The Manufacturing Maintenance Planning Specialist knew of SlipNOT® perforated plate installed in another area of a Ford Plant. He took measurements of the existing stair treads in the facility and then passed them on to SlipNOT® sales representatives who created shop drawings based on the specifications. steel stair treads were ordered in various sizes, created from 1/8” steel material formed with 1 ½” nosings with the grade 2 SlipNOT® surface applied. Each tread was then painted black.
Steel was chosen for this application because the oil mist in the air served as a rust inhibitor and it was the most cost effective choice. By applying a slip resistant coating to the treads, the Ford Motor Company can count on the non slip surface to solve the slick stairway problem before a serious slip and fall accident can occur.