Bus Maintenance Scaffold

Many of the new commercial bus designs require maintenance access to roof panels. Keeping employees safe while doing this is a safety issue.  Granite Industries and Bird Ladder Co.  have developed a bus maintenance scaffold systems to keep maintenance employees safe and meet OSHA requirements.  It is a mobile system that is manufactured to the specifications of the bus being used.  We have sold units to City of Milwaukee Transit, Marta and City of Omaha Metro.  Each operation had different requirements.  All units have stairs, guard rails, and toe boards.  Employees have safe access to work being done on top of bus.  Please contact us for more information. milw side shot DSC_0205

American made compaction plates

MBW is one of the last remaining American made manufacturer of compaction plates.  To remain competitive, they have upgraded there manufacturing equipment to help them remain competitive in a market where other manufacturers have gone off shore to manufacture their equipment.  Here is a link to a list of the equipment they are presently using in the manufacture of their equipment.

Since 1967, MBW has been manufacturing one of the construction industry’s most interesting lines of compaction, concrete and related equipment.

What makes the MBW line interesting? MBW is not a copyist – we do not simply duplicate designs developed by others. MBW begins each new engineering project with the assumption that significant progress can be made in terms of improved productivity, reduced maintenance, longer life, enhanced user safety or lower long-term cost of ownership. Often, MBW’s R&D efforts result in entirely fresh approaches to solving industry problems. Many of our products have pushed the productivity envelope to new heights. Some MBW products afford their operators the industry’s safest tools in a given product class. Most MBW products solve long standing maintenance issues and extend product life expectations. Our goal is to provide equipment users with products of significant, tangible, comparative value… reasons to invest in MBW products.

Recently they have introduced a new line of compact plates called the GPX series.

This series of economical vibratory plates, the GP12, GP15 & GP18, are portable, and offer outstanding compaction performance. A patent-pending suspension system that places shock mounts in a predominantly shear mode at the high amplitude front end of the plate and a predominantly compressive mode at the low amplitude trailing end of the plate. This system reduces hand arm vibration and also better isolates all upper mass components, including the engine, from vibrations produced by the machine’s exciter. With amplitudes up to .058 inches, centrifugal force up to 2100 lbf and travel speed to 75 feet per minute these plates are ideal in confined areas of granular soils including sands, bank run, gravels and capable of achieving lift depths of up to 10 inches (25 cm).

These lightweight plates weighing 129 lbs (59 kg) to 143 lbs (65 kg) are easy to lift and maneuver about the jobsite. Accompanied by intense vibration this series of plates are ideally suited as an economical alternative for small to medium soil compaction applications.

Using a Construction Trash Chute is Safer and Saves Time

A risky part of the construction industry is the demolition of the old that makes way for the new. There are multiple hazards in renovating old buildings that are not as inherent for new construction. Both have their hazards, but tearing out old materials in partial and full remodeling jobs has hazards in the debris produced during the demolition phase.

Construction Site Cleanup

For a safe workplace, it is a good idea to assign personnel to continually gather and remove debris from active work areas. As demolition debris collects, the hazards of workers tripping, falling and being cut by sharp debris increases. Any floor above the first floor involves using stairs or service elevators for debris removal unless a construction trash chute is installed. Continue reading