Mining / Minerals / Metals

Why Choose USI Groups?

We understand Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing Industries  constant demand of meeting production deadlines while avoiding unscheduled down days caused by abrasion, corrosion or erosion.  We understand steel mills, aluminum mills, and mining needs and want to partner with you to improve safety, extend the life of your machinery and equipment while giving you an alternative to long lead times on replacement parts or loss of production. 
We make your job easier by helping you avoid hazardous  hot work permits to repair worn shaft journals, sloppy keyways, splines, bush housings, bearing housing, cracked blocks or casings, hold pans, scored rams or even leaking pipes with our composite repair systems.
Our synthetic rubber repair systems allow you to repair in house without waiting on heat vulcanizing contactors and equipment conveyor belts, rubber tracks, diaphragms, off road tires, rubber rollers, hoppers, rock belts, gaskets, valves, pumps and linings.
You can extend the life of your equipment and machinery suffering from abrasion, erosion, corrosion or chemical attack with USI ceramic repairs systems for coal chutes, chipper disc, hoppers, slurry pumps, duct work, vessels, pumps and casings with our ceramic rebuilding and resurfacing systems.

When you partner with USI, you get:

  • 24/7 Customer support for your project or repair
  • Product support specialists
  • NACE Certified coating inspectors
  • Same-day shipping on most products

Industry Specific Brands

USI carries Resimac, USI Repair Kits, Duromar, Cortec and so much more.

Industry Related Products

USI carries liquid epoxy coatings, hot/cold applied tapes, wax tapes, rockshield and so much more.

Industry News

Trending news, industry challenges, and the most recent information on how to repair, protect and upgrade.

Case Studies

Partnering with USI helps clients like you complete successful projects.

Crude Oil Pit Rebuild & Protection

The Problem This old crude oil pit was severely decayed. Unconventional Solutions recommended removing the existing concrete and replacing it with 3M Scotchkote Screed RS 820. The customer, however, requested a more economical solution. The Substrate Concrete The Solution To accommodate the customer’s request, Unconventional Solutions suggested the use of

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Tiffany Klingensmith

Power Plant Warehouse Floor Repair

The Challenge Years of heavy use, forklift traffic, water, cleaning chemicals and salts had severely damaged this floor at the primary warehouse of a Michigan Power Plant. The customer needed a long term solution that could be installed over the weekend, during a unit outage, to minimize inconvenience and downtime

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Tiffany Klingensmith

Leeching Trench Repair

The Challenge This Refinery had a concern with soil contamination by ethanol solvents and hydrocarbons. They contacted Unconventional Solutions for a system that would repair, protect, and upgrade the trench to give them a long-term solution to protect the environment without costly tear-out and re-pour of the entire trench. The

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Tiffany Klingensmith

PCB Encapsulating System

The Challenge This Major Electrical Company Service Centers floor had PCB  (Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s) contamination from transformer oil spilling on it, as back in the 70’s, a crew had pulled a leaking transformer along the floor. They wanted to become the hero for their employees by providing a safe environment to

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Planning Projects in 2019?

By Stormy Shaw Flooring Unconventional Solutions offers many kinds of flooring to fit every need. We have both epoxy and urethane coatings for refinishing. We also have repair systems that can increase the life of your existing floor. Whether it

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