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Custom mats – the obvious solution for today’s manufacturing facilities.

Custom mats – the obvious solution for today’s manufacturing facilities.

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A true one-piece custom mat. If you are involved in manufacturing, it’s more than likely that your production lines are built or modified specifically for what you do. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 8,660 industrial engineers employed in Minnesota manufacturing companies alone. Their role is to, “Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems...including human work factors...and production coordination.” In short, this means optimizing and fine tuning manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency which almost always involves customizing your production lines. So the obvious truth is, your production lines are not built around standard size mats. So isn’t it time for mats that are built around your customized production equipment? That, in a nutshell, is exactly what AcroMat does. We are passionate about designing custom mats to fit your work areas that will improve…
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7 Tips for Finding the Best Anti-Fatigue Mat

7 Tips for Finding the Best Anti-Fatigue Mat

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A GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND THE BEST ANTI-FATIGUE MAT FOR YOU Health and wellness programs, as well as ground-up initiatives for better overall health in the workplace are on an explosive rise, and for good reason! Employees with a better quality of life at home and at work have shown to be exponentially better in the workplace, and more beneficial to the company; higher productivity rates, less sick days taken, fewer accidents, better overall physical and mental health, and the list goes on. Along with the boom comes a higher standard of manufacturing needs as well, as health and wellness doesn’t only extend to bleach white oxford collars and cubicles. The manufacturing industry has been at the forefront of anti-fatigue mats for quite some time, but the need for mats…
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Mats vs Insoles

Mats vs Insoles

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ANTI-FATIGUE MATS vs ANTI-FATIGUE INSOLES In the orange corner, we have the Mighty Mat and in the yellow corner we have the Awesome Insole! Seconds out! May the best one win. This conflict between mat and insole to provide the correct anti-fatigue solution often comes up within companies, and can be quite an expensive and time- consuming exercise to determine what is best. We all know that anti-fatigue solutions are essential for productivity and workers’ wellness. Here is the benefit of our experience and expertise that will help you. All operators notice differences in the type of mat they stand on, whether it is too firm, too soft, too thick, too thin, or just right, etc. When it comes to insoles it becomes an even more sensitive issue, since no…
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Are Yellow Borders Required on Anti-Fatigue Mats?

Are Yellow Borders Required on Anti-Fatigue Mats?

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The other day, one of our valued customers called to ask if we knew whether OSHA required yellow borders on mats.  He had attended a seminar recently where it was indicated that OSHA require all anti-fatigue mats had to have yellow borders and this was going to be enforced. While we agree yellow borders improve safety, we were unaware that OSHA required them on all mats.  So, I put a call through to the Denver Office of OSHA to check it out. A very helpful young lady there took down my question and promised to get back to me with what she found.  Within an hour I received an email which I will repeat exactly. “I cannot find an OSHA standard that requires the borders of anti-fatigue mats to be…
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