A southeastern Iowa creamery specializing in old fashioned processing like VAT pasteurization and non-homogenization had some flooring needs. This creamery produces organic fluid dried chocolate, buttermilk, cream, sour cream, butter and cottage cheese. This Iowa creamery requested TMI Coatings install food grade protective flooring in their butter room and warehouse areas. TMI’s salesperson/project manager visited the site and met with the production and maintenance managers. Together they evaluated the floors and made a recommendation.
TMI completed the floor work over a weekend to reduce downtime. The owner’s representative shut down the butter room and provided heat to warm up the floor and room to 50°F+ prior to TMI’s arrival so material would cure properly. TMI arrived over the specified weekend and installed the low odor, 100% solids epoxy floor coating at an average of 1/8” thick, which satisfied the USDA and the creamery. The contact was very happy with TMI’s workmanship and how we worked with them to reduce downtime of their production.
Completed Floor Coating
Tags:food grade approved coating·industrial floor coatings·low-odor epoxy floor coating·TMI Coatings·USDA Approved flooring
A Midwest state treatment center requested TMI Coatings install a protective coating to the concrete steps and deck of their facility entrance. The owners concern was that they had tried applying previous coatings in-house which have failed. The existing steps and deck had multiple layers of flaking coating and was very slippery which was a concern in a hospital environment.
TMI mechanically abraded the existing coating to a sound substrate then installed a pedestrian walkway coating to the steps and deck and incorporated aggregate for slip resistance for safety. The coating system TMI installed expands and contracts and therefore will not crack, chip or peel. This system protects the concrete from freeze/thaw damage and protects areas below from water damage. The owner was happy with the slip resistant finish texture and feels that this system is what they needed at their facility for safety as well as a long term waterproofing solution.
Pedestrian Deck Coating
Tags:Concrete Coatings·Pedestrian Deck Coating·protective coating·slip-resistance for safety·TMI Coatings
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. The sloping of the floor alleviated these concerns.
TMI Coatings removed the existing floor coating and applied sloping material to slope the floors toward the drains. A cementitious urethane floor topping was then applied to protect the floors and to satisfy USDA inspectors.
Completed floor coating and sloping
Tags:cementitious flooring·Floor sloping·Protective Flooring·Slope to drain·TMI Coatings·USDA approved floor coating
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 cleaned between the two roofs and filled the void with sprayed-in-place foam insulation for a thorough seal. After installing the sprayed-in-place foam insulation, TMI installed a waterproof coating to protect the foam insulation from outdoor elements. TMI solved the leaking problem and the customer was very happy with TMI’s safety while working on site.
Completed insulation sealed with waterproof coating
Tags:Roof Coating·Roof juncture·sprayed-in-place foam insulation·TMI Coatings·waterproof coating·Waterproofing
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 removed the affected foam insulation, pressure washed, reinsulated voids and applied a new vapor barrier to prevent water vapor condensing on the insulation. A final top coat was then applied.
Tank insulation repairs
Tags:C02 tank insulation·Tank insulation·tank maintenance·Tank repair·TMI Coatings
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 were badly deteriorated. An elastomeric coating was installed on the entire wall surface to ensure a waterproof finish. A blue accent line was installed on the top portion of the building to create an aesthetically pleasing finish. The customer was very pleased with the quality of the work and our safety.
Tuckpointing repairs focus on restoring the mortar joints between the bricks
Surface cleaned in preparation for the repairs
Tags:Brick repairs·building restoration·exterior restoration·TMI Coatings·tuckpoint·Tuckpointing
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 new concrete was poured; this enabled the company to have their salsa creating fully operational within a shorter time period. “Every bite proves that our hard work is worth the effort.” This is good salsa!
Completed Floor Topping
Flooring Completed by TMI Coatings, Inc.
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.
Painting of the water tower is near completion.
TMI employees ensure safety is a priority while painting.
Marco Castillo was the winner of TMI Coatings, Inc, 2013 safety award! TMI Coatings completed the 12 month period ending 4/1/14 with no lost time injuries while completing multiple projects on elevated tanks and bridges and other structures. As the winner of the grand prize, Marco is the proud owner of a brand new Honda 4×4 4-wheeler. Let’s congratulate Marco! Stay safe and lets give away another machine next year!
Marco and his brand new Honda 4x4 4-wheeler.
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 the tube sheet with specialty tooling. Nearly 17,200 sandblast plugs were firmly set prior to sandblasting all surfaces of the tube sheets and water boxes to SSPC-SP10 / NACE No.2 Near White Blast. Following surface preparation, specialty coating plugs were precisely set in all 17,200 tube ends where TMI applied a 200 mil 100% solids epoxy coating to all four tube sheets.