Company Sweeps Things Up

Company Sweeps Things Up

Expansion into sweeping pavement maintenance pays off By Jeff Winke Facing the unexpected can generally get the heart racing. It can generate panic or excitement and always disturbs the general flow of life. An out-of-the-blue opportunity in business can be good and...
Asphalt Roller Oscillation’s Role

Asphalt Roller Oscillation’s Role

How does it fit into the paving business? By Jeff Winke For many asphalt paving companies, the old Big Joe Turner tune made famous by Bill Haley & His Comets in the 1950’s could be updated to more aptly reflect current compaction roller practices. Bear this...
Additives

Additives

Extending production into colder weather By Jeff Winke As the days click past and the seasons flip from warm… to cool… to cold, asphalt and sealcoating contractors look for ways to extend their productivity. Does everything need to shut down until Spring?...
Choosing the Right Size Infrared Heater

Choosing the Right Size Infrared Heater

Is bigger better? By Jeff Winke Sometimes bigger is better. When you’re fishing for pike, perch, or pickerel, or ordering pizza for a hungry high-school team, or building the huge ball of twine for your road-side-attraction, bigger is better. Push the limits…go...
Winterizing the Asphalt Paver

Winterizing the Asphalt Paver

Steps to take to guarantee a strong spring start By Jeff Winke The writer and veteran of WW I, Henry Beston has a great way of describing the season change as paving contractors prepare for winter: “The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes...
Adding Milling to Service Capabilities

Adding Milling to Service Capabilities

A tough choice that can reward By Jeff Winke The big decision to jump ahead or not? Many asphalt paving contractors are there at the edge. They teeter … weighing the pros and cons of adding their own cold planer to their equipment fleet. The question being...