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Bloomington Auto Dealership Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Bloomington Auto Dealership Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Bloomington Auto Dealership Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting MatsDoraville, GA, October 18, 2018—With winter temperatures in Bloomington, IN, dipping into the low 20s and snowfall accumulation averaging 16 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Royal South Toyota auto dealership.  To meet the safety challenge, the facilities maintenance team there recently had a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System installed on a ramp at the dealership to keep the area clear of snow and ice.

“We’ve always used salt and chemicals to keep the ramp area free of ice and snow,” said Gino Battistone, part of the team.  “But foot traffic was tracking residue into the building, making it look unsightly, and damaging cement surfaces and interior floors.  We knew we needed an alternative solution and we 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 are making a significant difference at Royal South Toyota by keeping the ramp clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness.  The issue the dealership had is common 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 a serious concern at Royal South Toyota.  With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Battistone 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

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