Metal picnic table manufacturing process
Our existing customers understand the quality of our products, and we continue to build quality products for them and for those that haven’t yet tried our outdoor picnic tables and other outdoor furniture. What some of our clients and prospective clients may not understand about Premier Polysteel is that we have a specific manufacturing process for metal picnic tables that centers around people.
That proven manufacturing process to create what we believe is one of the strongest, most durable, and longest-lasting metal picnic tables on the commercial market is driven by our founders’ vision and our team’s commitment to putting what matters most, first: people.
In this article we’d like to take you through our proven process for building poly coated steel picnic tables to help you understand the reasoning behind the things that we do, the materials we use, the engineering and design work that we’ve built our brand and reputation on, and the people behind the process.
Hopefully it will give you some insight into what we value as a company, and help you understand why we strive so hard to build truly remarkable outdoor furniture, and have built a reputation of being one of the best manufacturers of metal picnic tables on the market.
Premier Polysteel’s proven process for building poly coated steel picnic tables
When we first began to coat outdoor furniture in poly vinyl, we realized that many of our competitors were using powder coated picnic table legs. Those picnic table legs which utilize a powder coating process which electrostatically adheres a polyester material onto a metal frame were showing wear and tear early on in the life cycle of those outdoor picnic tables.
Premier Polysteel’s owner Allan Stensrud asked himself the question “ why can’t we go one step above and coat the picnic table legs as well?” It was because of this concept and that initial reasoning, that Premier Polysteel can now offer a 20 year warranty. It’s the genesis of the reason we stand behind what we believe to be the best market option for public space and commercial use, high-traffic volume, outdoor metal picnic tables.
Our picnic tables are polyvinyl coated steel structures built to minimize maintenance costs, improve return-on-investment far beyond initial costs, and provide a comfortable, inviting sitting area for users of public spaces of all types.
We have clients in a diverse and widespread set of industries, including government-funded spaces, parks, schools and universities, restaurants, hotels, hospitality industry spaces, as well as commercial spaces all across the spectrum. The one thing that all of our clients have in common is that they choose to stage our products in spaces designed for communal gathering and social interaction, including work areas, food service areas, outdoor recreational areas, and the like.
The history behind Premier Polysteel picnic tables
If you dive into the backstory of Premier Polysteel picnic tables, and other outdoor furniture, you quickly begin to see a common theme – we are all about bringing people together in a comfortable way and we are hyper-focused on continuing to do so for many years into the future.
How safety forms the foundation of, and drives our process
You’ll also see that much of what we do centers around the philosophy of the importance of safety in any public space, and while using our outdoor furniture.
How important is safety to a piece of outdoor furniture staged in a public space?
Safety is the cornerstone to the equation of building a quality piece of long-term, durable, and inviting outdoor furniture. Safety has driven our process of building some of the finest outdoor furniture including our robust selection of outdoor picnic tables for as long as we’ve been a company.
Premier Polysteel is absolutely committed to safety in every aspect of our design and operation.
Every picnic table is built to be stable, balanced and strong. We have even shown that inherent strength and durability by putting a car on top of a picnic table without tipping and without deformation. Demonstrations like that, and consistently great feedback about real world use cases, are proof that our strong design and quality materials produce a product that anyone can feel comfortable using year-round.
None of the pipes used in the production of our outdoor picnic tables are left open on the ends. This reduces access to spiders or bees or other insects that will accumulate to cause issues with safety. This also means there are no sharp edges around the outside of our products. The inner steel architecture of our outdoor furniture is coated completely in poly vinyl, sealing it away so it won’t rust, or produce sharp edges for any user to inadvertently hurt themselves on.
Additionally, the plastisol coating which is made of a polyvinyl does not perpetuate flames like some other materials used in similar outdoor furniture products. Unlike thermoplastics, for example, plastisol does not perpetuate that flame – if the flame stops, the coating will not continue to burn.
Our proven process looks like this:
- Because we’re committed to safety through design all of our picnic tables are built to exceed all safety regulations
- We use sturdy tubing and premium steel that is cleaned and prepped prior to the coating process which ensures that a strong bond between the plastisol and the metal is formed
- We prime and pre-heat the metal at a high temperature and then completely submerged it into liquid plastisol giving the metal a thick, approximately 1/8 inch coating.
- Because it is a fully-dipped process, all areas of the metal are sealed, and this sealed envelope prevents rust and exposure to harsh outdoor environmental concerns
- After the dipping process we oven cure the fully enveloped steel structure to ensure that the Plastisol has strong adhesion to the metal
The focal point for our engineers and manufacturing team is our founder’s vision
Our founder’s vision from the very beginning has emphasized the satisfaction of our customers.. We have achieved this goal of adhering to that relentless desire to take care of our clients and the end users of our products, by providing excellent products made with premium materials and providing excellent ongoing customer service.
Our Founders vision, if it isn’t abundantly clear yet, is as follows:
He promised to provide “The best commercial outdoor furniture available. Period.”
Premier Polysteel feels strongly that we deliver a product that puts the users of our product above everything – our outdoor picnic tables are about bringing people together
When you’re planning a great outdoor space for others, your focal point should be: help the user forget about everything except for coming together with people that they care about and doing things they love doing.
At Premier Polysteel we believe when your product is good enough, people can afford to forget it’s there and just enjoy themselves, and such is the case with great outdoor furniture. We invite you to take a look at the various options we have for outdoor metal picnic tables. Our polyvinyl coated steel outdoor picnic tables allow you to enjoy a space and focus on what’s important: the people you’re around.