Over the years, T&T has done multiple asset damage recovery assessments on behalf of large North American insurance companies as a result of bakeries experiencing baking oven explosions, or bakeries that burned down in the US and abroad for various reasons.
In 2005, T&T was contacted by a large US insurance company about a cookie baking line damage assessment. The European built Polin baking line experienced damage due to an employee dropping a very large oil storage crate from a fork lift truck while attempting to place it on a platform above. The oil went all over the cookie wirecut, the main electrical control panel and into the tunnel oven.
The insurance company, having found us through our website, hired T&T to bring the line back to the operating condition it was in before the damage occurred. The Polin cookie wire cut and baking line was in a very bad shape as shown in the before photos. We had no documentation on the system and the OEM wanted no part of helping us, because they wanted to sell a new line to the customer.
As a testament to T&T‘s never give up attitude, we knew we could make this line work again.
As seen in the after photos, in 2006-07 we started the line back up with the insurance company rep present for the run-off. The bakery’s management told us the line never ran this well. We received sign off and full payment for the project from the insurance company.
A few years later, T&T reached out to the bakery owner and asked if he was interested in selling the Polin cookie baking line to us. We had a potential buyer for it. We made a deal and T&T sold and installed the same line to a cookie baker on the West Coast that was expanding and building a new facility.
T&T relocated and reinstalled the oven for the new owners in 2014 and they have been making great cookies on it ever since.