Case Study: Tenec Meets Supplement Manufacturer’s Short Timeline, Sanitation Requirements with Skillful Installation of Epoxy System

Case Study: Tenec Meets Supplement Manufacturer’s Short Timeline, Sanitation Requirements with Skillful Installation of Epoxy System

Nutritional Manufacturing Services (NMSAZ) is a leading manufacturer of private label dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. The company’s Vice President of Operations called on Tenec Coatings to install new flooring in its 5,450-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chandler, Ariz., which was long overdue for an upgrade.

The Challenge

NMSAZ’s existing epoxy floor was failing due to poor surface preparation and flooring system design. To comply with the National Sanitation Foundation’s (NSF) best practices for food and beverage processing facilities, the company’s manufacturing lines require an environment that can be easily cleaned and sanitized, is abrasion and impact resistant, and can stand up to mild solvents, ink jets, acetone, glycerin and more. To minimize lost production time, NMSAZ needed new flooring installed in just two days.

The Solution

After a thorough site survey, the Tenec Coatings team determined that an epoxy flooring system was the best fit for NMSAZ’s needs.

First, however, the old epoxy coating had to be removed. Tenec also repaired extensive cracks and joints in the concrete substrate – an issue that could have derailed the project timeline significantly if Tenec hadn’t taken the time to properly survey the space.

Once the concrete substrate was ready, Tenec installed a 30-mil epoxy/polyurethane system from Key Resin:

  • Key Resin 502 as a primer
  • Key Resin 520 as a build coat
  • Key Resin 467 high traffic urethane

 

The Outcome

Despite the tight timeline, the Tenec team successfully installed NMSAZ’s new flooring, ensuring that the facility didn’t lose valuable production time and maintained compliance with NSF standards.

“Daniel and his crew came in removed our sad old epoxy and installed an unbelievable new floor covering. With the constant audits and tours by our regulatory agencies and customer QC managers, our facility must maintain a clean environment and that starts with top quality floor coverings,” said Chris Cox, NMSAZ’s Vice President of Operations. “I’ve used other companies in the past, but Tenec delivers exactly what they said they would in the time frame they presented. The craftmanship and quality of work is unmatched which solidifies that they will be the only contractor we use on all our floor coverings going forward. I would and have highly recommended Tenec to anyone doing any type of floor covering.”