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Fiberglass Platforms

fiberglass platform floridaKnowing you’re working in a safe and sturdy environment is tremendous peace of mind to anyone. A lot of jobs require particular attention to where employees are at all times to ensure safety, the floor. These types of jobs fall into several industries such as dairy/food processing plants, water/wastewater treatment, chemical plants, and cooling towers, to name a few. We offer one-of-a-kind fiberglass platforms for these industries for use as walkways and catwalks throughout the facility. 

What makes our platforms stand out from the rest?

Our fiberglass platforms are an easy to assemble and easy to maintain system of walkways. The walking surface itself is entirely non-slip, allowing to make up for where a non-slip uniform shoe could fail. The handrails are lightweight along with the platform itself. This is because they are constructed of fiberglass reinforced plastic that is regulation and completely safe, not to mention free of any maintenance.

After any platform is manufactured custom for the buyer, it is tested to ensure the quality before being delivered. This gives our customers the security in knowing they are buying a top quality product that has been tested to the limit to ensure it will live up to their purpose. When all is said and done, and the product is ready to be shipped out, the customer is again benefited by our use of lightweight, yet sturdy, materials by saving on the shipping costs to get them ready to assemble platforms to their destination.

Please contact us at (352) 343-3449 or use our convenient online contact form to discover how you can get our platforms in your building today. 

Protect the local wildlife by installing manatee grates

manatee gatesManatees, Florida’s gentlest giants, are naturally curious animals. Sadly, though, their curiosity often leads them into precarious situations. When manatees travel into waterways containing stormwater treatments or large vessels, they become trapped, injured or killed. 

By installing gates to protect manatees in Satellite beach, rescuers were able to rescue 19 manatees and return them  to safety.

Manatees are unable to tolerate water with temperatures of less than 68 degrees for extended periods of time. When they get stuck in water that’s too cold, their skin breaks into white patches and lesions and their bodies begin to shut down.

Because a majority of manatee fatalities are directly attributed to water control structures, manatee grates ensure that systems continue operating uninterrupted while simultaneously protecting these treasured creatures. Manatee gates are custom fabricated using steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, depending on specific need.

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What are Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics?

fiberglass reinforced plastics floridaFiberglass Reinforced Plastics are made up of synthetic resins that are thermoset (a process that permanently sets material using heat) and fiberglass. Usually pliable, malleable or liquid before being cured, thermoset resins are then designed to be molded into their final desired shape. Once hardened and molded into their final shape, these resins cannot be reheated or melted and shaped differently.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics are lightweight and exceptionally temperature resistant, but when it comes to resisting corrosion from weather and the elements, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics really stand head and above any other material.

The application and processes for the final product depends on the type of veil and type of glass selected. You’ll want to choose materials that are most wind resistant, water resistant and corrosion and temperature resistant.

What is the iSkimmer?

iskimmerStormwater skimmers are not something that most think of, but it holds a very important job. These are commonly found in retention ponds, and their purpose is to stop contaminants (such as oil, grease, and other floating factors) from getting into our natural bodies of water. As stated earlier, the location of these is commonly in retention ponds, which are usually placed in a large grassy area. Due to the typical maintenance of the land, specifically mowing of the grass, this has caused damage to many skimmers thanks to the tractor mowers used. This has become a constant problem and always causes breakage some way or another, so how can it be fixed? The solution is easy; it’s the iSkimmer.

So what exactly is the iSkimmer?

 It is a structural fiberglass polymer angle that bends and contours with that abuse from the mower, and springing back to its original shape with hardly so much as a couple of scratches. Traditionally skimmers made from fiberglass have had rigid angles, not allowing for any give when it comes to a potential impact. The iSkimmer absorbs the impact and pops itself back to its normal form seconds after collision, time and time again.

This type of skimmer will last for years and years to come, still withstanding blow after blow be it mowers or something else. The most damage it can construe will be purely cosmetic ( a few scratches here and there, a dent or two – maybe). But that type of damage willhave not affecton the durability and flexibility of the iSkimmer.

To know that our natural bodies of water are safe from unwanted additions, thanks to the iSkimmer, is a good feeling. Remember that next time you’re enjoying a warm day out on the water and take the time to see how clear the water is. Faulty, cracked, and broken stormwater skimmers will make our waters murky and unsafe. iSkimmer will keep your summertime fun crystal clear!

Why fiberglass piers and docks are much better than wooden ones

piers docks fiberglassNothing beats a solid, sturdy, barefoot-friendly pier or dock for a relaxing day by the water. As Floridians, we’ve all seen the damage hurricanes and strong storms can do to typical wooden docks, and for many, we’ve paid a huge price. Many victims of Hurricane Irma are still working to repair damage to their piers and docks, months after the hurricane. 

Fiberglass docks and piers combat the problem of devastating and costly storm damage through the use of storm surge grating. This highly durable and economic solution guarantees quick, unfettered access to waterways no matter what the weather throws at you. 

Fiberglass decks and piers are also a lot more attractive than wooden ones. Wooden decks or piers are susceptible to mold, mildew, wood rot, and deterioration, while fiberglass ones are built to last, no matter what environment they’re in!

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Fiberglass Platforms

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Knowing you’re working in a safe and sturdy environment is tremendous peace of mind to anyone. A lot of jobs require particular attention to where employees are at all times to ensure safety, the floor. These types of jobs fall into several industries such as dairy/food processing plants, water/wastewater treatment, chemical plants, and cooling towers, to name a few. We offer one-of-a-kind fiberglass platforms for these industries for use as walkways and catwalks throughout the facility. 

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Protect the local wildlife by installing manatee grates

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Manatees, Florida’s gentlest giants, are naturally curious animals. Sadly, though, their curiosity often leads them into precarious situations. When manatees travel into waterways containing stormwater treatments or large vessels, they become trapped, injured or killed. 

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What are Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics are made up of synthetic resins that are thermoset (a process that permanently sets material using heat) and fiberglass. Usually pliable, malleable or liquid before being cured, thermoset resins are then designed to be molded into their final desired shape. Once hardened and molded into their final shape, these resins cannot be reheated or melted and shaped differently.

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