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Steel Ladder Rung Covers Retrofitted Over Rungs at CMWA
- The Situation:
Central Motor Wheel of America (CMWA) is part of a global organization, a division of CMW, Japan’s largest supplier of automotive wheels. Since being founded in 1986, CMWA has strived to provide high quality, innovative automotive wheels, while being conscious of the earth and its communities through sustainable development. Their Paris, Kentucky location manufactures steel and aluminum wheels. While providing high quality wheels, CMWA also focuses on employee safety. A facilities supervisor contacted SLIPNOT in regards to their existing ladder rungs. The supervisor said due to a high volume of water, chemicals, grease, oil, and coolant, the existing ladder rungs became a safety concern.
- The Solution:
Once CMWA gave the ladder specifications, SLIPNOT provided 1” x 1/2” x 1/8” x 18” long Grade 2 Steel Ladder Rung Covers in a mill finish. Some of the existing ladders were painted yellow, so the rung covers for those areas were painted yellow after the coating was applied, to match the existing ladders. The steel rung covers were easily tack welded to the existing ladder rungs, which was accomplished in no time.
Steel ladder rung covers are ideal for refurbishing old, slippery ladders. They are constructed to retrofit over existing ladder rungs, creating a safe climbing surface. They far exceed all ADA and OSHA recommendations for slip resistant products, and are an ideal solution in many manufacturing facilities.
- The Impact:
SLIPNOT exceeded the expectations of CMWA. Once the steel ladder rung covers were installed on a few of the ladders in the facility, the slippery conditions were safer to navigate. The supervisor at CMWA decided to specify them as a standard on all interior and exterior ladders for the entire facility.
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