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How Corporate Floors Gave MCFA a Lift

between-you-and-new-carpet-tons-of-furnitureThe Challenge

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) is one of the nation's leading forklift manufacturers in world. Their manufacturing facility in Houston, TX had carpet that was several years old and due to the type of foot traffic, had met the end of its useful life. The problem was the 80,000-square-foot facility was packed with workstations and they needed to pick out a new carpet and have it installed prior to their fiscal year end so a traditional tear down was out of the question.

The Approach

Having worked with Corporate Floors on a lift project in a previous job, John Hamman, MCFA's senior facility manager, knew who to call. A custom Milliken carpet tile was used to compliment the corporate colors and to help hide the traffic and wear patterns. Corporate Floors then built an installation plan that included the after hours schedule MCFA needed that allowed them to finish in the time they needed.

“Having Corporate Floors review the process in detail with us and develop such a great plan prior to the job started helped insure our team was familiar with what was going to happen in their workspace,” said Hamman.

During the pre-planning process, MCFA was also looking to clean their workstations so the entire space was refreshed. Enter the Corporate Floors maintenance team. During the lift installation, every workstation surface was detailed and each wall panel cleaned using the MilliCare textile cleaning process so the result was a clean, fresh environment from top to bottom. Corporate Floors also provides a lifetime installation warranty as they will be maintaining the new carpet at MCFA with MilliCare.

The Result

The old carpet at the site was also diverted from landfill using Corporate Floor's subsidiary Texas Carpet Recycling, saving over 36 tons of material from going to landfill.

“The plan Corporate Floors developed was executed without a hitch and they actually finished weeks ahead of schedule. Our team was thrilled with the final result. We can't wait to have Corporate Floors start to maintain our new carpet,” said Hamman.


Corporate Floors is an MBE-certified, 17-year-old full-service commercial flooring company with offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. An industry leader in sustainability and maintenance the company was voted a Top 100 Places to Work in 2014 by the Dallas Business Journal.  orporate Floors is the state's first zero carpet to landfill company and a national provider of floor care and lift installation services. Installing over 250,000 yards of carpet annually using lift installation, Corporate Floors' team of experts will insure your job is done right the first time. For more information, call 800-757-7233 x 250.


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