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Going With the Flow: Slotted Drain on Level Grade

Nation Wide Slipforming of Sydney, Australia, recently used their 5700-C-MAX to complete a unique and complicated 6 km (3.73 mile) slotted drain pour as part of the M5 West widening project in Sydney.   Slotted drains are a relatively simple concept, poured using an inflated polymer-based tube that is fed into the front… Read More »

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Extraordinary Customer Service and Commitment

Alberto Caballero, president of Entrench Civil Contractors in Hobbs, New Mexico, came to ConExpo 2014 in Las Vegas looking to buy a curb machine. Having specialized in the installation of utilities and pipeline construction for a number of years and subcontracting out the curb and sidewalk work, Alberto made the decision to add… Read More »

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Power Curber Owner Wins Concrete Promoter Award

Power Curber owner Jay Shorette of Dirigo Slipform in Stillwater, Maine, was recently honored as Concrete Promoter of the Year for 2013 by the Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association (NNECPA). This award recognizes Jay’s contributions to the concrete industry through his tireless efforts to educate and inform about slipforming. Jay has visited… Read More »

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Service School Goes Down Under

Nearly 30 people attended the second Power Curbers Conference at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise along Australia’s Gold Coast in January 2014. The conference, which drew attendees from Australia and New Zealand, focused on maintenance, safety, and problem solving, including live demonstrations of machine operation and 3D stringless technology.   Attendees learned about… Read More »

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Service School 2014

The training facility at the Power Curbers headquarters in Salisbury, NC, was a hub of activity for two weeks in February during the company’s annual Service School. Sixty owners, operators, and mechanics from 28 different companies attended classes for the 5700-B, 5700-Super-B, and the current model 5700-C.   Classroom sessions were taught by… Read More »

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Application Spotlight: Tunnels

Beginning with the massive Eurotunnel project in 1993, Power Curbers has a long history of innovative and efficient solutions to tunnel construction using curb and gutter machines as well as slipform pavers. Machines and molds can be custom-engineered to meet the demands on various aspects of tunnel applications, including rail beds, walkways, roadbeds,… Read More »

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Asphalt contractor takes on concrete work

Albuquerque Asphalt faced a common problem for asphalt contractors – to subcontract or self-perform concrete work. Though they handled dirt work and asphalt in-house, subbing concrete and underground work left them short of the 50% self-performing requirement to bid work as a prime contractor on many jobs. When an experienced concrete crew became available last fall,… Read More »

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Creative Solutions for Canal Project

When Australian firm Baldwin Civil NT was approached about constructing a regulating reservoir as part of the new Inpex natural gas project in the Northern Territory, they didn’t even know if it was possible to slipform a 2.1 m (6 ft 10 in) high wall.   “Originally, the contractor looked at doing it with one… Read More »

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New Barrier Built to Blend with the Old

For centuries, the countryside of northern Wales has been dotted with farms and stone walls which define property lines and keep sheep from venturing into neighboring pastures. Recently, realignment of the A470 trunk road north of Llanrwst between Penloyn and Tan Lan required a barrier wall to be placed between the new road… Read More »

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5700-C-MAX Shines in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona, commuters got good news early last spring when the Arizona DOT announced that the busy Loop 101 that circles the city would receive 30 miles of new HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes in each direction. When complete, Phoenix drivers would have more than 60 miles of HOV lanes to utilize during… Read More »

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