Coatings and industrial cleaning for ag facilities.
In a highly regulated industry, food and agriculture companies stay in compliance and protect assets with Painters USA coatings expertise.
As proud participants in the Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS) and members of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM), Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA) and Grain and Feed Association of Illinois (GFAI), Painters USA knows the food safety challenges faced by the entire food supply chain.
In addition, it’s important to protect and improve the surfaces of agriculture equipment and structures for productivity and useful lifespans. Doing so will turn these capital investments into long-term productive assets.
Benefits of agricultural coatings
The right paints and coatings, correctly applied on professionally cleaned and prepped surfaces, can deliver many advantages to extend the operational lifespan and maintain the commercial value of agricultural structures and machinery:
- Abrasion and wear resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Corrosion and rust resistance
- Easier cleaning and maintenance
- Improved appearance
- Protection from weather and seasonal changes
Whether dealing with the extreme heat and humidity of the south or the cold and ice of northern winters, coatings created for agricultural use have been formulated with specific industry needs and goals in mind.
Painters USA in the ag industry
Painters USA will safeguard your structures and machinery against any adversity. Agricultural businesses are at the mercy of seasons, deadlines, and geography. We know the importance of reducing downtime and disruptions to critical production schedules. The use of quality coatings and paints with uniform properties and fast drying times, plus efficient application processes, help us get the work done as quickly as possible.
For businesses with multiple production facilities in rural areas
Painters USA can meet the resource requirements that many small, local contractors cannot match. In addition, we have comprehensive training and experience in OSHA workplace safety requirements and USDA and FDA food safety requirements. Our investments in specialized equipment, finely-tuned processes, and annual WBENC certification as a woman-owned business also set us apart and guarantee high quality, consistent results.
For industrial contractors working on agricultural facilities
We meet ISN safety standards and deploy crews with OSHA 10 cards and supervisors with OSHA 30 credentials. We require no hand-holding, are accustomed to coordinating with other trades, and have the resources to transport large crews to job sites.
Training relevant to agricultural job sites
Along with OSHA workplace safety and USDA and FDA food safety training, Painters USA workers have undergone training and/or earned certification in a number of relevant functions.
- Working in confined spaces
- Aerial lift operations
- Fall protection competence
- Scaffold competence
- Respirator fit
We know how important it is to you that our work gets done safely, efficiently, and quickly.
Working in confined spaces
Fall protection competence
Protect storage tanks, silos, and bins from the elements and safeguard normal operations with proper maintenance and coating services.
Time and the elements can get the best of us all, adding a little wear and tear around the edges.…
As a highly regulated industry, agriculture requires the painting and coating skills and experience of Painters USA.
The wear and tear incurred on conveyors & legs can lead to heavy corrosion on these expensive structures.
Whether you have steel structures inside or outside your facility, the Painters USA team of coatings professionals can protect them…
Food and agriculture regulations
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are two agencies that regulate the agricultural industry. USDA and FDA compliance are often mentioned interchangeably, but each agency has unique priorities and requirements when it comes to paintings and coatings for facilities that operate within the food chain.
FDA-approved coatings are technically USDA-approved, but the reverse is not true.
Putting a food commodity in direct contact with a coating that’s not specifically FDA-approved could have serious consequences, including legal and financial ramifications.
It’s important for agricultural and food processing companies to choose an experienced painting and coating contractor like Painters USA. We understand FDA and USDA regulations and take extra precautions not to mix them up. The wrong coatings could result in financial losses due to food and ag product contamination by coatings that are not FDA-approved.
Epoxy is a common coating used for FDA-approved linings and USDA-approved coatings, particularly floor coating. Urethane is a great top coat for exterior structures because of chemical resistance and UV protection. It also retards mildew and is easy to clean
USDA and FDA Approval
FDA approval is required for coatings that will be in direct contact with commodities intended for human consumption. FDA-approved coatings are most commonly used as a lining for storage tanks and containers. (Note that potable water requires ANSI / NSF tested and certified coatings.)
USDA approval means the coating is suitable for use in a USDA-monitored facility. This applies mainly to wall and floor coatings formulated to withstand the extreme cleaning processes used in food and beverage facilities.
Agricultural services provided by Painters USA
Keeping your concrete floors in good shape helps your employees, equipment, & inventory stay safe.
Enhance operations, increase brightness, and protect your concrete flooring foundation with this durable, low maintenance option
For a highly decorative look, staining concrete provides a unique flooring option.
Reduce wear and tear from machines like forklifts, and protect your concrete floors from chemical spills, solvents and acids with coating technology.
This seamless transition from floor to up the wall keeps moisture & bacteria from finding a spot to hide & multiply.
Static dissipative flooring can be used in electronics & laboratory settings where sensitive equipment cannot be exposed to a static charge.
Maintaining your floor joints is an important step in keeping bacteria & moisture from finding a way beneath your substrate.
Durable coatings for large complex projects + a massive, knowledgeable workforce = peace of mind for you!
This specialized service provides a smooth factory-like finish on machinery, files cabinets, lockers, and other metal surfaces.
Breathe new life into your older machinery with a fresh coat of durable paint.
OSHA requires a specific color coding to indicate what each pipe contains for quick, universal identification.
Your multi-million dollar investments can be protected with our proven rust control systems.
From small pedestrian bridges to large locomotive trestles, we have the manpower & skill to protect any structure.
A simple cleaning of your factory or warehouse ceiling can increase light reflectivity dramatically.
Keeping your facility free of combustible dust helps to mitigate fire, health, & safety hazards.
We know each degreasing project is different so we assess the optimal cleaning agent & process to get your job done right.
This service can be used for just cleaning your surfaces or as the first step in our painting process.
Our NACE certified coatings inspectors utilize sandblasting to achieve the proper profile on the substrate, maximizing coating adhesion.
Safety first and always
Agricultural facilities must consider both food and commodity safety and workplace safety, especially in. requires very close attention to safety, as many of these facilities have inherent hazards. While some industrial flooring contractors pay lip service to safety, Painters USA gives it a high priority. Safety is always top of mind—our National Safety Director makes sure of it.
Painters USA follows OSHA guidelines and recommendations for safety training:
- Supervisors have completed OSHA 30 training (Construction version), which is 30 hours of workplace safety instruction by authorized trainers.
- Team members are either hired with an OSHA 10 card or receive the 10 hours of workplace safety instruction from us.
OSHA training covers general worksite safety, common hazards, and other topics on preventing and avoiding workplace incidents. Slips and falls are common incidents, so we give them extra attention as we work at your facility. Plus we can help you prevent them from happening long after we’re gone, with non-skid flooring systems and coatings.
Other advantages delivered by Painters USA
- Scheduling flexibility around your preferences, including evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed.
- Experienced crews, efficient processes, and specialized equipment to get you back to service as soon as possible.
- Diverse industrial experience that includes multiple sectors like manufacturing, mining, refining, and agriculture.
- National account coverage for convenience and consistency across multiple sites.
- Certified by WBENC as a woman-owned business.
Established in 1982, Painters USA has worked on a wide range of industrial real estate projects. We have experience across the spectrum of industrial building classes and types, and we are accustomed to finding solutions for environmental conditions like heat, cold, and moisture. Remember Painters USA for any new or existing industrial real estate needs for painting, coating, and flooring.
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