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Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Manual Dowel Bar Insertion Alternative

Jul 12, 2019

Dowel bar insertion or “DBI” is the process for mechanically inserting reinforcing dowel bars into concrete during the paving process.  It is intended to eliminate tied rebar cages or mats placed in front of the paver.  The traditional method of dowel bar insertion is the automatic dowel bar inserter which is a highly automated and…

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Taking Poly Overlay to New Heights

May 28, 2019

3,000 feet above sea level to be exact! HEM Paving recently partnered with DBE Constructors, LTD to tackle a bridge overlay on busy Interstate 80 in beautiful northern California.  The project, just north of Colfax, CA involved an 8-hour lane closure during which the bridge deck had to be milled, cleaned and resurfaced and then…

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HEM Paving Returns from Successful Bauma Exhibition

Apr 26, 2019

Heavy Equipment Manufacturing (HEM) www.hempaving.com recently returned from Munich, Germany, after exhibiting at the Bauma 2019 Exhibition.  In conjunction with its Indian partner, Apollo Inffratech, HEM exhibited from 8 – 14 April.  During the seven day event over 620,000 visitors attended from 63 countries. According to HEM’s Vice President for International Operations, Rick Eisiminger, HEM…

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Concrete Paving Train for Middle East Theater

Jan 14, 2019
slip form paver and placer/spreader ready to ship

HEM Paving recently worked with our partner FedHarmony in procuring, manufacturing and transporting a three-machine concrete paving ‘train’ for the United States Armed Forces. FedHarmony is an Arlington, VA company which serves as the liaison between manufacturers like HEM and federal government agencies, (www.fedharmony.com). The HEM PS12-28 Placer Spreader, SFP14-37 Slip-Form Paver and TC12-28 Texture…

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HEM at the 2019 World of Concrete!

Dec 3, 2018
hem sfp - world of concrete

After a very successful return to the World of Concrete (WOC) in 2018, HEM will again be exhibiting at the 2019 WOC in Las Vegas, NV! This annual conference and exhibition for concrete professionals is the largest of its kind and will welcome approximately 100,000 visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, January 22nd…

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Certified Concrete Construction

Nov 26, 2018

A First Time Paving Success Story Certified Concrete Construction (CCC) of Raleigh, North Carolina is a great example of persistence paying off.   CCC has been a respected name in concrete construction since 1997 specializing in curb and gutter, sidewalks, walls and slabs using a vibratory screed.  But Operations Manager Johnny Sousa always had bigger things…

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BCOA (Bonded Concrete Overlay)

Nov 12, 2018
bonded concrete overlay

– Whitetopping 2.0 Whitetopping, the process of a concrete overlay to resurface distressed asphalt pavement, has a long history of use and is a well-established process.  However, recent advances in whitetopping techniques that rely on a bond between the concrete overlay and the existing asphalt pavement have rejuvenated the topic. Known as BCOA (Bonded Concrete…

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HEM Employee in the Spotlight – Liz

Sep 8, 2018
welding

  She welds like a girl (and that is a good thing)! Elizabeth Popejoy-Geiken started with HEM in March of 2018 after graduating from the Marshalltown Community College welding program.  She discovered her love for welding and started developing her skill in high school, taking a MIG welding class.  She found that she was pretty…

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HEM Paving Receives GSA Approval

Jul 15, 2018

HEM Paving is excited to announce that HEM concrete paving products have received GSA Approval. GSA Approval is a status used to describe organizations and products that have been approved to sell to the United States Government through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).   HEM Paving achieved this status through their partnership with FedHarmony,…

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Start-up & Training in Argentina

Jul 10, 2018

Heavy Equipment Manufacturing (HEM) Paving recently completed a start up and training of a Slip Form Paver (SFP) 8-15 for Jumi SRL Constructora in Jujuy, Argentina. This is HEM Paving’s first unit delivered to Argentina. After final assembly and quality assurance checks, HEM technicians provided initial training in the Jumi assembly yard. After transport to…

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