We’ve sold over one hundred thousand FloorCode™ shields to our customers, and for good reason —the protection they provide floor labels is unmatched. In addition to being a best-seller, out of all our products, these seem to elicit the most gleeful sense of challenge in whomever is testing them—in this case, ambitious forklift drivers!
Putting our shields to the test is far from discouraged, in fact, we urge our customers to partake in vigilant testing on any samples they receive. Doing so not only ensures that we decide on the correct solution, but also occasionally results in an entertaining testing story. We could go on and on about the creative ways customers have attempted to destroy the FloorCode™ laminate shields —but there is one forklift driver whose testing takes the cake.
A warehouse supervisor we work with asked his most trusted forklift driver to do everything he could possibly think of to destroy the FloorCode™ sample they had been given. Unbeknownst to his boss, this particular forklift driver took destroying our floor shield sample as a personal challenge!
After waiting the prescribed setting time of 24 hours, the driver started by hopping on his forklift and doing forty doughnuts and multiple burnouts over the sample—amazingly, it didn’t come up! Next he grabbed a stack of pallets and roughly slid them over the shield, but much to his dismay, it didn’t budge. Undeterred, our intrepid forklift driver attached a metal a-frame to his forklift and weighed it down with almost 5,000lbs of granite, which he then slid directly over the shield. The FloorCode™ was only left with minimal battle scars (some tire marks which are easily removed with a rag and isopropyl alcohol).
After mimicking the normal traffic of his warehouse failed to disturb the shield, it was time to pull out all the stops and try some more extreme measures. The driver got a running start by backing his forklift up about twenty feet from the shield, then charged it. We’re sorry to say that at last, the shield met its match, and an edge began to peel up off the floor.
Everyone has a breaking point, and FloorCode™ isn’t any different. However, unless you have a forklift driver with a passion for destruction, and a lot of time on his hands, consider your floor labels shielded.
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