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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...

Matching the Commercial Sweeper to the Need

Matching the Commercial Sweeper to the Need

Which works best for the job By Jeff Winke Commercial sweepers are valuable to asphalt paving contractors. They perform necessary clean-up to ensure a project jobsite is safe and attractive. They perform a variety of tasks, but which type of commercial sweeper is best...

Selling Decorative Paving

Selling Decorative Paving

The benefits are more than a pretty face By Jeff Winke One has to wonder if the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz may be the best “spokeskins” for decorative paving? They definitely make a compelling case for a yellow roadway that promises to lead to a better life....

Stop and Smell the Asphalt (and Profits)

Stop and Smell the Asphalt (and Profits)

By Brian Hall Strange days, indeed. I’ve been in this business for 25 years and thought I had seen it all. Recessions, inflation housing booms and busts. But in all my born days would I ever think that the construction industry would be so robust that it would outrun...

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...

Is Bigger Always Better?

Is Bigger Always Better?

For infrared asphalt repair units, the answer varies By Jeff Winke Bigger, Better, Best! is the title of a children’s math learning book which helps in understanding the importance of calculating stuff, such as the area of a play room for instance. The title does not...

The Road to Safety Starts with Stability

The Road to Safety Starts with Stability

How offset compaction roller attachments ensure a safer jobsite By Lynn Marsh, Road Widener LLC President Safety is the highest priority on any construction jobsite, but not every equipment solution aids in attaining that safety goal. In fact, in 2020, more than...

Set Yourself Up For Success

Set Yourself Up For Success

By Brian Hall Perfection. It’s what we all strive for, whether it’s on the jobsite or in our personal lives. Sometimes we get close, many times we fall short, but the pursuit never should cease. When talking to contractors, I always tell them, “give yourself the best...