Valvoline (Ashland Inc.) operates many quick lube/oil change locations across the nation. Each shop is equipped with pits below ground that allow the technicians easy access to the customers vehicles without having to put them up in the air on a lift.
The downside to this otherwise brilliant design, is that the technicians are required to use a small flight of metal steps to get into the pits. Over the course of time, even with a stringent cleaning routine, the steps become extremely slippery due to the presence of the waste vehicle fluids.
Amstep 700 series proved to be the solution Tom (a manager for multiple Midwest locations) was looking for. The non-porous treads were the perfect solution for the greasy environment and are made for each of the slightly different stair designs.
They now provide the employees a much safer passage up and down the steps and allow the cleaning crew a much easier surface to clean.