Taking the proper care of equipment pays in those years when there’s no capital for replacement. So as producers upgrade fleets with new equipment, managers are reviewing their preventative maintenance procedures to ensure a long service life. Managers are discovering that equipment manufacturers have updated warranty requirements for cleaning procedures and products. One of these new requirements includes limiting using acids as a cleaner.
The requirement for safe specialized equipment cleaning products is bringing a new service to the concrete industry. Some cleaning supply firms are focusing on the needs of heavy-duty concrete construction. These initiatives bring the specific expertise of product, customer support, and training to the industry. This new venture, which began as a pilot project in central Florida. has become a great aid to producers and contractors.
About two years ago, Environmental Manufacturing Services (EMS) developed a national franchise of specialized blending and cleaning supply firms. Greenway Industrial Solutions of Florida was their first start-up. The venture has been very successful. In addition to concrete producers, the distributor has provided cleaning products to users of concrete such as contractors, pumpers, and public works departments. Their expertise and outreach has extended to other heavy-duty cleaning industries such waste handling and food processing operations.
Producers who buy Greenway products are assured their supplier is well-trained. EMS provides each franchise a set-up procedure that includes a completely turnkey operation. Local Greenway experts provide the tanks, pumps, and mixing software needed to formulate the appropriate products. But more importantly, EMS provide decades of experience to incorporate new cleaning technologies into the concrete industry.
Concrete producers are familiar with the safety issues of using acid in maintenance operations. Some already buy these safe cleaning products through admixture or janitorial supply firms. But Greenway consultants provide support that enable smaller producers to fully incorporate proper and safe cleaning technologies into their operations.