There are tons of applications for Reusable ground protection
Our portable and reusable ground protection can be used for a lot more applications than the industries we focus on. Read below about how our temporary ground protection panels have been solving some unique challenges for our customers. Wondering if our panels will work for you? Contact us today.
UAV Launch Facility Infrastructure
Zipline is a global UAV company that specializes in life-saving deliveries of medical supplies. They were looking for a solution to support their distribution and launch facilities in remote areas around the world. For more permanent facilities they pour concrete, but what about for facilities that are more temporary that may need to be moved? They sought a WORKHORSE solution.
They wanted something that was rugged, had traction control, was easy to install and transport could accommodate cables, and was anti-static treated. As a result, they selected a combination of the WORKHORSE 2-inch Standard and Integrated Cable Management (ICM) Panels since they can be assembled interchangeably. We’re happy and proud to be a small part of their life-saving mission!
Vermont Wedding - Site Access Pathway
Vermont is a beautiful place for weddings, but it’s not flat. This makes selecting a location challenging. Rain or Shine Tents and Events has solved that problem for its customers through the use of an innovative decking system. But, much like anything else in life, that solution creates a problem. To set up these amazing venues, it takes tens of thousands of pounds of equipment, requiring numerous truckloads back and forth across the ground. This can be very damaging, as if you’re not careful before long you’ll have a mud pit in what was once a beautiful patch of grass – not exactly ideal for the bridal party. Enter WORKHORSE. Using our 1-inch panels as a site access pathway, Rain or Shine was able to move their equipment and set up the venue, all without destroying the property owner’s grass and making a mess for the wedding guests. Furthermore, the install time for the pathway was less than half an hour, minimizing Rain or Shine’s, and ultimately the wedding host’s, labor costs.
CrowdRx Mobile Treatment Facilities
CrowdRx is a premier event medical services company that operates nationwide; their goal is to keep your event UNeventful. Whether it’s a small first-aid stand, or a fully-staffed mobile ER treatment facility, CrowdRx has its customers covered. In order to do that across the country, they need to be able to get in and set up quickly and efficiently. That’s why they came to WORKHORSE. CrowdRx uses both tent-based and trailer-based treatment facilities. They were looking for something that provided a firm foundation from which to work in either of these settings. The solution needed to be rugged, durable, fast and easy to deploy, and easy to transport. To achieve all of these characteristics, they selected the WORKHORSE 1-inch panel, and have been using it at events all across the country. Check them out (ideally as a visitor rather than a patient) next time you’re at Burning Man!
Winter Event Flooring
Rain or Shine Tents and Events, our central Vermont event partner, helps host a Winter Festival in Randolph, VT every year. They use our WORKHORSE 1-inch panels to create a patio outside the food/beverage tent. In the past, this area has gotten very icy due to the high volume of traffic—but not anymore; WORKHORSE provides all the traction control necessary for these Vermonters to enjoy their outdoor festival (in February!)
University Multipurpose Facility - Temporary Flooring
A U.S. University needed to find a solution quickly. They were hosting an event in one of their sports facilities in a few weeks’ time and needed to protect the ground. Unfortunately, the flooring they had on hand for that purpose was difficult to use and took a long time to install, so they were on the hunt for something better. They found it with WORKHORSE.
After going over their options, they felt that the 1-inch panels would be their best bet for temporary flooring. Because we strive to always have panels in stock, it was only a matter of a few days before Baylor personnel had their 1-inch panels and were giving them a test run (spoiler alert: passed with flying colors). The event came off without a hitch and the WORKHORSE panels stand ready for the next event.
Thompson Senior Center - Permanent Pathway Installation
The Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock, VT was looking to install a path from the sidewalk to their parking lot. But not just any path. They wanted it to be a permeable surface in order to help with the rainwater runoff problem in the state. WORKHORSE was happy to help them out!
The proposed pathway was measured and dug out to a depth of two inches, then lined with geotextile (side note – there are MANY different kinds of geotextiles for MANY different uses, it’s definitely not “one size fits all” with those products; luckily we have a great partner that helps advise on the appropriate choice). Then our 2-inch Standard Panels were connected and laid into place over the geotextile. Finally, the edges were filled in to create a flush surface with the turf. They now have a permeable path that can be easily shoveled or snow-blowed in the winter.
Museum Display - Modular Flooring
A mid-western aviation museum has an outdoor historic display of a deployable military hospital. They were looking for a modular flooring solution that was rugged, had traction control, and would help keep the display clean for foot traffic. WORKHORSE was happy to help! Due to the nature of the ground, they selected the 1-inch Panels for the solution. It was quick and easy to set up and will continue to provide excellent service to the museum for years to come.
Lou’s Restaurant - Outdoor Dining Flooring
It’s no exaggeration to say that COVID-19 has changed many things about lives and business across the world. We experience these changes and see reminders of them, daily. Even something as simple as eating a meal is different, as restaurants have had to adapt to national, state, and local regulations on how they can remain open while serving customers and keeping them safe.
In order to make customers more comfortable, Lou’s has installed our WORKHORSE 1-inch ground protection panels under their outdoor tented dining areas. This provides customers with traction control, covers up sewer grates and irregularities in the pavement that are trip hazards, and helps keep customer’s feet out of the water when it rains.
Field Hospitals for COVID-19 Medical Response
Governmental organizations and health officials are feverishly swinging into gear to help combat COVID-19. For many, the driving concern is “flattening the curve” to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed at any one time and to ensure the most critical cases continue to receive care. Many field hospitals are being planned and set up to increase the bed capacity for local medical providers. Many of these field hospitals will use medical tents from shelter manufacturers that we partner with on a regular basis. Hardened, plastic flooring like HDPE ground panels goes a long way to meeting the temporary demands. The best options will allow for drainage, get the medical shelters off the ground, enable easier patient transport, provide for a clean and safe walking and working environment, and will allow for easier cleaning and sanitation.