Doraville, GA, February 2019 - With more than 6,000 employees, retirees and contractors at its Edison, NJ, facility, Texas-based ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. During the harsh Northeastern winter season, when average snowfall rates in Edison can exceed 25 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents at the company’s local campus is a serious concern. To help meet the challenge, the facility maintenance team there installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat in one of its building entryways.
“We were having a problem keeping our entryway clear of snow and ice,” said Kent Mickel, part of the team. “The foot traffic is heavy in this area and we didn’t want to use salt or chemicals, which can be tracked into the building and cause damage to interior floors. We were looking for a more creative way to deal with this problem.”
HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.
“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at ExxonMobil by keeping the entryway clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the team there had is a common one at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.
“Keeping people safe is our number-one priority. With the HeatTrak mats we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Mickel said.
HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/