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News December 17, 2014
On Dec. 10, Roads & Bridges reported on a halt in the operations to excavate a tunnel down to the boring machine known colloquially as “Bertha,” in order to perform repairs that would allow the machine to once more begin tunneling for the S.R. 99 project.   State engineers had voiced concerns...
Products December 10, 2014
Calbrite has created the industry’s first stainless steel UNY (Union) explosion-proof fitting and has launched the GUAT and EYS series. All configurations are suitable for hazardous locations, are available in ¾-in. trade sizes and are manufactured in the U.S. in type 316 stainless steel. Explosion...
News December 04, 2014
With roads seemingly crumbling everywhere, the demand placed on those roads is a logical bone of contention—notably in the state of Michigan, where lawmakers have decided that truck weight restrictions are just fine the way they are.   A bill introduced by State Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) called...
Videos December 01, 2014
A new way to do business. New technology is used to produce traffic control signs, delivering both quality and long-term warranted durability.
Videos December 01, 2014
Watch this video to learn best practices for fabricating retroreflective traffic signs using roll-to-roll lamination for traffic sign fabricators, original equipment manufacturers or any retroreflective product conversion.
Videos December 01, 2014
This video showcases best practices of plotter cutting prismatic and overlay films, including components of cutting tools, loading media and blade depth vs. pressure to achieve quality cutting.
Videos December 01, 2014
Watch this video for best practices for trimming Avery Dennison retroreflective sheeting, including recommended types of knives, blades and cutting techniques for traffic sign fabricators, as well as original equipment manufacturers.
Case Studies November 26, 2014

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation. Using a Gradall XL 4300 III with a grading bucket eases workload along the road by reaching under limbs or large trees that hang over the roads. 

Maintaining highways and the drainage ditches alongside them is a major task for the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Some 83% of all land in Maine is forested along hilly roads, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for large amounts of silt runoff to regularly fill drainage ditches...
Products October 29, 2014
JCB has outfitted its largest and strongest Loadall telescopic handler—the all-new 512-56—with the company’s new high-torque, low-emission Ecomax diesel engines that meet U.S. Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. The 512-56 can elevate a maximum load of 12,000 lb to a height of 56 ft. The machine is...
Products October 29, 2014
Combining diesel fuel and an electric power system, the JLG H340AJ provides the power and durability of a diesel-powered machine while saving operational costs as the world’s first true four-wheel electric-drive hybrid boom. Compared to an all-diesel machine, the H340AJ provides substantial fuel...
Products October 29, 2014
The new Cat TH255C telehandler—with a rated load capacity of 5,500 lb and a maximum lift height of 18.33 ft—features a powerful, compact design that accommodates both a wide range of work tools and a varied range of applications, resulting in an exceptionally versatile machine. The new fuel-...
Products October 28, 2014
State departments of transportation (DOTs) and transportation authorities are turning to EarthCam to document their Accelerated Bridge Construction projects. When looking for a camera system that keeps up with the fast-paced environment of a rapid build, agencies like Connecticut DOT and Rhode...
Products October 28, 2014
ComSTAR is a new generation of full duplex wireless headsets allowing up to eight users to communicate simultaneously just like on a regular telephone. Headsets enhance industrial job site productivity and safety by providing instantaneous, hands-free voice communications within an 800-yd range.  ...
Products September 24, 2014
Vista by Viewpoint is a fully scalable and integrated SQL/.NET solution tailored specifically for mid-to-large-sized construction companies. An intuitive application that scales easily and integrates with all key third-party software, Vista provides real-time data wherever and whenever needed....
Products August 27, 2014
Cloud-based Viewpoint For Project Collaboration allows for real-time flow of drawings, documents and data for all stages of the construction lifecycle, providing improved communications and collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams; this includes owners,...
News August 18, 2014
The mood was generally upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and...
Products July 30, 2014
Cut cost by renting modular spreader beams with spans ranging from 3 – 52 ft and capacities from 9 tons to 187 tons from LGH! Lightweight, durable and strong, modular beams are also easy to transport. LGH now offers the CMOD-50, providing corners for modular beams and creating a modular lifting...
Products July 30, 2014
The Crafco Super Shot is an oil-jacketed melter/applicator designed to apply crack sealant and filler to pavement cracks and joints, resulting in extended pavement service life. It received the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice 2014 Gold Award. It is an ideal choice when crews are continually...
Article July 11, 2014
For 28 years Doug Pawlowski has been removing concrete from driveways, parking lots, streets, factory floors and other locations, always focusing on working fast and minimizing the impact on his surroundings. A recent job put his experience, skill and equipment to the test in a unique setting. His...
Article July 11, 2014
H&S Contracting Inc., located in Moorhead, Minn., was looking for estimating software to take the company to the next level.   Their previous system using ledger sheets and Excel documents created in-house was outdated, and as Brent Syster, estimator and project manager with H&S, pointed...
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