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Pioneering Infrastructure:

Pioneering Infrastructure:

Downtown Akron Adopts Innovative Pivoted Turnbuckle Manhole Risers for Smoother Streets By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Akron-based Perrin Asphalt Company is a family-owned asphalt and concrete paving firm that’s been in business for more than 50 years. The firm has always...

Maintenance Inc./Able Industries 2024 Spring Outlook

Maintenance Inc./Able Industries 2024 Spring Outlook

Another season, another sit down with industry vets Mark & Brad from Maintenance, Inc. Another season is upon us and Maintenance Inc./Able Industries in Wooster, Ohio is already in full swing! we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mark McLeod, the...

Crafco EZ Patcher

Crafco EZ Patcher

A New Approach to Pavement Patching The pavement preservation industry has come a long way since its start in the 1970s. Every once in a while, a breakthrough innovation brings a new level of efficiency and changes the way things are done. Crafco’s new EZ Patcher...

Mastering Mastic & Mixing Things Up

Mastering Mastic & Mixing Things Up

Marathon Equipment is innovating new ways to stay on top After 25 years at the top of the mastic industry, it would be understandable if Marathon Equipment, Inc. got a bit static. But the folks at the Ontario-based manufacturer seem to understand their spot at the top...

The Sunny Road Ahead

The Sunny Road Ahead

RoadSaver makes good on its promise By Jeff Winke Follow Arizona’s western border south about halfway down and find Bullhead City (BHC) Arizona which is located on the east bank of the Colorado river near the junction of Arizona, California, and Nevada. Historically...

A Memorable 800 Number Connects Need to Contractors

A Memorable 800 Number Connects Need to Contractors

Pavement maintenance network generates growth When you really boil it down, the goal that pushes any contracting business is to keep the phones ringing. Turns out, having the right number can make a big difference. That’s the brilliance behind 800 PAVEMENT, an...

Patch Perfect

Patch Perfect

Falcon’s latest patch truck helps its customers soar Asphalt patching is essential in maintaining roadways, parking lots and other paved surfaces. The ability to fill numerous potholes daily is a challenge that road crews regularly face nationwide. Asphalt patch...

Get the CDL Out of Here!

Get the CDL Out of Here!

The goal at HOG is to innovate solutions that maximize productivity, minimize costs, and optimize results. For over 30 years, HOG has taken that philosophy forward through innovations such as vacuum recovery, GPS guidance, the HOG Tusk, and the Triple Spray Bar on our...

What does Infrared Repair Actually Co$t?

What does Infrared Repair Actually Co$t?

At this point most contractors are familiar with what infrared repair is and how it works. One thing that is not often discussed is the actual cost to perform an infrared repair. The general rule of thumb and what most manufacturers will say, including KM...

Continuous  Improvement: Mechanical and Pure Vacuum Sweepers

Continuous Improvement: Mechanical and Pure Vacuum Sweepers

Forward-leaning Bucher keeps the innovations coming Standing out and keeping up with the ever-changing sweeping requirements of asphalt, construction, and paving clean-up requires forward-thinking solutions. Last year’s revamp of the Bucher MaxPowa E35m Mechanical...

Pitch Black®

Pitch Black®

Building the Brand in High Demand Over the past few years, Pitch Black® asphalt emulsion sealcoat sales have exploded. Plants and distributorships are popping up across the country, with future plans to cover the continent. With Pitch Black® now being sold in Canada,...

Up to the Challenge

Up to the Challenge

AHP risers making important inroads with quality and efficiency By Angus Stocking For most businesses, the presence of an iron means wrinkles get smoothed out. But, as we all know, the asphalt and pavement business isn’t like most. When asphalt pavements are...

Cimline: Ready  to Serve

Cimline: Ready to Serve

Company’s road to success paved with 50 years of service By Jeff Winke Over the past 50 years, Cimline has built a trusted name based on its commitment to delivering quality products to its dealer partners and customers. Cimline uses only the best materials and...

2023: The Road Ahead

2023: The Road Ahead

A Q&A with Maintenance Inc’s  seasoned leadership. By Brad Eagle & Mark McLeod Perhaps you’ve been needing to upgrade a piece of equipment or hire a salesman. Maybe you’re just looking to try out some of the new products out there on the market. No matter what...

Equipped to Handle Everything

Equipped to Handle Everything

By Chris Vacca From its humble beginnings in 1976, Crafco has grown into the world’s most recognized and trusted materials and equipment manufacturer for pavement preservation products. Its sealants can be found in use across the United States and around the world...

ASMA-USA®

ASMA-USA®

HOW THEY’RE PAVING THE WAY TO SAFER SEALCOAT By Jeff Winke ASMA-USA is no stranger to the sealcoat industry. After all, the original organization (ASMA) was created in 1992 and comprised of West Coast companies that manufactured strictly asphalt emulsion sealcoat....

A Memorable 800 Number Connects Need to Contractors

A Memorable 800 Number Connects Need to Contractors

Pavement maintenance network generates growth By Jeff Winke The essence of market presence can be as simple as a memorable phone number. In a nutshell, that’s the brilliance behind an effective marketing tool that is a member network that connects a local contractor...

HOGging the Road  to Success

HOGging the Road to Success

How HOG is innovating by following a familiar path HOG Technologies is melting the competition with its line of thermoplastic equipment. Whether you need something mounted to a chassis or skid, or something smaller and more compact, HOG is your total pavement...

The Customer Is Always Right

The Customer Is Always Right

Bucher’s Municipal New MaxPowa E35m was created by customer feedback By Matt Starnes When it comes to innovating new asphalt and paving products, there’s nothing more valuable than questions and requests from contractors and municipal industries –– as long as you...

How Infrared Can Extend Your Working Season

How Infrared Can Extend Your Working Season

The traditional pavement maintenance and paving seasons last from April to November, if you are lucky. So, for most asphalt contractors you have 6-7 months to make your profits for the year plus enough to cover expenses for 5-6 months during the “off-season”. Everyone...

Pitch Black®

Pitch Black®

Change Gears to a Proven Asphalt Emulsion Sealcoat By Nicole Larsen, Robert Archie Usually we take a family photo for the cover to bring a little fun to the industry. But this year, we thought Pitch Black® asphalt emulsion sealcoat deserved the spotlight. It’s the...