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SlipNOT® Donates Non-slip Material to F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team Trailer for Local Michigan High Schools

February 1, 2011

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a leading manufacturer in slip resistant safety flooring and products, was contacted by an employee of General Motors, who is a mentor for two F.I.R.S.T. Robotics teams in the Detroit area: Detroit Osborn University High and the Troy Robotics Club. The schools needed a non-slip solution for the slippery floor and ramp of their F.I.R.S.T. Robotics team trailer that they use to transport robots and toolboxes to and from competitions.

SlipNOT® was pleased to provide a safe flooring surface for students to transport their prized work to and from competitions. Due to the fact that this was a lightweight application, SlipNOT® provided the F.I.R.S.T Robotics Team with non slip 3/16” aluminum plate to place over their existing trailer floor and ramp to ensure a secure and slip resistant surface that will last for years to come.

“The opinion of the whole team – kids, teachers and mentors – is the SlipNOT® product is fantastic. This has been highlighted in our safety submissions when the team competes. We even recommended the flooring to other teams that have their own trailers,” said Dave Wixson, engineering mentor for F.I.R.S.T Robotics teams in the Detroit area.

The FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire student’s interest and participation in science and technology. As a New Hampshire based nonprofit organization, the charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate youth to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while also building up their confidence and knowledge. F.I.R.S.T Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition organized by FIRST where students are given a standard set of parts and game details which they use to construct a competitive robot that can operate autonomously as well as when guided by wireless controls.

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring slip resistant metal flooring products are utilized by many industries; from commercial, transportation, automotive, food processing, metal fabrication and mining, to oil and gas, steel mills, utilities and waste water treatment plants. SlipNOT® products include metal plates, metal grates, ladder rungs and covers, vault covers, road plates, stair treads, handrails and more. SlipNOT®exceeds OSHA, ADA, ASTM, UL and NFPA requirements for coefficient of friction, thus providing a superior replacement for slippery diamond plate, fiberglass grating, tread plate and grit floorings. To learn more about SlipNOT® slip resistant products email us at info@slipnot.com or call 1.800.SlipNOT® (754.7668).

About SlipNOT®

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, Division of the W.S. Molnar Company is the preeminent manufacturer of long lasting, slip resistance metal surfaces and products. SlipNOT® is a WBENC Certified, ISO 9001 registered company and that is privately held company is financially strong, technically advanced in non-slip surfaces, and unequaled in capacity. For more information, visit www.slipnot.com.

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Christina Molnar Metrose, Vice President
Nicole Moran, New Business Associate

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