Efficiency Production, Inc.

Pro-Tec Equipment

Pro-Tec Equipment introduces its line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches. Designed with pipeline crews in mind, these arches, when paired with eight-feet tall aluminum or eight-feet tall lightweight three-inch steel trench walls, provide 72-inches of vertical pipe clearance, while still allowing crews to use smaller sized machines. 800.292.1225, pro-tecequipment.com

Efficiency Production

Trench shoring equipment from ICON Equipment, Pro-Tec Equipment, Efficiency Production, American Shoring and GME.

Trench shoring products from Efficiency Production, PRO-TEC Equipment, American Shoring, Quik-Shor, Speed Shore Corp. and Kundel Industries.

DiPaolo Construction, of Calumet City, IL, recently completed a $14 million underground utility project to install personnel access manhole structures over an existing combined storm/sanitary sewer line in the South Chicago community of Hegewisch.

Proactive safety -- that is Columbus, OH-based McDaniel’s Construction Corp.’s standard operating procedure whenever they have personnel working in a deep trench or pit. Such was the case when McDaniel’s recently installed 1,300 linear feet of conduit casing for electrical, communications and other utilities at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) in Columbus, OH.

Theodore Roosevelt aptly said, “When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.” This is certainly the philosophy taken by contractor Tri-City Groundbreakers when they were low bidder on a deep excavation project that was larger and deeper than anything that they had attempted before.

Shoring and safety products from Speed Shore Corp., American Shoring, Quik-Shor, PRO-TEC Equipment, Trench Shoring Services, Efficiency Production and Kundel Industries.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI, like so many other communities, is in the midst of storm-sewer separation upgrades. For many cities, that can mean miles of new pipe or upgraded utilities. Sault Ste. Marie has a unique challenge in that its historic downtown area is essentially an island, with the famous Soo Locks closely adjacent to the excavation area.

Efficiency Production provides a wide selection of standard and custom trench shielding and shoring systems.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

For excavation projects requiring manned entry, shielding and shoring trench walls is a major cost. Material and labor prices escalate as excavations cover more area and become deeper. On many large projects -- especially long runs of large-diameter pipe installation -- slide rail systems have become the preferred method of preventing the collapse of trench walls.

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