New product announcements: 12/09/2009 Finishing Concrete Bridge Decks: All-Hydraulic Rig The Model 4836B Bridge Deck Finisher has all-hydraulic controls for both the mainframe and the dual-roller finishing carriage, allowing for much simpler operation than previous models. The broad 36-in. mainframe and 5-in. finishing carriage lift are powered by 25-hp engines. A hydraulically controlled roller tamper allows for fine adjustments to surface finishing, and a single-piece drag pan prevents seams from forming. Allen Engineering; 870-236-7751; www.allenpavers.com Three-Stage Water Pump: Now With Tier 3 Engine The Three-Stage Jet Pumps from Griffin are now available with Tier 3 engines for better performance and
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.