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 from
companies such as IBM, Wang and Control Data. 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 2000, Tate was purchased by the Kingspan Group, a
multi-national building materials corporation headquartered in Ireland.
Today, Tate Access Floors, Inc. is the largest and most diversified manufacturer of
raised access floors in the United States. Their major market growth has also changed
from exclusively computer/equipment rooms to general office applications, utilizing the
Tate "Building Technology Platform" (BTP) to manage critical building services, including:
voice, data, power, and HVAC. The growing acceptance of underfloor air designs allows
for more cost efficient and healthier office environments.
In addition, Tate's specialty line of aluminum access flooring (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.
AUTHORIZED TATE ACCESS FLOORS DEALERS
Pugliese Interior Systems, Inc. is an authorized Tate Access Floors 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.