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As the following Case Studies attest, you can be confident that we can help you maximize productivity and minimize risk in the installation of industrial polymer flooring systems.

Baxter Health
Diosynth Laboratories
EMC Corporation
Nissan
Ohio State University Bio-Medical

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Pfizer
PPG
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Baxter Health

3,000 sq. ft. of flooring

Problem:           
Our client was installing a new filling line for intravenous fluid bags. They specified a number of drains and FlorLine® needed to re-slope the floor to those drains.

Solution:           
FlorLine® maintained productivity by preparing the surface and pouring a special fiber re-enforced concrete that could be topped with urethane cement in approximately 30 hours.

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Diosynth Laboratories

25,000 sq. ft. of floor linings and coatings

Problem:           
Remove existing 13,000 sq. ft. of troweled quartz flooring and replace in a 12-day shut-down working around other trades. The project additionally required the removal of 1/4" epoxy floor system covering 25,000 sq. ft.

Solution:           
FlorLine® developed a production schedule that maintained productivity by not shutting down any individual area for more than three days.

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EMC Corporation

650,000 sq. ft. of flooring

Problem:           
EMC needed an electro static disapative floor system that was flexible for assembly and light manufacturing. The floor needed to be complete in two months. The floor system is designed to channel statice electricity from the body and equipment through the floor system. These static charges cause damage to sensitive electronic components.

Solution:           
FlorLine® developed a flooring system that outperformed competitors in client testing and was the only solution that met client requirements for physical and electrical properties. FlorLine® completed the project within the two month schedule and has since completed another 100,000 square feet.

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Nissan

Decard, TN Engine Plant
480,000 sq. ft. of floor linings

Problem:           
Extremely fast-paced construction schedule requiring flooring to be ready for equipment placement as soon as it arrived from Japan. The schedule was complicated by the fact that the concrete had to cure for 28 days before coating. It was to be prepared and topped with 1/4" trowel-applied flooring plus topcoat.

Solution:           
FlorLine® maintained productivity by developing a staggered schedule and installing the first 180,000 sq. ft.in 19 days. The floors were ready for placement of equipment and met all customer expectations.

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Ohio State University Bio-Medical

Approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of flooring

Problem:           
The project was located in the basement of the facility. After numerous tests by an outside source, it was determined that the flooring slabs had a high moisture content.

Solution:           
The initial floor coating product specified was epoxy. FlorLine® reduced risk by working with the client and Architect to change the product over to urethane cement. This enabled the project to be completed on time and with a product able to accommodate concrete with a high moisture content.

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Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.

Johnstown, PA Bottling Plant
3,000 sq. ft. of flooring

Problem:           
Pepsi contacted FlorLine® with very tight lead time, stating that the flooring had to be completed in four days to maintain project scheduling. The project involved removal of an existing 1/2" floor system, then FlorLine® needed to install a floor system that would handle severe thermal shock from daily wash down.

Solution:           
FlorLine® developed a production schedule by realigning its crews and rerouting of equipment to meet client's unexpected short project schedule, and maintained productivity by completing the job to the client’s satisfaction within the four day timeframe.

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Pfizer

Kalamazoo, MI
45,000 sq. ft. of floor and walls

Problem:           
Project specs called for all the floors in the holding areas to be resloped with epoxy. Jobsite conditions, poor loading dock and the fact that the project was on the seventh floor made the mixing and application of epoxy difficult, hazardous and expensive.

Solution:           
FlorLine® reduced risk by working with the Pfizer clients, switching the resloping material to concrete. This saved the customer four weeks of construction time and over 20% in project costs.

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PPG

New Martinsville, WV
Approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of trench and floor linings

Problem:           
Work needed to be completed in inclement weather during January and February.

Solution:           
FlorLine® maintained productivity by building temporary “tenting” out of wood and plastic and providing electric heat to complete the project on time and within budget.

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

40,000 sq. ft. of flooring over three floors

Problem:           
The Medical Center’s research facility needed a seamless, waterproof, chemical-resistant flooring system for animal holding areas. The architectural firm responsible for the job recommended a three-layer solution consisting of an epoxy primer, a seamless, elastomeric urethane waterproof membrane and an epoxy aggregate filled topcoat.

Solution:           
FlorLine® maintained productivity and reduced risk by recommending an installation process that applied the primer and urethane membrane before the interior walls on each floor were put up. To prevent damage to the membrane while the interior walls were built, FlorLine® put down a temporary epoxy coating over the primer and urethane membrane. The coating remained in place approximately four months while interior walls, ceilings, electrical wiring and mechanicals where installed on the three floors of the research facility. Dust-free grinders were then used to remove the temporary epoxy coating and FlorLine® applied the final polymer topcoat to complete the job.

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