Doraville, GA, October 18, 2018—Headquartered in Berlin and Munich, the Building Technologies Division of the German conglomerate company Siemens is located in Auburndale, MA. During the harsh Northeastern winter season, when temperatures in Auburndale usually dip into the low teens and annual snowfall rates can exceed 53 inches, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents at the division is a serious concern. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the facility maintenance team there recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat to eliminate snow and ice buildup on one of its campus walkways.
“We were having a problem with the traditional methods of keeping the walkway clear,” said Michael Harrison, grounds manager. “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, creating an unsightly impression and causing damage to interior floors. We were looking for a more creative way to deal with this problem and found it with HeatTrak.”
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 Siemens by keeping the walkway 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 team’s 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,” Harrison 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/