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Snow-Melting Mats Tackle Snow and Ice Buildup at FedEx Ground Transport in Buffalo, NY

Snow-Melting Mats Tackle Snow and Ice Buildup at FedEx Ground Transport in Buffalo, NY

Snow-Melting Mats Tackle Snow and Ice Buildup at FedEx Ground Transport in Buffalo, NYDoraville, GA, December 2018—Buffalo, NY, home to FedEx Ground Transport, averages 94 inches of snowfall per winter season. Recently, the company purchased a HeatTrak Snow Melting System for its complex there in order to keep personnel safer by reducing the risk of slip-and-fall accidents associated with snow and ice buildup. 

“One of the walkways between two buildings gets no sunlight, making the accumulation of snow and ice in this spot a constant problem,” said Facilities Manager Eric Robinson. “Salting and de-icing agents weren’t effective enough and there is always a concern about the damage these chemicals can cause to landscaping. The HeatTrak mats resolved the issue and at the same time saved us time and maintenance costs.” 

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, economical, and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at FedEx Ground Transport by keeping their walkway clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue they 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 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. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities, 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. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at

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