Category: Warehousing

The Big Difference Between Epoxy Paint vs Epoxy Floor Coating

Epoxy was first used in the early 1950s for concrete restoration. Over the last couple of decades, epoxy-painted floors have hit the mainstream consciousness and have become a preferred coating for residential garages. Many home DIYers and commercial painters are applying a paint mix colloquially referred to as epoxy paint. However, there is a big…

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Surface Preparation: A Critical Step in Industrial Epoxy Flooring Applications

In our 30+ years in the Epoxy Flooring industry, we know that 80% of all coatings failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation, affecting coating adhesion. You should expect surface preparation to take up at least 40-50% of the necessary man-hours in a project. Unlike Surface Technology, Inc., many commercial painting contractors lack…

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Loss Prevention & Disaster Recovery for Industrial Flooring

Facility managers know the importance of mitigating risks, and the need for a clear action plan in the event a disaster does occur. Disasters at commercial facilities such as food processing plants, pharmaceutical operations, manufacturing plants, chemical processing facilities, and other factories and warehousing operations can take many forms: Chemical spills Fires Floods Earthquakes All…

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Ensuring a Clean Food & Beverage Processing Facility

By Michael GreenblattPresident, Surface Technology, Inc. The food and beverage manufacturing and distribution industries in the U.S. and Canada are known for high quality and safety standards. Even though COVID-19 rarely is transported on surfaces or food products, the global pandemic has focused increased scrutiny on all segments of our food chain. Food processing facilities…

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The Cost of Disruption

Facilities professionals understand the high costs of disruption when routine maintenance and renovations must be performed. It is simply a part of the cost of doing business and is factored into annual budgets and schedules. However, what is NOT factored into annual planning and budgeting is the high cost of wrong decisions. The floor pictured…

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The New Normal in Facility Maintenance: ANTIMICROBIAL FLOORING

With the increased attention on sanitation in all facilities, due to the COVID-19 virus, now may be the time to consider seamless, antimicrobial epoxy flooring. Your floor is the largest single surface in your facility, and has the most significant exposure to microbial contamination of any part of your facility – tracked in by staff…

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Recover From the Floor Up

Your floor is the foundation of your facility. Your facility’s floor is not only the foundation, but also the lifeblood of your operation — whether you are in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage production, warehousing, cannabis cultivation, chemical processing, and other industries. Like many states, Pennsylvania has rolled out a plan for construction restarts. Now is…

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Be Ready for Recovery

Book Your Industrial Epoxy Flooring Projects Now Although current conditions require us to prioritize projects – focusing on mission-critical projects in critical sectors such as healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical manufacturing – Surface Technology, Inc. is encouraging all facility managers to prepare for recovery. When your operations can return to normal, there will be a high…

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COVID-19: Our Response to Mission-Critical, Industrial Flooring Projects

Current conditions require us to prioritize projects. By Michael Greenblatt, President, Surface Technology, Inc. The rapidly-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 has impacted organizations in many unforeseen, and yet to be realized ways. Surface Technology, Inc. is committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, community, and the Nation. Furthermore, STI wants to do…

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Cannabis Grow Room Flooring Best Practices

By Michael GreenblattFounder and PresidentSurface Technology, Inc. “How Can I Ensure I Pick the Right Solution for My Marijuana Growing and Processing Facility’s Floor?” There are many firms that claim to offer a wide variety of commercial and industrial flooring solutions for Cannabis growing operations. Some will perform better than others. When it comes to…

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