XL North Unveils New Division Launch
Known for its commercial floor maintenance chemistry and technology, XL North announced it recently "cut the ribbon" on a new division with the roll out of three revolutionary concrete surface prep products.
Ed Sisk, president of XL North, is excited to offer his company's innovative technology and processes to another section of the flooring arena.
"We heard the calls from flooring contractors to create dustless surface prep products that are easy and safe to use, while remaining less expensive than traditional shot blasting and grinding systems," he said.
Heading the new division is Ron Sandoval, a seasoned veteran in the world of surface prep.
"The need for these industry changing products has been around for years, but as creatures of habit, we stayed on the same wheel," Sandoval said.
Enactment of OSHA regulation CFR 29 1926.1153 was a driving factor for XL North's expansion into surface prep. The safety standard includes strict documentation regarding an employee's exposure to airborne silicas and may require contractors to retrofit expensive equipment.
Sandoval points out, "The adhesive industry is also moving away from calling out a CSP designation, and rather looking for a porous substrate for the adhesive to bond with."
With new regulations and industry changes, there was a need to create an alternative solution that's contractor friendly, dust free, OSHA and EPA compliant, and more cost effective than traditional surface prep methods.
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