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Snow-Melting Mats to Result in Big Savings at Manhattan’s Javits Center

Snow-Melting Mats to Result in Big Savings at Manhattan’s Javits Center

Snow-Melting Mats to Result in Big Savings at Manhattan’s Javits CenterDoraville, GA, January, 2019—Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan and better known as the Javits Center, is the busiest convention center in the country. With an area average of up to 20 inches of snowfall per snow season, tracking de-icing agents into the 760,000 square-foot exhibition space where it could damage floor surfaces was a major concern to the facilities management team there. To address this hazard the team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting System at locations throughout the facility. 

“We ordered more than 25 large industrial mats and placed them on outside walkways all around the Center,” said Akumar Shah, facilities management director. “It’s a big investment but well worth it. Salt and other de-icing chemicals, when tracked indoors, take a toll on concrete and other types of flooring. We will save in the long run both in terms of maintenance costs and work time.”

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 the Javits Center by keeping the interior clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance 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 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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