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Shoring is the process of supporting a building, vessel, structure, or trench with shores (props) when in danger of collapse or during repairs or alterations.

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

The Right Wall for the Site

The Right Wall for the Site

After 22 months, 708,000 man-hours of work, nearly half a million tons of concrete, and $215 million, the massive Interstate 15 (I-15) reconstruction project in Utah has been completed. The Point project, as it was known, involved 7 miles of the most heavily traveled highway in the state.

Reducing Coastal Erosion

Reducing Coastal Erosion

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

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Mabey Inc.
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Montabert
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National Trench Safety (NTS)
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Topcon Positioning Systems
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Trail King Industries
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Trench Shoring Services
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United Rentals
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Vertigraph Inc.
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Takeuchi
Takeuchi features their first hybrid dual-powered excavator in its lineup with the TB216H compact excavator. The TB216H features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. In diesel mode the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, that offers an

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

Efficiency Production Announces Arkansas’ Riggs CAT Manufacturer’s Latest Trench Safety Equipment Dealer

Efficiency Production Announces Arkansas’ Riggs CAT Manufacturer’s Latest Trench Safety Equipment Dealer

Efficiency Production, Inc.—America’s leading manufacturer of trench shielding and shoring safety equipment—is proud to announce the addition of Riggs CAT to Efficiency’s national dealer network.

“We are very excited to partner with Efficiency Production on our new trench protection equipment line,” says Gary O’Keane, Vice President of Rentals at Riggs CAT.

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group to Combine

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group to Combine

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services (“Brand”), a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), and Safway Group (“Safway”), which is owned by Odyssey Investment Partners (“Odyssey”), today announced an agreement to combine, creating an integrated industrial and commercial services company with broader capabilities and innovative solutions for customers globally.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

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