WerkMaster concrete polisher and Hopkins County Jail spearhead inmate training program

The Hopkins County Jail, near Madisonville, Kentucky, has figured out a useful way to turn a need into an opportunity. Looking for a solution to replace tiles throughout the facility, head jailer Joe Blue decided that polished concrete was a viable option and began looking at concrete floor grinders and polishers. He recognized that this provided the jail with an excellent opportunity for the inmates to develop a skill they could use when they leave prison.

After reviewing a number of planetary designed machines, Blue recognized that the features and benefits of WerkMaster’s Octi-Disc Technology best suited their needs. He chose the Raptor XT Concrete Grinder Polisher because of its unique versatility and features.

Inmates in the jail’s Community Service program are now benefiting from training in the use of the WerkMaster Raptor XT under the supervision of Sgt. Billy Thomas and Deputy Donnie Barnett, who had attended WerkMaster’s Certified Concrete Polishing Training School at Braxton-Bragg in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Blue recognized that the Raptor XT would provide the inmates with a distinctive advantage over their competitors’ planetary machines. Edging is labor intensive, power is always a pain point, mobilization can be challenging and most polished concrete floors and toppings require burnishing. The Raptor’s features give it a plain advantage: the Raptor XT has the usefulness of 7 machines in one; edges to within an 1/8-inch of the wall; and is the only 5-horsepower variable-frequency machine that can run simultaneously on 240-volt single-phase, 240-volt three-phase or 110-volt; and is capable of grinding, polishing, edging, burnishing and buffing concrete, terrazzo and stone floors as well as sanding hardwood floors.

WerkMaster is an innovative manufacturer of equipment for polishing concrete, stone, terrazzo, screed toppings as well as sanding hardwood and stripping vinyl floors as well as polishing countertops. WerkMaster produces a complete CFIA certified line of sealers, densifiers, 2 in 1 crack filler and densifier and cleaners.

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WerkMaster concrete polisher and Hopkins County Jail spearhead inmate training program
The new inmate concrete polishing training program at the Hopkins County Jail.

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