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special issue 2021 Buyers Guidecheck out the must-see companies delivering solutions for the construction industrymanagement solution Special Inspections3 ways to add valuemanagement solution Successful Recruitinghelpful military lessonsmanagement solution Hiring Veteransbenefits the industry20NOVEMBER 2020VOLUME 14 ISSUE 11Inside This IssueON THE COVERPhoto courtesy of Niagara Machine, Inc. This concrete floor in a warehouse and service facility has typical symptoms of years of wear. Cracks, spalls, and pitting, along with oil, grease, and solvent stains. The floor is being repaired, ground, and prepped for DiamaPro UV-HS Plus with Microban(R). The new floor will look like polished concrete but outperform other coatings for chemical resistance. See the ad on the back cover. www.niagaramachine.com30special focusPROJECT PROFILESilo Studios CompleteMANAGEMENT SOLUTIONSStop Toolbox Talk Burnout6 Ways to Market Your BusinessTECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONCintec Fire Resistant AnchorsSAFETY SOLUTIONLive Field Data Mitigates CostsIN THIS ISSUEIndustry News ................................ 12Products & Services Directory ...... 102What’s Trending ............................114project profileCofferdam Cellsmassive port upgradetechnology solutionConquering Technologymachine control for easier work2230veterans2435
REMEMBER TO GIVE THANKSThis month’s focus is on veterans. A simple “thanks” is not enough for those who give of themselves to serve our nation. Let’s remember also the families and loved ones touched by this selfless act of kindness. I’m reminded of my husband’s grandfather who passed way in October 2013. “Pop” was a Navy man and served on the USS Merrick, an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship. In preparation for the funeral, the family asked the funeral director to request military funeral honors. The director told the family his calls were not being answered; no one was picking up. I learned of this demise the evening before the funeral. My husband and his mother asked if there was anything I could do to help. I loved Pop and it would be a disgrace to not have a proper goodbye from the Navy. I accepted the challenge. I had less than 12 hours to complete my mission. Using my contacts, I weaved my way to the desk of a Navy office in Florida. I shared our situation and two Navy sailors were dispatched with orders to meet us graveside to play “Taps” and fold the flag. It was beautiful. You may be asking yourself, “why was the funeral director not able to reach the military funeral honors desk in Florida?” See, the government was shut down. Calls were not being transferred. It took my tenacity to reach the right desk. Mission accomplished.An article to read this month is “Hiring Veterans” by Josh White (pg 28). The article shares four benefits for the commercial contracting business by hiring veterans. “Successful Recruiting” by Christine Corelli is a good read this month that highlights military lessons to help recruit and manage young employees (pg 24).This November issue is also a special issue … the MCS 2021 Buyers Guide with must-see companies that are delivering solutions to help you do your best work. The profiles start on page 35 and we have a directory beginning on page 100. Enjoy this resource for the year ahead. Thanksgiving is coming up and it may not look like family get-togethers from the past. Pass the mashed potatoes doesn’t work in Zoom. I hope everyone is safe, has some family around, enjoys some good food, and looks ahead to December. What will I be doing for Thanksgiving? I’m so glad you asked. I’m cooking a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings … for two people … I love leftovers.Stay well; be strong, my friends.Cheers,From the Editor@mcsmagModern Contractor Solutions MagazineModern Contractor SolutionsPROJECT PROFILECofferdam Cells .................................................................20MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONSSpecial Inspections ............................................................22Successful Recruiting ........................................................24Hiring Veterans ...................................................................28 TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONConquering Technology .....................................................302021 BUYERS GUIDECompany Profiles ...............................................................34Directory .............................................................................94IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY TECH ADOPTION Guest Post by Jamie GriffithsWREATHS ACROSS AMERICAHonoring our Fallen Heroes Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National is a tradition to honor our fallen heroes. 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NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com10industry newsTRADE HOUNDS LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION JOBS PLATFORM NATIONWIDETrade Hounds announces the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with the skilled tradespeople they’re seeking to hire. Unlike other job boards serving the industry, Trade Hounds has built a vast community of 175,000 tradespeople that are already using the platform to showcase their work, build professional profiles, and expand their networks. Existing professional platforms have failed to meet the unique needs of the $1.3 trillion construction industry, one of the largest in the world. Sourcing qualified talent remains a huge challenge for contractors and the industry at-large. Trade Hounds believes a construction-only hiring platform is what’s needed to meet the unique demands of both workers and employers in construction. The company has taken what it calls a “worker-first approach” by building a platform that workers use for a variety of professional reasons—showcasing work, building professional profiles, and networking. Now that Trade Hounds has amassed more than 175,000 workers, they’re enabling contractors to tap into their deep and vast community of skilled tradespeople.Trade Hounds’ Jobs platform is being introduced at a time when the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has displaced construction workers and delayed projects. While disruption from the pandemic lingers, many markets are experiencing a strong recovery, with permitting and jobs starting to pick up. The Jobs platform is helping to put people back to work and advance the progress of critical construction projects across the country. For more, visit www.tradehounds.com. KAHUA RANKED AMONG FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES IN NORTH AMERICAKahua announces it has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year. Kahua grew 226% during this period.Kahua’s chief executive officer, Scott Unger, credits Kahua’s unique combination of ease-of-use and flexibility with the company’s 226% revenue growth. He says, “We are honored to be recognized by Deloitte on their prestigious 2020 Technology Fast 500™ list and look forward to the next chapter of Kahua’s growth.” For more, visit www.kahua.com.EQUIPMENT AND EVENT RENTAL INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR RECOVERYThe American Rental Association (ARA) is forecasting a 13 percent decline in equipment and event rental revenue this Contractor’s #1 Choice for Flat FloorsA great power screed using straight ﬂat screed bars. The❝Black Beauty❞GET FLAT FLOORS!Screed bars are available in lengths up to 20 feet.▼ Equilateral screed bars stay straight through years of use.▼ Now available with “T” handle (shown) or “Bicycle” handle.▼LOCATE A DEALER AT advancedconcretescreeds.com OR CALL US AT 800-648-0542.
industry newsyear compared to 2019, dropping to $48.7 billion in the United States. However, the latest forecast released by the association on November 12 calls for modest overall growth in 2021, ticking up 0.3 percent to $48.9 billion, before accelerating recovery kicks in with growth of 9.2 percent in 2022, 6.8 percent in 2023, and 4.8 percent in 2024 to reach $59.7 billion.Construction and industrial rental revenue also is forecast to finish 2020 with a significant hit in revenue, dropping 13.3 percent to $33.8 billion and a 3.3 percent decline is forecast for 2021 before double-digit growth of 11.2 percent comes in 2022.The general tool segment weathered the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the best and is expected to finish 2020 down 5.2 percent to $12.7 billion and is expected to top its 2019 revenue peak by 2022.Investment in equipment is significantly down in 2020, with a 43 percent decrease to $8.166 billion. Equipment spending is forecast to rebound by 17.4 percent in 2021 and by 46.3 percent in 2022 to surpass annual investment of $14 billion. For more, visit www.ararental.org.CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY BY HIGHLIGHTING OUR NATION’S HEROES SprayWorks Equipment Group announces Jeremy Davidson as the new Head of Production. Jeremy holds a multi-faceted role, working with the rig build team and handling the manufacturing of SprayWorks patented equipment. Jeremy joins the SprayWorks team from United States Air Force where he worked for 20 years in the Nuclear Weapons Enterprise, Sustainment of Standoff Weapons Systems, and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Jeremy also carries a B.A.S in Computer Science and an A.S. as an Electronics Technician. Jeremy brings a strong background in Production Management, Software Engineering, Data Analysis, Electronic Systems, and Quality Assurance.November 11 was Veterans Day and SprayWorks proudly honored our nation’s heroes. SprayWorks Equipment Group is a spray foam and polyurea company; supplying equipment, training, material, mobile rigs, and parts—and a distributor for PMC, Graco, and Gusmer equipment. With nearly 100 years of combined experience, SprayWorks has knowledge in commercial and residential buildings, bridges, and infrastructure. SprayWorks provides training and education for new contractors and equipment operators; open cell, closed cell, polyurea & coating applications for interior & exterior building envelope design, waterproofing, below grade, bridge deck, barge, secondary containment all types of roofs and structures. For more, visit sprayworksequipment.com.
USGBC TO FUND 500 LEED PROFESSIONALS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES During its annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will provide funding for 500 people in underserved communities to earn their LEED professional credential. This commitment is designed to help build capacity and expertise for green building and is a key objective in USGBC’s draft equity strategy, USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which was also released during the Greenbuild Opening Plenary.USGBC All In is focused on addressing social, health, and economic disparities through green building. The draft strategy outlines 12 priorities and commitments, and USGBC will solicit feedback on this strategy from key stakeholders and release its final strategy in the first quarter of 2021.All In will work to engage member companies, organizations, project teams, and individuals in sharing progress and lessons about how green building can play a role in addressing equity issues. For more, visit www.usgbc.org. HILTI UNVEILS BIM-ENABLED CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE ROBOT Hilti, an innovator of tools, technology, software and services to the commercial construction industry, introduces its first robot, Jaibot, for semi-autonomous mobile ceiling-drilling. The Hilti Jaibot construction robot will help mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installation contractors tackle productivity, safety, and labor shortage challenges. With this new construction automation solution, Hilti makes a further step toward the digitization of construction sites.The Jaibot executes its tasks based on building information modeling (BIM) data. The robot is a completely cordless and easy-to-use system that doesn’t require expert skills. It locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled and finally marks them according to the trade. This is what makes the solution ideally suited for the MEP trade. For more, visit www.hilti.com.METSO OUTOTEC TO RESTRUCTURE ITS RUBBER AND POLY-MET WEAR PART PRODUCTION IN NORTH AMERICA Metso Outotec is developing its global rubber and poly-met supply chain by restructuring its consumables wears manufacturing operations in North America. The company has decided to discontinue its factory operations in North Bay, Canada. The production will be ramped down by the end of the first half of 2021. The closure will affect a total of approx. 65 employees. Metso Outotec will utilize the existing North and Central
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com14industry newsAmerican manufacturing footprint in order to serve customers. For more, visit mogroup.com.BLUEBEAM SPONSORS ACADEMIC RESEARCH GRANTS WITH CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS COALITION Bluebeam, Inc., leading solutions provider for the global architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, and part of the Nemetschek Group, announces the recipients of the 2020 Academic Research Grants sponsored by Bluebeam and the Construction Progress Coalition. The four graduate and undergraduate students were recognized by a panel of industry experts from Zachary Construction, the Walsh Group, Bluebeam and the Construction Progress Coalition (CPC) for their original research in specific construction industry challenges including quality inspections, RFI management, production tracking and document control. “Through this academic grant program, these students were able to bring new perspectives through their research to some of these established industry challenges,” says Kellie Ward, senior community development manager at Bluebeam. “The work these students have completed is inspiring, and further illustrates the importance of investing in the next generation of industry leaders. We are incredibly proud to have the chance to work with these students and promote their research, while partnering with the CPC and the program’s mentors, Todd Sutton from Zachary Group and Dan Smolillo at Walsh Group, to bring this opportunity to life.” The recipients of the 2020 Academic Research Grant are Abdullah Alsuhaiban, a graduate student at the University of Texas, for his quality inspections analysis; Trina Cook, Purdue University Northwest, for her RFI process research; Andrew Foley, Purdue University, for his work on production tracking; and Jenna Levi, Ohio State University, for her investigation into document control. The grant recipient’s research, data tables as well as video explanations of each student’s work can be found at the www.constructionprogress.org/bluebeam-research-scholarship.VOLVO GROUP AND ISUZU MOTORS SIGN FINAL AGREEMENTS TO FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signs binding agreements to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing industry transformation, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2019. The agreements include Isuzu Motor’s acquisition of UD Trucks from the Volvo Group for an enterprise value of JPY 243 billion (approx. SEK 20 billion). The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including approval from regulatory authorities.
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NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com20project profilesCofferdam Cellsmassive port upgrade at Neptune Terminals in North VancouverNORTH VANCOUVER PROJECTWe work in some pretty challenging environments,” says Brian Casper, construction superintendent with West Shore Constructors. “We need equipment that we can rely on to be durable and safe; that’s why we work closely with Bigfoot.” West Shore has been a leader in Western Canada’s heavy construction industry for more than 50 years. They are known for their outstanding work in bridge building, pile driving, deep foundation improvement, marine construction, and industrial transport. “We are a highly specialized company,” says Supervisor Michael Kobelka, “and we encounter some of the more unique problems in the heavy construction world.” THE PROJECTThroughout 2020, West Shore has been a part of the port upgrade at North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminal, where they have been using some very specialized equipment from Bigfoot’s Boscaro line of products.“At Neptune, we were asked to design and build a series of interlocked cofferdam cells, so the new coal dumper pit could be constructed,” explains Kobelka. “When it’s all finished, they will be able to bring two rail cars at a time directly over the pit, where they’ll be rotated upside down to dump out the coal. Then the conveyors and ship loaders will transfer the coal into the ships. It’s a huge project.” In order to build these deep cofferdam cells, West Shore has been driving interlocking piles to form a series of interconnected boxes, each about 20 meters by 20 meters. “We started digging from the top with our excavators, but we couldn’t go very far down because the cells are so big,” says Casper. “So, we had to lower the excavators in and out of the cells with our cranes, but we still needed a way to get the material out.” THE SOLUTIONThe solution was a Boscaro self-dumping bin from Bigfoot. Suspended by the crane, the bin could be lowered, filled with material, lifted out and dumped, all without any outside manipulation or unloading, which saved considerable time. “We’ve been using that dumping bin constantly on this project,” says Casper, “and we’ve probably hoisted out about 30,000 cubic meters of material with it. It’s been invaluable.” West Shore has been dealing with Bigfoot for years as a supplier of quality products for both rental and purchase, but Kobelka and Casper both got to know Bigfoot initially through its training programs. “Most of our guys at West Shore have gone through Bigfoot’s rigging courses,” “
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202021says Kobelka. “For guys like us who have been in the industry for more than 30 years and have attended multiple training sessions, I can honestly say that those courses at Bigfoot are some of the best I’ve ever taken.” Whether through the training courses or through years of steady business-to-business sales and service, West Shore and Bigfoot have developed a strong relationship of trust. “Now, when we need a new product, we’ll call Bigfoot right away or we’ll go to their website,” says Casper. “And, if they don’t have what we need, they always talk to us straight, and refer us to someone else who can help. We appreciate that kind of honesty and integrity.”“We’ve never had any issues with our purchases from Bigfoot,” says Kobelka. “They always provide great products and great service.”In addition to the Boscaro dumping bin, West Shore also utilized several other key pieces of equipment from Bigfoot that have been put to good use on the Neptune project. “We needed a heavy-duty spreader bar,” says Kobelka, “so we could lower a Komatsu 138 down into the hole. You can’t do that with just any spreader bar.”West Shore used the Boscaro 110-ton system and they’ve been using it steadily at Neptune. “It’s a quality spreader bar, and it’s holding up extremely well,” says Casper. West Shore has come to expect the highest quality standards from Boscaro. “We’ve been using their man baskets for years,” Casper says, “and we recently got another one from Bigfoot. For access in and out of these cells at Neptune, we regularly have to use man baskets off of the crane. They get used a lot, day and night, and we always keep one on hand, in case of emergency, if we need to do a rescue.”CLOSING THOUGHTFor West Shore, the close working relationship with Bigfoot, and the top-quality products from Boscaro, continue to be indispensable at Neptune, one of their most challenging projects to date. for more informationFor more information, visit Bigfoot products, visit www.bigfootcrane.com.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com22management solutionsS pecial inspections originated in response to public safety concerns over a series of catastrophic structural failures in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Following high-profile incidents, like the collapse of a pedestrian walkway at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1981, the U.S. House of Representatives tasked a subcommittee with examining causes of the failures. The subcommittee reported the need for improved communication on construction projects and recommended the onsite presence of the structural engineer or his designee during construction.Since then, special inspections have been developed, now known as Chapter 17 of the International Building Code (IBC) and adopted by all 50 states. Special inspections code language addresses requirements for materials, fabrication, and installation, where special expertise is needed via inspection to assure that buildings are constructed according to the design specifications. Requirements are based on such factors as height of the structure, occupancy category, and additional requirements for “high” seismic and “high” wind conditions.While designed to assure public safety, special inspections are sometimes viewed by late adopters as costly additions to construction projects. However, special inspections requirements have been thoughtfully developed by the ICC code development process to increase the quality of construction and simultaneously reduce overall construction costs. This occurs as a result of the trade-off between higher factors of safety during the design process and these intensive inspections by an inspection agent to evaluate the accuracy of the construction as compared to the design documents. When implemented properly by a qualified team, special inspections add value for all stakeholders in construction projects. Here are three ways special inspections add value to any project: HIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCEWhile special inspectors must be thoroughly trained and qualified to serve, a knowledgeable and experienced special inspector provides value far above the mandatory requirements. When hiring special inspectors, identify those who have in-depth knowledge of both the special inspections and design chapters of the building code. With the understanding of both design factors of safety and special inspections requirements, the special inspector can develop a plan that is safe and effective without adding unnecessary burden or cost to the project. In addition to depth of knowledge of the codes, look for breadth of experience. While inspectors are usually deployed based on their areas of expertise, one with the proper training and experience can manage an entire project. Whether a Master of Special Inspections who is qualified across all materials and service lines, or a Professional Engineer who has been trained intentionally across multiple inspection disciplines, identifying a lead inspector provides continuity in understanding of the design, efficiency in having one person who can manage any concurrent issues onsite, and improved communication across stakeholders throughout the project. FOCUS ON QUALITYSome project owners are tempted by low-cost special inspections programs, viewing the code as creating unnecessary cost and schedule burdens. However, when the focus is placed on quality, project stakeholders have the assurance that the structure will perform as intended, which more often saves time and money in the long run.An effective quality assurance (QA) program requires the special inspector to be more than a figurehead on the project; they must be intimately involved and regularly onsite to ensure the quality of construction. By performing in-process inspections as required, the inspector can ensure construction progresses with the specified materials, within tolerances, and with proper installation techniques, benefitting the contractor and project owner by reducing the frequency of callbacks and future maintenance Special Inspections3 ways to add value to construction projectsBEST PRACTICESBy Tommy Faulkner
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202023issues. The inspector can proactively manage and reduce the need for field changes, providing assurance to the owner and design team that the structure is constructed, and will thus perform, as designed.QA programs require a thorough communication plan, including the documentation process and speed with which deficiencies are communicated to the contractor. By adhering to requirements for onsite presence, and communicating with the contractor quickly and effectively, the inspector can recognize deficiencies in-phase, reducing potential rework. Through this collaboration, the inspector and contractor can ensure deficiencies are corrected with limited cost and schedule impacts or safety risks. COMMUNICATE PROACTIVELYAn effective special inspections program cannot be reactive: if communication does not begin until the first deficiency is noted, a significant opportunity is lost. Pre-construction conferences provide a forum for discussing the QA program and addressing potential challenges with the project’s specific materials, fabrication, or installation techniques. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, special inspectors can identify areas of concern and consult on strategies to prevent issues during construction.In addition to the requirement for a Statement of Special Inspections (SSI) prepared by the design professional in responsible charge, the designer will provide the full road map of the testing and inspections plan. This process allows for all project participants to understand what is required by IBC and/or local codes, the quality requirements set forth by the project owner and the timeline for testing and inspections. By looking ahead, the contractor and special inspector can partner to address potential challenges in advance, rather than waiting for deficiencies. This collaboration will serve to reduce the cost of correcting deficiencies and the resulting schedule impacts.CLOSING THOUGHTWhen properly planned and implemented, special inspections add value to construction projects in areas of schedule, cost, and quality. By hiring special inspectors based on their knowledge and experience, and implementing a plan that focuses on quality and proactive communication, project owners can mitigate cost and risks during construction, and ensure structures perform as designed. about the authorTommy Faulkner, CEO of JDSfaulkner, is a licensed professional engineer, general contractor, Master of Special Inspections and realtor. For more, visit www.jdsfaulkner.com.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com24management solutionsThere is much to learn from those who lead the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard when it comes to recruiting and managing today’s younger generation of employees. Every leader in your dealership should pay attention to what the military can teach.Consider, for example, how the Army overcame a serious recent challenge in meeting its recruitment goals. In 2018, the Army came up short by 6,500 enlistees. The reasons for this were many. One problem was its “Army Strong” slogan. This tagline turned out to be less compelling than its much more powerful and effective predecessor “Be All You Can Be.”The Army soon realized that it needed a better understanding of the younger generation and what makes that demographic tick.To gain those insights, Army leaders paid visits to recruitment offices around the country. Little of what they came back with should surprise anyone. They heard what we already know—that young people are tech-crazy, fascinated by apps, glued to their cell phones, avid users of social media, love new experiences, value life-balance, are impatient, and are outspoken. Surprising, nonetheless to investigators, was the observation that members of the younger generation tend to be team-oriented, value harmony, and love to learn (all good traits to bring to the armed forces and to a dealership). On top of that, twentysomethings were found to desire to contribute to the betterment of society and that they care deeply about social issues. All of this convinced Army leaders to change their recruitment slogan to appeal to these virtues. The new tagline they came up with was “Warriors Wanted.” In concert with this change, the Army trotted out a revamped and energized website, offered more generous signup bonuses, and—most recently—began advertising the availability of training for specialties and futuristic cyber-tech roles. Taken as a whole, these steps got results. The Army ended fiscal year 2019 achieving its recruitment goal of 68,000 enlistees, according to a report at armytimes.com. New slogans are in the works. SMART RECRUITMENT TACTICSIf you want to successfully recruit the younger generation, it can help to think of your company—like the Army did with itself—as a brand you need to market What’s your slogan like? Does it “sing” to the Younger Generation? Does it establish your brand? One such possible recruiting slogan would be this to appeal to youth’s enrapture with all things technologic: “Harnessing High-Tech to Build.”Or maybe headline your next want-ad with a series of questions like these: “What Do You Love? To Use State-of-the-Art Technology? To be a part of construction from concept to completion? To Help People? To Problem-Solve? To Be Part of a Great Team? To Receive Great Benefits and Bonuses? Come Work With Us! HAVE A CAUSE!If you haven’t established a cause for your business, you are indeed behind the times. Cause marketing helps non-profits and worthwhile causes, increases brand awareness and attracts the Younger Generation. In a recent survey, nearly 2/3 expressed a preference to work for companies that make a positive impact on their community or society. A few ideas: “We Have the Habit of Giving to Habitat for Humanity.” “We Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.” “We Care Successful Recruiting3 military lessons to help recruit/manage young employeesBEST PRACTICESBy Christine Corelli
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202025About Our Employees, Our Customers, and Our Community.” LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHESIn the military, young people are taught to follow orders. They are trained to respect their leaders, and never challenge authority. It’s different in the “rough and tumble” world of construction contracting. You’re not automatically due respect from the younger generation just because you’re the boss. You have to earn that respect. How? By communicating to your young employees with honesty, sincerity, and caring. And any show of these qualities must extend as well to subs and customers—even the difficult ones who become irate and out of control when there are big change orders they didn’t expect. They say that military commanders need to lead by role-modeling, setting a strong, indisputably good example for every activity. They must inspire their troops to embrace personal passion, courage, discipline, teamwork, and high levels of performance. But never is this truer—or more critical—than for contractors – especially now that COVID-19 has turned our businesses and lives upside down. Military leaders also play the role of teachers and coaches. They do this all day, every day. Modern contractors should emulate them at every opportunity. Unfortunately, some are so focused on operations and the bottom line, and handling the challenges brought forth by COVID, and feel they are too busy to give their time and attention to their millennials and Gen-Z employees. For those contractors, dynamic leadership has fallen by the wayside.The good news is that progressive contractors are recognizing the invaluable contribution their exemplary conduct combined with a willingness to shepherd the young makes to business success and helps to ensure the future of their dealership—even if it’s tough. THINK OF THEM AS YOUR OWN SIGNAL CORPSThe Army’s Signal Corps is all about communication. When you hire members of the younger generation, you can expect to receive from them plenty of Signal Corps-style communication—and much of it in the form of outspokenness.Rather than tell them to keep their ideas to themselves, you should be open to hearing what they have to say. That’s how retired Col. Robert Carr, Senior Fellow with the Kellogg School of Management, suggests you respond when young employees offer unsolicited opinions. Writing in a recent issue of Kellogg Insight, Carr says: “Our young recruits often come up with new ways of doing things, so you want to encourage that ingenuity. And it’s not always a bad thing to challenge the status quo. The key is to give them enough latitude to shake things up a bit without upending core traditions or standard operating procedures.“Leaders tend to get frustrated when millennials challenge them. And it’s true that some millennials can be very outspoken. But usually what they’re doing is stretching, which isn’t always a bad thing. As a senior leader, you have to have the discernment to say: ‘This millennial isn’t challenging authority; they’re challenging the way things have been done,’ which forces you to be more agile, flexible, and innovative.” Applying Carr’s advice to your business you may find it potentially very profitable to invite rather than wait for input from the younger generation. Form a “Young Leaders Club.” Ask your young project managers, superintendents, office personnel, to collaborate with you on figuring out ways to improve productivity, save money, improve operations, increase customer satisfaction, work in the field, and handle tough customers. From the suggestions they give might just emerge a solution that makes all the difference in the world.CLOSING THOUGHTSo be a modern contractor who promotes—better yet, demands dynamic leadership throughout your organization, as well as peer-support and camaraderie. Plan team get-togethers where employees both young and old can develop friendships and treat each other like family. Do fun stuff together! Donate to a worthy cause. Be bold about it! Follow these marching orders and your business can win its battles for recruiting and retaining the young employees you need now and in the future. about the authorChristine Corelli is a conference speaker, workshop facilitator, and business columnist. She has worked with an abundance of construction contractor companies and been a featured speaker at industry associations. To contact her for an upcoming meeting, conference, or special event, call 847.477.7376. For more, visit www.christinespeaks.com.Our young recruits often come up with new ways of doing things, so you want to encourage that ingenuity. And it’s not always a bad thing to challenge the status quo. The key is to give them enough latitude to shake things up a bit without upending core traditions or standard operating procedures.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com28management solutionsOOf the 18.2 million veterans currently residing in the U.S., around 621,000 receive disability insurance or pension payments. Sadly, veterans with disabilities are disproportionately more vulnerable to the current impact of COVID-19. The pandemic creates a set of unique challenges to these veterans, including the fact that a majority now face a dire financial situation due to lost income. This has already led to increased homelessness and all the related mental, physical, and emotional problems that come with housing insecurity. To amend this problem, many veterans are seeking available jobs to regain lost income and to utilize their unique skillsets in an American workforce in dire need of productive workers. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that commercial contracting businesses that can hire and are looking for hard-working, motivated, and ethical employees, consider hiring veterans. It can be difficult for employers to recognize the invaluable experience and transferable skills veterans acquire during their time of military service. This creates a deep knowledge gap between veterans entering the workforce and employers searching for top talent. If your commercial contracting company is looking for new employees, now or in the future, consider these four benefits to hiring veterans. HEIGHTENED HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURESThe global pandemic has turned the world upside down, with companies across the world heightening their health and safety procedures to maintain a safe environment for all. While in the military, veterans were taught to learn and follow strict safety and health protocols for both the welfare of team members and themselves. The rules and regulations set in place in the military becomes second nature, with veterans easily adapting to new guidelines as they arise, since they are highly aware of any dangers that can happen in an environment. In short, veterans are trained to protect and care for the safety of their employees, property, and materials. TRAINABLE, ADAPTABLE, DETERMINEDVeterans continuously learn, develop, and grow from day one. As situations can change rapidly and without notice, members master adaptability and learn to improvise as their specific roles can be affected day to day. Adaptable Hiring Veterans4 benefits for the commercial contracting Industry BEST PRACTICESBy Josh White
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NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com30technology solutionsThe construction industry is undergoing a digital revolution, and new approaches are improving traditional tools and processes. With this comes the opportunity for contractors to adopt easy-to-implement technology to elevate their work to deliver projects on time, to specification, and within budget.Solutions such as machine control are more accessible than ever before, and deploying them to existing teams is a lot easier, and less time-consuming, than even a few years ago.Machine control can reduce costs and empower teams to execute at a higher experience level. Contractors and builders are taking notice and responding accordingly.According to The Civil Quarterly (TCQ), a new publication launched in July 2020 by Dodge Data & Analytics, 47 percent of contractors use machine control, while even more are looking to move in that direction. Of the contractors that use machine control, they use it on the majority (61 percent) of their projects.In the wake of COVID-19, machine control has again proven its worth on the jobsite. A more recent poll from The Civil Quarterly revealed nearly one in three (32%) contractors cite machine control as one of the most widely adopted new technologies helping them minimize negative business impacts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.While larger companies tend to use machine control two-to-three times more frequently than smaller operations, more and more it’s the smaller companies that are adopting these digital solutions to grow their business and effectively compete.“Machine control in this day and age is really the only way to go in construction, especially when you start factoring in different efficiencies,” says Jacob Daniel, GPS data manager at construction company, RV Associates. “It almost wouldn’t be possible for a company our size to do a large jobsite without spending thousands of dollars in hubs and stakes.”MOVE MATERIALS ONCEBesides labor and equipment, materials pose the most significant potential for added cost on most projects. Contractors have one chance to do it right or risk racking up potentially high costs to correct avoidable mistakes.Machine control essentially enables a one-and-done approach, eliminating the guesswork, and ensuring work is performed correctly.Plus, it eliminates the need to hire surveyors to verify work against the site’s plans, and empowers contractors to correctly place materials to grade the first time. The real benefit of this technology is that it can potentially reduce a job’s cost by 30-to-50 percent.“NO” EXPERIENCE NEEDEDWhen technology is easy to deploy, and intuitive for both novice and experienced operators to use, it’s not surprising to see a rising trend in adoption. Such solutions enable any team member to effectively contribute, perhaps as much as the most tenured team member.Manufacturers are making it easier to adopt a single solution for use with mixed fleets, and operators can use a single panels for multiple machine types.Solutions like the iCON GPS rover release the limitations of working with the pole in vertical positions and Conquering Technologyhow machine control makes your job easierDIGITAL REVOLUTIONBy Troy Dahlin
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202031increases productivity over conventional methods. Additionally, the offering collects as-built field data and stakes out designs faster, while ensuring accuracy to minimize errors.ON-TIME, ON-SPEC, WITHIN BUDGETEasy-to-use solutions, like 3D machine control, are ideal for teams that need real-time jobsite intelligence, as they communicate between the field and the office. Not long ago, design changes required someone to drive the updated details from the office to the site, a potentially time-consuming prospect.Because machine control solutions work with Leica ConX, a cloud-enabled solution, companies can manage, monitor, and share jobsite data in real-time from anywhere. Using the most up-to-date plans reduces the likelihood of errors and the need to redo work, thereby reducing the costs of mistakes.Machine control also allows contractors to mitigate problems stemming from the ongoing labor shortage and reduce overall time on the jobsite by 25 percent. The savings snowball and extend beyond labor to include lower fuel costs and savings resulting from lower wear and tear on machines.JUST THE STARTOrganizations need easy-to-understand and deploy tools that empower them to work smarter and more efficiently, while not putting their teams at risk, or sacrificing quality. Because it seamlessly and rapidly harmonizes and simplifies data handling, machine control reduces downtime, enabling higher utilization.Machine control complements other solutions currently employed on the jobsite, such as underground utility detection, to further reduce costs stemming from mistakes.Underground utilities pose a significant risk to projects, and stopping work for a utility strike can cost companies thousands of dollars. In 2018, workers reported more than 330,000 underground utility strikes in the United States and more than 11,000 in Canada, an increase of more than 13% since 2015.Technology is a professional partner that complements existing team members’ efforts, allowing them to accomplish more without complex additions.CLOSING THOUGHTToday’s jobsite is full of potential pitfalls and is challenging enough without introducing additional ones. While contractors are accustomed to finding solutions to unexpected challenges, machine control is another tool they can use alongside their other proven options. about the authorTroy Dahlin is vice president, heavy construction segment, US/CAN of Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon. Information based on data from the most recent issue of The Civil Quarterly from Dodge. For more, visit leica-geosystems.com.
ROME specializes in disc plows, earthmoving scrapers, land leveling scrapers, and haul roadmaintenance equipment for the construction industry.ROMEROME manufactures construction disc plows from 6' wide up to 20' wide that range from 400 pounds per blade to an industry leading 1100 pounds per blade. ROME offers disc blade sizes from 28" up to 42" in diameter ontheirconstruction plows. No matter what your application or power unit size ROME has you covered on your construction tillage needs.tillage needs.ROME manufactures earth moving scrapers in both pivot dump and ejector styles. The pivot dump line ranges from 9 yards to 21 yards. The ejector line ranges from 16 yards to 35 yards.ROME's haul road maintenance line is far and above the most diverse in the industry. Whether you need a simple bottomless scraper, ejector finishing scraper, or a roller box scraper ROME has you covered.For more information on our products or for the closest authorized ROME dealer please contact us.
ROME specializes in disc plows, earthmoving scrapers, land leveling scrapers, and haul roadmaintenance equipment for the construction industry.ROMEROME manufactures construction disc plows from 6' wide up to 20' wide that range from 400 pounds per blade to an industry leading 1100 pounds per blade. ROME offers disc blade sizes from 28" up to 42" in diameter ontheirconstruction plows. No matter what your application or power unit size ROME has you covered on your construction tillage needs.tillage needs.ROME manufactures earth moving scrapers in both pivot dump and ejector styles. The pivot dump line ranges from 9 yards to 21 yards. The ejector line ranges from 16 yards to 35 yards.ROME's haul road maintenance line is far and above the most diverse in the industry. Whether you need a simple bottomless scraper, ejector finishing scraper, or a roller box scraper ROME has you covered.For more information on our products or for the closest authorized ROME dealer please contact us.2021 BUYERS GUIDE
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com36company profilesAfter more than 50 years, modern contractors know that they can count on Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a group company of Yokohama, for performance, low cost of ownership, and innovation. And now, ATG has built on those to make it easier than ever to step up to the latest innovation in construction tires—radials—by pricing high-performance radial tires at the same level as most competitors’ bias-ply tires. RADIAL PERFORMANCERadial tires boost the performance of construction equipment. Their long, even footprint puts more horsepower on the ground, delivers greater traction, and improves fuel economy. Steel-belted construction keeps tires running cooler for longer service life and resists punctures. Flexible radial sidewalls reduce jolts and vibration, so they’re easier on operators and machinery. And radials last longer than bias-ply tires do—as much as two to three times longer.ATG’s skilled crews, working in state-of-the-art factories, manufacture a broad line of radial tires for backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, and skid steers so efficiently that they can compete with other manufacturers’ bias-ply tires. The bottom line: better performance and lower cost per hour.RADIAL CHOICESATG delivers a wide range of radial tires for construction machinery. The Galaxy Multi Tough is a great introduction to radials. Priced to compete head-to-head with bias-ply options, the Galaxy Multi Tough features radial construction and an innovative block tread pattern for outstanding longevity and performance on mixed surfaces.The steel-belted Alliance 580 radial uses a classic “hockey stick” bar lug design for the loose soils that backhoe, loader and utility tractor operators often find themselves in ... boosted by the added traction that radials deliver. The Alliance 585 combines steel-belted radial construction with a unique, non-directional hybrid block tread design optimized for both traction and self-cleaning. The result is a long-lasting tire for backhoes, loaders, and telehandlers that can handle any surface—and any direction—with a sure grip and wear resistance.The Alliance 550 Multi Use radial is a four-season heavy hitter, with more biting edges in its hybrid, curved block tread pattern and outstanding performance in snow as well as loose soil, mud, and even pavement. On backhoes, loaders, wheeled excavators, tractors, and skid steers, the steel-belted Alliance 550 takes equipment to the next level.MORE OPTIONSWith more than 2,000 SKUs under the Alliance, Galaxy, and Primex brands, ATG manufactures more than just great radials. Bias-ply tires from ATG are purpose built for the real-world challenges of any jobsite, from snow and sand to hard rock mines and everything in between. And, the Galaxy Severe Duty Solid (SDS) line has built a global reputation for performance in some of the most punishing environments on earth. Quality and performance have earned Alliance, Galaxy, and Primex tires the trust of some of the world’s most popular machinery companies, including CNH, John Deere, AGCO, Caterpillar, and Bobcat, which include ATG brands as original equipment. And ATG’s tires are widely used as replacement tires by contractors looking for better performance, longer service life, and lower total cost of ownership. Contact your Alliance, Galaxy, or Primex tire dealer for more information, visit www.atgtire.com or call 800.343.3276.ALLIANCE TIRE GROUP (ATG)ALLIANCE TIRE GROUP (ATG)Radial Construction Tires and MoreGalaxy Multi Tough
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com38company profilesSince 1970, American Augers has specialized in designing and manufacturing the largest category of horizontal directional drills in the industry, in addition to a full range of auger-boring machines and efficient high-pressure cleaning systems. We take pride in being American-made and internationally distributed. Our machines are produced in our West Salem, Ohio, location and are built to be rugged, dependable, and long-lasting. This keeps our customers confident about their equipment and productive on the jobsite. The saying “built to last” is engrained in our culture, and it’s reflected in our entire fleet of equipment by working as hard as the people operating it. UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION VETERANWe know jobsites are not created equal, which is why we’ve worked closely with our customers over the last 50 years to engineer, build, and customize equipment that is best suited to their needs. Our engineers take pride in their work and are as reliable as the machines they create. This is why we’ve led the way in several industry advancements.For example, our electric auger-boring system provides an alternative to traditional diesel-powered machines, minimizing the amount of exhaust and diesel fumes blowing into the boring pit. In addition, the system is designed to boost operator efficiency without compromising power, using an electric motor that produces 600,000 lbs of thrust for a more consistent power output along a wider range of auger speeds. We’ve also led the industry as the first HDD manufacturer to eliminate the chain carriage, instead utilizing a rack and pinion carriage design on our directional drills. This design provides smoother carriage movement, more precise operating control, and eliminates the need for complicated parts, which optimizes operator productivity. It’s also tough and rugged enough to withstand a variety of horizontal boring projects. When all is said and done, our #1 goal is to provide reliable, durable, and long-lasting machines that keep our customers up and running.BEYOND THE EQUIPMENT From the moment boots hit the ground to the finished project, our team is there to help our customers get the job done. We know every hour counts, which is why our customer relationships extend beyond the equipment. Whether it’s scheduled maintenance or a down machine, we are ready to provide 24/7 customer care, service, and support, to get contractors back to work quickly and efficiently. As part of the Ditch Witch Organization, our machines are sold and serviced through the Ditch Witch worldwide dealership network. Our customers can expect to receive high-quality customer service from sales and service professionals who have gone through extensive product training and are always ready to help get them back to work quickly. For more information, visit www.americanaugers.com.AMERICAN AUGERS AMERICAN AUGERS
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com40company profilesIt’s no surprise that operators hold a special place in their heart for the equipment they run. Along with the power of an excavator’s breakout force or the smooth grading skills, the biggest impact on improving productivity is having the right tool for the job—and that means attachments.With more than 250 products for excavators, compact excavators, wheel loaders, and more, AMI Attachments not only has the right tool for every job, its products are manufactured using Hardox® wear plate and Strenx™ performance steel.MANY INDUSTRY FIRSTSServing the heavy equipment market across North America, AMI Attachments has created a product line that spans the full range from compact excavators to large-scale production mining machines. Within its 20 years of business, the company has achieved many industry firsts, including new product designs, product warranty, and the world’s first dual member certification of both the Hardox® In My Body and My Inner Strenx™. Walking through the engineering department at AMI Attachments, it’s easy to see product development is a top priority that never stops. Their dedicated team of engineers is constantly adding improvements and creating innovative new designs using the latest technology to maximize performance and minimize wear. The goal is to provide its customers with world-class material handling solutions.ATTACHMENTS BUILT TO LASTOne of AMI Attachments’ signature products is the Graptor® Integrated Thumb Bucket. This patented design is powered by a helical actuator. With incredible holding strength—up to 54,000 ft-lb of torque—you gain total control, whether picking, handling, or demolishing. Perfect for large objects or bucketfuls of debris, the Graptor keeps its grip throughout the entire rotation, making your job easier and faster. Taking the guesswork out of trying to control both bucket and thumb simultaneously, the Graptor lets you just clamp and roll. For multi-tasking, the AMI Attachments Jawbone 4-in-1 Excavator Bucket is the ultimate in versatility. At first glance, the Jawbone looks no different than a regular digging bucket, but provides all the power of a hydraulic cylinder thumb, without custom installation. Like the Graptor, the Jawbone Bucket is powered by a helical actuator, giving you up to 54,000 ft-lb of torque. The unique design reduces downtime by allowing you to switch effortlessly between digging, ditching, grading, and grabbing, with two different cutting edges in one. The newest product just released is the AXXIS™ Tilt Rotator—powered by NOX. Featuring 360° endless rotation along with tilt angles of 50° in either direction, the AMI Attachments’ AXXIS Tilt Rotator provides refined dexterity for precise grading, backfilling, and material handling. The tilting action is performed by a compact helical actuator which eliminates the need for bulky cylinders. The AMI Attachments AXXIS Tilt Rotator has shown that operators are able to work 25-30% faster. QUALITY PRODUCTSNo matter the machine or the attachment, AMI Attachments stands behind its products with the industry-first 2-year limited warranty. For products that are designed for hard work in abrasive situations, the 2-year limited warranty is a great way to know you’re buying a quality product that will last. To get the right tools to take your productivity to the next level, you can contact AMI Attachments directly at 800.556.9452 and they will work with you and your local equipment dealer to get you what you need.www.amiattachments.comAMI ATTACHMENTSAMI ATTACHMENTSNext Level Productivity Starts with Your Attachments
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com42company profilesBigfoot Crane Company Inc. is a value-driven organization. We strive to be a leader in the high-angle materials handling industry by providing the best in industrial cranes, hoists, underhook accessories, services, and solutions. EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCEWith nearly 30 years of experience, we understand the challenges our customers face. We have developed our team, service, and product selection accordingly to ensure we can deliver meticulous quality and excellence every time. Bigfoot has been operating out of Abbotsford, BC, since the early 2000’s and a distribution warehouse in Virginia since 2015. LEGENDARY SERVICEAs a growing company we pride ourselves on our culture, our customer service, and our reputation. Our goal is to provide products and services that are industry leading and will keep clients coming back.Our company moto is: Legendary Service and this moto lives in how each Bigfoot employee approaches their work and customer service. One of our key strategies is to provide our customers with a turn-key and inclusive vertical material handling experience including but not limited to: • Tower crane rentals, sales & services• Construction hoist rentals, sales & services• Under hook crane accessories rentals, sales & service• Self dumping bins• Auto leveling pallet forks• Concrete buckets• Man-baskets• Spreader bars and related rigging• Wind safety systems sales & service• Zone control rentals, sales & service• Complete shop services to support all products we rent and sell• Certified Crane & Hoist operator training facility covering all classes of cranes and hoists• In-house engineering and project supportSINGLE, GO-TO PARTNEROut product and service line up if focused on giving each of our customers a single go-to partner that they can trust and depend on for their entire project, we literally can provide with one phone call the solution our customers need with out the need to talk to multiple suppliers. For more information, visit www.bigfootcrane.com.BIGFOOT CRANE COMPANY INC. BIGFOOT CRANE COMPANY INC. A-600DSELF-DUMPING BINS A-D SERIES BY BOSCAROBoscaro’s A-D self-dumping bin series consists of 17 durable yet light weight sizes designed for safe, hands free unloading. Increase productivity while enhancing safety by equipping your worksite with a self-dumping bin. All of our buckets and bins are approved for use in North America because they meet or exceed all ASME standards.• Designed for hands-free unloading• Durable powder-coated finish• Proven for safety, strength, and longevity• 100% Welded steel construction• Lightweight and durable
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com44company profilesCHANCE® helical piles provide proven high-capacity solutions for deep foundation applications such as expansive soils, high water tables, fill areas, and other areas where unstable soils require piling. When you choose CHANCE helical piles you can trust they are backed by strong, technical expertise and the largest distribution network in North America. You receive quality product and unrivaled support.Hubbell Power Systems, Inc (HPS) proudly manufactures CHANCE helical piles—the only helical pile that operates with regional distribution service partners, offering clients economies of scale and a variety of ready-to-ship material in close proximity to any project. CHANCE helical piles are used worldwide to secure residential and commercial buildings, tower foundations, heavy equipment foundations, and many other deep foundation applications. Engineered for dependability and long-term stability, CHANCE foundation solutions feature exclusive anchoring techniques, tools, designs, and sizes to suit a broad range of applications. Applications for helical piles are far reaching. Grow your business and utilize helical piles for new construction, commercial lighting, marine tiebacks, cell towers, solar and wind power foundations, oil and gas applications, signage, boardwalks, and much more.LOCAL EXPERTYou’ll be supported throughout your project by local experts. Your local distributor is not only a product expert, but truly understands the soil conditions in your area along with proper capacity, load time, and necessary equipment. They are your go-to team supporting you throughout the project.READY-TO-SHIP INVENTORYReduce project delays when you use CHANCE helical piles. We have inventory on hand and local distributors ready to mobilize. CHANCE helical piles are sold through the largest distribution network in North America. This means no matter where your project is, the odds are good that we have a distribution service partner close to you that can deliver. We understand that time is money, and CHANCE helical piles mean substantial savings.GUARANTEED RESULTSCHANCE helical piles have a rich history as the industry-leading deep foundation solution. Albert Bishop Chance pioneered the industry, creating and patenting the first practical earth anchor in 1912. Today, there are more CHANCE helical piles installed than any other—and still holding strong.Our engineers aren’t resting on our legacy. We continue to push toward the future by offering you product innovation and specialized tools. HeliCAP 3.0, our proprietary cloud-based helical capacity design software, performs powerful calculations on your site soil parameters to help you help you maintain control over essential criteria to affect the same process our application engineers employ daily to analyze problems and specify solutions. HeliCAP 3.0 provides correlation between blow count and soil profile which allows for greater engineering judgment, more efficient soil profiles, and more accurate results. CHANCE FOUNDATION SOLUTIONSCHANCE FOUNDATION SOLUTIONSChoosing CHANCE helical piles means having confidence at all stages of your project.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com46company profilesThe construction industry has traditionally lagged behind other industries in the adoption of digital capabilities. This is a significant factor as to why jobsite productivity has remained stuck over the past 2+ decades. As the world’s second largest industry, construction projects positively affect communities all around the world, and their impacts are decades or centuries lasting. Today, the opportunity to better steward resources and enrich lives—enabled through new construction technology—is massive.Command Alkon is dramatically improving how contractors, bulk material suppliers, logistics providers, jobsite inspectors, project owners, and more interact through CONNEX—our collaboration platform built specifically for the heavy work industry.COLLABORATIONCONNEX allows businesses within the heavy construction industry to harness problem-solving energies and gain insights into every aspect of their supply chain. The platform allows companies to simplify data and analytics across their trading partners, and streamline operations for greater efficiency and productivity.Command Alkon’s CONNEX Platform helps trading partners conduct business with each other and automate processes. Transactions are executed and information collected to deliver insights with a speed and accuracy that fuels success on the heavy jobsite. CONNEX can gather data from IoT devices, telematics, and more, running analytics to inform about a business’ performance. The CONNEX Solution Suites automate business critical processes in a company and across its trading partners. SOLUTIONS Market pressures are squeezing construction budgets, margins, schedules, and material supplies. By digitizing and automating processes across an integrated platform like CONNEX, data-driven heavy materials operations can save time and money, improve safety and compliance, reduce mistakes and downtime, and boost their competitive position. Just 2 to 3 percent of productivity gains translate into multi-billion-dollar savings. Savings from the implementation of Command Alkon solutions can ultimately mean more schools, hospitals, libraries, etc. within a community, making better places to live for all people.The materials that the heavy work industry makes, hauls, or buys are almost always on the critical path for the end customer. It’s crucial to be able to react quickly to bottlenecks that might throw a wrench in operations and throw jobs off schedule. Many innovative construction companies are increasingly investing in software that allows them to track and trace these materials from the moment an order is made all the way until the material reaches the jobsite – even after, during the payment process. Seeing more and knowing more as materials and data flow helps to ensure jobs are completed on time and in budget. CONNEX helps to do this by connecting trading partners more precisely, speedily, and easily than ever before, allowing disparate systems to talk to one another. Each constituent has access to the exact same information, enabling greater traceability of products across multiple partners, locations, and facilities.PLATFORMCommand Alkon has digitized over 35 million material ticket flows between project owners and contractors and their suppliers. The 35 million and rapidly growing automated and paper-free workflows are successfully removing significant transactional costs from projects using our collaboration platform. As transactional costs can represent upwards of 40 percent of a project’s costs, digital competencies go a long way in reducing project spend, and consequently freeing those newly available resources to apply across more projects. For more, visit www.commandalkon.com.For more information on Command Alkon’s CONNEX Platform, visit commandalkon.com/connex/.COMMAND ALKONCOMMAND ALKON
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com48company profilesDiablo, a solution-oriented range of best-in-the-world and best-for-our-world products for the professional user, introduces a new full-range of SDS-Plus and SDS-Max Rebar Demon™ 4-cutter full carbide head hammer drill bits for concrete and reinforced concrete applications. Designed with innovative technology to meet the user’s needs, this new range answers the growing issues of life, durability, strength, and speed.Concrete building trends continue to grow at a fast pace, driven by both the robust economy and building codes for commercial and residential sectors. The building materials industry is creating higher-strength concrete and rebar forcing power tool manufacturers to develop stronger, more powerful drills. However, current drilling solutions in the marketplace have not kept up with these growing trends: the ability to handle high-heat, tough to drill applications such as rebar, or being fast enough to minimize labor costs.For years, Diablo has received end-user feedback requesting state-of-the-art products to address durability, strength, speed, and labor costs, all of which are not currently offered. Diablo’s first-ever complete range of Rebar Demon™ 4-cutter full carbide head hammer drill bits is the ultimate solution for drilling fast, precise holes without the need of changing to a rebar cutter to drill reinforced concrete, delivering extreme savings in time and money.Diablo’s revolutionary range of SDS-Plus and SDS-Max Rebar Demon™ 4-cutter full-carbide head hammer drill bits are the only bits designed to be the most durable, fastest, and coolest solutions on the market. The Rebar Demon bits feature up to 2X more Dura-Carbide to withstand up to 1800°F of intense heat whereas standard bits fail at 800°F. Diablo’s impact resistant 4-cutter full-carbide head withstands the stress of high-powered hammer drills and the impact of rebar by taking small bites of rebar to deliver controlled carbide wear, reduced vibration and up to 7X longer life. Produced with Tri-Metal Fusion Welding, the full-carbide head resists heat and prevents breakage in extreme impact situations. Precision Tip delivers the stability and accuracy required to produce fast, precise holes in reinforced concrete for anchor setting. Diablo’s Rebar Demon™ range includes (75) hammer bits, covering a range of sizes: • SDS-Plus range: 5/32 to 1-1/8 in. • SDS-Max range: 3/8 to 2 in.For more information, visit www.diablotools.com/takestheheat.Diablo Drill BitsDiablo Drill BitsRebar Demon™ SDS-Plus & SDS-Max 4-Cutter Full Carbide Head Hammer Drill Bits
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com50company profilesFamily owned and operated since 1982, Easy Kleen has more than 37 years of experience manufacturing high-pressure cleaning equipment. Easy Kleen does things differently. They have a hands-on approach to ensure that the equipment not only meets the customers’ needs now but also takes future growth into account. Easy Kleen has equipment in the field that has been in use for more than 30 years due to its rugged, dependable, and serviceable design. The complete line of hot and cold water pressure washers, jetting equipment and trailer options, dry steam generators, hose reels, and modular heaters for vacuum trucks are designed and manufactured in a 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Canada. SOLID COILSCoils are designed and manufactured in-house as well. The coil pipe is purchased directly from the mill in lengths up to twice as long as the competition. This minimizes seam welds within the coils. Easy Kleen coils are solid. 100% pipe penetration is achieved during the fusion welding process versus the competitors stick welding process, which only yields 60-70% pipe penetration. The pipe is elliptically wound with a CNC 11 axis pipe maneuvering machine which eliminates flow restrictions. Each layer of pipe is structurally braced and welded to the next to reduce pipe vibration and wear. The coil mounting studs are welded directly to the coil pipe, the pipe cannot move around within its skin. Everything down to the cutting and rolling of the skins to the stamping of the lids is carried out within the factory. CRN/ASME 30.1 pressure vessel coded coils are also available. Rugged: the only word needed to describe Easy Kleen frames. Fully welded with 3 mil power coat finish, these frames will stand the test of time. Designed in-house using 3D Solidworks software, each frame is designed for maximum serviceability. All of the components on an Easy Kleen machine are easy to access, which makes them easy to maintain and service. SUPERIOR COMPONENTS FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCEAll components are sourced direct from industry leading manufacturers such as Honda, Kohler, Kubota, Techtop, General Pump, Cat Pumps, Wayne Burners, just to name a few. These companies offer vast service and parts networks which are ideal in the global marketplace. The range of equipment is broad, from smaller units utilized in butcher shops to continuous duty systems used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in major manufacturing and processing plants, Easy Kleen has a system to meet your application needs. This company is more than a factory that takes steel and components and makes products, they are a problem solving company with vast knowledge and experience with thousands of applications. Your jobsite needs an Easy Kleen machine! Call today to see what Easy Kleen can do to solve your toughest cleaning jobs. Ask about our pickup skid option for 100% portable cleaning. For more information, visit www.easykleen.com, or call 800.315.5533.EASY-KLEEN PRESSURE SYSTEMSEASY-KLEEN PRESSURE SYSTEMS
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com52company profilesFor more than 25 years, Express Blower, Inc. has led the pneumatic blower truck market with innovation, state-of-the-art systems, and practical experience, resulting in a greater number of large-size machines working in the field today than any other manufacturer. The mantra, “We are selling a business, not just a piece of equipment,” is ingrained in Express Blower’s culture and is reflected in the equipment and customer service provided to its customers.EQUIPMENT TO MEET EVERY NEEDBeginning as woodchip blowers more than 70 years ago, today there are a variety of Express Blower (EB) machines, some powerful enough to productively blow 1.5-inch aggregates more than 1,800 feet and soil blends more than 2,000 feet.* Including all available power packages, as well as the newly designed PTO driven high-output “HO” models and the compact TR-HD model, EB now offers 11 different machines. There are also two machines available through the Express Mulcher™ line, with walking floor, hose reel, and limited options for companies interested in a more economical machine to be used primarily for lightweight material applications.VIBRANT USED EQUIPMENT MARKETExpress Blower machines are built to last, and this longevity has resulted in a vigorous used equipment market. Recognizing that building new machines plus refurbishing used machines could strain factory and personnel capacity, EB partnered with Conveyor Application Systems, LLC (CAS) to assist in the refurbishment and sale of used EB machines. CAS is a Rexius Forest By-Products company which was the inventor of EB machines and the creator of Express Blower, Inc. Their knowledge and experience are a great asset to this market. While customers speak directly with the EB sales team when purchasing new or used equipment, CAS is responsible for securing the used equipment inventory and refurbishing the machines to get them in sellable condition. www.usedblowertrucks.comUNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIESSave time. Save labor. Offer services that few companies can while providing your business with year-round revenue streams. EB makes it easier for you to expand your business and capitalize on high profit specialty applications like erosion control blankets and berms, green roof media installations, Terraseeding®, aggregate placement, and playground safety surface installation. Erosion Control Blankets, Sediment Control Berms, Filter Sock: EB application delivers 100 percent ground contact for greater success at controlling runoff and stabilizing slopes. Even large and/or remote sites become instantly accessible, manageable, and profitable.Green Roofs: While all EB machine models can go vertical for green roof installations, certain models have blown rooftop soil mixes more than 30 stories high, eliminating the need for cranes, wheelbarrows, and manlifts and decreasing the amount of labor needed for installation.Seeding is Believing: Terraseeding is a proprietary system that provides the calibrated injection of seed into the material blow stream for a single step application that produces amazing results for residential lawns, athletic turf, erosion control blankets/berms—even use with wildflower seed. EXPRESS BLOWER, INC. Express Blower claims the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable people in both sales and aftermarket product support and takes great pride in its superior customer service. Onsite training with equipment purchase, exclusive owner’s conference, expert technical support, extensive parts inventory to maximize uptime and productivity, plus exceptional warranty coverage are just a few of the reasons that EB continues to grow and expand its customer base. *Performance may vary depending on type and quality of material used, operator proficiency, and jobsite setup, requirements, and specifications. Express Blower, Express Mulcher, Terraseeding and the Express Blower design logo are trademarks of Express Blower, Inc. EXPRESS BLOWER, INC. EXPRESS BLOWER, INC. Innovation, Production, and Superior Customer Support Express Blower, Inc. | 800.285.7227 | email@example.com | www.expressblower.com
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com54company profilesGAS CLIP TECHNOLOGIESGAS CLIP TECHNOLOGIESAlthough keeping employees safe while at a worksite has always been a priority, this year’s world events have placed a spotlight on maintaining safety through prevention. Gas detection is a prime example of that concept, and one of the top manufacturers of gas detection solutions is Gas Clip Technologies. They have spent over a decade specializing in providing dependable, compliance-based, affordable gas detectors that utilize cutting-edge technology. Their innovation has led to multi gas detection that is simpler and safer than ever. One prime example is their popular Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus. TECHNOLOGY THAT LASTSLike all of their detectors, the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus arrives fully charged, calibrated and ready to use straight out of the box. However, this simple-to-use, portable multi gas detector is the first wearable gas monitor that runs for three years without needing to be recharged or recalibrated. Its longevity comes from the advanced low-power LED photometric infrared technology. Most multiple gas detectors must be charged every day. However, the extremely low drain on the detector’s battery makes the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus the only multi gas detector on the market today to provide 1,095 days of continuous use without recharging. The constant hassle of making sure that detectors are fully charged before each use along with the daily concern of detectors powering down in the middle of a job are both eliminated.SAFETY AND RELIABILITYAdditionally, the use of low-power LED photometric infrared LEL sensor technology allows the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus to more reliably detect the presence of combustible gases. Even in the most extreme conditions, the monitor has proven dependable by immediately warning workers of the presence of combustible gases (Lower Explosive Limit - LEL), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and carbon monoxide (CO), as well as the deficiency or enrichment of oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere. With the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus, workers can focus on the job at hand knowing that they can rely on their gas detectors to alert them when there is exposure to dangerous gases no matter the situation. WHAT MAKES EVERYTHING SIMPLEAnother resource-saving feature that contributes to the safety and operation of the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus is the ability to perform a full-function self-test upon activation and at regular intervals for the life of the detector to ensure proper operation of the sensors, battery and circuitry. If there is a problem, the failure alert feature displays an error message to notify the user and helps prevent workers from entering potentially unsafe conditions with faulty equipment. Additionally, the Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus allows customizable alarm set points and detailed data logging. Valuable information is documented in one-second increments, which in turn provides a “black box” of critical details that map out the development of gas exposure from the moment of detection.TOP-QUALITY CLIENT CAREIn conjunction with Gas Clip Technologies’ superlative products, their customer service department is second-to-none. Their team tests 100% of their detectors before shipping them to clients in order to guarantee product quality. This procedure helps eliminate potential downtime and expenses that can occur due to detector malfunctions. Since Gas Clip Technologies’ products are available through distributors worldwide, innovative gas detection solutions are always within easy reach.For more information, visit www.gascliptech.com or call 972.775.7577.Simple Solution to Your Gas Detection Needs
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com56company profilesNOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com56GORMAN-RUPP PUMPSGORMAN-RUPP PUMPSFor more than eighty-five years, Gorman-Rupp has manufactured the high performance, high quality pumps and pumping systems required for lasting service in the municipal, water, wastewater, sewage, industrial, construction, petroleum, and OEM markets. Our extensive line of pump products include self-priming centrifugal pumps, standard centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, trash pumps, priming-assisted pumps, and rotary gear pumps. Gorman-Rupp also manufactures a complete line of state-of-the-art packaged lift stations and booster stations that include pumps, motors, controls, piping, accessories, and enclosures.Through the years, our continued growth has focused on superior pump design, engineering, and customer service. As a result, Gorman-Rupp has become a company known for market innovations and improvements that continue to set standards for the pump industry.Gorman-Rupp operates two manufacturing plants, producing a full line of pumps and sewage pumping stations with custom-made fiberglass enclosures and electrical control panels.Gorman-Rupp has over 1,000 distributors throughout the United States and the world that are qualified to give expert advice on pump selection and applications. If you have a service problem, a factory-trained distributor is only a phone call away. Our distributors are backed by the fastest parts service in the industry. Gorman-Rupp stocks more than 60,000 pumps and parts and ships 99 percent of them within twenty-four hours so your parts will be there when you need them.CONSTRUCTION MARKETGorman-Rupp is the leading manufacturer of pumps for the construction market. Offering nearly 3,000 models, we have one of the largest selections of fluid-handling products in the world. We have built our reputation on the workhorses of the construction pump market: self-priming centrifugal trash pumps. These dependable, versatile performers help contractors move large volumes of water quickly. We also manufacture an extensive line of submersible, diaphragm, and priming-assisted pumps that offer maximum reliability and service life.INDUSTRIAL MARKETYou will find Gorman-Rupp pumps operating in the most hostile industrial environments—down in the sub-basements; in the waste sumps; in the heat, steam, grease, and grime; handling the corrosive and abrasive industrial wastes other pumps cannot. Performing reliably month after month, year after year, in all types of waste control systems, pumping solids and debris that would shut other pumps down, Gorman-Rupp industrial pumps are designed for the people who service them.MUNICIPAL MARKETGorman-Rupp sets the industry standard for sewage pumping systems including pumps, motors, and controls (complete sewage lift stations). Our solids handling self-priming and submersible sewage pumps offer maximum dependability and ease of service. Our commitment to “total system responsibility” means you only have to make one call should you encounter a problem with your system, from pumps and controls to the lights and fans in our enclosure. We simply offer the best sewage pumps and pumping systems in the industry.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com58company profilesIsuzu Commercial Truck of America, headquartered in Anaheim, California, has dealerships in all 50 states. Isuzu’s parts distribution centers in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania serve these 300+ dealerships. Isuzu also operates four ports (Baltimore, Jacksonville, Tacoma, and San Diego), and has FTR and N-Series gas truck production in Charlotte, Michigan. This footprint speaks volumes for Isuzu’s ability to serve you and this extensive lineup is sure to have a truck for you. The Isuzu lineup consists of the N-Series (Class 3-5) with GVWRs from 12,000 to 19,500 lbs in diesel or gas powertrains and the F-Series FTR (Class 6) with a 25,950 lbs GVWR and a diesel powertrain. Historic Isuzu quality and a low cost of ownership have made Isuzu the #1 best-selling Low Cab Forward truck in America since 1986.MORE THAN A CHASSISIsuzu trucks are more than a chassis. Their day-in day-out performance is what hard-working men and women rely on to stay productive and earn their living. Isuzu knows their trucks’ uptime is key to operations and productivity. Today’s customers demand timely and cost-efficient maintenance. Isuzu dealerships take this seriously and their trained technicians are prepared when maintenance is required. Many Isuzu dealerships have online service scheduling, and they all have access to Isuzu Genuine Parts and value-priced FleetValue Parts that are built to OEM specs.MAINTENANCE PROGRAMNew Isuzu truck customers can protect themselves from the rising costs of labor and parts with the Priority Service Maintenance Program (PSMP). This customizable maintenance program is not only cost-efficient but provides a huge amount of convenience. Because PSMP has preset maintenance schedules, your Isuzu dealer can quickly see what services are needed; the best part is you get priority treatment and the payment is already handled. Moreover, every new Isuzu truck comes with an Oil Coverage program that covers your first few oil changes to lessen your costs and get you acquainted with the dealership. WARRANTIESIsuzu also offers extended warranties to protect you further down the road. These are some of the most comprehensive coverages in the industry. Another added benefit is Roadside Assistance. If you are ever in need of help, rest assured that Roadside Assistance is included with every new truck and covers the life of the 3-year standard limited warranty and even the available extended limited warranties. EASE OF FINANCINGAll of this makes owning an Isuzu truck a great experience, and now let’s talk about the Isuzu truck buying experience. Financing is normally one of the biggest hassles in purchasing a new work truck. Finance managers run numbers from various lenders with many great rates and promotions. There is some good and some bad to that. Choices can be good, but complicates the process as well. However, Isuzu’s captive finance company, Isuzu Finance of America (IFAI), is a leader in financing and leasing Isuzu trucks. This simplifies things. Not only does IFAI offer competitive rates and great lease promotions, its people know Isuzu and can give customers great terms that suit their business for the long term. When you are shopping for your next truck, definitely look to Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. Isuzu has the product and customer support to make your ownership experience a special one!ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF AMERICA, INC.OF AMERICA, INC.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com60company profilesISUZU MOTORS AMERICA, LLCISUZU MOTORS AMERICA, LLCOur legacy of strength and kindness is essential for our Global life, as we reach countries around the world with the power to meet their needs. Today, with more than 190 countries experiencing worldwide uncertainty with pandemic proportions, we are here to support your power requirements by providing environmentally responsible products for your specific applications. We are always available to understand your needs as they relate to your business and that of your customers. We know these are difficult times but our problem solving and product support can make a difference in your business challenges.GLOBAL LEADER OF INNOVATIVE POWERAs a producer of on-road commercial vehicles, off-road Diesel and Alternative Fuel Engines and Power Units for unlimited applications. We have built and maintained a world-class organization to provide power solutions that work. Because of our manufacturing operations and expanded products in more than 100 countries, we now have over 28,000,000 engines produced globally. Isuzu ensures the most advanced performance and services, with a goal to become the new international standard of excellence in product development, quality, manufacturing, and customer support. ALTERNATIVE FUEL AND NEW DUAL-FUEL POWER UNITSOur Alternative Fuel Engines and Power Units using natural gas or propane can now be equipped with a new Dual-Fuel System to simply reconfigure the fuel source and eliminate downtime. These Dual-Fuel Power Units are being recognized as industry leading for their innovative ability to change from one fuel to another, while on location, without shutting down an entire jobsite to change an available fuel source. An example would be a market like Louisiana where higher levels of hurricanes occur and natural gas gets interrupted. These Dual-Fuel Power Units can be switched off and restarted with a flip of a switch to easily change to a readily available propane tank. ISUZU PRODUCTS, BUILT TO LASTIsuzu has proven to be Reliable, Eco-friendly, Durable, and Technologically Advanced since 1916. Our Tier 4 and Stage V Engines and Power Units, branded under Isuzu REDTech™, provide quiet, low maintenance and fuel-efficient solutions for existing and new applications. From 6.7kW to 397kW, these Engines and Power Units use the latest after treatment DOC or DOC+SCR, with vertical or horizontal SCR for design flexibility. Every Isuzu Engine or Power Unit is precision tuned for its highest efficiency, while reducing oil and fuel consumption. A long-lasting and robust fuel injection system incorporates excellent fuel economy and extended service life. Stringent criteria to lower NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) are engineered into every Isuzu product. Each application is designed to meet customer specifications and is engineering validated for each environment. Isuzu REDTech™ Engines and Power Units with reliable performance, durability, and high thermal efficiency help reduce downtime. All of our products are supported by Genuine Isuzu Parts, a Distributor and Dealer network along with dedicated professionals disciplined in engineering, manufacturing, and management to ensure the right customer solutions. More information can be obtained by contacting an Isuzu Diesel distributor or visit www.isuzuengines.com or www.IsuzuREDTech.com.Isuzu. Caring people providing The Power behind it all. 4HV1 Dual-Fuel System
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com62company profilesJeffrey Machine Inc., a third-generation family owned business, is an innovative, global leader in auger manufacturing and technology. With highly skilled engineers and machinists in place, Jeffrey Sager, knows how to be the direct force in this market and understands that down time costs customers money. With that in mind, he has led his company to the next level in numerous ways including adding a second location in Euless, Texas, which along with the main headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, means customers get what they need faster than ever before. TOUGH & DEPENDABLEToughness and dependability are what Jeffrey Machine tools are known for. They deliver the finest, most comprehensive line of drilling tools in the industry. They can create various sizes starting at 6 inches for dirt and rock augers up to 18 ft, CFA, core barrels up to 15 ft, to a full line of utility augers, revolutionary Dragon’s Tooth® Rock Cutting System, and much more. Their custom manufactured tools are designed to devour the densest rock, eliminate project downtime, and reduce wear-associated costs. In addition, they boast one of the world’s largest inventories of wear parts and components for the drilling tool industry. Their state-of-the-art facility uses both standard and proprietary equipment, including a game-changing Plate Roll that greatly increases our capacity to quickly roll cylinders of up to 2-inch thick material up to 10 ft long, in diameters as small as 2 ft and as large as 15 ft, making it perfect for barrels, cylinders, and coring products that need a quick turnaround from shop floor to jobsite. This custom Plate Roll was a huge investment and has paid off by greatly improving the factory’s ability to be more responsive to customers’ needs and adding new areas of potential expansion into new markets. CRIMSON RED COATINGIn 2016, in celebration of its upcoming 40th anniversary, Jeffrey Machine introduced a unique, new feature—crimson red coating on all new tooling. With this bright, new finish, the products not only stand out for their unmatched quality, but they are instantly recognizable as tooling produced exclusively by Jeffrey Machine, Inc. Most of Jeffrey Machine’s tools, with the exception of custom tools, can be purchased online for quick shipping.What began as a small machine shop in 1977, has turned into an internationally known and respected player in auger manufacturing (or drilling tool industry). In 2001, a 20,000-square-foot shop was built, and due to increasing demands, another of equal size was constructed in 2002. Another expansion completed in 2007 brought the facility to over 100,000 square feet, making Jeffrey Machine one of the world’s largest independent auger manufacturers. Early 2021, Jeffrey Machine is planning for another expansion with a 14,000-square-foot warehouse for stock parts. JEFFREY MACHINE, INC.JEFFREY MACHINE, INC.Jeffrey Sager, president, Jeffrey MachineIn 2017, Jeffrey Machine celebrated its 40th anniversary and we are proud of the longevity and advances we have made in the drilling tool industry. We owe our success and longevity to our ability to really listen to our customers, customize tools to their exact requests—and to provide those tools at competitive prices, on a timely basis.
Ligchine is a global leader in innovative laser-guided and 3D GPS/LPS-guided concrete screeds. Since its founding in 2007, the company has rapidly expanded its position in the market and now offers a full line of automated concrete screeding machines that service flatwork companies from small owner-operated companies to large global concrete contractors. The company’s headquarters, engineering and manufacturing are located in the United States, and in addition to a direct sales force in the US, the company has an extensive network of international dealers and partners to serve customers anywhere in the world.WHAT WE DOWe design and manufacture reliable and cost-effective concrete leveling machines known as “laser-guided screeds.” We are also a leader in innovative, lightweight drive-in systems for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications.Our screeds are production machines specifically developed for commercial flatwork and can dramatically reduce dependence on labor, which is often in short supply, while yielding a higher-quality end product.OUR EQUIPMENTLigchine recently introduced the SCREEDSAVER ELITE™, the most complete, mid-priced boom screed developed by the manufacturer. This new and innovative machine introduces all new key features including: • The game-changing, SIDE-SHIFT SCREED HEAD makes it easier to screed around stick-ups in the slab with pinpoint accuracy. • ALL-WHEEL DRIVE for unmatched mobility and power.• HEAVY-DUTY BOOM sections reaching out to 18 feet for greater stability and accuracy.• NARROWER CHASSIS for easy access through restricted entries.• New, more ergonomically friendly REMOTE CONTROL.• 360° ZERO-TURN CAPABILITY and EASE OF TRANSPORT with a ¾ ton pickup truck are signature features of all Ligchine boom screeds.The SCREEDSAVER ELITE is the most innovative laser-guided screed machine to join Ligchine’s SCREEDSAVER family of machines.In 2019, Ligchine introduced the SPIDERSCREED™ – a compact, and maneuverable drive-in system designed for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications. The drive-in SPIDERSCREED™ machine was designed to be lightweight and powerful, featuring a 100% TIG welded tubular cage design that keeps overall weight down to approximately 1,280 lbs. Its patent-pending Versa-Drive system, independent zero-turn drive, up to 90° horizontal drive, and lateral drive make it a unique drive-in screed. The SPIDERSCREED™ features Ligchine’s patented machine leveling system to ensure flatter floors and greater compaction than simple screed head only leveling systems.Ligchine introduced the SCREEDSAVER II™ machine in 2008 as the world’s most competitively priced boom-operated screed ever offered to the industry. SCREEDSAVER II™ includes a zero-turn drive system, making it the perfect companion for cut-up jobsites and spaces that no other boom screed would attempt to complete. The wireless remote-controlled SCREEDSAVER II™ achieves world class FF/FL numbers that only a stationary boom operated screed can reliably produce.Ligchine developed the “large line” sized boom screed in 2012. The SCREEDSAVER MAX 200 is the workhorse of the Ligchine fleet. SCREEDSAVER MAX 200 integrates the technologies of the standard SCREEDSAVER II with the added features of front wheel drive and rear wheel steering, a 90° manual pivoting drive frame, and Kubota’s 25 hp D902 diesel motor. Like all Ligchine screeds, the MAX 200 is a wireless remote-controlled screed.Introduced in 2017, SCREEDSAVER PRO 220 offers the best of all worlds. The PRO 220 combines the accuracy and durability of our standard MAX 200. Unique to the PRO 220 is the inclusion of our patented zero-turn drive system that allows BOTH the upper boom frame AND the lower drive frame to independently spin 360°. It also features our automated concrete additive spray bar system integrated into the screed head. Start saving dollars on your labor today and increase your profitability tomorrow with a SCREEDSAVER machine.NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com64company profilesLIGCHINELIGCHINELaser-guided Screeds
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com66company profilesMETSO OUTOTECMETSO OUTOTECThe use of recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) has grown exponentially on a global scale, offering practical business opportunities for small- to medium-sized crushing contractors. Waste management has become an issue of increasing concern as cities run out of landfill space. To provide context, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which measures the generation of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in the United States, estimated that 569 million tons of C&D debris was generated in 2017.Recycling and reuse have, therefore, been identified as the efficient solutions in dealing with waste. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), for example, supports and promotes the use of recycled highway materials in pavement construction, in an effort to preserve the environment, reduce waste, and provide cost-effective material for the construction of highways. About 80 percent of asphalt removed from U.S. roads is recycled, according to the FHWA.WHAT TO LOOK FORFor contractors to take full advantage of this surge in recycling demand, the choice of correct equipment from a reputable supplier that has a strong global support footprint is key, says Vesa Tuloisela, director, Nordtrack offering, Metso Outotec. Some of the key considerations when buying crushing equipment for recycling concrete and asphalt, advises Tuloisela, include equipment compactness, ease of use, ability to be moved easily between worksites, accessibility, reasonable price point, quick return on investment, and product support. NEW NORDTRACK RANGEMetso Outotec has a long history of offering purpose-built equipment for recycling. A case in point is its Lokotrack LT1213 horizontal shaft impact (HSI) crusher, which has been serving this sector with great success over a long period of time. This unit is renowned for its high capacity and efficient fuel economy. It can operate as a primary or secondary crusher—especially in recycling applications, such as processing concrete, asphalt, and demolition waste. The launch of the Nordtrack range in October 2019 ushered in a new era for the global recycling contracting sector. A key feature that appeals to this group of customers is the compactness of the range. “Typically, most recycling projects happen at the point of demolition to reduce transport costs. This is mostly in urban areas, where space is at a premium. It’s important that crushing machinery is compact in size and easy to move between sites,” says Tuloisela.The Nordtrack I908S, for example, is a crusher and screen in one. It is a compact, lightweight recycling crusher that is easy to transport between project sites. TIME IS CRITICALRecycling contracts by their very nature are short, with strict project timelines. Consequently, crushing contractors are looking for quick lead times for their crushing equipment. Delivery times for Nordtrack equipment are usually just a few weeks, on average. With standard designs for off-the-shelf availability and plug-and-play features, complemented by an extensive Metso Outotec support network, these mobile solutions make it easy to get contracting operations up and running quickly. With recycling contracts mostly small in size and value, crushing contractors are looking for affordable solutions. “The Nordtrack units are generally smaller and compact in size with a lower price point than larger units with more options and tailoring. Thanks to various leasing possibilities, too, contractors can get started in the recycling business with a moderate initial investment,” concludes Tuloisela. Correct Equipment: Key to Running Successful Recycling BusinessThe Nordtrack range includes 19 products, such as small to midsize jaw crushers, impact crushers, mobile screens and mobile conveyors. The products are designed to be used in multiple applications, whether it be aggregate production, recycling or sand and gravel. The range is ideal for contractors looking for flexibility—to have a solution they can use in any application and move from one application to another. Read more at www.metso.com/nordtrack.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com68company profilesNATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service, and maintenance industries. For more than 25 years, NATE has been the undisputed global leader in safety, quality, standards, and education for the tower and communications infrastructure industry. NEXT LEVEL OF SAFETYIn 1995, NATE was established by a small group of tower service companies who were passionate about guiding the industry toward a higher level of safety, education, and protection. As a Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, we are here for the companies, contractors, and people who are moving full speed towards tomorrow. Our members are dealing with 5G, DAS, and wireless applications that can be installed on rooftops, streetlights, at ground level, and underground.Our membership has moved far beyond tower building and maintenance crews to include businesses and contractors involved in every facet of wireless communications—from installation to delivery to maintenance and development.NATE membership continues to grow at an astonishing rate, with member companies located throughout the United States and Internationally. NATE has proven that a good idea, coupled with relentless effort, can take you a long way, but there is still much more for NATE to accomplish. From developing new methods to facilitate education and training, to creating an industrywide culture of safety, NATE members have proven that getting involved makes a difference.Through NATE’s legislative and regulatory efforts, the Association continues to work diligently with officials from U.S. DOL – OSHA, U.S. SBA, FCC, U.S. DOT, FAA, NTIA, FirstNet, members of Congress, Congressional Committee staff, and other federal and state government entities in order to advance the interests of our member companies in the policy and regulatory arenas. Additionally, NATE is a leading voice for workforce development in the industry. The Association’s leadership has committed to investing in workforce development initiatives in order to promote the professional career path opportunities available in our thriving industry. 2021 5G: SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT TRAINING COURSESFor the sixth consecutive year, NATE has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA to receive a Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant for the 2020-2021 program year. The topic to be addressed is Fall Prevention in the Construction Industry, with an emphasis on small cell deployment safety practices that are necessary to understand in order to keep workers safe while building and maintaining next generation wireless sites.As a result of receiving the Harwood grant, NATE plans to host twelve 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training Courses throughout the country in 2021. NATE projects that a minimum of 336 employers and employees will receive this complimentary 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training throughout the grant period. The timing is right to facilitate this training as NATE members are on the front lines of 5G deployment and related network densification activities in the United States.If you own or manage a business within the wireless communications infrastructure industry, NATE is here for you as a resource and an advocate. We are proud to represent companies like yours, and we look forward to providing you with education, information, training, networking, and so much more. For more information, visit www.natehome.com.NATENATE
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com70company profilesNLB CORP.NLB CORP.We’ve been helping contractors, private industry customers, and municipalities use the power of ultra-high-pressure water—up to 40,000 psi—for everything from surface preparation of concrete and metal, road construction industry pavement marking removal, and hydro demolition, as well as a host of other specialty applications where water may be a better more environmentally friendly option. GLOBAL REACHNLB equipment can be found in every region in the world and in myriad applications. Contractors are at the heart of NLB’s customer base. Long-lasting and smooth-running equipment give them the assurance that their equipment will perform as needed and without worry. And when service is required beyond a customer’s ability, a global distributor network of knowledgeable sales and service assistance is there to keep the equipment running and a company producing. If a well-stocked distributor doesn’t have what a customer needs, NLB’s main warehouse can ship parts worldwide efficiently and when they’re needed.WHY WATER?These environmental concerns are becoming more important every year as traditional methods involving sandblasting, use of chemicals and cleaning compounds, and other methods that produce unwanted air effluence and run-off are more heavily scrutinized and limited by customer and government mandate. NLB’s newest technology, the E-Clutch ™, is a PTO-free system that reduces water usage and lessens unit maintenance, resulting in less water on the ground and longer cycle times in the field. Utilization of water also leaves a clean, chemical-free surface and leaves an excellent surface finish if a coating or refinishing process is necessary. MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDSAs new building costs rise, the refurbishment of existing structures become more attractive. But, in some of the more traditional methods of construction preparation and demolition, contractors can run up against application or regulatory difficulties. We’ve responded by developing not only the water jetting tools for applying high pressure water, but also the means to capture the spent water and material with vacuum and other containment processes. Further, there is a greater emphasis on safe operation of equipment in these processes. NLB has responding strongly by developing a number of remote controlled, hands-free products that allow the user to effectively utilize water jetting while providing a safer environment for their workers. A PARTNER IN YOUR SUCCESSNLB sales engineers are more than available to walk customers through an application and provide the right water jetting solution for them. Our consultative approach assures we are going to match up the right product for a specific application. Our nationwide rental program with rent-to-own options can also allow a customer to try water jetting before making a capital equipment commitment. We have rental facilities in six states that give us a regional coverage that even allows unit delivery and pick up should a customer want it. Water Jetting Makes It Possible
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com72company profilesConstruction management is an integral part of the process that influences the time and cost put into a project. Whether in the field or in the office, each decision made requires careful analysis to ensure that each part of each phase is effectively executed. That’s why RedTeam developed a construction management platform that integrates all of these required aspects to make sure your business functions smoothly, easily, and successfully.THE REDTEAM EXPERIENCERedTeam: Developed by general contractors, the platform is specifically designed to improve productivity and efficiency using experience from the field. Created with the commercial general contractor in mind, there are five key aspects the platform provides to help businesses monitor upcoming projects, convert information safely in the cloud, and manage campaigns, opportunities, and interactions.RedTeam allows businesses to consolidate all data in one secure location that is accessible through sub-locations determined by the platform’s key aspects: business development, preconstruction, project management, field management, and financials. This comprehensive platform enhances collaboration and captures all metadata critical to operational efficiency that results in work done right the first time.BUILT FROM THE GROUND UPRedTeam was built from the ground up by CEO Michael Wright, who worked as, and still is, a licensed commercial general contractor. Michael Wright says, “I love the business of construction. Building is a core human endeavor, much of it timeless by nature, visceral hard work measured in lengths, widths, heights, and volumes. Simply put, our job is to help construction project teams work safely and effectively while delivering work they can be proud of, done right the first time. At this point, we’ve been developing great software for more than 20 years, but everything we’re doing still feels new and exciting. As much as we’ve done, there is that much and more yet to do. For me, there’s nothing I’d rather be working on than helping contractors succeed.”Construction is one of the largest industries in the world and depending on the size of a project, it can involve a magnitude of individuals working either in the office or in the field. Construction management ensures that the planning process flows smoothly and seamlessly and that each stakeholder is held accountable on all projects.COMPREHENSIVE PLATFORMWith RedTeam, project teams are able to communicate and collaborate instantly online by having the ability to create and share documents, post updates, upload photos, monitor performance, and much more. The platform has every aspect of a business’s construction project covered. The comprehensive platform was built with flexibility and ease of access in mind. Businesses are given the right tools to succeed from day one with the entire platform at their fingertips. REDTEAMREDTEAMTime and speed are important [in a construction management platform] but a pace that is too fast leads people to give up and go back to what they were doing before. I liked the fact that RedTeam offers more flexibility with what they’re willing to do, and the overall navigation makes sense. ~ 24HR BOOKKEEPER, A CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL COMPANY
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com74company profilesSULLAIRSULLAIRFrom “small” air to “big” air, the broad range of Sullair portable air compressors is ready to tackle applications in nearly every segment. From construction and landscaping to oil and gas and industrial, the Sullair portable air compressor lineup offers a range of engine options, pressures, and flows from 185 to 1600 cfm and 100 to 500 psi.SMALL AIRThe Sullair 185 is the workhorse of our elite mobile fleet, producing 185 cfm at 100 psi. Fully optimized and ready to hit the road, the 185 Series features a heavy-duty design and is easy to service and maintain. The 185 Series is available with multiple engine options, including Caterpillar, Perkins and Kubota. The 185 is ideal for low-pressure applications, such as demolition, clay and trench digging, sprinkler blowout, general building and road construction, demolition, and other general construction use.MEDIUM AIRThe Sullair 375 Series includes the 375H, 400HH, and 425H models—all designed to get the job done. The 375 Series provides 100, 150, and 200 psi options with dual-pressure capabilities at the turn of a switch. Sullair also offers multiple engine options in the mid-range, including Caterpillar and Perkins. The compressors include a compact design for easy towing and maneuvering and extended runtime of up to 10 hours at full load. Aftercooled and filtered options are also available.The Sullair 375 Series is ideal for both high- and low-pressure applications. Suitable applications can include fiber optics, well drilling, abrasive blasting, pipeline/utility/communications line work, general construction, or even plant backup air.BIG AIRFor jobs requiring high volume air power, Sullair has you covered with multiple options from 600–1600 cfm and 100–500 psi. Of note are the 900XHH/1150XH and 1600H portable air compressors, both powered by the Sullair 25 Series air end. These compressors provide versatile operation delivering a wide range of pressure and air flow options for your most extreme demands.Sullair offers both electric and diesel-driven engine options in this range, including Caterpillar and Perkins diesel engines. Big air compressors are perfect for blasting, painting, drilling, industrial, pipeline, and plant backup air.THREE PILLARS SINCE SINCE 1965Founded in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1965, Sullair has manufactured air compressors for 55 years. Today, we continue to serve customers in nearly every corner of the globe through our extensive global distributor network. Since our founding, we’ve manufactured our compressors with three pillars in mind: reliability, durability, and performance. Reliability. Customers who work with Sullair have found that the intangibles make all the difference—things like trust, confidence, and peace of mind. They go to work every day having full faith in their equipment, as well as the knowledge that dedicated distributors and Sullair personnel have their back every step of the way. Durability. Bulletproof. Built to last. However you spin it, Sullair compressors are in it for the long haul, driven by the design of the legendary air end. At jobsites all over the world—from construction to mining and more—you’ll find Sullair compressors that have stood the test of time, running consistently today like they did on day one. Performance. Sullair is constantly innovating to improve performance. For our portable compressors, this means machines engineered with features designed to help maximize your business potential including: • Compact designs for easier storage and maneuverability• Increased energy efficiency to maximize run time• Largest compressors include easy access connections to external fuel sources making long-term operation possibleReliability, durability, and performance is a promise we keep with every machine we make. Sullair portable air compressors are in it for the long haul, and proof can be found on jobsites around the world. Explore america.sullair.com/en/products/portable-diesel-air-compressors to learn more about the full line of Sullair portable air compressors.
When you’re operating in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging environments, you need strong, rugged and reliable equipment you can count on to get the job done—no matter what! That’s why Venturo® crane bodies are built to withstand the toughest surroundings, delivering you with a long-lasting, heavy-duty solution engineered to boost capacity to lift your maximum loads while providing the optimum foundation for your crane and work truck.Built specifically for Venturo service cranes up to 66,000 ft/lbs, Venturo crane bodies are designed with everything you need to meet the demanding expectations on your jobsite, including: • Steel-constructed body comprised of a one-piece continuous longitudinal substructure• Multiple configurations: standard flat top service body, single-tall front compartment, and dual-tall front compartments• 19” or 24” workbench bumper for a variety of jobsite functions• 9”, 11” or 14” body lengths available for a multitude of truck applications• 44”, 50”, and 62” compartment heights for more storage and worksite capabilities• 6-year warranty• Available options include outriggers, shelving packages, drawer units, hydraulic reservoirs, interior light kits, and moreManufactured with pride by skilled craftsmen in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Venturo heavy-duty crane body packages can convert all kinds of trucks into mobile cranes to meet broad a range of industries. Check out our most popular mechanic’s and service truck upfit packages:• VTEC66 - Built to handle 11,500 lbs. service cranes rated up to 66,000 ft/lbs lifting capacity• VTEC25 - Built to handle 5,000 lbs. service cranes rated up to 30,000 ft/lbs lifting capacity• VTEC50 - Built to handle 10,500 lbs. service cranes rated up to 55,000 ft/lbs lifting capacity• VTEC40 - Built to handle 7,800 lbs. service cranes rated at 45,600 ft/lbs lifting capacity For more information on new Venturo crane bodies, visit venturo.com or call 800.226.2238.NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com76company profilesVENTURO CRANE BODIESVENTURO CRANE BODIESStrong, Rugged & Reliable
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com80company profilesB2W Track allows heavy construction companies to capture field performance data more effectively, communicate it easily and accurately to other workflows, and use it to make faster, data-driven operational adjustments.Through customized electronic field logs, B2W Track streamlines collection and reporting of field performance, including productivity, labor, materials, and equipment utilization. Data from B2W Estimate can be transferred directly to B2W Track, ensuring continuity between bidding and construction. Employees in the field also use B2W Track to communicate repair and resource requests directly to the B2W elements for equipment maintenance and scheduling.B2W Track is a highly flexible web and mobile solution. Electronic Field logs can be customized or created by copying from a previous field log or from B2W Schedule. The B2W “Grid View” design of field logs simplifies how performance data is captured in the field on a tablet. Labor and equipment hours, quantities and overhead costs can be entered into a log all at once from a single, customizable screen.Timely reporting is a vital advantage of B2W Track. The system can deliver reports or dashboards to any user on a defined daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. This provides insight into job performance in comparison with the estimate or plan, with drill downs to investigate trends. Reports are customizable, so users can track unique Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) critical to their organizations. This is motivating for crews and assists leaders in the field in making data-driven decisions to adjust operations before it is too late to impact profitability.Many companies rely on B2W Track for this type of daily field-centric reporting and use the system in conjunction wit their accounting systems. Data from the electronic field logs, including payroll data, can be transferred to accounting systems, avoiding redundant data entry and the opportunity for errors and delays. For more information, visit www.b2wsoftware.com.B2W SOFTWARE—FIELD TRACKINGB2W SOFTWARE—FIELD TRACKING
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202081company profilesBorn in the USA — The concrete construction industry knows Cresset for their advanced formulations of enviro-friendly form release agents, hand cleaners, concrete sealers, form treatments, and application equipment. Supporting our industry — Cresset works with national and international organizations to promote and encourage the use of concrete as a good looking, durable construction material. And, believes in ensuring a successful future for the concrete workforce through partnerships with educational institutions and training.In addition to Cresset’s own concrete standards guides and training materials, Cresset has just helped develop, with AIA and Hanley-Wood, the first accredited course on form release agents, now available via Hanley-Wood. Protecting our environment — Cresset Chemical Company is recognized for its eco-responsible, innovative products and services, which exceed Federal EPA requirements and most meet, or exceed, the more restrictive regulations in California and OTC states like New York and New Jersey.More cost-saving solutions — Innovation is the reason for the success of the portable Cresset RovR® 5860 Air Form Sprayer, sold complete with hose, tip and wheeled cart. “Customers tell us our RovR compressed air unit saves time and money by applying at the right coverage, using less while consistently achieving the best form release results. They also use it to prep equipment, from mixers, trowels to trucks, or even prevent cleanup issues with concrete splatter,” says Jim Renda, VP of sales.Chosen by the best — Cresset products are widely preferred for precast and on-site pour operations and used at high-profile projects such as the new One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower in NYC) and Levi’s Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers). Call on Cresset at 800.367.2020 to discuss the results you need to achieve or visit cresset.com.CRESSET CHEMICAL COMPANYCRESSET CHEMICAL COMPANY
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com82company profilesEstablished February 1998, family-owned and operated Dominion Equipment Parts LLC has been in business for more than 20 years. In just two decades, Dominion has become the OEM provider for Yanmar and Morooka equipment parts, developed its own brand of high-quality rubber track replacements, and is one of the nation’s leading track importers, supplying rubber tracks for 38 crawler equipment brands. Dominion is also a distributor of undercarriage parts for top brand names including Bobcat, Caterpillar, Gehl, Kubota, Takeuchi, and Mustang, providing sprockets, rollers, and idlers. It is the solely authorized North American distributor of specialized, compact dumpers and concrete trucks manufactured by Fiori. Its geographic range includes the 48 contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, and South and Central America. Dominion initially shipped nationwide from Richmond, Virginia, its original base of operations. To improve delivery times, Dominion established distribution hubs in Dallas and Cincinnati, then added Jacksonville, Albany, and Portland. Each was chosen for its logistical efficiency to give the region’s customers same-day shipping with next-day delivery. Customers who choose to can also pick up their tracks or parts right from a regional warehouse, since each distribution hub also has a dedicated sales staff.One of Dominion’s greatest assets is a strong dealer network offering Dominion Rubber Tracks and associated parts, including Yanmar and Morooka. The network includes United Rentals, the largest rental agency on the continent with more than 960 locations.Going forward, Dominion is focusing on improving its inventory and distribution capabilities even further, as well as supporting the Fiori Group machines it introduced in 2016. The compact, user-friendly vehicles increase productivity, flexibility, and operator safety in confined spaces such as narrow lanes, alleys, and tunnels. They are ideal for working in crowded city centers or in environmentally sensitive habitats and valued landscapes with restricted access. DOMINION EQUIPMENT PARTSDOMINION EQUIPMENT PARTS
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202083company profilesGCP Applied Technologies’ DUCTILCRETE® engineered slab systems provide a cost-effective way to expand warehouse capacity. The floors have a thinner profile than traditional concrete slab, yet have up to 125% higher load bearing capacity. Additionally, since DUCTILCRETE® systems have far fewer joints, tenants have greater flexibility in racking and equipment layouts.These extremely flat floors are also ideal for those using a computerized picking system or cantilevered racking systems. They can also be easily adapted to support a wide range of uses, such as food grade, manufacturing or lab grade facilities.DUCTILCRETE advanced concrete slab technology differentiates your space—giving warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and data center tenants greater flexibility of their floor space—with lower maintenance costs by reducing the amounts of joints in the slab by up to 75%.With fewer joints, DUCTILCRETE systems:• Increase loading capacity • Gain flexibility in space usage and layout • Support a wide range of uses, including food grade, manufacturing, and lab-grade facilities• Backed by a 5-year warranty from your DUCTILCRETE licensed contractorContact GCP to learn how DUCTILCRETE® advanced concrete slab technology can improve your space. gcpat.com/ductilcreteGCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIESGCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIESIncreasing Warehouse Flexibility and Capacity With DUCTILCRETE®
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com84company profilesLind Equipment is a world leading manufacturer of portable LED lighting, hazardous location and industrial work lighting, portable power, static grounding, UV-C light, and GFCI products. With more than 70 years of experience providing products for industrial and hazardous locations, Lind Equipment is trusted on some of the toughest jobsites in the world. Lind’s expertise and robust design makes it the supplier to various militaries, construction sites, oil refineries, mining companies, and general industry. The 7-time award-winning Beacon LED Tower light has been pivotal in the world of temporary portable LED lighting. Lind Equipment launched the original Beacon LED Tower in 2017 and since then, they have created a 3-in-1 asset allowing this tower to work as a full-brightness generator powered tower, a full-brightness electric powered tower, and as a no-glare diffused light tower. This innovation in light towers has never been seen before, an ideal unit suited for virtually any application. During the global pandemic, Lind Equipment became aware of the dire need for a virus and bacteria disinfecting solution. As an innovation award-winning company, they did what they do best, create and innovate. Lind produced a brand-new decontamination product within the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lind Apollo UV-C LED light. This affordable and easy-to-use solution had a high need in the market and it soon became a much sought-after solution. The Lind Apollo light has since won two awards for it’s outstanding achievement during this unprecedented time. Lind’s extensive line of portable electrical products can be seen online at www.LindEquipment.net, www.BeaconLEDTower.com. LIND EQUIPMENTLIND EQUIPMENTThe 7-time award-winning Beacon LED Tower light is pivotal in the portable LED lighting world.
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202085company profilesThe 7-time award-winning Beacon LED Tower light is pivotal in the portable LED lighting world. Since 1942, MAX has been recognized, worldwide, as a leading manufacturer of high-end industrial tools and office products. MAX aims to provide customer satisfaction through uninhibited creativity based on its strict jobsite-oriented principles. Max has manufactured many items that were the first to market in Japan, including: small handheld staplers, hand tackers, and drafting machines. More impressively, MAX has manufactured many products that were the first of their kind in the world such as: the world’s 1st grapevine tying machine (1968), the world’s 1st auto stapler installed in a copy machine (1985), the world’s 1st battery powered rebar tying tool (1993), and the world’s 1st high pressure pneumatic nail guns (1994). With its invention of the world’s 1st battery powered rebar tying tool, MAX revolutionized rebar tying all around the world. MAX’s more than 200 R&D engineers continue to improve upon its proprietary technology, which led to the invention of the TwinTier, a dual wire feeding rebar gun. TwinTier technology allows the tools to tie 4,000 ties per charge, while delivering just the right amount of wire for greater productivity and cost savings. These innovative features make TwinTiers the most innovative and efficient rebar tiers in the industry. Today, MAX manufactures a full line of rebar tying tools that can tie between mesh up to #9 x #10 rebar. The ingenuity continues … the latest TwinTier tool, the RB401T-E, is the industry’s most ergonomic solution for backbreaking slab work. Its extended frame allows users to stand upright and tie rebar for concrete slabs. 800.223.4293 www.maxusacorp.comMAX USA CORP.MAX USA CORP.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com86company profilesYou never need to sacrifice powerful cleaning for easy transportation with the Mi-T-M Hot Water Mini Trailer. Easy to tow from one job to the next, this mini trailer features a durable powder coated steel frame with a 1,000-lb axle. The 4,000-psi belt drive hot water pressure washer is powerful enough to handle the toughest jobs at the most remote locations. Utilizing a 12-volt Beckett burner and bottom fired heat exchanger, water quickly heats up to 210-degrees, ideal for heavy-duty cleaning. The 10-gallon diesel fuel tanks allow for up to 8 hours effective hot water cleaning of oil and grease stains on parking lots, driveways, and commercial properties. The rear locking storage area holds the insulated dual lance and trigger gun, four quick connect nozzles, and the 50-foot industrial steel wire-braided hose that are included with this trailer package. The mini trailer features a durable powder coated steel frame and is certified by the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM), DOT-approved, and can be towed up to 65 mph. Its compact design makes it a great unit for cleaning at busy locations. Not only is it easy to tow, because of its compact size, order it with an optional adjustable trailer hitch that swings out of the way for ease of storing.Celebrating 50 years in 2021, the Mi-T-M name is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. For more information, visit www.mitm.com, or call 800.553.9053.Mi-T-MMi-T-MPowerful Hot Water Pressure Washer Mini Trailer The 4,000-psi belt drive hot water pressure washer is powerful enough to handle the toughest jobs at the most remote locations.PLAY VIDEO
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202087company profilesPoseidon Barge, LTD specializes in manufacturing Sectional Barges used in the heavy construction industry to float equipment, men, or materials. Their Sectional Barges are manufactured in Berne, Indiana, and are transported via truck. They are used primarily on inland waterways where traditional deck barges cannot travel.HULL SIZES TO FIT YOUR NEEDS Poseidon manufactures barges with hull sizes of 4, 5, 7, and 10 ft tall. The Poseidon P10 is the largest Sectional Barge available that can be transported over the road. Measuring 44 ft long x 11 ft wide and 10 ft tall, the P10 has floated some of the largest cranes available. All Poseidon Barges have patented roll form decks that are rated for 20,000 lb/ft2 of point load. That is four times the strength of traditional ¼-inch deck plate.PRODUCT LINE ACCESSORIES Accessories for each specific product line are also available. Spuds, spud wells, deck cleats, rake sections, hydraulic double drum winches, Sea Bee Thruster units, and Push Boats are all part of the product line available for rent or purchase.Poseidon Barge, LTD has a full engineer staff led by an in-house certified Naval Architect. Layouts and Basic Stability Analysis are available for each project based on the information provided by the client.Poseidon has recently added in-house steel grit blasting and liquid spray-painting booths to better serve its customers with a premier product finish. Large enough to accommodate the P10 barge, they are some of the largest booths in the Midwestern United States. Each booth is equipped with a 25-ton crane for easy product handling.DESIGN SERVICES AVAILABLE Poseidon performs contract manufacturing and finishing for markets outside of the marine industry. We also can offer design services through our engineering department.Poseidon Barge, LTD recently received their ISO 9001:2015 certification. High quality, repeatability, and striving towards continual improvement were all reasons for pursuing this certification. The Poseidon Barge team has a strong desire for the customer to be assured that each and every barge section was built with the attention focused on these core values. Visit www.poseidonbarge.com or call 866.992.2743. Visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. POSEIDON BARGE, LTDPOSEIDON BARGE, LTDWith a focus on quality, Poseidon Barge gains ISO Certification. High quality, repeatability, and striving towards continual improvement were all reasons for pursuing this certification.
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com88company profilesIn 2014 Rattle Stick Concrete Tools introduced the world’s first inline battery powered vibration tool that clicks into any float or walking tool and brings up the paste in 1 or 2 passes even on low slump concrete. FEATURES: A true cordless design that works with your jobsite DeWalt, Milwaukee, or Makita 18-20 volt batteries, so there’s never downtime. Patented robust vibration technology designed to last 20 years. Variable speed control is standard. Choice of Super Snake or Slump Buster power. Super Snake is for up to 6 ft floats and the Slump Buster is for big floats and everyday low slump finishing. A sleeve adapter is included for a perfect fit into a wide range of float heads. Comes with a 1-year warranty.BENEFITS: Bring up cream twice as fast, perfect stamped concrete impressions, cut hard trowel time in half, eliminate surface bleed, and never spray water on top again.WHERE TO BUY: Call to find a dealer near you or buy direct 916.472.6250. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & LinkedInwww.rattlestick.netRATTLE STICKRATTLE STICK CORDLESS BULL FLOAT VIBRATION TOOLS Runs on your job site batteries! Clicks into all ﬂoats and walking tools and turns them into ﬁnishing machines! RS-EXDWRS-EXMWRS-EXMK 916-472-6250 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 69 Lincoln Blvd., Suite A-311, Lincoln, CA 95648
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202089company profilesSunflower Boat & Barge of Dubuque, Iowa, is a one-stop-shop for contractors working over the water. Sunflower maintains an extensive fleet of marine construction equipment and related accessories available for lease. Sunflower expanded its fleet in 2018 by adding a new construction crane barge built in house, and two new 600 hp truckable tugboats. Planned expansion for 2019 includes two more new construction crane barges and three additional 600 hp truckable tugboats.The first of the new crane barges measures in at 120 ft x 54 ft, while the second will be 120 ft x 40 ft. Designed specifically for floating large cranes, these new barges will provide optimal crane platforms for bridge building contractors or anyone else needing large and strong platforms.Sunflower Boat & Barge’s existing fleet includes numerous inland river crane barges, material barges, and deck/spud barges of various sizes. Sunflower also leases portable sectional barges, available in four different sizes (3 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, and 7 ft hull depths), allowing for configuration of a work platform that fits each customer’s unique needs and also allowing access to nearly every inland water. Sectional barge platforms can be designed to support projects ranging from floating plant operations for painting and drilling jobs all the way up to configurations designed to handle heavy cranes. In addition to barges, Sunflower has traditional tugboats ranging in size from 300 hp to 1,800 hp, as well as truckable tugboats from 300 hp to 600 hp.Hydraulic dredges? Yep, they have them too, again, in a range of sizes to fit the requirements of your project. Dredges vary from 8 inches up to a new in 2015 Ellicott 1270. Crawler cranes ranging from 45 ton to 450 ton are also available for lease and can be loaded to barges from their facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Additional equipment available includes spuds, spudwells, and spud winches, as well as long reach excavators, dredge pipe, and heavy rigging and lifting gear. For more information, visit www.sunflowerboatandbarge.com.SUNFLOWER BOAT & BARGESUNFLOWER BOAT & BARGEwww.sunflowerboatandbarge.com • 563-583-0556• Sectional Barges• Spud Barges from 75x32 to 195x70• Hydraulic Dredges• Truckable Tugboats from 300 – 600 hp• Traditional Tugboats• Support EquipmentAvailable for Lease:
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com90Surface protection for steel tracked construction equipment is a deal-breaker for most contractors today, and for good reason. Many excavators come from the factory with bolt-to-link “roadliner” rubber pads for this reason; however, rubber didn’t seem to be performing very well and Superior Tire noticed it. “We see it at almost every jobsite we go to—chunks of rubber, chewed up pads, and an unhappy contractor that just bought the pads a few hundred hours ago. There’s a far better solution,” says Kevin Rotondelli, national sales manager at Superior Tire. Superior Tire looked to polyurethane, a far stronger pad material, to solve the durability issue and created the CUSHOTRAC® ReDDi™. Confident in its performance, they gave it a work-life guarantee of 2 years or 2,000 hours—whichever comes first. That’s not all they set out to solve either. Kevin stated that contractors were being left waiting weeks and even months in some cases due to overseas shipping issues. “We manufacture right here in Pennsylvania and we designed the CUSHOTRAC® ReDDi in a way that allows us to ship off the shelf in 72 hours or less, and we guarantee that availability as well,” he says. “You don’t have to over-pay for poor product and you don’t have to wait forever—you can buy a better made, American product, faster and cheaper.”Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. has been designing and manufacturing rubber and polyurethane track pads for more than 40 years. Their industry leading CUSHOTRAC® Track Pads are used to protect existing infrastructure from damage caused by the steel grouser shoes typically found on crawler type construction equipment. Kevin Rotondelli and his team work alongside contractors, operators, and mechanics, in person and on jobsites to understand the capabilities and problems they face.Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. was founded in 1964 in Warren, Pennsylvania. They’re one of the few polyurethane and rubber manufacturers that operate entirely in the United States. Kevin states in closing, “Being an American Made company is important to us; it’s something that we’re proud of. There are a lot of companies out there outsourcing their manufacturing to foreign countries for ten cents on the dollar—but you get what you pay for.” Superior Tire is also one of the only rubber and polyurethane tire and wheel manufacturers in the US to be certified to ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management. SUPERIOR TIRE SUPERIOR TIRE & RUBBER CORP. & RUBBER CORP. company profiles
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company profilesAdvanced Concrete Screeds, LLC manufactures the famous Black Beauty and Silver Beauty power vibratory concrete screeds. Our tools are designed and built to enable concrete contractors to achieve exceptionally flat concrete floors. Both of our designs consolidate as they screed. Achieving excellent flatness and consolidation of the concrete in the initial screeding step results in easier finishing, less labor cost, flatter floors, and better concrete density. Our Equilateral Triangle Bars stay straight. They do not to warp, bend, or twist through years of use. Screed bars are available in lengths up to 20 ft. The Black Beauty and Silver Beauty power units easily screed 2-inch to 9-inch slump concrete. These rugged USA-made tools are designed to withstand years of heavy-duty use with little to no maintenance required. Our focus is on building the best power vibratory screed tools available for the professional concrete contractors and enabling them to achieve strong flat concrete floors. For more information, visit www.advancedconcretescreeds.com.Contractor’s #1 Choice for Flat FloorsA great power screed using straight ﬂat screed bars. The❝Black Beauty❞GET FLAT FLOORS!Screed bars are available in lengths up to 20 feet.▼ Equilateral screed bars stay straight through years of use.▼ Now available with “T” handle (shown) or “Bicycle” handle.▼LOCATE A DEALER AT advancedconcretescreeds.com OR CALL US AT 800-648-0542.ADVANCED CONCRETE SCREEDSFor more than 50 years, Alpine has been a trusted supplier of equipment for the construction, underground, and environmental sectors. We are specialists in hydraulic drum cutter attachments with our premier ROCKWHEEL product line, allowing for rapid and precise removal of rock and concrete, and filling the niche between bucket excavation and heavy hammers. We also offer the most comprehensive line of excavator mounted SOIL MIXING attachments for soil remediation, stabilization, and solidification activities. New to our product line are the Hartl ROCKCRUSHER and ROCKSCREENER Buckets for on-site material processing. If an off-the-shelf tool won’t do the trick, job-specific customization is always an option. Alpine’s experienced team will always strive to identify the optimum solution for your project, and is always available for technical support, service, and parts. All Alpine products are available on a rental basis with purchase option. For more informations, visit www.alpinecutters.com.ALPINE ROCKWHEELNOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com92
company profilesAntraquip Corporation is the leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of hydraulic rock grinders (roadheader attachments), carbide and saws, and soil remediation equipment. The newest addition to the Antraquip product line are diamond tipped rock saw attachments for excavators designed to cut hard rock and reinforced concrete for specialty applications. Antraquip’s rock and concrete grinders are suitable for trenching, controlled demolition, scaling, soil remediation, tunneling, underwater cutting, and general rock excavation.• Numerous models available for excavators ranging from 1-180 tons• Choice of cutter head styles to suit the application• AQ line equipped with a high-torque, low-speed hydraulic motor with rugged gearing and symmetrically aligned cutter bit patterns insures maximum productivityAntraquip machines are being used all over the world in a variety of civil engineering and mining projects. For more information on Antraquip’s line of products, visit www.antraquip.net.ANTRAQUIP CORPORATIONBuffalo Turbine manufactures dust and odor control equipment. The self-contained, Diesel Dust Controller offers many differences from most of the other dust control equipment on the market. Powering the Buffalo Turbine Diesel Dust and Odor Controller is a Tier 4 compliant 26.5 hp Kohler 3-cylinder diesel engine. Built for industrial and commercial use, the diesel engine features liquid cooling, dual air cleaners, and both heat and oil safety shut offs. Featuring a compact, easily maneuverable three-wheel off-highway trailer and common ¾” connection which can adapt to most standard municipal water supply for fast jobsite set up. In addition to the diesel dust controller, the NEW Trident model is now available. Powering the Trident is a 74 hp diesel engine to go along with three separate turbines for 3X the coverage. The Trident is also self-contained allowing for maneuverability around jobsites and to and from different job locations. For more information, call 716.592.2700 or visit www.buffaloturbine.com.BUFFALO TURBINEwww.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202093
company profilesAt Cimline, we design and manufacture equipment to preserve roadways throughout the world. With a drive for performance and innovation, Cimline continues to offer cutting edge technology through its worldwide network of distributors. We are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with manufacturing plants in Minnesota and Mississippi. Cimline innovative engineering teams are continually developing and delivering pavement preservation products that transform the pavement industry. We work closely with our customers to gain invaluable insight to help develop products to meet and exceed their pavement need.Meet the MA4 Longitudinal Joint Sealer, the first and only towable VRAM (Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane) applicator that does not require a CDL. Visit cimline.com to learn more about its pavement maintenance products.CIMLINEInnovation in PreservationSafer impalement protection and ease of installation are hallmarks of the Carnie Cap impalement protection system. They are national OSHA compliant and CAL-OSHA approved. The caps are easy to use and only two caps are needed per 8 feet of rebar (3 per 8 feet in California). They’re incredibly cost effective; instead of having to purchase a cap for each rebar, you can use far fewer pieces and still get better protection. They’re rarely knocked off or lost, so neither money nor precious time searching your jobsite for lost caps is wasted. Plus, these caps are reusable. Carnie Caps are made in the USA and ship in boxes of 100 from Moline, Illinois, Monday through Friday. Ask about quantity specials. Check the website for additional information and safety articles. For more information, visit www.carniecap.com.CARNIE CAPInnovative rebar impalement protection.NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com94
company profilesThe Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve is the original engine oil drain valve. More than 40 years ago, founder Mr. Yamamoto invented the Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve, forever changing the messy task of changing oil into a “simply effortless” one with a simple flip of a lever. Since 1976, over 13 million valves have been sold worldwide to fleets, OEMs, DIY mechanics, auto shops, and more.Fumoto USA is the proud primary importer and distributor of Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valves in the United States. Named after its majority shareholder and inventor of the Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve in Japan (Fumoto Giken Co., Ltd. – fumotogiken.co.jp), Fumoto USA is a closely held corporation with the majority of its shareholders being the inventor and ISO-certified manufacturer of the Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve. This close relationship allows Fumoto USA to quickly respond to customer requests for new products and designs. Fumoto USA strives to be unmatched in quality, reputation, and service. For more information, visit fumotousa.com.FUMOTO USAOff-road machinery is subjected to dust and debris that, in just a few hours, can bog down the equipment and render it less productive. Fuel consumption and downtime will increase, and the bottom line of any construction operation will be negatively impacted. By eliminating the need for operators to stop the equipment to clean out plugged radiators, the installation of a Cleanfix reversible fan will help maximize the machine’s productivity.While delivering engine cooling equal to the machine’s standard fan, the Cleanfix replacement fan additionally provides powerful cleanout of dust and debris by reversing the airflow. The innovative Cleanfix design, by which the blades rotate through the cross position, ensures that not just the grille is cleaned off, but more importantly the cooler also. Other “reversing fan” systems rely on changing the rotational direction of the fan while the blade profile remains the same. This results in low pressure and highly turbulent reverse flow conditions. For more information, visit www.cleanfix.org.CLEANFIXKeep Your Machines Working www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202095
company profilesHeaters from L.B. White are engineered to meet the unique requirements of jobsites at every phase of construction. From early stages when electrical is not easy to access, to finishing steps when ducted air is convenient, and countless scenarios in between—there’s an L.B. White heater for the job. From headquarters in Wisconsin, L.B. White offers more than 65 years of leadership in heat manufacturing and engineering. From fully welding heat exchangers to test firing every heater before it ships, safety and quality practices have set L.B. White products apart since 1952. Heaters are backed by an industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty. An onsite Tech Support team, with more than 15 years of hands-on heat engineering experience, serves as a year-round resource, too. To learn more about what heaters fit your job, go to LBWhite.com/find-dealer to find a dealer near you. For product information, such as owner’s manuals and a free heat calculator, go to LBWhite.com or call 800.345.7200. Innovative Heating SolutionsL.B. WHITE COMPANYInSite Elevation is a PDF & CAD earthwork take-off and GPS modeling software solution for estimators who need to save time and money. Quickly and accurately calculate cut and fill, stripping, strata quantities, paving and concrete materials, topsoil re-spread, areas, lengths, trench excavation, and backfill. The software also includes GPS machine control systems surface export and generates construction staking data. Customer success is our top priority. The company offers live training, exceptional technical support, and continuous new feature development. Call 877.746.7483 or visit InSiteSoftware.com.Designed to handle tough sitework takeoffs with ease.INSITE SOFTWARENOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com96
company profilesMBW, Inc. has been manufacturing one of the construction industry’s most interesting lines of small compaction and concrete equipment. Located in Slinger, Wisconsin, production began more than 50 years ago with its introduction of a lower maintenance vibratory plate compactor. MBW does not simply duplicate designs developed by others. MBW begins each new engineering project with the assumption that significant progress can be made in terms of improved productivity, reduced maintenance, longer life, enhanced user safety, and lower long-term cost of ownership. MBW backs its products with a 1-year warranty. Today, the company’s product line encompasses a variety of soil compaction products including single direction vibratory plates, small and large reversible vibratory plates, gas and air rammers, skid steer roller attachments, and small and large excavator wheel attachments. The concrete side includes a vibratory wet screed with bar sizes from 4 ft to 24 ft, truss screed, three sizes of walk-behind power trowels and three sizes of ride-on power trowels, concrete power buggy’s, mortar mixers, and concrete sprayers. www.mbw.com.MBW INC.Since 1962, National Construction Rentals has been the nationwide leader in the temporary site services industry offering temporary fence, barricades, portable toilets, hand wash stations, restroom trailers, mobile storage containers, and temporary power. National Construction Rentals provides its products to the construction industry, for special events, to government sector projects, and following natural and man-made disasters. Serving more than 275 metro areas nationwide, let National Construction Rentals’ nearly 60 years of experience offer you the peace of mind you need for your next project. Visit us online today at www.rentnational.com or call us at 800.352.5675.NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION RENTALSNational Construction Rentals Rentals Made Easy.™www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202097
NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com98company profilesSOLUTIONS FOR 80 YEARSBUILDING INNOVATIVE TRANSPORT TALBERTMFG.COM | 800-348-5232NOTHING BETTER BETWEEN THE LOAD AND THE ROAD!Talbert Manufacturing has been building world-class heavy-haul and specialized trailers to rigorous customer specifications for more than 80 years. The company offers complete lines of heavy-haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment for the commercial, industrial, military, and government sectors. Its trailers and equipment are used in applications as diverse as renewable energy, aerospace, heavy construction, in-plant material handling, manufacturing and processing systems and much more.Talbert offers a wide variety of base model trailers, such as 10- to 30-ton tag-a-longs, hydraulic tails, oilfield, heavy hauls, and traveling axles. The company has also built thousands of custom units and prides itself not only on the relationships that it has nurtured along the way, but also on the trailers’ durability and longevity. That is why 92 percent of Talbert Trailers built since 1985 are still on the road today. For more information, visit www.talbertmfg.com.TALBERT MANUFACTURING For more than 60 years, Reef Industries has been manufacturing and fabricating reinforced film laminates and composites. Reef Industries specializes in custom plastic laminates that safeguard and prolong the service life of customers’ investments. Products range from covers that protect equipment during outdoor storage to underground marking tape that ensures buried utilities are protected from accidental dig-ins. Reef Industries provides customers with dependable and proven high-quality materials for long-term performance.Each year, countless building owners suffer the problems associated with material and systems failures due to moisture. Reef Industries’ Griffolyn® vapor barriers and vapor retarders can prevent water vapor from causing poor insulation performance, structural damage, and other moisture-related problems. The main reason for retarding the transmission of water vapor through the building envelope is to prevent water vapor from condensing within the building structure cavities. The Griffolyn polyethylene vapor retarder system’s low permanence keeps moisture from infiltrating the building envelope. For more information, visit reefindustries.com.REEF INDUSTRIES
www.mcsmag.com NOVEMBER 202099company profilesSince 2014, TracksNTeeth has been the leading ecommerce site for aftermarket construction parts. Offering more than 130,000 part numbers, TracksNTeeth makes buying parts online and saving money easy.TracksNTeeth provides a range of steel and rubber track undercarriage parts, ground engaging tools, excavator and mini-excavator final drives, scraper components, and paver wear parts for more than 145 OEM equipment manufacturers on thousands of different models.Whether it is a bulldozer, excavator, track loader, mini excavator, compact track loader, rubber tracked skid steer loader, forestry, mining, or heaving construction equipment, our knowledgeable staff and convenient online marketplace make getting parts quick and easy.Fast, affordable, nationwide flat-rate shipping for the highest quality parts backed with industry leading warranties ensures there’s no better place to buy replacement parts for your construction equipment than online at Tracksnteeth.com. For more information, visit www.tracksnteeth.com.TRACKS N TEETH
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NOVEMBER 2020 www.mcsmag.com112The last decade has seen an explosion in 3D printing, among hobbyists and professional users alike. The ability to prototype—or even, increasingly, industrially produce—almost any component with just a CAD package and a 3D printer has transformed the manufacturing landscape. Although there are drawbacks to the process, including proportionate cost and scalability, recent improvements in 3D printing capabilities meant that pre-COVID-19 commentators predicted a bright future for this technology and the sector had been on a solid upward trajectory for around a decade.However, the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc with many sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets that have adopted 3D printing most enthusiastically. This, and other factors, are impacting 3D printing just as it reaches maturity as a versatile manufacturing technique, and have stalled that pattern of growth. But for how long?IDTechEx’s new report, “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2020-2030: COVID Edition,” answers that and related questions, and takes a look into the next decade for 3D printing technologies. While COVID has clearly had a huge effect on industry, there remains every reason to forecast a brighter future. “Despite COVID, the 3D printing market will be worth $45 billion in 2030”. DIVERSE AND EVOLVINGWithout doubt, the impact of COVID-19 is being felt at a pivotal point in the evolution of 3D printing. Having been invented in the early 1980s, the technology became more widespread following expiry of a key patent in 2009, and within a few years the technology had become affordable enough for entrepreneurs and hobbyists to use.Initially, most printing used the fused deposition technique with plastic filament which, while useful, had clear limitations in terms of the accuracy and durability of objects produced.However, new techniques were quickly developed, including 3D printing with metal, carbon fiber, and fiberglass materials, which opened the way for more sectors to replace traditional fabrication with 3D printing.The precision of printed objects has also increased, and the latest generation of 3D printers has the capability to work to measurements smaller than the width of a human hair.This brings the potential of 3D printing to even more industrial sectors, and extends its use in output-critical environments including aerospace and medical devices.Adoption of 3D printing currently varies much by industry and geography, with use concentrated in the US and parts of Western Europe, leaving many markets as yet untapped.Apart from the market for 3D printers themselves, several related sectors have grown alongside the 3D printing boom. Chief among these are the development and production of printable materials for various markets, and third-party enterprises that refine and finish 3D-printed goods. Whether these will emerge from the pandemic, and/or remain sustainable as printing techniques become more refined, are important questions.CLOSING THOUGHTAs a manufacturing technique, 3D printing’s future is entwined with that of the industries it serves. Those industries have been hugely affected by COVID, but will doubtless be revived in due course—although like many businesses, their “new normal” may differ greatly from the old. There are other issues that could restrict 3D printing technology, too, including trade-offs between speed, precision, volume, and scalability; cost per item; the nature of printable materials and access to markets and supply. IDTECHEX REVEAL3D PRINTING what does the future hold after COVID-19for more informationIDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Consultancy, and Subscription products, helping you profit from emerging technologies. For more information on IDTechEx Research and Consultancy, visit www.idtechex.com.