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 its part in helping to repair, repurpose, and upgrade the vital infrastructure necessary to reduce and eradicate the spread of this disease. Subsequently, STI is reprioritizing our resources to provide rapid response for industrial epoxy flooring services 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Mission Critical projects.

We will focus on our customers’ mission-critical projects in key sectors throughout the United States. Examples of these high-priority projects include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Healthcare Facilities: Rapid repurposing of existing facilities and fast track new construction to meet patient demand.
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: FDA-approved flooring systems for clean rooms, laboratories, and warehouses, to ensure meeting demand for drugs and medical supplies.
  • Food & Beverage Processing: USDA-approved flooring for new facilities or retrofitting older buildings to ensure an uninterrupted supply of safe foods and beverages.
  • Logistics Support Facilities: warehouse expansion and new construction of packaging and shipping facilities to meet the increased demand from online ordering.
  • Federal, State & Local Government: emergency projects at new and retrofitted facilities to meet regulatory requirements and COVID-19 response activities.

For those customers in non-essential sectors (entertainment venues, manufacturing facilities that focus on non-critical products, eating establishments, retail operations, etc.), we apologize for the temporary delay in serving your needs. We have decided to focus our teams of epoxy flooring professionals on those key projects that have an immediate benefit to our health, our economy, and our Nation.

To book your Mission-Critical, Rapid Response industrial flooring project with Surface Technology, Inc., please call Michael Greenblatt, President, on his direct line: 717-203-1655. Or email him now: mike@surfacetechnologyinc.com.

Please read further for additional information on managing unplanned, quick turnaround projects.

The Current Situation

Whether your company is in pharmaceutical manufacturing, food and beverage processing, heavy equipment manufacturing, cannabis growing operations, or warehousing, you might need to make rapid decisions on facility management. The current economic environment may be forcing you to act quickly on the status of your industrial flooring. These outside factors impacting facility managers everywhere might take various forms:

Facility Shutdown or Slowdown

Some companies find they must temporarily reduce or eliminate manufacturing or warehousing operations. This scenario can be a result of reduced demand from the spread of COVID-19, or concern for the well-being of their co-workers. Many facility managers are using this downtime in their plants to audit the status of idle equipment and empty building.

In most cases, resurfacing of an industrial floor can’t be completed while in full operation. Plant managers must make a quick decision regarding their flooring, and have the project completed quickly while their operation is in a temporary shutdown. The resurfacing of the concrete flooring and the proper application of high-performance epoxy floor coating must be done rapidly since the length of the downtime is unknown.

Facility Expansion from Increased Demand

On the other hand, some operations find themselves struggling to meet demand in this rapidly-fluctuating situation, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare facilities, personal paper product manufacturers, warehousing, and more. Some analysts even project an increase in legal recreational Cannabis use (Investors Business Daily, March 10, 2020.) Amazon announced the need to hire 100,000 workers to help meet virus-related order spike (Bloomberg, March 16, 2020.)

This sudden, unplanned demand for expansion can also mean a review of a facility’s surfaces, whether through new construction or repurposing of older facilities. In both cases, the need for rapid deployment of industrial epoxy flooring professionals becomes mission-critical.

The Solution When Failure is Not An Option

Surface Technology is a licensed, deadline-focused, national epoxy flooring contractor, providing industrial flooring, coating, and lining systems. We have created an elite group of surfacing professionals known as Surface Team Six, composed of the most highly trained, motivated, and well-equipped operators in the entire industrial flooring industry. We specialize in the kinds of projects others just can’t handle because of complexity, time, or security concerns:

  • Rapid turnarounds
  • Sensitive projects
  • Projects with special requirements
  • Repairing previous failures
  • Limited access areas
  • Mission-critical applications

Surface Team Six (ST6) has the training and equipment to handle the most challenging flooring situations. This globally respected strike team’s expertise, motivation, and dedication allow them to quickly deliver amazing results no matter the timeframe or job site conditions. ST6 excels in the following situations:

  • Highly demanding prep work
  • Extremely confined spaces
  • Limited access areas
  • Complex installation requirements
  • Accelerated timelines
  • Unplanned shutdowns
  • Problems with floors installed by another company
  • Complicated installations
  • Complex requirements
  • Challenging installation environments
  • Temperature or humidity fluctuations
  • Tight security restrictions
  • Emergency flooring installations

Fast Mobilization Throughout the United States and Canada

When you need a flooring solution fast, Surface Team Six is the answer. Our rapid response team can mobilize and deploy anywhere within the continental United States in under 72 hours. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to handle your most urgent flooring needs.

Our People

Each member of this elite team of industrial flooring specialists has over 20 years of boots-on-the-ground experience in the industry. Surface Team Six is comprised of the best of the best, able to achieve extremely high levels of precision and consistency on short notice. When you have an urgent need for a highly specialized or mission-critical floor, we can help.

With Surface Team Six, you will have a dedicated project manager on site, carefully monitoring the installation process to ensure that the installation runs smoothly and stays on schedule. We monitor the installation process and coatings to ensure that your floor meets our stringent quality standards and is built to last through hard use. Our experienced project managers are known for their attention to detail and the ability to get the job done right.

Our Surface Team Six Installers:

  • Possess a positive attitude and personal commitment to project success
  • Understand the importance of meeting FDA, USDA, and OSHA standards
  • Work quickly, efficiently, and intuitively
  • Know precisely what the right products and the proper installation techniques are for any flooring challenge
  • Can meet or exceed all of the manufacturer’s requirements for installation

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that the job is done right the first time, every time. We outwork our competition because our standards are higher, and we have an unwavering commitment to the safety of our personnel. As a result, none of our employees have lost time on the job because of an accident in more than 15 years.

Our Products

At Surface Technology, we understand that each floor presents a unique challenge. That’s why we customize your floor to your exact specifications to ensure your facility can meet its objectives. We use only industry-leading, premium-grade products to create your complete industrial flooring solution. Your flooring solution is a critical part of your facility, and it must be durable, easy to clean and have the properties you require to make your facility safe and productive. Our single-source warranty covers both materials and labor to provide you with peace of mind.

Surface Technology will carefully analyze your needs and will provide you with a customized flooring solution that is tailored to your objectives. Features available include:

  • Non-skid
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Impact-resistant
  • Conductive
  • Electrostatic Dissipative
  • Anti-microbial

Our Process

Installation is the most critical aspect of any industrial flooring solution. At Surface Technology, we only use state-of-the-art preparation techniques and premium grade equipment to complete the installation of your industrial floor. Like any effective unit, we thrive on efficiency and continuously strive to make our installation process better and faster so that your facility can get back online quickly.

When you choose Surface Team Six, your dedicated project manager will be on-site to personally monitor and direct the installation process. You will have an experienced, knowledgeable single-point-of-contact who will keep you informed at all stages of the process.

When you need a flooring job done fast and done right the first time, call on Surface Technology. We rise to every challenge and leave no objective incomplete.

Schedule a Free Consultation

We’ll review your project requirements, inspect your current flooring, and customize a total flooring solution that maximizes your operational efficiencies while meeting your tight deadlines.

Call 1-800-PROJECT (1-800-776-5328) or email mike@surfacetechnologyinc.comto schedule your free consultation and quote. To learn more about our Quick Turnaround services, visit https://www.epoxyfloorcoating.com/floor-coatings/quick-turnaround/.