Buyer's Guide 2011November 2011
MOVEABLE BARRIER FOR CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS
Barrier Systems, Inc. (BSI) was founded over 25 years ago with a singular vision: creating a moveable concrete barrier. The system uses 1-meter long steel-reinforced barriers that are pinned together to form a continuous wall, and a Barrier Transfer Machine (BTM) lifts the barriers by a modified “T” top and moves the wall one or more lanes to reconfigure the roadway to respond to peak traffic needs. For construction applications, moveable barrier is typically used for inside and outside shoulder work, and for traffic shifts where one side of the road is completely closed for construction and all traffic is shifted over to the other side.
Moveable barrier gives contractors the flexibility to expand the work zone during off-peak traffic hours to create extra haul lanes and bring in larger, more efficient equipment. The lanes can then be returned to traffic during peak hours. This flexibility helps to accelerate the construction process and save substantial construction costs and time-related overhead. Productivity increases are typically seen for excavation, grading, MOT, paving, and structures work. Moveable barrier is particularly useful in A+B bidding where the accelerated contract schedule helps meet time obligations.
Because moveable barrier can return lanes to motorists during peak traffic periods, it an excellent option when agencies are requiring a certain number of lanes to remain open. By using moveable barrier to create contraflow lanes during traffic switches, contractors can satisfy the lane mandates using fewer lanes than temporary concrete barrier (TCB). Because it is not possible to reconfigure TCB on a daily basis, a contractor needs a total of six lanes to keep three lanes open in the peak direction at all times using traditional methods. With the flexibility of moveable barrier, the contractor needs only four or five lanes to meet the same traffic requirements, leaving more room for a larger work zone to increase efficiency and accelerate construction.
Examples of contractor savings and increased efficiency using moveable barrier include:
St. Croix River Bridge, Hudson, WI
- Redecking project finished in one season instead of two.
- Over $1 million in construction savings.
- Over $1.5 million in user delay savings for the agency.
- Moveable barrier combined with an aggressive concrete placement and work schedule reduced the construction schedule from 8 months to 6 weeks.
- Construction savings of more than $6 million (25% of the original estimate).
- Contractor finished 81 days early and earned the AGC “Build America” award.
The ABSORB 350 system is a non-redirective, gating crash cushion. The system can be attached to the end of moveable, temporary, or permanent concrete barrier without the need to anchor the system to the roadway surface. At 2-feet wide and only 32-inches high, it is ideally suited for narrow areas where road and work space is limited.
- Easy to install, maintain, and relocate.
- Requires no foundation or anchoring.
- Easy clean-up reduces worker exposure.
- Narrow profile is ideal for permanent or temporary sites.
- Treat more sites with fewer dollars.
The TAU-II system is designed for hazard widths up to 2.6 meters (8.5 feet) and for capacities from Test Level 1 (50 km/h, 30 mph) to over Test Level 3 (100 km/h, 62 mph). The system is fully redirective and non-gating, and it is ideally suited for hazards such as the ends of rigid barriers, tollbooths, gore points, utility poles, and more.
- Highly reusable system elements.
- Low lifecycle costs.
- High-impact survivability.
- Low and high speed applications.
- Easy to install and maintain.
U-MAD TMAs offer outstanding performance, excellent lifecycle costs and quick, simple refurbishment. U-MAD is available in various sizes for work zones with speed capacities from 45 to 62 mph (70 km/h to 100 km/h) to supply a wide range of protection for workers, motorists, and equipment. The TMAs are designed to absorb collision energy during rear-end impacts, prevent impacting vehicles from underriding the truck and reducing expensive damage to equipment. The system offers many flexible options in lifts, mounting systems, hydraulics, and controllers to make installation, use, and maintenance as simple as possible. ■
BREAKER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
BOOM SYSTEMS JUST GOT A LOT SMARTER!
BTI in its continued commitment to innovation in rock breaking, introduces its all new high-velocity control (HVC) boom system to its product line. The HVC is designed to meet with the ever increasing site operation need for faster booms speeds, without sacrificing control. This new generation of rock breakers boom systems differ significantly by providing “fly by wire” computer assisted control, allowing simultaneous dip and hoist functionality. This enables greater production through rapid, smooth motion into and out of the gyratory crusher rock box thereby increasing the number of truck dumps per hour and overall tonnage through the crusher. In fact, tests indicate an improved boom cycle rate (in and out of the gyratory rock box) of almost 50 percent. Combined with smoother operator control and reduced stress on boom, the Smart boom boast several upgraded features such as:
- Higher horsepower electric motor.
- Higher flow rate pumps with constant horsepower control.
- High flow directional control valve.
- Electrical boom position feedback for speed and pressure control.
- Complete system upgrade providing superior duty cycle and performance characteristics.
- Improved swing speed control.
- Swing pressure control.
- Soft stops—hoist, dipper, and swing.
- Arm moment speed control.
For more information, visit www.rockbreaker.com.■
Construction Software Adds New Browser-Based Solutions
For nearly 30 years, ComputerEase has been developing cutting edge, integrated construction accounting and project management software. The company was one of the first construction software developers to incorporate Windows and features like executive dashboard reporting for at-a-glance decision making.
Now, ComputerEase is one of the first technology providers to offer hosted, browser-based construction management software.
Cloud computing has been around for many years, but has only recently arrived on the construction scene. The growing demand for cloud computing applications in the construction market is being spurred in large part by the need to increase efficiencies and lower overhead costs.
With cloud computing, applications are hosted at a secure datacenter and accessed by the end user via a Web browser. Recognizing the value of on-demand construction management, ComputerEase has added new browserbased solutions to its product lineup. ComputerEase Cloud—Anyone, Anywhere, at Anytime, ComputerEase Cloud is the company’s Web-based construction accounting, project management and service management software solution.
With ComputerEase Cloud, companies enjoy the benefits of a hosted solution and have secure access to ComputerEase from any computer with an Internet connection and from Web-enabled mobile devices like the Apple iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and many others.
NEW FIELDEASE iSERIES
Working with real-time data via the Web, project managers are immediately more productive with more freedom to do their job.
FieldEase iSeries keeps everyone in the company on the same page, including owners, project managers, estimators, and office personnel. Whether at home, on the job, or in the office, everyone has access at any time.
With the FieldEase iSeries, entering payroll timesheets, creating daily job logs, updating production, and generating documents like submittals, transmittals, and requests-for-information (RFIs) has never been easier. The iSeries combines the power of FieldEase with the convenience of the Internet to deliver anyone, anywhere, at anytime, access to critical functions. Enter employee hours from the iPhone, log project notes using a tablet PC, or generate an RFI from any device with an Internet connection.
ComputerEase Cloud and the FieldEase iSeries applications deliver many benefits, including:
- Lower IT costs: Since these products are deployed via the Web, there is nothing to install or maintain, and software updates happen automatically. This eliminates the need for in-house hardware infrastructure and IT staff and gets the system up and running fast.
- Lower upfront costs: Instead of purchasing software, ComputerEase Cloud and FieldEase iSeries users pay a monthly subscription rate that includes software access, hosting, support, and maintenance. This delivers a predictable monthly expenditure that improves budget management
- Greater mobility: For construction companies with multiple offices or jobsites, the ComputerEase cloudbased applications offer Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, accessibility on a variety of platforms, including Mac computers, iPhone, and Android mobile phones and tablet devices.
- Strong security: Construction companies that choose a ComputerEase browser-based product can rest assured that their data is safe. Hosting is provided in a secure, climate-controlled, SAS70 Type II-certified datacenter with redundant power systems, advanced fire alarm, and VESDA systems, with 24/7/365 network monitoring and daily backups.
With these new cutting-edge products, ComputerEase can offer their customers greater options for entering, accessing, and managing their accounting and project information. Contractors can choose the self-hosted, networked version of ComputerEase and FieldEase, the convenience of the hosted, cloud-based ComputerEase solution, or the flexibility of a hybrid system that combines the self-hosted version of ComputerEase with the FieldEase iSeries applications. To discover why 6,000 construction companies use ComputerEase, and find out how the company’s Cloud-based construction management applications can benefit your organization, visit our Web site. ■
DEXTER + CHANEY
THE NEXT WAVE: Technology and the Future of Construction Software
by John Chaney
Over the past 3 decades, I’ve seen two major waves of change shift the technology landscape for contractors. The first was the advent of personal computing—the second was the emergence of mobile computing and communication. A third wave is headed to shore and it’s shaping up to be a big one. Web-based computing is coming, and it holds great promise for contractors who take advantage of it.
You can’t easily see a very big wave in deep water as it makes its way to shore. But when it gets there and breaks, you can do one of two things: run from it or ride it. A wave of Web-based computing is about to break, and those who choose to ride it will benefit in several ways.
SOFTWARE THAT IS EASY TO USE
Today, software users are used to Google searches, Web access to their bank accounts, social networking on Facebook, and shopping on Amazon.com. These allow users to move quickly with single click choices and easy to understand options. The user just opens a browser and the software is ready. This is the technology that will operate the future. So why is your construction software so much harder to use?
INFORMATION WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT
You can check the weather, send an email, buy a piece of furniture, or make a dinner reservation from your phone, an iPad, a friend’s computer, a laptop, or even your office workstation. You can do it 24/7 and you can do it in the office, on a jobsite, from a car, at the airport, or in the middle of a park. Why should your construction software only be available on a PC running the right version of Windows using special software that must be installed by someone in your IT department?
TECHNOLOGY THAT COSTS LESS TO OWN AND OPERATE
People are concerned about the increasing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of their software. This includes the initial purchase, servers, updates to workstations, network updates, support, new software versions, the overhead from the IT department, and the time wasted keeping all of this working together. To make matters worse, running outdated software over the Internet requires additional outlays for third-party software licenses and maintenance, additional servers, and more work by your IT staff. Why can’t it just cost less to make it all work?
DEXTER + CHANEY IS BRINGING YOU THE FUTURE
At Dexter + Chaney we have been busy preparing for the next wave in technology. We develop software using the newest Web-based technologies that deliver ease-of-use, access, and affordability like never before. When we ring in 2012, Dexter + Chaney will bring you Spectrum Version 14. I invite you to be among the first to see how Version 14 will revolutionize the way construction companies use business software. Let’s ride the wave.
About the Author:
John Chaney, CPA/MBA, cofounded Dexter + Chaney with Mark Dexter in 1981 after working together at the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen & Co. (now Accenture.) They decided to form their own company after determining there was a market need for construction management software for construction companies with $1 million or more in annual sales. John is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association’s Puget Sound chapter and is a former member of the chapter’s board of directors and a former chairman of its Academic Scholarship Committee. John is an industry leader in the design of construction management software, and is a frequent contributor to major industry magazines. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from University of Washington and his Bachelor of Science from University of the Pacific.
Learn more at www.dexterchaney.com/mcs2-wave, or drop John an email at email@example.com.■
EFFICIENCY PRODUCTION, INC.
Innovative Accessories for Slide Rail and Trench Sheilding
America’s leading manufacturer of trench shielding and shoring is proud to unveil two new innovations for their Universal Slide Rail Shoring System: a new Ground Quick-Release™ Shackle that eliminates the dangerous and cumbersome task of manually removing shackles from the top of Slide Rail posts with a ladder after they are installed, and new adjustable Barrier Posts and Guard Rail that provide fall protection for open excavations shored with Slide Rail.
Efficiency’s Universal Slide Rail is a component shoring system comprised of steel panels (similar to trench shield sidewalls) and vertical steel posts. The versatile system can be used in a variety of configurations, such as small 4-sided pits, large unobstructed working pits as big as 50 by 50 feet with Efficiency’s ClearSpan™ System, or in a linear Multi-Bay configuration to install length of pipe over 40 feet.
In the process of installing Slide Rail, the shackle connecting the top of the post to the chains or cables must be manually removed. This is normally done by climbing on a ladder to reach the top of the post. The innovative new Ground Quick-Release Shackle has a spring loaded pin that when pulled by a connecting rope, retracts and frees the shackle from the post.
Efficiency’s new Barrier Posts and Guard Rail are made primarily for excavations shored with Slide Rail, but the Posts’ are adjustable and can be used on trench shield sidewalls ranging from 3 to 8 inches in size. The posts have a telescoping guard rail that is a one-size-fits-all solution for all lengths of Slide Rail panels and trench shields. Slide Rail shored excavations typically remain open for extended periods of time and the new Barrier Posts are an easy, OSHA-compliant fall protection device.
Efficiency Production is the industry’s leading engineer and design specialists of America’s most popular Slide Rail System. Other innovative accessories exclusively available for Efficiency Production’s Slide Rail System include:
- Job Box: Customized, lockable tool box which holds multiple cables, shackles, and other Slide Rail accessories.
- Corner Spacing Tool: Helps place final corner post in 4-sided pit configuration.
- Slide Rail Squaring Tool: Squaring the system is critical to the ease of the dig and push process; the Squaring Tool makes it easy to assure that the system is square and plum.
- Slide Rail Post Handling Device: Allows for the easy picking of long Slide Rail posts from the center in a horizontal position for moving, stacking, and loading.
- Panel Pushing Pad: Pins on top of inner-rail panels, providing greater surface area to push inner panels to grade.
- Sheeting Pushing Pad: Pins at top of KD Sheeting, providing a larger surface area to push sheeting down, and reduces bending of top of sheeting.
Toll Free: 800.552.8800 | www.efficiencyproduction.com. ■
GRIFFIN DEWATERING CONSTRUCTION SERVICES GROUP
INNOVATIVE NEED-BASED DEWATERING SOLUTIONS
Griffin is one of the oldest and most respected names in the groundwater control industry. The handling of groundwater is among the most complex of all construction problems. Griffin Pump has over 75 years experience in manufacturing innovative equipment that is a direct result of field experience.
Griffin has always focused on building rugged pumping equipment that would keep pace as we improved many of the now classic dewatering techniques, such as well points, jetting, and eductor systems. That same drive for innovation exists today in meeting the high-flow requirements for large bypass and maintaining low-noise level in residential areas with the silent package pumps.
QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE
Whether you have a need to purchase, to rent, or for service, our sales, technical, and field personnel are dedicated to one principle philosophy—to serve our customers by providing the most effective techniques and equipment to control groundwater on-time and on-budget. Griffin prides itself on responsiveness, service, and dependability. Our sales and support team is unsurpassed in the depth of knowledge and experience they bring to all projects. Around the clock, 7 days a week, from locations across North America, our specialists are available to assist in solving a variety of operational problems. Griffin can provide pumps that meet any of these requirements for the given project needs. Trash pumps are used in a variety of industrial, municipal, and specialty applications. Examples include agriculture, construction, flood control, and mining. The choice depends on whether the pump is intended for a dedicated function or whether a more versatile pump is required.
EXCELLENCE IN TEAM WORK
One of the keys to Griffin Dewatering’s long-term success is the high level of team work between Griffin Dewatering’s engineers and its field personnel. Griffin Dewatering is, and has always been, very strongly field-oriented and sensitive to the special needs of general contractors. This includes the need for timely response to bid schedules and subsequent performance of the work.
Additionally, Griffin Dewatering can be engaged to provide a turnkey contract, after undertaking engineering studies, on-site pump tests, and other necessary investigations it requires, to adequately define the project. This allows Griffin Dewatering to be in total control of the layout, installation, operation, maintenance, removal, and abandonment to the designed construction dewatering systems. Because this total concept is a comprehensive approach, it may include an assurance of obtaining specific groundwater control results, depending upon the specific site conditions.
BUILT TO WORK
Griffin Pumps provide the highest air-handling capacity on standard units in the market and are uniquely designed to address the needs encountered in dewatering, bypass, open pumping, and hydraulic submersible pump applications. Griffin units are designed to give long, trouble-free service and perform continuously for extended periods with minimal attention and maintenance. ■
KOMPLET NORTH AMERICA
In the United States, big business has always required big machinery. For most, the idea that “bigger is better” has driven the buying and selling of super-sized, fuel-guzzling monsters. In Europe, however, space has always been more limited, and resources more expensive, leading European contractors to seek out smaller, sleeker, more manageable machinery for their construction needs.
Since 1993, Komplet has been serving the needs of the European market, and is currently the largest mini crusher manufacturer in the world. Family owned and operated, the company takes tremendous pride in every aspect of its business. The company continues to produce and market a complete line of quality products, built on integrity, to service industries worldwide.
In September 2007, we purchased our first crusher, the LemTrack 48-25, for our own personal use in our hometown construction company. No one was looking to start a revolution; we were just trying to get the most for our money and our limited space. Industry passersby saw our mini crusher in operation and were immediately amazed by its capabilities. The casual questions turned into real inquiries in ownership and resulted in the sale of six LemTrack 48-25’s.
Following the sale of those first six machines, Komplet headquarters asked us to come to the Con-Expo show in Las Vegas, held in March 2008, and meet with them to help market their machinery to the American industry. The reception of the equipment was astounding, and we sold another four machines while in Vegas. The success of the Con-Expo showing prompted the formation of Komplet North America. In the tradition of true American business integrity, the company was founded on a handshake and a $25,000 deposit for our own demonstration equipment. Since 2008, we have established 14 dealerships in the United States and Canada, and to date there are approximately 60 independently owned and operated crushers currently in this region.
TRUE “GREEN MACHINES”
In these difficult economic times, the Komplet line of machines are highly sought after because they offer true value to the customers. True “green machines,” our products allow our uses to recycle and reuse their concrete media on site. The compact and efficient machine allows the operator to break up, crush, and reinstall the stone on the premises. With no dumping, carting, or purchasing of crushed stone, man hours are saved, and jobsite productivity is increased. Time is not the only value of our machines, but money, as well, cutting production and purchasing costs.
The LemTrack 48-25 mini crusher can crush up to 15 tons per hour. The machine allows you to adjust the size of the aggregate, from 3/8” minus to 37/8” minus, quickly and easily. The LemTrack 48-25 can run all day on 5 to 7 gallons of diesel fuel and weighs only 7,400 pounds, allowing it to be towed to and from the worksite by a common half-ton pickup. The LemTrack 60-40 mini crusher can crush up to 60 tons per hour, and with the jaw adjustment, you can size the material from ¾” minus to 37/8” minus. It uses approximately 23 to 27 gallons of diesel fuel per day and weighs only 24,000 pounds and can be towed on a tag along. Both machines offer the ease of portability that the big machines cannot compete with.
In addition to the ease of operation and various jobsite applications, the maintenance of our product line makes it the choice in the mini crusher market. Replacement parts for all machines are available at any parts dealer. Our crushers are powered by a high-quality Isuzu motor and are operated by the easy-to-use Autec remote control. Yes, that’s right, our products are remote controlled. We utilize top-quality raw materials and manufacturing standards to produce a high-quality fleet of hardworking machines that require little downtime. These days you can’t afford to have a machine that isn’t ready to work when you are.
At Komplet, we stand behind our product and offer the customer service that only a true, homegrown company can. Don’t believe us? We will be happy to put you in touch with one of our current customers. Let them tell you how satisfied they are. Try getting that type of quality assurance from our competition. Our motto is simple: “We tell you what we are going to do, and then we do it.”
For more information, visit www.KompletNorthAmerica.com, or visit www.Komplet.it, and find out for yourself what our current users already know.
Remember: If you are not using our equipment, we are both losing money.
Come visit us at booth number C6879 at World of Concrete 2012, January 23-27, in Las Vegas, Nevada.■
MILLER FALL PROTECTION
MILLER PROVIDES SAFETY AT HEIGHT SOLUTIONS
Miller®, a brand of Honeywell Safety Products, has been meeting the safety demands of those working at height for more than 65 years. The Miller brand has long been considered the pioneer and innovator of quality fall protection equipment, engineered fall arrest solutions, professional fall prevention and protection training, and collective safety systems. With a name synonymous with height safety, Miller brand products have protected individuals in a wide range of industries, including wind power, utilities, construction, petrochemical, and other general industries.
“In our business, due to the fact that working at height is a very high-risk environment, any mistake could be fatal or result in serious injuries due to incorrect product selection or improper training,” according to Doug Mercier, global product line leader for Fall Protection. “We have a tremendous focus on quality and seek to enhance worker safety, comfort, trust, and increased productivity.”
Partnering With Our Customers
“While the global economic crisis continues to loom over every business, it is vitally important that we focus on educating markets on best practices and develop cost-effective products and services that enhance worker safety,” says Mercier.
A key facet that differentiates Miller Safety at Height from its competitors is the willingness to stay connected with its customer base. “We try to get very close to the end-user,” Mercier says. “We work closely with safety directors and try to make sure we are accommodating their safety needs, including training.”
“We are very innovative because we partner with our customers, seeking their feedback and using that information to develop innovative solutions engineered specifically to their needs,” he adds. “We’re a multinational company, and our core values are spread throughout the world.”
Brand of Innovation
The Miller brand is represented by several patents for innovative product design, such as the Miller DuraFlex® harness with stretchable webbing that conforms to the shape of the worker, stretching with every movement to allow greater comfort, increased worker productivity and improved safety; as well as the Miller BackBiter® shock-absorbing tie-back lanyard and Miller 5K® locking snap hook with 5,000-pound gate capacity from any angle, designed to withstand the rigors of tying back. Other patent-pending products include the Miller Revolution™ harness, featuring the unique PivotLink™ rotary design for greater mobility and comfort and the compact and lightweight Miller TurboLite™ personal fall limiter with an internal shock-absorbing braking system that arrests a fall to inches. The company’s commitment to product quality, innovation and customer feedback separates it from the competition, Mercier says.
Personal Touch — Globally
With production facilities and sales offices on all major continents, the Miller brand continues to build strength as a global force by setting the standard in user-focused safety at height solutions.
With a line of more than 5,000 products, Miller Safety at Height offers the most extensive selection of premium fall protection, confined space, and rescue equipment of any manufacturer worldwide. You can trust the expertise of Miller for all your safety needs.
For more information on Miller equipment and other services, visit us online at www.millerfallprotection.com or call our experts at Miller Technical Service, toll free: 800.873.5242.
You can trust the expertise of Miller for all your safety at height needs.
Ask the Expert ... Ask Miller. ■
NATIONAL TRENCH SAFETY
National Trench Safety (NTS) is a recognized leader in the trench and traffic safety equipment rental industry. Our mission is: “The customer gets what they want when they want it!”
The unwavering commitment to providing safety equipment and customer service has resulted in continued growth and recognition of NTS as an industry leader. With one of the largest fleets in the nation, NTS has been exceeding customer demands since inception. NTS supplies trench safety solutions and ancillary products for not only simple trenches, but also the most complex excavations, pits and pipelines requiring everything from aluminum hydraulic shores, trench shields, slide rail systems, beam and plate, and large excavation bracing. Having a large national fleet of rental equipment doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have the people to support it. At NTS, we believe we have the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the industry.
ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING
To support the products and services that NTS provides, we have an in-house staff of engineers and manufacturing professionals to provide site-specific engineered Shoring plans, custom products, and cost-effective solutions no matter where your project is located. NTS can provide PE stamped plans for any state in the country using state of the art CAD and 3D solid works drawings. If the NTS Engineering team can envision and design it, then the NTS manufacturing group can build it.
People, Products, Engineering, and Manufacturing, when combined in one operation, allows NTS to innovate new products and solutions that are designed specifically for construction companies unique needs to create a safer and more productive working environment. An example of this is the NTS developed and patent-pending set of Work-Zone Safety products that significantly improve safety for workers in and around an excavation.
The NTS work-zone safety system is comprised of three parts: the Handrail, the Ladder Access, and Fall Protection/Retrieval systems. The handrail system is modular and attaches directly to the trench shield or slide rail safety equipment so it is quick and easy to install. The handrail system provides the upmost protection for workers and pedestrians around an excavation. The NTS Ladder Access System has a self-closing gate and like the handrail system, attaches directly to the shoring/shielding equipment. The Ladder Access System makes climbing in and out of a trench much safer and easier than ever before. The NTS Fall Protection system is the premier system with a pivoting davit arm that allows for greater mobility when accessing or working within the trench. All of The NTS Work-zone Safety Products meet OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926.501 subpart B and come with manufacturer’s tabulated data.
Training is an integral part of NTS’ relationship with its customers. The NTS training department has a group of professional trainers with hands-on experience in the trench safety industry. Our safety classes include: Excavation Safety Competent Person, Confined Space, OSHA 10 and 30 Hour, Combined OSHA 10 and Competent Person or Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Flagger, and even Basic First Aid/CPR/AED. For larger customers with in-house safety and training departments, NTS can provide “train-the-trainer” classes in trench safety and related areas such as confined spaces. Safety classes can be provided at any of our NTS locations or at the customer’s facility or jobsite. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.
888.234.9244 | ntsafety.com | Visit us on FaceBook ■
PRO-TECH MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION, INC.
A History of Proven Value
Pro-Tech was founded in 1991 as a local welding and fabrication shop. It was determined that regardless of what service or product Pro-Tech offered, as long as it was delivered with the highest level of quality and service at a fair price, the company would be a success. With this vision and values, Pro-Tech became a leader of welding and fabrication in the Rochester, New York, area.
In 1994, Pro-Tech designed a containment plow of the highest quality, calling it the Sno Pusher. By 1996, the product line expanded to 18 different models. In 1998, Pro-Tech continued to grow, selling units through 115 dealers. In 1999, Pro-Tech began to aggressively invest in sales and marketing with the development of a full-service dealer program.
In 2000, the company continued to invest in a national marketing effort, building a sales organization and dealer programs. During this time, Pro-Tech began to project product adoption rates in its markets estimated at 3,000 to 5,000 units over the next 2 years. During this period, multiple competitors entered the market, with many infringing on Pro-Tech’s patents.
In 2003, Pro-Tech determined that to maintain its leadership position with a high level of competition, the company would have to dominate in balancing the three critical areas of price, quality, and availability. These efforts paid off and provided Pro-Tech 15-percent growth.
From 2003 through 2008, Pro-Tech focused on its core competency of manufacturing and marketing to optimize price, quality, and availability for market share gains. During this period, Pro-Tech also added two new product categories to add an additional 45 products to its product mix.
In 2008, Pro-Tech continued to build its brand and rely on its core competencies, while doubling its sales staff and becoming more savvy in its marketing and brand-building efforts—growing sales 44 percent in 2008.
In 2011, Pro-Tech continues to grow its current business, while seeking out additional product introductions to leverage its brand.
Pro-Tech’s purpose is to be of value. Pro-Tech’s purpose can best be described as:
“The products and services we provide will bring value, pride, and satisfaction to our customers and employees by being better than the rest, more than they expected, and exactly what they needed.”
- Mike Weagley, founder and owner
This purpose improves the quality of life to our employees, customers, industry, markets, and community.
Why Use a Sno Pusher?
You can get the job done faster. A Sno Pusher can expand snow removal volume by as much as 500 percent over conventional blades or buckets. This is accomplished by trapping large amounts of snow inside of the Sno Pusher and moving it off the property. Conventional snow plows or windrows, move snow to the left or to the right (still on the property). When using just a bucket, the capacity of the bucket becomes the limiting factor. Bucket capacities range in general from 1 to 4 yards. Sno Pushers push 5 to 38 yards of snow (depending on equipment horsepower and weight) in one push.
- Fewer operators required.
- Fewer equipment hours required.
- Fewer machines to maintain and set up prior to season.
- Per-push-profit is increased.
- A Sno Pusher is priced well below traditional plows and snow attachments.
- It’s easy to use; attach and go within 5 minutes.
What PRO-TECH’S CUSTOMERS Are Saying:
“We did a lot of research and for the value and the effectiveness of moving snow. We felt that Pro-Tech pushers really made our operations really efficient and that much more productive. They have allowed us to become profitable because they have allowed us to gain efficiencies in our operations.”
- Fritz Frasier, Winter Services, Inc.
“Pro-Tech is low maintenance. I’ve had similar pushers that have needed to be painted, but I’ve had my Pro-Tech for 4 years and haven’t had to paint it. There is very little rust, and the rubber cutting edge has held up better compared to any other pushers I’ve used.”
- Jerry Horning, J. Horning Excavating
“Pro-Tech has been the innovator in the industry. They have taken the snow pushing concept to a level of engineering that surpasses the rest. There are a lot of imitators, but there’s only one originator—that’s Pro-Tech.”
- Kyle Stevens, Stonewood and Waters ■
NEW FACILITY, NEW ERA
Terex Bid-Well kicked off its 50th Anniversary in the concrete paving business with a big investment in Canton, South Dakota. In April, the manufacturer broke ground on a new 80,000-square-foot facility to build its market-leading bridge, highway, airport, and canal pavers and related equipment.
Housing all operations under one roof, the new 8-acre site is located just miles from the company’s current multi-facility downtown campus. “We have a dedicated team with a 50-year knowledge base for building a product that requires customization to meet customer needs, so it made sense to retain the skilled workforce,” says George Ellis, president of Terex Construction.
Strong growth and demand for the paving equipment forced Terex Bid-Well to grow into a campus of nine separate buildings. The new $4.8 million facility promises to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce equipment lead time. “Consolidating into one facility will allow us to maximize productivity of our talented team and reduce order-to-finished-goods time to about 5 working days,” comments Rob Drew, site director for Terex Bid-Well.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE INDUSTRY
In 1961, Terex Bid-Well was formed with a revolutionary new concept for paving bridges. Innovators of transverse bridge deck paving, Terex Bid-Well built a paver that featured an oscillating strike-off pan riding along a 48-inch-deep truss frame. This new concept increased paving widths at the time to 60 feet and opened a new era of efficiency and quality.
Over the years, bridge design and deck paving have evolved and so too has the design of Terex Bid-Well pavers to meet the ever-changing needs of contractors. Terex Bid-Well has introduced a number of innovations to make the bridge contractor’s job easier.
Topping this list, the patented Rota-Vibe™ system delivers up to 5,000 vpm to reconsolidate the top 2.5 inches of concrete to deliver a denser and more uniformly consolidated concrete surface. This reduces the chance for chemical penetration through the surface down to the rebar, increasing bridge deck life.
Other design advancements pioneered by Terex Bid-Well include:
- A 5-inch hydraulic carriage lift, raising the paving unit to quickly pass over obstacles and then automatically reset to established grade.
- Swing leg design that offsets the machine for zero-clearance paving.
- Pivot leg option, which sets the legs to a true vertical position when paving superelevations.
- A fogging system with nozzles that atomize the water to create a true, light fog, reducing ambient air temperature that adversely affects concrete curing times.
- Hydraulic crown adjustment that enables contractors to make quick crown changes.
- Skew bar kit that offsets the paving carriage when the machine is paving at a skew angle of up to 55 degrees.
Meeting customer demand has led to two other bridge paver designs, the Terex® Bid-Well 2450 and Terex® Bid-Well 3600. Offering 60-foot and 90-foot maximum paving widths respectively, the 2450 and 3600 pavers offer many of the same industry-leading features as the 4800 with designs built specifically for applications requiring smaller pavers.
MORE THAN BRIDGES
Beyond bridges, Terex Bid-Well pavers are at work globally paving highway, airport, and canal projects. Featuring heavy-duty frames that offer paving widths reaching 68 feet , the Terex® Bid-Well 5000 and Terex® Bid-Well 6500 pavers are specifically designed for high performance concrete paving on projects ranging from highways to airport runways, taxiways, and aprons.
Their innovative dual vibration system quickly consolidates pavements up to 24-inches thick, delivering a high-quality finish. Capable of making width changes in a matter of hours, they more efficiently and economically pave these applications than slipform pavers. For these reasons, the pavers have been used on more than 100 airport projects worldwide.
Terex Bid-Well also offers a number of canal and ditch paver designs capable of paving full-width, half-width trapezoidal canals and straight side slopes up to 45-degree angles. These pavers boast the same sturdy and flexible truss frame construction and many of the same time-saving features as the bridge and highway pavers.
In 2012, Terex Bid-Well begins its next 50 years in a single manufacturing and operations facility, elevating the production efficiency for its pavers and supporting equipment like work bridges and texture/curing machines. This translates into a whole new level of responsiveness in meeting customer equipment needs. ■
After-market CAT/ASV/Terex Compact Loader Undercarriage Parts
Patented “LARRY LUGS” BOLT-ON DRIVE LUGS. Don’t throw away your track due to missing drive lugs. Larry Lugs are heavy duty lugs that bolt onto the track in place of rubber lugs that have broken, worn, or delaminated off the track, extending its life. These revolutionary lugs will outlive the track itself. Ten minutes to install in the field or shop without removing the track. Larry Lugs can replace all the original lugs on a track. When the life of the track is finished, remove the Larry Lugs and reinstalled on different tracks.
FRONT/REAR IDLER & BOGIE WHEELS. Heavy Duty aluminum alloy wheels made to withstand daily use of your multi-terrain loader in several different terrains with little or no wear on the wheel itself compared to the original plastic/rubber wheels. Wheels will wear evenly over time where rubber/plastic wheels wear out on the inner/outer sides taking the look of a bicycle tire and wearing a groove into the track. Bair Product’s alloy wheels will not have “chunks or will be split” like the rubber OEM Wheels. Some wheels come with Grease fittings into the wheel to help keep bearings lubricated at all times saving the operator down time from having to stop work and repack bearings as often.
SPROCKET INNER & OUTER SLEEVE TUBES. The friction of the metal inner/outer OEM sprocket sleeves wear both parts out quickly causing the consumer to keep replacing both parts. Bair’s Outer Sleeve tube is a non-metal tube that is “naturally slippery” against the inner metal sleeve and will not wear out the inner sleeve, saving money and repair time also adding additional life to both parts.
BAIR CLAWS - ICE/SNOW TRACTION ENHANCERS. Stop spinning your tracks/wheels. These little carbide cuties are prefect for ice or hard packed snow. Each “claw” is removable and reusable as needed. Simply install as many as the operator requires for the terrain the machine is in. These can be installed on a variety of machines: skid loaders, ATVs, tractors, rubber tracked type machines, track snow blowers, UTVs.
TRACK TENSIONERS. Stop adjusting jack screws with wrenches and torches. Bair Product’s grease-gun operated, hydraulic track tensioner. Ready to install in minutes with no modifications. After installation, tension is adjusted by using a grease gun that keeps the cylinder tight.
REBUILDABLE/REPLACEMENT AXLES. For CAT267/277/287 ASV/Terex RC/PT100, RC85 & More. Grease-filled, not oil-filled. Greaseable and rebuildable. Idler axle has 2-Double Stack Bearings, a total of 4qty bearings. Complete axle, ready to install sold with or without wheels. Compatible with rubber OEM wheels or Bair’s Alloy wheels.
For more information, call 913.947.3934, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bairproducts.com. ■
BOMAG Americas, Kewanee, Illinois, manufactures a full range of innovative compaction and milling products that provide contractors with profitable solutions to their jobsite challenges.
Two different 4-cycle “jumping jack” tampers are available to match various site demands. Both can be transported horizontally without concern for oil contamination of the engine or air filter.
Sixteen models make up BOMAG’s line of plate compactors. With centrifugal forces from 1,800 to 18,000 pounds, these plates handle a wide variety of soil and asphalt compaction applications.
Two trench rollers are suitable for base prep, backfilling of trenches, compaction around footings, and where high maneuverability is required. Available with umbilical cord and radio controls, units also feature easy bolt-on drum extensions for quick on-site changing between working widths of 24 and 33.5 inches.
Ideal for various soil and mixed compaction applications, BOMAG’s offering of 17+ configurations of single-drum vibratory rollers have operating weights from 7,000 to 33,000 pounds. Both smooth-drum and padfoot machines have drum widths spanning from 47.2 to 84 inches and utilize versatile shell kit options as well. Efficient maintenance access and enhanced compaction performance set the industry standard.
New-comer’s for BOMAG are the 462 EB and 772 EB High Speed Soil Compactors. These models deliver high-speed compaction on mixed and cohesive soils and are well suited for a variety of construction jobsites.
BOMAG offers 21+ choices of tandem vibratory rollers for base and asphalt applications. The smallest ride-on roller, the BW900-50, has an operating weight of 2,924 pounds, includes a 35.4-inch-wide drum and produces 3,150 pounds of centrifugal force. On the other side of the spectrum, the 28,425-pound highway-class BW284 offers a working width of 84 inches and generates up to 41,235 pounds of centrifugal force. High frequency and superior drum output routinely deliver smoothness and density bonuses.
The “BOMAGing a Road” philosophy allowed BOMAG to pioneer and establish the soil stabilizing/asphalt reclamation process for decades. MPH models offer both rear-mount and center-mount rotor designs and feature engine horsepower ranging from 360 hp up to 590 hp.
BOMAG’s cold milling family range is based on three platform sizes. Mill rotor widths span from 12 to 87 inches with engines offering 125 hp to 590 hp.
Whatever your application, BOMAG, the Compaction and Milling Specialist, has products to fit your needs. Please visit gobomag.com or your BOMAG dealer for more details. ■
CUT YOUR OPERATING COSTS FOR SKID STEER AND TRACK LOADER
Skid steer and track loaders are used under a variety of conditions. Their productivity is often directly linked to the tires or rubber tracks on which they run. Sharp turns, heavy loads, and ground conditions can cut hours off tire or track life. However, you can optimize productivity and minimize excessive wear by selecting the right tires or tracks for the application, and by following proper operating procedures and preventive maintenance practices.
A general rule of thumb states: “Investing in quality saves money.” There’s no magic to saving when it comes to tires and rubber tracks. The longer they last and more reliable they perform, the lower the operating cost. Down time and replacement costs represent around 20 percent of the overall operating cost of the machine and are among the largest sources of lost revenue. Therefore, durability should always be what you look for in a tire or rubber track.
ALL TIRES AND RUBBER TRACKS ARE NOT ALIKE
Tires and rubber tracks may all look the same, but they’re not. Their construction, plus the amount and type of rubber compound they contain, make the difference in performance. Heavy-duty products are the best value for general applications.
Matching the right tread design to the application will optimize performance and improve life. Side-wall thickness and width are also key indicators of a tire’s durability. There are tires specifically designed for dirt, rock, asphalt, or other conditions. The Solideal Hauler SKZ is a perfect example of a tire that is well suited for both on- and off-road applications due to its heavy-duty construction, super wide wall, and unique non-directional tread pattern. This tire is a prime choice for a rental fleet due to the variety of applications the tire services.
For tracks, a thicker carcass and treads are external indicators of durability. But, key internal elements, like the alignment of the steel cables or the quality of the iron cores supporting the rolling path, are big factors in track life. More difficult to evaluate, the warranty offered by the manufacturer is also a good indicator of track quality, reliability, and durability. Usually, low-end tracks are supported by a 6-month prorated warranty. Sometimes, the importer will add an additional 6-month limited warranty. A heavy-duty rubber track should come with a 15- to 18-month warranty. The new Camoplast HXD for track loaders offers you unbeatable durability and reliability, with an 18-month warranty.
Lastly, good maintenance practices and driving behavior can also increase the life of tires and rubber tracks and reduce your overall operating costs. ■
CHANCE CIVIL CONSTRUCTION
Backed by over 100 years of engineering experience, Hubbell is the world’s leading manufacturer of the CHANCE® brand anchoring foundation system.
HOW IT WORKS
The Helical Pulldown® Micropile (HPM) is used to form a grout column around the shaft of a standard helical anchor/pile. The installation process can employ grout or grout in combination with either steel or PVC casing.
To begin the process, a helical anchor/pile is placed into the soil by applying torque to the shaft. The helical shape of the bearing plates creates a significant force that keeps the foundation advancing into the soil. After the Lead Section with the helical plates penetrates the soil, a Lead Displacement Plate and Extension are placed onto the shaft. Resuming torque on the assembly advances the helical plates and pulls the displacement plate downward, forcing soil outward to create a cylindrical void around the shaft. From a reservoir at the surface, a flowable grout immediately fills this void surrounding the shaft. Additional extensions and displacement plates are added until the helical bearing plates reach the minimum depth required or competent load-bearing soil. This displacement pile system does not require removing spoils from the site.
Check out www.abchance.com and read the case history on the seismic-resistant upgrade for the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles, California, where the Chance® Helical Micropile was used.■
Since 1984, we have supplied custom-blended, environmentally friendly industrial cleaning process chemicals to a wide variety of markets.
ChemStation’s approach, “Our System is Your Solution,” explains that it’s not just the soap, it’s the system. Customized products are blended at local manufacturing centers around the country and then delivered to refillable containers that have been placed at the customer’s site. This eliminates the costs for ordering, receiving, storing, handling, freight costs, container deposits, and disposal costs.
Our long-standing commitment to REFILL…NOT LANDFILL® defines our stance on eliminating a form of environmental waste, namely the 55-gallon drums that are typically used to deliver industrial soap and then discarded into landfills.
We monitor the tanks to learn the usage pattern of each customer and to deliver more product before the customer runs out. When appropriate, ChemStation’s Tank Telemetry (using cell phone technology) is installed to provide remote inventory monitoring and reporting for tank levels.
You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions on our shelves. We independently analyze each customer’s needs and formulate the right mixture of soap, which goes into the ChemStation tank on the customer’s premises. Our team of chemists (with more than 120 years of experience in the chemical industry) identifies the formula necessary to solve the problem, run appropriate tests, and apply a final product number. Bottom line: The customer doesn’t have to settle for average, traditional offerings. They receive a unique product, specially designed for their needs.
In addition to our standard line of environmentally friendly products, we also offer cleaning solutions that carry the EPA’s Design for the Environment seal of approval and an optional line of environmentally preferred GreenSystem® biodegradable products.
Customers save even more with our proportioning hardware, which is installed on the refillable containers. That means no more product lost to improper dilutions.
From a handful of employees at a single location in 1984 delivering a few thousand gallons a month, we have grown to 400-plus employees in 55 manufacturing centers across the United States, delivering a million gallons of customized product every month.
Whether you’re cleaning floors in a warehouse, eliminating odor at a landfill, spraying soap on vehicles, cleaning parts, foam-cleaning equipment in a food processing plant, spray washing eggs, or applying asphalt release in the bed of a truck, we’re on your side … KEEPING IT CLEAN. ■
CLEANFIX NORTH AMERICA, LTD.
Cleanfix® Reversible Fans Stand For Smarter Radiator Cleaning
Cleanfix® Reversible Fans have been designed to maximize your investment and to make your existing fleet last longer. The Cleanfix Reversible Fan system is the answer to all problems associated with radiator cleaning.
Modern agricultural, construction, recycling, and forest machines are equipped with up to six radiators and their fan capacity is enormous. The problem: The fan becomes a vacuum cleaner and in no time radiators and air-intake screens get clogged. You are familiar with the annoying results of this inevitable process: overheating of the engine, transmission, and hydraulics, need for more frequent maintenance, higher fuel consumption, and reduced performance of the air-conditioning. Fuel, repair, cleaning, and downtime may easily cost you several thousands of dollars each year. Save your money and your time—get a Cleanfix Reversible Fan!
Cleanfix Reversible Fans provide cooling system cleaning solutions to a wide range of heavy construction, demolition, waste-handling, recycling, forestry, agriculture, and specialty industries where airborne debris clogs cooling systems. Cleanfix Reversible Fans also help to significantly reduce your fuel usage in a wide-range of operating conditions. Clean cooling system air paths allow engines to run more efficiently. Cleanfix Reversible Fans will boost your productivity, make your engines last longer … and save money. The Cleanfix Reversible Fan system is a simple but clever solution for off-highway equipment that operates in environments with a great deal of dust, dirt, or airborne debris such as:
- Farm Equipment. Tractors, Self-Propelled Harvesters and Combines, Telehandlers, Skid Steers, Feed Mixers, and Windrowers.
- Forestry Equipment/Land Clearing. Feller Bunchers, Tree Harvesters/Processors, Skidders, Forwarders, Log Loaders, and Land Clearing applications.
- Construction/Demolition Equipment. Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Crawler Dozers, Earth Scrapers, and Graders.
- Waste Recycling/Reduction Equipment. Compactors, Crawler Dozers, Trommels, Rock Crushers, Tub Grinders, and Horizontal Wood Chippers.
DIAMOND BLADE WAREHOUSE
LARGEST WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR OF DIAMOND TOOLS IN NORTH AMERICA
Twenty-five years ago, Diamond Blade Warehouse (DBW) came to the market, completely changing the way diamond tools were bought and sold in the construction industry. DBW’s philosophy of selling a high-quality product at competitive wholesale pricing direct to the end user has never changed from inception. It is not about selling a diamond blade at the lowest price, it is about providing a diamond blade at the greatest value to the contractor. This has been the main reason DBW continues to grow in a tumultuous economy. Our experience in the field and first-hand knowledge is fundamental to choosing the right diamond blade for the application you are cutting, and most importantly, the aggregate, as that greatly affects the performance and value of a diamond blade.
What makes our product line so unique is that we distribute for more than 20 different manufacturers. This is the key to our success, as we pick and choose the best that each manufacturer has to offer for every application and every aggregate. The combination of all these varied diamond blades is put together to create the largest product line in the diamond tool industry. So no matter where you are working or what you are cutting, DBW has the right blade for you.
With more than 30,000 active customers, we understand what the contractor needs to be competitive, and we are constantly striving to develop new products to lower the cost per cut. Within the construction industry, there are many other companies that sell diamond blades, but there are not many companies that have the quality of customer service. Since our customers are all over the world, our customer service has to be better than the local guy. We have expanded our customer base into Canada, South America, all throughout Europe, Asia, and most recently, Australia.
In the last 10 years, we have launched two other companies to penetrate other sectors of the marketplace. Helix Professional Tools quickly has become one of the most respected companies servicing the granite and stone fabrication market. We have partnered with Toolgal to develop Diamond Chain International (DCI) to manufacture a diamond chain that has twice the segments and a higher-grade diamond segment than our sole competitor, ICS. For the first time in the diamond chain market, a contractor is not forced to buy from a monopoly, and DCI is exploding into the marketplace. ■
DOOSAN PORTABLE POWER
Expect Rugged Reliability
Doosan Portable Power offers products that need no introduction to the construction industry—portable air compressors, generators, and light towers—except for our new branding. You may begin to notice that Doosan Portable Power products look similar to previous models from Ingersoll Rand, but they sport a new Doosan logo.
Moving forward with the new Doosan Portable Power branding, the high quality of the former Ingersoll Rand equipment will remain as we build upon the Doosan name, which is globally recognized as a strong leader in innovation, reliability, and durability.
Doosan Portable Power spotlights these state-of-the-art air compressor, generator, and light tower models among a complete range, sized to match jobsite needs.
The P185 portable air compressor offers innovative design advancements for superior performance and value. Powered by a high performance 48-horsepower Tier 4 interim compliant diesel engine, the P185 provides 185 cfm at 100 to 125 psi. The noise level, which has been reduced by 50 percent from the previous model, now leads the industry. The P185 also provides best-in-class, 10-hour-full-load runtime on one tank of fuel.
Bring life to the jobsite with the G40 and G70 generators from Doosan Portable Power. The G40 and G70 generators, rated at 35 kVA and 72 kVA respectively, feature 24-hour onboard fuel capacity, plus an environmental containment system that can contain and prevent spillage of 110 percent of all fuel, oil, and coolant volume.
The LSC (LightSource® Compact) portable light tower offers jobsite mobility and truckload maximization with a compact platform allowing for 11 fully assembled units on a standard flatbed. The LSC is equipped with a 1,800 rpm Tier 4 final engine, along with a 4.5 kW generator and 27-gallon fuel tank, providing up to 52 hours of continuous operation.
More than 100 years of manufacturing expertise and application experience are behind the Doosan Portable Power brand to provide the highest quality in rugged and reliable air compressors, generators, light towers, light-compaction equipment, and truck-mounted equipment. And to ensure it will be here another 100 years, Doosan is investing heavily in the future with innovative product designs to meet Tier 4 emissions requirements. With a celebrated legacy and a keen focus on the future, the goal for Doosan Portable Power will never change—providing product reliability, world-class service, and incomparable customer support. ■
DOUBLE COIN TIRES
Founded in 1934, Double Coin has been committed to meeting the demands of the global off-the-road and contractor tire needs with a wide range of All-Steel constructed radial products. No matter what the requirements are, ranging from a skid steer to a truck and bus radial, or to the giant 57-inch radial earthmover tire, Double Coin has the industry covered.
Double Coin’s research and development, joined with the most modern technology and manufacturing facilities, provides cost-effective radial tires for all to benefit. Whether you’re a small independent contractor or a large mining/construction operator, or anywhere in between, Double Coin has your needs handled.
From bobcats, mixers, graders, or 240-ton haul trucks, our objective is to provide products that reduce costs per hour/mile/ton, consistently. In addition, all of the Double Coin products carry an industry leading warranty. Double Coin’s global O.E. positions, and those in North America, reinforce the outstanding commitment to quality.
The quality standards of Double Coin are backed by ISO 9001, the TS16949 Certificate of Registration issued by the British Standard Institute for “Quality Management System,” as well as the important environmental friendly ISO14001 Certificate.
You will discover that Double Coin Tires are known around the world…a tire of uncompromising quality, strength, low cost per tons/hours, and retreadability.
For more information on the complete line of Double Coin’s off-the-road radial products, visit www.doublecoin-us.com/products/off-the-road-tires or contact us at 888.226.5250. ■
GRABER POST BUILDINGS
Saving our wholesale customers TIME and MONEY has been the formula for recent success at Graber Post Buildings, one of the top metal wholesalers in the Midwestern United States.
Graber Post Buildings continues to set company sales records, because the company keeps things simple: Provide the best products, sell them at a fair price, deliver them on-time, and offer unmatched customer service.
Here’s a sampling of the products manufactured and distributed by GPB:
- Roll Formed Metal: G Rib, Commercial grade, and Standing Seam.
- 3-Ply Laminated Posts.
- All Trim metals: Standard and Custom pieces.
- Custom Truss Plant: Trusses up to 100-foot span.
- Doors: Entry and Overhead.
- Windows, Insulation, Fasteners, and all accessories.
- DECRA Metal Shingles.
- Complete building packages: One call does it ALL.
Graber Post Buildings is truly a “one-stop shop” for any post frame structure. GPB offers the convenience of ordering everything you need with just one phone call. ■
Environmental Products for a Cleaner World
For more than 40 years, Hi-Vac has provided products and systems that tackle some of the toughest infrastructure, maintenance, and clean-up challenges in the world. From the largest metropolitan city to the most critical power plant, Hi-Vac products are at work behind the scenes, maintaining the infrastructure, improving air quality, and non-destructively excavating.
Our world-class brands include Aquatech, O’Brien, UltraVac, and X-Vac. Aquatech trucks deliver unsurpassed performance for use in the cleaning of underground piping, catch basins, storm sewers, lift stations, and treatment plants. O’Brien brand products are the preferred jetter technology for municipalities and specialty contractors who utilize dedicated jetting technology. UltraVac and X-Vac products are known throughout the specialty contractor community as the most powerful and reliable contractor trucks available. UltraVac products include a full range of vacuum loaders, trucks, and mobile systems for efficient industrial clean-up and transport. X-Vac Hydro-Excavators set the industry standard, offering a safe and efficient method for locating underground utilities, exposing broken water lines, cleaning out potholes, and vacuuming a wide range of materials.
At the heart of every Hi-Vac product is innovation, based on hands-on experience. Our sales engineers understand your most common applications and are able to recommend the Hi-Vac product that is best suited to your needs. Our staff of engineers, service technicians, and training professionals work hand-in-hand with our customers and local partners to provide personal training, start-up, and aftermarket support.
Hi-Vac products have operational cost efficiency built in, resulting in an industry-leading return on investment with maximum safety and ease-of-operation. Our unique modular design concepts deliver clean and intuitive controls and simple, planned maintenance accessibility for critical system components.
Aquatech and O’Brien products are available through a knowledgeable dealer network. UltraVac and X-Vac units can be purchased directly from Hi-Vac Corporation, headquartered in Marietta, Ohio. Whether you need technical support, parts and accessories, or wish to explore rentals or rebuilds, all Hi-Vac products share a central corporate mission—complete customer satisfaction.
For more information, call 800.752.2400, email email@example.com, or visit www.hi-vac.com. ■
iBEAM Construction Cameras are the easy way to document your projects with an undisputable start-to-finish photographic record, control costs and schedules, injects life into your marketing, and provides a higher level of service to your clients.
iBEAM Cameras are the first choice of contractors on all types of projects:
- Rugged, all-weather cameras preprogrammed for fast, plug-and-play installation.
- Flexible hosting services.
- Easy to integrate with your company’s Web site.
- Affordable rental rates.
- 100% Web-based; no software to buy.
THE RIGHT CAMERA FOR EVERY PROJECT
iBEAM knows that every project is unique. That’s why they take the time to listen to your needs to help you select the right camera and services from their line of robust construction cameras.
iBEAM® Time-Lapse Pro™ high-definition camera
View your project online in crisp high-resolution photos (up to 10 megapixels). 1080p HD time-lapse movies show progress in stunning detail.
iBEAM® OnSite™ live PTZ camera
View and remote-control the camera from your computer to zoom in on live activity at your site. OnSite’s ability to save photos of multiple views means it works twice as hard as ordinary cameras.
iBEAM® iWitness™ live camera
Combine high-definition live jobsite video and start-to-finish photo documentation. iWitness is a cost-effective way to bring the benefits of construction cameras to your project.
iBEAM hosting packages include automatic photo archiving, unlimited access to the online Image Archive, monthly image archive CDs, monthly and project-end time lapse movies, and a Web page from which you can view and control the live cameras. Custom hosting packages are also available.
For more information and to find the right camera for your project, call an iBEAM camera specialist at 800.403.0688 or visit www.ibeamsystems.com. ■
Mi-T-M Corporation is proud to introduce a new model to its diverse line of industrial equipment.
Perfect for the construction industry, the combination air compressor, generator and welder is the perfect tool for those contractors who need the support of all three machines yet appreciate the convenience of one piece of equipment.
This new unit features a Subaru Model #EX40 (404cc) OHC engine with electric start and low-oil shutdown. The air compressor unit is built with a cast-iron, two-stage compressor pump and a splash-lubricated cast-iron crankcase. The 5000-watt generator features a selector switch so the engine will idle down when not in use and the 170A arc welder includes an amperage selection switch. The combination sits atop a powder-coated, ASME-coded, 30-gallon receiver tank with a 3/16-inch base plate to reduce vibration. Components include manual drain valves for proper maintenance, regulator and gauges for tank and outlet pressure, and pilot valve unloader.
Manufactured with the same high quality craftsmanship as all Mi-T-M equipment, the air compressor, generator, welder combination is built to handle even the most demanding applications. With its performance-proven Subaru engine, this new machine is a virtual power plant for the serious contractor. Save space, save money, and reduce your load capacity with this new combination unit. With only one engine, you will save time on service parts and maintenance.
Committed to excellence, Mi-T-M Corporation has built its reputation on innovative design, manufacturing technology, superior quality control, and unmatched customer service.
For more information on Mi-T-M Corporation’s complete line of products and customer support, call 800.553.9053, or visit www.mitm.com. ■
Mid-America Foundation Supply d/b/a Poseidon Barge Corporation has been floating construction equipment since 1995. Donnie Fain, president and owner of Poseidon Barge started in the piling industry in 1979. In 1986, Donnie opened Mid-America Foundation Supply as a distributor for Nucor-Yamato Steel in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Mid-America (MAFCO) sells steel piling products to the heavy highway, marine and bridge construction industry. Our customers approached us in the early 90’s suggesting we sell sectional/pontoon barges for their pile driving projects.
Since that time, Poseidon Barge has expanded its product lines to include a number different pontoon connection styles giving customers another source to purchase or rent barges. Poseidon does this by fabricating a connection system that is compatible with our competitors. We offer both 5-foot and 7-foot-tall barges.
Donnie Fain explaines, “We build a better barge, that will last longer (coating/zincs) and you can haul two (40’ x 10’ x 5’barges) to a truck, (and offer a) higher deck loading.”
In 2010, Poseidon Barge introduced the Poseidon 2 barges to its product line. The Poseidon 2 pontoons are Flexifloat® compatible. All of our pontoons boast a 20,000 pounds per square foot point load capacity top deck (patent pending), a sealed hatch, zinc anodes on the exterior, and are coated with bio-float on the interior for corrosion control.
At Con-Expo in Las Vegas, Poseidon introduced the Sea Bee Barge propulsion unit. This unit mounts to the sides of the barge using the same connection systems. 110 hp Diesel Power Pack for singles and 225 hp for twin, forward, and reverse, and 180° steering and hydraulic lift cylinders to raise and lower the thruster out of the water without additional equipment support.
Poseidon Barge has distribution points centrally located throughout the US in Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, and Washington State. Additionally, we have always been able to haul two 40’ x 10’ x 5’ barges per truck. With many distribution points and hauling two 40’ barges per truck, we can minimize the mobilization costs both too and from your project.
Poseidon has expanded its distribution location to include Indiana, Arkansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington State. We have also made inroads in the Canadian and Australian markets.
For more information, call toll free 866.992.2743 or direct 260.422.8767, or visit www.poseidonbarge.com.■
CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGINEERS
Now is a great time for engineers to further their education in order to potentially advance their careers. With a master’s degree or certificate of graduate study from the Rowan University, College of Engineering, get your career headed in the right direction. Our College of Engineering is entering its second decade of graduating engineers who will be at the frontiers of technology and innovation. Rowan graduates are a new breed of engineer. They have acquired the necessary skills and education to be leaders in their fields, entrepreneurially focused in their pursuits, and socially driven towards community and global service. Also, our graduate programs are convenient and affordable and, most importantly, provide engineers or aspiring engineers with the knowledge and skill required to become leaders in industry and research. We offer programs online and at our conveniently located Glassboro, New Jersey, campus.
Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
The goal of the Rowan MEM is to effectively prepare engineers for management level positions. Students in this program receive knowledge of administrative procedures such as budgeting, strategic decision making, and supervising. Also, the combination of courses from Rowan’s College of Engineering and AACSB accredited Rohrer College of Business equips students with the ideal balance of advanced technical knowledge and managerial skills required to advance as managers.
Sustainable Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study
As we face increased changes in our environment and depletion of our natural resources, demand for experts in the area of sustainability will increase. The certificate in Sustainable Engineering prepares engineers to transform existing engineering practices into those that will sustain energy and resources for future generations.
M.S. in Engineering
The M.S. in Engineering is offered on our conveniently located Glassboro, New Jersey, campus and provides the following specializations: Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Environmental, Mechanical, and Engineering Management. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree and are involved in professional development opportunities, which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles. ■
Located in Plainview, Nebraska, Sidump’r Trailer has been a leader in the side dump industry since 2000. While the trailer industry is constantly evolving, and many changes have occurred in recent years, one thing has remained steadfast—the continued commitment to our customers to provide them with the workhorse of the side dump trailer industry.
We know that our customers need a tough and innovative trailer that won’t let them down in the field. We are committed to providing the best design and manufacturing processes available and will continue to equip our trailers with quality brand names that have been tried and true in the industry for years. It is our commitment to excellence that makes us proud to produce trailers that we call Sidump’r.
From the operator that owns one Sidump’r Trailer, to the corporation that runs a fleet of more than 30 trailers, our promise remains the same—we will build a side dump trailer that is tough enough to continually perform under tough conditions. We aren’t just a highway trailer.
The Sidump’r Difference:
- Patented one-cylinder system ; faster dump times; 2-year warranty.
- Superior tub design.
- 18-second dump cycle; 9-second dump; 8-second retract.
- Air ride suspension standard on all models.
If you are interested in becoming a dealer, please contact us.
Experience the Sidump’R Trailer Difference!
SOUTH COAST SURETY
South Coast Surety Can Make the Difference.
South Coast Surety has been a name in surety for over 30 years. It is a name that has helped start many contractors with construction surety bond support through a wide range of surety programs. South Coast Surety has grown from a small local bond only agency to one of the largest commercial and contract bond only surety agencies in the U.S.A.
The Surety Professionals
Our firm’s focus on being strictly a surety bond agency insures that we have the experience and skill to provide answers to the wide variety of surety bond needs. Our team is comprised of experienced surety producers and support personnel. The combined knowledge and understanding of the industry enables us to effectively and efficiently handle our client’s surety bond needs. Our efforts are enhanced by extensive surety lines and in-house authority.
In order to provide our customers with the maximum available bonding capacity and efficient service, South Coast Surety has sought out and is represents most major insurance companies writing surety in the United States. Our knowledge combined with these strategic market relationships has resulted in a close-knit crew that makes a difference with better rates, larger limits, and more responsive bonding service.
Bond Support for All Size Contractors
South Coast Surety has established in-house authority which has enabled us to be more responsive to our client and producing broker needs. We have also reached out and developed programs that can assist a wide spectrum of the business community.
With our own authority and established relationships with all major surety firms writing construction bonds in the country, South Coast Surety can give fast same day answers to the smaller contractors and craft larger programs with aggressive rates for construction firms seeking larger capacity.
For the smaller contractor needs, South Coast Surety has the ability to approve a new account within minutes to a few hours of receiving the simple application and bond request. For our larger contractor programs, South Coast Surety can advise on what support is available and how to qualify for the best rates with the largest capacity obtainable.
The Bond Agency for Agencies
South Coast Surety provides contract surety support for thousands of insurance agents throughout the country. As one of the premier bond only agencies in the country, South Coast Surety has access to various surety programs unavailable to many insurance agencies. ■
Eleven years ago, Joe Churchill, an experienced concrete contractor, developer, and builder, invented the first light-weight roller screed to serve the needs of his own construction business. He called the roller screed the” Spin Screed” and trademarked the name after becoming convinced that the Spin Screed he had just invented was better than any screed on the market. After 11 years of growth, the Spin Screed can be found on some of the biggest projects in North America and in 15 countries around the world with an annual growth rate of nearly 40 percent.
Big name contractors like Kiewit, Flatiron, TIC, and others, as well as smaller contractors, have discovered the benefits of the Spin Screed and put it to work on their jobs. The Spin Screed is now working on the Port Mann Bridge near Vancouver, Canada, on what will be the widest bridge in the world when completed.
Recently, the Spin Screed was put to work inside of the largest factory building in the world, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner factory floor, because it can produce durable surfaces fast and flat, while remaining light weight and easy to use.
The electric power head used by the Spin Screed has proven to be more durable, reliable, and powerful than gas powered units. Recently, Mike Anderson with G M Sipes Construction placed 682 yards of concrete in 1 day using the Spin Screed on a massive interstate highway patching project. Mike states that the Spin Screed is “hands down” the best screed on the market today. On this interstate highway patching project, the Spin Screed is keeping the inspectors happy by producing a durable and flat patch. The business owner is happy because the Spin Screed has a tremendous record of productivity even with new crewmembers from the locals who have never used the Spin Screed before. Mike states that he can train someone to use the Spin Screed in “1 minute.” The construction company employees also love the Spin Screed because it is “easy on the body.”
Joe Churchill has also developed a grading attachment for the Spin Screed, a gutter builder, a barrier curb builder, and other custom attachments to make the Spin Screed an even more versatile and valuable tool. If you have an interesting challenge to pour, Joe wants you to bring your problem to him. He likes nothing more than a challenge.
At the 2012 World of Concrete, Joe will be introducing a new screed support system that is economical to use and has an added benefit: The void left by the removal of the screed support system is less than 1/6 the size of the void left by the standard screed pipe support system. The void left by this new screed support system is so small that it can be filled by simply passing a bull float over the void area. This new system will be called the Float Fill Screed Support System. Watch for it at the World of Concrete 2012 and meet Joe. Visit the Spin Screed Web site for videos and info at www.spinscreed.com. ■
WORKSAFE USA, INC.
Dump-Lok® Dump Truck Bed Safety Device System
WorkSafe USA, Inc., based in Springfield, Illinois, has been supplying the Dump-Lok® dump truck bed safety device system since 2008. Its unique and patented design (U.S. Patent 6905174) is the only one of its kind to be offered to the heavy duty truck repair industry. They currently have available three sizes of Dump-Loks which can cover a broad spectrum of dump trucks and trailers.
The DL-105WT is the most popular size and fits up to a 47/16” truck frame. The pivoting wide top (WT) will fit up to a 5½” dump box frame. Also available is the pivoting flat top (FT) that has no side flanges and was primarily designed for offset frame dump trailers. The (FT) flat top can be used in more applications than the (WT) wide top making it a truly universal fit. The DL-106WT Dump-Lok will fit large truck and roll-off frames up to 6-inches wide. The DL-109FT Dump-Lok is the newest model and is specifically designed for large haul trucks used in the mining and quarry industries. They will fit up to a 9-inch haul truck frame and utilize a forklift slot for easy installation. The DL-109FT Dump-Lok is available only in the flat top configuration.
All Dump-Lok sizes have safety chains to further secure it on the truck to prevent movement. The special keyslot also allows the use of Lock-out/Tag-out procedures.
WorkSafe USA will be happy to discuss your application needs and available solutions. For more information, call 217.553.0963 or visit www.dump-lok.com. ■
4-Safety Training’s unique, fun approach to training comes from years of experience on the job and in training classes. We have been in boring classes where the trainer gives a better lesson on how to induce insomnia rather than how to be safe on the job. Then we’ve watched employees from those ineffective, training classes try to implement on the job what they failed to learn in the training program. We saw the “disconnect” between trainer and student, so we began creating training tools and programs that are effective and memorable. Our students actually retain and implement the safety principles they need on the job.
4-Safety Training understands each company and application is different. We write our training classes for your specific application. We use hands-on, interactive tools we create ourselves that allow students of our training programs to practice what they learn in class, safely. Our live, interactive, and impacting classes are your best bet to ensure your employees remember and understand the safety methods for your specific application. The training tools we create, use, and sell include 1/3-scale scaffolding, PPE kits, Power Line Kits, Excavation kits, and many more.
If you need quality training, or you need to spice up your training program with interactive safety products, look no further than 4-Safety Training. ■
The Carnie Cap impalement protection system allows you to use only two or three rebar caps per each 8-foot section, and holds 2x4 lumber in place above the protruding rebar for excellent impalement protection. The system works well because at impact, the rebar is absorbed directly into the lumber rather than deflected off to the side where impalement can still occur.
This innovative product was invented by a safety director nicknamed “Carnie,” working for a large construction company. Visiting jobsites to perform safety audits, Carnie continually received complaints from project supervisors about the standard rebar caps; Carnie and several project managers came up with a different solution; they hit on the idea to create something to hold the lumber suspended above the rebar, and knew they were onto something workable.
Carnie Caps are biodegradable. Still having its recognizable yellow color, the products are now considered “green” and will begin to biodegrade in the landfill, taking up to 5 years to completely break down. There is not a change in the intrinsic viscosity of the Carnie Caps; the products are still reuseable up to 2 years in the field.
The only rebar cap still made in the USA! ■
CHEM-PRO MFG. COMPANY, INC.
PREMIUM PROTECTION OF RUBBER NOW AVAILABLE FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Age-Master #1® from Chem-Pro Manufacturing Co., Inc., has protected military, industrial, aviation, and space equipment from “dry rot” since 1969. This protection against cracking and loss of strength and flexibility is now available for construction equipment.
When painted on tires, tracks, hoses, belts, bushings, or any rubber part, it dries in minutes and leaves no slick or oily residue. And the strength and traction properties of rubber are maintained.
Put science to work for you. Rubber “dry rot” deterioration is caused by oxygen and ozone in the environment. Age-Master #1® works by adding a chemical barrier to rubber which reacts with oxygen and ozone before rubber molecules can be damaged. This protection is especially important for equipment exposed to hot, sunny outdoor environments.
- Longer service life for lower replacement costs.
- Reduced repair downtime.
- Improved readiness of equipment activated from storage.
DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN
The Construction and Real Estate Group of Dixon Hughes Goodman understands the highly competitive and demanding concerns of the construction industry. For nearly 80 years, Dixon Hughes Goodman has built a rich tradition of helping clients in the construction market. During that time we have developed a thorough understanding of the critical details of project management, state and local regulations, bonding and surety relationships, tax compliance, job cost estimation, and accumulation and percentage-of-completion accounting.
Using industry knowledge and years of experience, we will work with you to create a strategic plan to optimize your business results by:
- Taking advantage of often overlooked tax savings opportunities.
- Planning for long-term contract tax regulations.
- Minimizing taxes without destroying the working capital required for bonding.
- Providing timely and quality audit and review reporting that increases credibility with bonding agents, surety writers and bankers.
- Benchmarking your financial statements with you to enable strategic financial decisions.
DSC DREDGE LLC
DSC Dredge LLC, a world leader in portable dredges, manufactures cutter suction dredges of all sizes and applications. We also provide this highly specialized industry with dredge parts, dredging equipment, and our overall engineering expertise. Established in 1992, DSC has developed a dominant role in the dredge manufacturing industry, and we pride ourselves with being your one-stop supplier for dredge design, service, and consultation.
The DSC pledge guarantees we will provide satisfactory customer service and do whatever it takes to maximize performance of our products. We are owned and operated by engineers and stay current on the latest trends and technology in the dredging industry. In fact, one of our owners holds the patent on the Viscous Excavator that is used in environmental cleanup dredging operations. Our technical expertise sets us apart from others in the industry.
DSC Dredge provides the world with all of its dredging supplies. From cutter suction dredges, electric motors, underwater pumps, and engineering—we have it all.
Discover the DSC advantage today.■
EBAC INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
With over 27 product lines, Ebac Industrial Products specializes in providing pre-engineered dehumidification solutions for military, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The North American market segments are categorized in the following manner:
- Cleaning and restoration: A wide variety of portable dehumidifiers used to dry rooms and materials after water damage has occurred.
- Rental: Rugged portable and semi-permanent dehumidifiers made available to the public through national tool rental companies.
- HVAC: Moisture removal and air quality solutions including residential, pool, industrial processes, archival storage, commercial, and municipal applications.
- Dehumidification units for wood drying kilns: A complete line of small- to medium-size drying equipment for hobbyists, woodworkers, and commercial lumber companies.
For more information, call 800.433.9011, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ebacusa.com. ■
More Models For More Markets Than Any Other Manufacturer. We Build It YOUR WAY.
Felling Trailers is a Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota that was started in 1974 by Mr. Merle J. Felling. Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 132,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures 3,000 plus trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 220 models. Felling’s pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Their engineers utilize the latest industry leading design techniques along with their experienced metal craftsmen and cutting edge technology to turn its customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling continually researches and implements new technologies to reduce lead-time and increase production in the manufacturing plant. Felling Trailers provides a high quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally.
For more information, contact 800.245.2809, email@example.com, or visit www.felling.com. You can also follow on Twitter (@FellingTrailers) and Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.). ■
NEW “LEAK-FREE” CONNECTIONS WITH FLARETITE SEALS
Flaretite’s new flared seals fit all standard flared fittings, 30, 37, and 45 degrees.These seals make any flared fitting permanently leak-free, and still allow serviceability should the fitting require re-opening. Flaretite Seals are metal stampings coated with a dry-to-the-touch Loctite sealant. Simply clip the seal onto the nose of the flare, where it is held in place with three locking tabs to prevent accidental loss during assembly. The fitting is then tightened to its recommended torque.
Flaretite Seals are rated from –65 to +1,200 degrees F. They are compatible with all common Hydraulic fluids, compressed air, most gases, process fluids, and steam. 304, 316 stainless steel, and copper seals are available for all special applications.
Advantages of the seals are:
- Permanent leak-free connections that remain serviceable.
- Lower cost than alternative o-ring fittings.
- Ease of installation, just clip them on and assemble.
- World-wide acceptance and availability.
- Fits to all brands of flared fittings, no special tools required.
- Compatible with most industrial fluids and gases.
Frost Fighter is one of the first “indirect” fired heaters in the North American market with CSA certification dating back to 1965. It has proven to be the most reliable, safe, and effective heater for many applications including concrete curing, industrial painting, equipment preheating, pest control, restoration, pipe line, oil exploration, and tent heating.
Unlike a direct fired heater, an indirect fired (or vented) heater contains a heat exchanger, which allows the fumes and products of combustion to be vented through a flue stack. The heat exchanger provides a barrier from an open flame, making it safer than other units, and allows for duct attachments.
Frost Fighter manufacturer’s direct and indirect fired heaters range from 200,000 BTU up to 1.5 million BTU. You can contact us 888.792.0374 or visit www.frost-fighter.com.
We look forward to providing a heating solution for your application. ■
From ready-mixed concrete construction to precast concrete fabrication, from engineered structural fills to soil stabilization technologies, Headwaters Resources supplies materials that make building products perform better.
Operating coast to coast, Headwaters Resources is the leader in supply materials derived from coal combustion products, including fly ash. Fly ash use improves concrete performance—making it stronger, more durable, and more resistant to chemical attack. Fly ash use also creates significant benefits for our environment—reducing landfill utilization and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
With fly ash sources located across the nation, Headwaters Resources operates an extensive network of terminals and transportation equipment, all designed to ensure concrete producers receive quality material when they need it. In addition to unparalleled customer service, Headwaters Resources maintains its own extensive laboratory and engineering capabilities to assist in solving challenges faced by individual customers.
For in-depth technical information about coal fly ash and its use, visit www.flyash.com. ■
Mobile Barriers’ MBT-1 provides a highly mobile work zone that can be configured for right- or left-hand work with 42 to102 feet of positive barrier protection.
Modular, efficient, and self-contained, with 5-foot-high walls, 120 and 240 V onboard power, on-deck and lockable storage, full work and safety lighting, signage, TMA, and other integral features. Use individually or together for guardrail, bridge deck, expansion joint, center median, ITS, and other road maintenance and repairs.
Also use for incident management, emergency road or lane closures, and other applications. Drive from site to site, and go to work. Do a week’s worth of work in one night with less manpower and equipment. Replace 42 sticks of guardrail in the time it normally takes to do six to eight.
Accepted for TL-2 and TL-3 use under NCHRP 350 and MASH. Available for sale, lease, or rent. www.mobilebarriers.com. ■
NORGUARD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Norguard Industries, Inc., specializes in the field of fall protection and post-fall rescue by manufacturing the highest quality equipment and offering technical service leading the way with new, innovative products and solutions. Norguard Industries, Inc., is an international company that is continually expanding its line of fall protection, confined space, and rescue products to meet the needs of worldwide users. Our manufacturing facility, located in Sudbury, Ontario, is an ISO registered company, complying with all regulatory bodies, with our CSA Testing Facility capabilities on-site.
Norguard now offers a full array of fall protection solutions, and with the launch of the Norguard Eagle all in one, horizontal lifeline system engineered to meet each specific job application, workers will have more freedom of movement. These systems are available in cable or rigid rail and are adaptable to suit even the most difficult configurations. These systems can be mounted to floors, walls, or ceilings and curve around corners for flexibility and adaptability when working at heights. They have anchorage connection means to wood, metal, or concrete. The travelers are engineered to move through intermediate brackets smoothly for continuous movement and around obstacles, eliminating the need to detach. The intermediate brackets for cable systems are available with a functional area of 220 degrees, allowing freedom for the worker to walk on both sides of the system.
For more information, call 800.267.6855 or visit www.norguuard.com. ■
OVERBUILT PAVING & MINING, INC.
Overbuilt Paving & Mining, Inc. is continuing what started more than 40 years ago with Huron Manufacturing Corporation, developing and manufacturing high-quality, state-of-the-art equipment to meet the needs of paving contractors worldwide.
Easi-Pour is synonymous with slip form concrete curb and gutter pavers. The Easi-Pour machines are capable of trimming and pouring in a single pass and handle all curb and gutter configurations, median barriers, and flatwork up to 10-feet wide.
EASI-POUR COMPACT 880
The Compact 880 is our number one selling machine. It trims and pours desired configurations simultaneously and is the most productive machine in the market today. This machine pours barrier up to 42-inches high, paves up to 8-feet wide, and handles everything in between. This machine can be ordered with rubber tires or tracks and sliding leg options. If you are looking to flat-out pour concrete, this is your kind of machine.
The 650B is the most versatile and innovative machine of its size available anywhere. The 650B can pour curb and gutter up to 36-inches wide or sidewalks up to 5-feet wide. If you are looking for a small machine that can get the job done, the 650B is the machine for you!
For more information, call 605.352.1412, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.overbuiltpaving.com. ■
PALOMINO MFG. CORPORATION
Palomino Manufacturing Corporation, based in St. Martin, Minnesota, brings more than 50 years experience to the manufacturing of Muv-All Lowbed Trailers. Muv-All Equipment-Hauling Lowbed Trailers are built tough. They are used for heavy-duty hauling, designed for extra strength without added weight, precision assembled for dependence and service, and packed with features for smooth loading and unloading with trouble-free travel. Also included with the Muv-All name are conveniently located hydraulic controls and easy-incline tailgates.
Palomino parts department is dedicated to meeting your needs. We stock brand name and manufactured parts for your Muv-All trailers to ensure timely receipt of your parts to get your trailer back in use. We have lights, brake parts, ABS pats, suspensions, shocks, valves, air chambers, and many other replacement parts.
Our Muv-All Series are built with an abundance of load-proven, road-tested components. Palomino’s engineers combine advanced design and materials to provide products that get the job done. Locally owned and operated, Palomino combines years of production and sales experience with a family atmosphere, ensuring customers will feel confident with their new trailer and rewarded with their business experience.
Call 866.548.2111, email email@example.com, or visit www.palominocorp.com for more information. ■
PitBull Screeners is a U.S. manufacturing company with more than 35 years of experience in the construction equipment business. The company designs, engineers, and manufacturers all of its products with rugged made-in-the-USA quality.
The commercial grade screeners includes a 47 hp diesel engine, two-tier shaker table with quick-change, two-piece screens, hydraulic leveling system, and adjustable-height stacking conveyor to load the material directly into a truck or stockpile.
The Pitbull Screener offers a large 78”x76” screen area with a deep loading apron that will screen 100 yards per hour. The dual tier shaker table design includes two sizes of screens that can be quickly changed for different sized screening options, including soil, aggregate, asphalt millings, and debris.
For more product information and details on the year-end tax credits, call 888.448.2486, or visit www.pitbullscreeners.com.
The new line of Pitbull Screeners can be towed virtually anywhere, setup in minutes, and will screen dirt and debris with maximum productivity.■
Pro-Tec Equipment is the leading producer of trench shoring and shielding equipment. Through our North American wide distributor network, we are able to provide contractors with the correct shoring and shielding equipment to allow them to get their job done.
Started in 1995, Pro-Tec Equipment has continued to grow by following a few simple rules: Provide the best possible customer service, be competitive with pricing, and forge long lasting relationship with end users and distributors, all while producing the strongest trench shoring and shielding equipment in the industry.
Pro-Tec Equipment prides itself as being an industry leader when it comes to the trench shoring and shielding business. We were the first company to include as standard on all our trench shields, a 4-point lifting system, increasing the speed and safety of loading unloading the equipment. Pro-Tec Equipment has also been the trend setter when it comes to the strength and durability of trench shoring equipment. From our strongest in the industry knife edges, to the rounded one piece bottoms on our bedding material containers, Pro-Tec Equipment leads the way.
To experience what Pro-Tec Equipment’s customer service is all about, or to inquire more about our products, call 800.292.1225, or visit www.pro-tecequipment.com. ■
PTH PRODUCTS USA
Rethink your present way of rebuilding old gravel roads, and forget about the high cost of hauling enormous volumes of gravel from distant gravel pits.
Save on time and budget with the new and revolutionary PTH process. Troublesome rocks in and off the road are brought to the surface by a ripper/scarifier. Subsequently, they are crushed to a preset grain size using the heavy duty PTH HD2500 rock crusher attached to a high horse-power tractor. After levelling and compacting, the durable gravel road is finished.
Lewis & Clark County in Western Montana recently invited PTH for a 3-day crusher demo. The company was convinced that this is exactly what it had been looking for to maintain its more than 500 miles of rural dirt roads.
For more information, call 678.804.4148 or visit www.pthusa.com for jobsite videos.
PTH USA is actively seeking further demo opportunities to show how fast, cheap, and efficient the PTH process is. ■
PumpBiz®, Inc., A BETTER WAY TO BUY PUMPS & GENERATORS…EXPERT HELP…OVER 9,000 MODELS…DOMESTIC BRAND NAMES…OPEN 24/7.
Stocking a wide range of pumps: Trash pump powered by gas, diesel, and electric in sizes from 2” to 6”. Submersible sump, dewatering, sewage single, and three phase along with 12vdc. Pumps for contractors, chemicals, drums, fuel, and water. Of the many unique pumps we have are the FlexPump and PortaPump for handling all types of contractor dewatering needs.
Complimenting our vast line of pumps is an extensive line of portable GENERATORS. We carry Yamaha, Baldor, Koshin, and Briggs & Stratton in sizes from 1KW to 50KW. Portable super quiet inverter types, rugged portable contractor models, and tow-behind jobsite versions, including towable light towers.
Be sure to check out our award winning Web site www.pumpbiz.com or give one of our engineers a call at 800.PumpBiz (800.786.7249).
Pumps and Generators are our passion….Service is our specialty. ■
Cost-effective solutions to ensure effective concrete curing.
Reef Industries manufactures lightweight, rugged, and durable cost-effective solutions to ensure effective concrete curing. Transguard® 4000 is a reusable, natural-colored, polypropylene, non-woven fabric with a white polyethylene backing that is excellent for maintaining proper moisture control during the concrete curing process, which reduces cracking, scaling, and dusting. The non-perforated white coating contains ultraviolet-light stabilizers providing protection against UV degradation.
Transguard® 4000 complies with AASHTO Specification M-171 for reflection and moisture retention. This product features exceptionally low permeability, easy installation, and is reflective against heat. It seals easily and effectively at the edges and does not produce brown stains or affect the appearance in the concrete.
Transguard® is available in stock sizes and also custom-fabricated sizes to meet the requirements of nearly any application, including specialized bridge support columns and caps, as well as flatwork pavement projects.
For more information on how Reef Industries can help you with your next project, call 800.231.6074, contact Jeff Garza in sales at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.reefindustries.com. ■
RockHound was one of the original 5 attachments for the original Bobcat skid steer and has a long history of building the leading power landscape rakes in the world. Today, the RockHound product line offers landscape rakes, mowers, and brush cutters for almost every application—skid steer mowers, excavator boom cutters, back hoe mowers, and more.
Valley Tool and Manufacturing is the parent company of many brands you know. These brands are all manufactured here in Hughson, California. Valley Tool and Manufacturing was founded in 1964 by Ernest, Fred, and Doris Brenda.
- Vrisimo Equipment Company
- RockHound Attachments
- Windmill Spraymaster
STARLITE LEASING, INC.
The Financing Specialist for all your residential and light commercial construction needs.
since 1994, Starlite Leasing has been helping small and medium-size businesses like yours acquire the equipment they need today without sacrificing credit and bank lines–with little to no money down. Starlite Leasing has worked with large corporations, as well as the small proprietor companies. Limited paperwork is required with quick approvals. We have a skilled and knowledgeable staff that understands equipment, as well as our own inventory of aluminum concrete forms, form baskets, boom trucks, box trucks, stone slingers, telebelts concrete pumps, pickups, and more. So when you call us about specific equipment needed, we will know and understand your needs. We are also able to put complete sets of 8-0 or 9-0 forms and fillers together or just the extra fillers you need to finish that big job from our inventory. We also rent aluminum forms weekly or monthly.
Please come visit us at the World of Concrete in January 2012, North Hall, Booth N2923. ■
THIEMAN TAILGATES, INC.
The start of the Thieman liftgate line originated in the early 1960s. At that time, it was known as Watson, which had a product line consisting mainly of conventional style liftgates. In June of 1968, Todco purchased Watson and immediately began to broaden its liftgate line. In the early 1980s, Todco had chosen to subcontract many of its liftgate components to a company called Thieman Stamping. In August of 1987, Thieman acquired the liftgate line, which is now known as Thieman Tailgates.
Today, Thieman Tailgates produces its entire line of liftgates in a 150,000-square-foot facility in Celina, Ohio. Warehousing facilities are located in 9 different locations throughout the United States.
For more than 14 years, Thieman Tailgates has been recognized for producing a top quality liftgate for the truck equipment market. Thieman has one of the most complete liftgate lines in the industry. Railgates, Stowaways, Sideloaders, Conventionals, and Pickup models ranging from 1,000 lbs. to 6,600 lbs. make up the Thieman product line. One important factor that continues to make Thieman a successful company is its ability to produce customized liftgates in a timely fashion. Equally important, Thieman is proud of its reputation for the very best customer service—a reputation that continues to make Thieman Tailgates #1 in the liftgate industry.
For more information, visit www.thiemantailgates.com or call 800.524.5210. ■
TRANSPO INDUSTRIES, INC.
Transpo Industries, Inc., manufactures and supplies “Smart Solutions” safety products and new technology materials for bridges, roadways, tunnels, railroads, airports, and ports. Since 1968, our products have been widely recognized for their quality, performance, and reliability.
SONOBLASTER®: Our Work Zone intrusion alarm alerts workers and drivers when their protective zone has been violated via a built in CO2 powered horn blast (125dB). Alarm units are mounted to traffic cones or barricades and help prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities on roadway work zones and other locations.
SCREEN-SAFE®: Highway glare screen and work zone safety shield designed to provide protection from approaching vehicle headlight glare. The all steel assembly components make Screen-Safe the most durable highway glare screen available in the transportation industry.
STEP-SAFE®: ADA Tiles that fully comply with ADA guidelines and most state DOT specifications.
BONDADE®: No mess, no smell, asphalt bond promoter for pothole repair that last up to 85 percent longer than conventional methods.
We pride ourselves on more than 40 years of success in saving thousands of lives with the products we supply to the transportation industry.
For information, call 800.321.7870 or visit www.transpo.com. ■
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