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Schlouch’s Success Story

From a young age, Barry Schlouch wanted to be the best at the task at hand. “I grew up on a farm and wanted to be the best farmer I could be. Now, I’m not farming today, but I got a lot out of it,” he says.   Barry started Schlouch Incorporated in… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

More Traffic Lanes in Same Space

Stretching across a heavily traveled section of the state, Wisconsin State Highway 41 shuttles high volume traffic between Milwaukee and Green Bay along the west side of Lake Winnebago. To better accommodate these vehicles, the state widened the route from two to three lanes and added a barrier between the north and southbound… Read More »

Variable Barrier Over Five Feet Tall? Yes We Can!

When B. Gottardo Construction, Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada landed the $42 million, 5-mile long (8.5km) Highway 410 Extension project along Toronto’s western suburbs, they found themselves with several major challenges. Four bridges, environmentally sensitive areas, and super-elevations which required a monster barrier wall gave them plenty to do. The barrier, though only 44”(110cm) tall in its… Read More »

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 »