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Snow-Melting Mats Keep Crime Museum in Compliance with Safety Regulations

Snow-Melting Mats Keep Crime Museum in Compliance with Safety Regulations

Snow-Melting Mats Keep Crime Museum in Compliance with Safety RegulationsDoraville, GA, December, 2018—Alcatraz East is a crime museum in Pigeon Forge, TN, that takes a look at the behind-the-scenes history of crime in America. Located in a mountain town and vacation area where winter temperatures can drop into the 20s, the museum recently installed HeatTrak snow-melting mats at two emergency-exit stairwells to keep them clear of snow and ice.

“We are required to keep those areas clear at all times during business hours,” said electrician Ken Ramsey, part of the maintenance crew at the museum. “We put the mats in place and they are working great and are very economical.”

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 Alcatraz East by keeping their emergency-exit stairwells clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue they had is a common one. 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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