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Innovative Product: Detectable Warning Surfaces For Visually Impaired Available from CMI Supply, Inc.

CMI Supply, Inc., a manufacturing and distribution resource for parent company, ADA Solutions, furnishes a full line of detectable warning and way finding surfaces to municipal and county governments, contractors, specifying engineers, and architects.  Designed for use on transit platforms, multi-modal transit centers, curb ramps, and other applications, these surfaces are manufactured of diamond-hard vitrified polymer for durability, UV stability, and wear and weather resistance.  The detectable warning devices are in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

CMI Supply, Inc., a manufacturing and distribution resource for parent company, ADA Solutions, furnishes a full line of detectable warning and way finding surfaces to municipal and county governments, contractors, specifying engineers, and architects.  Designed for use on transit platforms, multi-modal transit centers, curb ramps, and other applications, these surfaces are manufactured of diamond-hard vitrified polymer for durability, UV stability, and wear and weather resistance.  The detectable warning devices are in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

Included in the CMI Supply line are the following two primary products.  Cast-in-place truncated dome tiles are designed to be placed directly into freshly-poured concrete for substantial time and cost savings.  Surface applied retrofit tiles have been developed for facilities, towns, and cities that need to upgrade for the visually impaired.  Designed for retrofit applications (flush mounted) or new construction (cast-in-place), these two products are available in 24” x 24”, 24” x 48”, 24” x 60”, and 36” x 48” sizes.  Custom sizes can also be furnished.  The surfaces are secured with color-matched fasteners and structural adhesive.

Also part of the CMI Supply line are detectable guidance strips for guiding the visually impaired across roadways such as those at multi-modal transit stations or pedestrian crossings at intersections.  Unique design features of these 4” x 24” tiles raised 3/8” above the adjacent road surface provide ease of detectability by normal cane sweeping action.  They are installed in a continuous, non-intrusive line to guide the visually impaired and facilitate simple adhesive mounting over asphalt and concrete surfaces.  Detectable directional tiles create a tactile induction line to assist the visually impaired in finding their way through potentially hazardous pedestrian areas such as a busy intersection.  These tiles are manufactured in a variety of widths with raised bars three inches apart.  Their base is flushed with surrounding surfaces, while the bars are raised .2” high.  This design creates ease of distinction between surrounding surfaces and base, making following a line of tiles easy.

All of the warning devices are available in safety yellow, light gray, brick red, dark gray, and black.  Custom colors can also be furnished.  Color is homogeneous throughout the tile.

According to Chuck Meadors, President of CMI Supply, “Representing the latest in composite technology, our detectable warning systems offer unbeatable overall long-term performance, and can be installed in virtually any condition.  They are also the most efficient and cost-effective systems from the standpoint of fast, easy installation – especially when it comes to repair or replacement.  With well over three million square feet installed in every state, our products have successfully demonstrated the capability of meeting practically every detectable warning requirement.  These tested and proven products are designed for fast, easy installation; are readily available for 24-hour delivery; and are competitive in cost.”

For more information on the full line of detectable warning surfaces available from CMI Supply, Inc., contact Chuck Meadors, President at 440.993.1391 or email chuckmeadors@alltel.net, Web site www.cmisupply.com.       

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