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Cargill Grain Facility Protective Coating in Houston, TX

Location: Houston, Texas
Food and Beverage
Houston, Texas
Services Performed:
Salt Damage Prevention
Sq footage of work:
120 foot high steel structure

Client Background

Cargill, a segment of a global leader in the food industry, is deeply rooted in providing essential food, ingredients, and agricultural solutions. With a history spanning 159 years, this family-owned company has grown to employ over 160,000 individuals worldwide, operating in 70 countries with a vast network of 1,000 locations. 

Facility Description

Located in bustling Port of Houston, Texas, Cargill operates a large grain handling facility critical to their mission of connecting farmers with markets and delivering vital ingredients across the globe. The facility features a 120-foot high exterior barge structural steel framework designed to withstand the demanding coastal environment and the heavy loads of grain handling operations.

Requested Maintenance

The primary concern for Cargill was to prevent salt damage to the steel structure of their grain handling facility. The harsh coastal environment posed a significant risk to the integrity of the structural steel, necessitating a robust protective coating solution.

Decision Driver and Timing

The decision to undertake this project was driven by the urgent need to protect the facility's structural steel from corrosion caused by salt exposure. The previous contractor was removed due to safety concerns, highlighting the importance of a contractor capable of delivering high-quality work without compromising on safety standards.

Scope of Work

  • Application of a high-performance coating system on the exterior barge structural steel to prevent salt damage and corrosion
  • Thorough preparation of steel surfaces to ensure optimal adhesion and effectiveness of the protective coating
  • Implementation of stringent safety protocols to ensure zero safety incidents throughout the project duration

Notable Details

Emphasis on Safety

The project was completed with a perfect safety record, underscoring the team's commitment to operating under the highest safety standards. This achievement was particularly notable given the previous contractor's removal for safety issues.

Industry-Specific Expertise

The project showcased our deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by the food and beverage industry, particularly in coastal environments where salt damage is a concern. Our expertise in selecting and applying the most effective coatings for such environments was critical to the project's success.

Efficient Project Execution

Despite the project's complexity and the challenging work environment, the work was carried out efficiently, with minimal disruption to the facility's operations. This efficiency was made possible by our team's extensive experience and meticulous planning.

Client Satisfaction

Cargill expressed high satisfaction with the quality of work and the professionalism displayed by our team. The successful completion of the project without any safety incidents and the effective protection of the facility's structural steel against salt damage reaffirmed their trust in our capabilities. This project has further solidified our partnership, positioning us as a reliable provider of industrial painting, flooring, and cleaning solutions for the food and beverage industry.

Food and Beverage
Houston, Texas
Services Performed:
Salt Damage Prevention
Sq footage of work:
120 foot high steel structure
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