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Protective Paint Coating Applied to Roof Structure

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Customer Satisfaction

A Midwest Health Center recently hired TMI Coatings to prepare and paint steel structures and connecting components on the roof of their building. The customer was very pleased with the completed work stating the “crew did an excellent job”.

Excellent Report Card

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TMI Coatings, Inc. now hiring full-time Sales Professional/Project Manager (Eagan)

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

TMI is currently hiring an Outside Sales/Project Management Representative. This is a full-time, base salary plus commission position that includes a benefits package and a company vehicle. Travel is required, averaging approximately 1-2 nights on the road per week.

Compensation: 40-45k plus commission

To apply, email resume to resume@tmicoatings.com. You may also fax it to 651-452-0598.

Company description:

TMI Coatings is one of the Midwest’s largest industrial Painting and Restoration Contractors. TMI’s work includes sandblasting and painting industrial structures primarily in the Central U.S. Building exterior restoration and painting work for Fortune 500 companies, schools, manufacturing plants and utilities; flooring work for plants such as 3M, ConAgra and Cargill. TMI operates out of a newly renovated office in Eagan with an attached shop plus 4.5 acres of outside storage. One-third of our business is municipal sandblasting, rigging, and painting water towers, dams and bridges; one-third of our business is flooring, and the remainder is building restoration and painting. TMI Coatings has its own crews with many years of experience in their prospective area.

Please visit our website at www.tmicoatings.com

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Protective Coating for Chemical Storage Area

November 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Coatings

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.

Coated Floor and Walls

Coated Floor and Walls

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Coating Provides Watertight Seal for Silo Roof

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Roof Coatings, Waterproofing

TMI Coatings recently completed a silo roof coating/waterproofing project for a large grain dealer in North Dakota. TMI removed all loose and flaking/delaminating material and prepared surfaces for new coating adhesion. TMI applied two full coats of urethane elastomer to all roof surfaces and embedded scrim cloth around penetrations to provide a watertight seal. Aggregate was broadcast into the coating for a non-slip finish for safety.

Completed roof coating

Completed roof coating

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USDA Approved Floor Coating Installation

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Industrial Flooring

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

Completed Floor Coating

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Protective Coating Provides Slip Resistance for Safety

October 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Coatings, Industrial 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

Pedestrian Deck Coating

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Floor Sloping Eliminates Concerns

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Industrial Flooring

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

Completed floor coating and sloping

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Insulating and Waterproofing a Leaky Roof Juncture

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Insulation, Roof Coatings, Waterproofing

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

Completed insulation sealed with waterproof coating

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TMI Coatings Repairs CO2 Tank Insulation

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Insulation, Tank Maintenance

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

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Building Exterior Restoration by Tuckpointing

August 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Restoration

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

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