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2016 Millimeter GPS 3D Expo

Power Curbers & Topcon Position Systems will be presenting the Millimeter GPS 3D Expo on Tuesday, November 15 at the Power Curbers factory in Salisbury, NC.   This event will include a live onsite demonstration of Topcon’s Millimeter GPS stringless machine controls on the Power Curber 5700-C, as well as factory tours and… Read More »

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Spotlight: 150 Extruder

Location: State of Franklin Rd. at Sunset Dr., Johnson City, TN   Customer: Summers-Taylor, Inc., Elizabethton, TN   Project: Parking lot islands for new supermarket   Application: 4,600 linear feet (1,402 m) of perimeter curb and 3,200 linear feet (975 m) of islands, all poured on top of asphalt grade   Specifications: Curb… Read More »

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Millimeter GPS Helping Rebuild in Japan

In March 2011, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck 70 km (43 mi) off the eastern coast of Japan triggered massive tsunami waves of up to 40.5 m (133 ft) high that traveled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland in placed.   The small town of Shinchi in Fukushima Prefecture was devastated… Read More »

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High Speed Rail Through the Desert

With mass transit in higher demand worldwide to east traffic congestion for commuters and tourists alike, the Saudi Railways Organization’s plan for a high-speed rail system will address the needs of Saudi Arabian residents as well as the millions of pilgrims who visit the country each year.   The Haramain High Speed Rail… Read More »

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Simple as ABC: Tight Schedule Possible with 5700-C

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently completed the Fast Fix 8 project in Nashville, and Power Curber owner Irwin Concrete Construction was right in the middle of this high-profile job.   TDOT’s goal was to replace eight aging interstate bridges along Interstate 40 through Nashville using a process called Accelerated Bridge Construction… Read More »

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Power Curbers @ World of Concrete 2016

It was another great World of Concrete for Power Curbers & Power Pavers during the 2016 show, held February 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.   We displayed the Power Curber 5700-C, the number one selling curb & gutter machine in the world. Also in the booth was the Power Curber 5700-C-MAX… Read More »

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No Stringline = Big Savings for Contractors

  Silver Star Construction in Moore, OK, started out like a lot of other construction companies – small. One of the owners, Steve Shawn, started with an old dump truck and a farm tractor with a loader on it. Over 30 years later, Silver Star has over 400 machines, including graders and asphalt… Read More »

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Power Curber a Perfect Fit for Rehab Project

  Brock Construction in North Bend, OR, used their 5700-Super-B to pour 4,000 feet of new curb and gutter as well as sidewalk as part of a waterfront revitalization project for the City of Coos Bay.   “The job was a partnership with the city’s urban renewal and ODOT,” says Greg Brock, owner/operator…. Read More »

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Pre-Owned Machine Takes Contractor To Next Level

  You wouldn’t think a commercial fisherman would know much about slipforming, unless you’ve met Greg Brock.   “I fished in the Bering Sea for seven seasons up in Alaska,” Greg says. “In my seasons off, I would work for an old concrete contractor that taught me a lot. Becoming a concrete contractor… Read More »

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5700-C-MAX Spotlight: Barrier

  Location: Interstate 26, east of Columbia, SC   Customer: Southern Concrete & Construction, Inc., Anderson, SC   Project: Construction of new highway safety barrier   Application: 30,000 linear feet (9,144 m) of barrier on existing interstate with narrow work zone and sensors running under machine in parapet setup   Specifications: 56″ (1.4… Read More »

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