Tate was originally founded in 1962 to capitalize on the need for cable and air cooling management associated with the introduction of large mainframe computers. Since 1990, Tate has expanded its product offering and market share mainly through the strategic acquisition of major competitors including: Floating Floors (cleanrooms) in 1990, Innocrete in 1991, and the Donn division of USG in 1994. In July of 2000, Tate announced the formation of Tate Access Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
Today, Tate Access Floors, Inc. is the largest and most diversified manufacturer of raised access floors in the world. Their major market growth has also changed from exclusively computer/equipment rooms to general office applications, utilizing the Tate "Building Technology Platform" (BTP) to carry critical building services, including: voice, data, power, and HVAC. The growing acceptance of underfloor air designs allows for a more cost efficient and healthier office environments. Strategic alliances with industry leaders YORK, Honeywell, Shaw, and Steelcase have enabled Tate to provide a complete solution to today's building needs. Tate's specialty line of aluminum access floor (Floating Floors), is used in semiconductor cleanrooms, hospital MRI rooms, and other mission critical facilities.
Tate manufacturers products in Red Lion, PA, Jessup, MD, and Walsall, England; and via licenses in several other countries, giving them a total global presence. Tate's products are sold exclusively through authorized dealer/installers, which currently total 132 in North America, 22 in Europe, and 45 in over forty countries around the world. Tate was recently acquired by Kingspan Group in Ireland, a multinational corporation dealing primarily in building materials.
Authorized Tate Access Floors Dealers
Pugliese Interior Systems, Inc. is an authorized Tate Access Flooring dealer in the state of California. Only Tate brand authorized dealers can guarantee genuine Tate access floor products and service, and insure proper applications and installation. Pugliese field personnel undergo intensive training to insure they are familiar with the complete Tate product line, as well as the proper methods to correctly and safely install it. Only an authorized Tate dealer can offer a full One Year Warranty on both material and labor.