Concare submitted two projects for consideration. The first project had a combination of untreated concrete, epoxy overlayments, and various other coatings applied over many years.
Critical areas were not in compliance with FDA standards. Cracks and imperfections where contaminants can accumulate needed to be eliminated. They also needed to fulfill other requirements including improving floor safety with enhanced traction for wet and dusty conditions.
Concare won this award due to detailed project management, on-time completion record, and a long history of durability and longevity. The project was completed over 4 weekends from 11 pm to 5 am, two teams working together breaking the 24 hour day into two shifts. Concare invested in specialty milling equipment removing various thicknesses and old toppings quickly, while eliminating dust particles that can get into production. The BASF Ucrete solution was chosen for its ability to control contamination.
In the second project, the client had begun making efforts to standardize the safety of their facilities. Color codes and 5S identification were utilized to distinguish between pedestrian traffic, forklift traffic as well as specific equipment within their plants. As employees travel to various plants, commonality and familiarity would be found.
To implement the safety project, the project was completed during normal business hours to gain access to the people who could adjust, modify or correct the location for the 5S markings. The project took a total of 4 days, none of which were consecutive. The UVolve® solution was chosen for its instantaneous curing abilities and immediate operational use.
“We continue to be proud of our experienced and highly trained leadmen, installers and operations manager for their outstanding performance, leadership abilities and teamwork," said Ron Puszynski, president of Concare. “It's always an honor for Concare to receive an award from ABC.”
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Founded in 1978, Concare is a leading provider of concrete protection, restoration, refinishing and polishing services and products for floors and walls in the commercial, industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, food, beverage, information, retail, distribution and recreational industries. Headquartered in Melrose Park, IL, the company helps to accomplish the goals of sanitation, safety and chemical protection. Concare offers a full suite of seamless flooring applications including CoatRight™ Systems, LevelRight™ Systems, GuardRight™ Systems, and ShineRight™ Systems, partnering with material suppliers including BASF, Protective Industrial Polymers (PIP), International Coatings, Sherwin-Williams/