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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...

Will Adding Striping Add Up to More Business?

Will Adding Striping Add Up to More Business?

Expansion of services may be a good thing By Jeff Winke Growing an asphalt paving business can be a challenge. There are numerous concerns with obtaining and keeping good employees, how best to cope with supply-chain issues, and how best to diversify the services...

Where’s Your Dealer?

Where’s Your Dealer?

By Brian Hall Let’s take a break from the strange goings on in the country, shall we? Here we are in August and we are putting down asphalt as fast as the plants can fill the trucks. Life is good, but something doesn’t seem right. Ah, that’s it. Time for the old 250...

Managing the Milling Sub

Managing the Milling Sub

By Jeff Winke Subcontractors are a bit like cats. They’re independent and, yes, they do like you but you get the sense that it’s all on their terms. Managing subcontractors requires finesse -- a subtle and delicate manner that combines firm control with gentle...

Using Facebook

Using Facebook

By Monica Pitts In our ongoing construction marketing benchmarks survey we ask construction companies, “How are you meeting people and finding new hires?” Not surprisingly, many said social media. And survey participants all agree Facebook or LinkedIn are the best...

Elgin Sweeper Releases the New Broom Badger

Elgin Sweeper Releases the New Broom Badger

The enhanced, Elgin-manufactured Broom Badger made its debut today. The compact, highly maneuverable street sweeper is the latest in the innovative lineup from Elgin Sweeper, a leading global manufacturer of street sweepers. Once again Elgin engineers incorporated...