When United Food Group, Inc., located in Elgin, Illinois needed to expand its facilities to include space for a new line of powder mixes, they turned to East Dundee’s Garage Store for their floor coating. The new space includes state-of-the-art production and packaging, along with dry storage and distribution amenities. In order to pass federal and local health department inspections, the flooring had to conform to specific requirements. They needed a surface that met FDA guidelines for food preparation. When they contacted Garage Store in East Dundee, Illinois, company owner, Jim Melchert, was able to give them a floor coating that would allow the plant to pass even the most stringent of inspections.
In fact, Garage Store provides commercial flooring to many Chicago area commercial establishments, as well as many residential installations. Garage Store routinely installs garage floors, basement floors and even patios, driveways and sidewalks. Their flooring is healthy, durable and abrasion-resistant. Their proprietary system, including epoxy, polyurethane and polyaspartic concrete provides a healthy and safe environment and is approved for the food industry – from manufacturing to storage and distribution. This translates well to residential applications, where children may end up eating food that has dropped on the basement floor or even the patio.
So while concrete floors are porous and can harbor dirt, mold, mildew and harmful bacteria, Garage Store’s coatings provide a barrier that resists bacteria. The added benefit is that it is very easy to clean. So even when the warehouse has a spill or junior drops his peanut butter sandwich on the basement floor, cleanup is a breeze.
For more information on floor coatings and storage and organization products for residential and commercial facilities, contact Garage Store or call them at (847) 428-8862.