Tate Access Floors, a manufacturer of modular flooring designed to offer easy access to underfloor wiring, cooling and data systems, has purchased Oakville, Ontario-based ASPmaxcess. Plans call for the Oakville, Ontario-based company, which like Tate makes raised access floors for the commercial market, to rebrand itself as Tateasp. Additionally, the Canadian company’s signature Woodcore product line will now be made available to Tate dealers for the first time.

According to Ralph Mannion, Tate’s general manager, the move is aimed at expanding the reach of the company’s access floors products. “Our acquisition of ASPmaxcess not only strengthens Tate’s overall market position in the U.S. and Canada, it also helps address the growing demand for sustainable flooring solutions in both regions,” he said. “The prestige of the Tate name, our global resources, innovative design and manufacture greatly enhances Tateasp’s ability to meet the demands of its dealers and customers.”

Tateasp will continue running its business and manufacturing operations out of Canada. The company is widely known for its Woodcore panels offered in a range of factory laminated finishes. Made using a high-density composite wood core, the panels are designed for high rigidity, durability and acoustic performance.

Information on the product line, including a design and specifications manual, can be downloaded at www.tateaccessfloors.com. Tate Access Floors is based near Baltimore, in Jessup, Md.