Doraville, GA, December, 2018—Although the average snowfall rate in Davidson, NC, is two inches a year, the risk of slip-and-fall accidents due to snow and ice buildup is a concern at Davidson College, which enrolls some 1,950 students annually. Recently, the facilities management team there addressed this concern by installing HeatTrak snow-melting mat systems at locations around campus.
“We had some issues with ice and with keeping building entrances that faced north free of hazardous buildup,” according to Kevin Anderson, facilities manager at the college. “We installed several 4’ by 10’ snow-melting mats and they did the trick, saving us both maintenance time and money.”
“Our snow melting mats are durable, economical, and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at Davidson College by keeping their building entrances and other areas 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 https://heattrak.com/collections/industrial-mats.