Area

Concerns about your concrete? TMI Coatings 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, up the side curb…

Pharmaceutical Company Receives New Flooring in Reactor Rooms

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company Receives New Flooring in Reactor Rooms Lost production time is a loss in revenue. TMI Coatings has the experience needed to meet the tightest schedules. A pharmaceutical company hired us to restore eroded concrete floors and install FIBERLIFE to several floors in reactor rooms. There was only a brief window of time…

Specialty floor coatings for manufacturing

TMI Coatings has the experience and expertise to recommend and install a variety of 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 different types of…

Silo Skirt Restoration and Roof Coating Project

Rust – no more. TMI Coatings completed silo skirt restoration and painting a group of resin silos for a plastic film manufacturing company. On the interior and exterior of seven welded steel silos’ skirtings we removed the existing coating material and rust. Procedures for the silo painting: Pressure washed the silos with 4,000psi pressure washers…

Fan Cleaning at Large Paper Mill

TMI Coatings was recently contracted for the third consecutive year for an annual industrial fan cleaning project at a large paper mill in International Falls, Minnesota.  Multiple large industrial fans were required to be abrasive blast cleaned to remove residual build-up on the fan blades.  This process allows the units to maintain efficiency until the…

Waterproofing Employee Locker Room Floor

A roofing material producer hired TMI Coatings to 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 employee locker room shower, TMI…

Concrete Coating Project of the Year

We want to recognize TMI Coatings Superintendent Jeff Henry and the floor coating team for the project of the year. TMI previously installed concrete coatings in the sensor and electrode fabrication shop for Pepin Manufacturing in Lake City, MN with good results so they requested TMI to install the same coatings in their new 14,000…

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 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 solution.  TMI FIBERLIFEconsisting…

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,…

Urethane Floor Topping at Surly Brewing Company

TMI Coatings, Inc. recently installed a floor topping at Surly Brewing Company’s Brooklyn Center location. TMI used vacuum steel shotblasting to abrade floors for the new floor adhesion. TMI then applied a cementitious urethane topping to protect the concrete from chemical attacks, corrosion, impact and thermal shock. These toppings are seamless, durable and suitable for industrial…

Prepping Surly Brewery Floors for Cementitious Urethane Floor Topping

TMI Coatings crew member preparing Surly Brewery floor for new cementitious urethane floor topping. Mikael B., the owner representative said, “TMI Coatings did excellent work and they finished with a day to spare!”

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

TMI Coatings was hired to line interior of 3 containment dikes to contain petroleum products in the event of a spill or tank rupture. TMI FIBERLIFE vinyl ester resin with fiberglass mat reinforcement was applied to the interior of the three dikes. Per the facility engineer, Amanda Clark, it “looks really good and we may…

Warehouse roofs in Guymon, OK

TMI Coatings completed roofing on sloped warehouse roofs for a large agricultural company in Guymon, OK. Half of the sloped roof sections were made of metal; the other half was a composite material. TMI completed repairs on the metal roof by tightening all fasteners and replacing missing screw heads. On the composite roof, TMI patched…

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 variousl sized piping to be sandblasted prior to applying a three-coat zinc, epoxy, urethane system. The dome portion of a large storage tank, over 16,000 sq. ft.,…

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

A zinc plating facility hired TMI Coatings to repair and line the floor and walls of their caustic storage containment dike. TMI mechanically abraded the area, but due to the extensive erosion on the concrete floor, TMI restored various areas to surrounding plane prior to application of the FIBERLIFE lining system. FIBERLIFE is a seamless…

TMI Installs Sloped Flooring at Fortune 500 Company

A Fortune 500 Company was renovating their (5) air handler units in one of their corporate buildings.  The company hired TMI Coatings 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…

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

FIBERLIFE For Coating Concrete Block Walls

TMI Coatings coated the floors and concrete block walls around the perimeter of a production room at a cheese plant in Wisconsin.  TMI applied a cementitious urethane floor topping.  For the walls, TMI applied FIBERLIFE, a fiberglass reinforced coating system.  The area is a wet, humid environment so both the FIBERLIFE and cementitious urethane floor…

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…

Protective Flooring at Manufacturing Company

A tortilla manufacturing company requested TMI Coatings 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 for easier…

Fireproofing

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

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 for NCROC

TMI Coatings’ crew members working on an elevated water tower for the NCROC (University of Minnesota) in Grand Rapids, MN. Bob Smith at University of Minnesota stated,  “Your crew is making great progress today.  The tower made our weekly newsletter this week.  I have attached a copy.  It is looking very good.”      

Protective Coating For High Humidity Environments

Peeling paint and rust had been occurring on carbon steel structures of the can and bottle filler units at a Rocky Mountain region beverage company.  TMI Coatings mechanically abraded surfaces and then TMI’s crew applied two full coats quality protective coating material suitable for high humidity environments.  The coating material used is a patented hybrid…

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 Renovation 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 recently showed a food production facility that epoxy floor coatings are not only suitable for extreme durability in constant wear areas but can also transform a dark stained concrete…

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 in Midwest

TMI Coatings completed lining wastewater pits and a containment area at a biofuel producing facility in the Midwest.  In the large containment area there was a deteriorated sheet membrane with punctures that the customer wanted removed.  The owner wanted a seamless 100% adhered lining to reduce the risk of chemical seepage. TMI removed the old…

Ceiling of Food Production Plant Gets Elastomeric Coating

TMI Coatings pressure washed the ceiling to remove all dust, dirt and other contaminants in the food preparation area.  Then TMI hand sanded to abrade the metal for new coating adhesion.  TMI then applied an elastomeric coating material that is USDA approved for incidental food contact to create a cleanable surface.    

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…

Rustproof and Waterproof Metal Roof Coating

An engine and generator distributor in South Dakota hired TMI Coatings to install a protective roof coating to their metal roof. The metal roof leaked in many areas. The owner contacted TMI for a solution. TMI installed a premium grade metallic coating on the large steel roof. This coating has a 10 year rustproof and…

Protective Coating for Chemical Storage Area

TMI Coatings coated the floor and walls of a chemical storage area in Wisconsin with a chemical resistant protective coating to contain liquids in the event of a chemical spill or tank rupture.

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.…

Insulating and Waterproofing a Leaky Roof Juncture

A livestock feed ingredient producer completed a warehouse expansion where the old roof overhung the new roof, which created a gap at the roof junctures. Wind driven rain, snow and melting ice was backing up between the juncture and leaking into their production area, which created water leaking into the livestock feed. TMI Coatings thoroughly…

TMI Coatings Repairs CO2 Tank Insulation

TMI Coatings recently repaired the existing sprayed-in-place foam insulation and coating on a horizontal CO2 tank. The coating attached to the spray foam insulation was loose in many areas and some of the foam insulation had deteriorated and disbonded from the tank; there were some areas where the foam insulation was saturated from condensation. TMI…

New Concrete Floor Coated 7 Days After Poured

TMI Coatings applied a cementitious urethane floor topping for a booming salsa manufacture that first sold its goods at farmers markets in the Midwest. A new production facility used for creating salsa required floors to be protected from the acidic constantly wet environment. The cementitious urethane floor topping was applied within 7 days after the…

TMI Performs Tube Sheet and Water Box Coating

TMI Coatings Inc. 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. Prior to surface preparation and coating application, approximately 8,600 7/8” outside diameter stainless steel tube ends were precisely trimmed and flared flush with…

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!”

Flooring Job Completed in a Timely Manner

A Midwest seafood retail and wholesale company requested TMI Coatings install protective flooring as part of their renovation. The company installed two new coolers and expanded the warehouse and production area. TMI prepared the surface by steel shotblasting with vacuum attachments. TMI then installed  cementitious urethane floor topping  at 1/4” thick. The cementitious flooring  has…

TMI Prepares and Coats Ceiling

A large poultry processor in Wisconsin hired TMI Coatings to paint their bar joist ceiling in a production area. High moisture and rigorous wash downs had caused the old ceiling paint to flake and rust. TMI crew members prepared the surface to remove all of the loose and flaking paint. All surfaces were then coated…

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…

TMI Coats Chemical Containment Area

TMI Coatings completed FIBERLIFE coating on the interior of a large concrete containment pit. Our customer installed a new chemical containment area to contain sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and sodium hydroxide in the event of a spill and/or tank rupture. FIBERLIFE was chosen because it has superior chemical resistance to both acid and alkalis, is suitable…

TMI Restores Concrete and Repairs Floor for Manufacturer

A Midwest tool storage manufacturer requested TMI Coatings resurface eroded concrete areas.  TMI cleaned and filled cracks and deteriorated joints to restore concrete to the surrounding plane. Now when totes are driven across the floor, there is a smooth transition.  After restoration, TMI installed cementitious urethane floor topping. TMI has completed multiple projects over holiday…

CHEM-RESIST Mechanical Room Floor Coating

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

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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.…

TMI Applies FIBERLIFE to Containment Dikes

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…

TMI Installs CHEM-RESIST Flooring at Manufacturing Facility

A  manufacturing facility requested that TMI Coatings recommend a flooring system for their injection molding area floor.  This company manufactures bronze outdoor signs and letters.  The floor is 7,000 sq. ft. and subject to foot traffic.  Approximately 900 sq. ft. has forklifts and pallet jacks running across it on a regular basis.  TMI installed a…

Safe & Durable Floor Coatings for Manufacturing Environments

A Midwest manufacturer of gear boxes, disc brakes and clutches requested TMI Coatings to recommend and install a floor coating in their machine area which was approximately 16,785 sq. ft. including striping in the aisles. The customer was ordering new machines and moving machines so this project had to be completed in four job mobilizations.…

Corrosion Protection Tank Lining

A food processing and manufacturing plant in central Iowa requested TMI Coatings line the interior of their DAF (dissolved air flotation) 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 the steel of…

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 completed a large painting project for an animal feed manufacturer located in western Minnesota. TMI painted their feed mill tower, hand rails, distributor and spouts. The owner was concerned about the corrosion beginning to form on the feed mill as well as aesthetics as the feed mill is the largest structure in town.…

TMI Removes Lead Based Paint From Fire Water Tanks In Iowa.

  Fire Water Tanks are commonly insulated to maintain fire water temperatures above freezing. Sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation is commonly chosen as an insulation system at an R-value of approximately 6/inch. TMI Coatings insulated a Fire Water Storage Tank 52’ diameter x 32’ tall. 1½” of sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation provides an R-value of 9.…

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 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 coat the ceiling. The ceiling was very oily and dirty due to the machining process. TMI hand cleaned/solvent wiped and dry ice blast to promote adhesion…

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 of 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 with the customer to…

CO2 Blasting Removes Peeling and Flaking Paint in Food Manufacturer’s Facility

A food manufacturer in Minnesota recently hired TMI Coatings to remove the existing paint from the ceiling of their plant. They wanted to remove the existing paint, which was chipping, peeling and flaking.  The first step was to protect the sensitive equipment, including fragile gauges and electronic control panel boxes. The team used CO2 to…

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 and 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…

Stack Restoration and Coating

TMI Coatings was contracted to repair and coat the exterior of a 21′ diameter x 180′ tall brick stack at a facility in St. Paul, MN. The stack had become an eyesore with pieces of brick missing and large holes in the surface. There was a safety concern due to chunks of falling debris. After…

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 has the experience and expertise to offer the right solutions to your condensation problems. Procedure: Cleaned surfaces to ensure proper adhesion of foam insulation. Applied sprayed-in-place…

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