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Archive for the ‘Pavement Maintenance Equipment’ Category

Winter is Coming, Here Are 4 Ways to Help You Prepare

Monday, November 20th, 2017

 

With winter coming, SMITH has identified 4 ways to help you prepare for your surface-prep and removal work. 

#1. Last-minute job opportunities

Consider buying or renting equipment now if you expect your customers to, (1) ask you to complete jobs others cannot; or (2) add more work to your current book of business. SMITH can help you identify the right new or used surface-prep equipment, and deliver in time to meet your deadlines.

#2. Equipment service and support

If you have not properly performed your equipment maintenance work during the season, we can help. SMITH can provide your maintenance personnel with technical assistance to assure your equipment is ready to work before its next use.

#3. Operations review 

If you feel your performance fell short of expectations, we can help you identify, discuss, and solve surface-prep issues so they don’t reoccur in the new year. SMITH uses the IDS process which helps companies identify the real issue to performance problems. Once the real issue is clearly identified and all options, data, and ideas are discussed, a solution will be provided and ownership taken to assure the issue can go away forever. After the operational review, we will make recommendations to help you select the right equipment, cutting tools, and removal process to assure you will be operational ready before the start of the new season.

#4. Surface-prep work does not have to be frustrating.

When the prep work is clearly specified in contracts, and there is agreement between all parties as to what the final surface needs to look like, the work can be satisfying and rewarding. SMITH has designed a series of questions for pavement maintenance and concrete flooring maintenance contractors called “The Removal Analysis.” These questions help those organizations better understand if they are equipped with the right tools, personnel and processes to perform the work their clients expect. Organizations that participate in the Removal Analysis can complete their work faster, easier, and more cost-effectively, achieving safer, sustainable surfaces for their clients.

For a free no obligation Removal Analysis to help you prepare for winter, please click here.


SMITHing at Intertraffic Mexico

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Intertraffic Mexico

SMITHing at Intertraffic Mexico 2017

SMITH Surface-Prep Solutions is in Mexico City for Intertraffic Mexico 2017! We’ve teamed up with our partner, Swega, in booth #1031, demonstrating how SMITHing creates safer, more sustainable surfaces on both asphalt and concrete.

For stripe removal, sidewalk grinding, groove inlay and more, SMITH has the answers you need. If you’re going, make sure to stop by and say hello!

We’ll see you in Mexico!


Your Surface-Prep Briefing for October 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Remove Faster News Briefing

Your October Surface-Prep Briefing

for Safer, Sustainable Surfaces

If you haven’t visited Remove Faster News lately, here are some things you may have missed!

Stripers Can Help Save Hector Davila, Road Marks Puerto Rico 

We were hit by Irma on 9/6, and it was not particularly bad except for electric power (no lights since at my home). Then Maria. We were really devastated, but family and (12) dogs are well.

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Seven Surface-Prep Essentials That Belong in Every Striper’s Toolbox

It’s not always easy to figure out what type of surface-prep equipment tools to own. Even for an experienced pavement marking contractor, putting together the right mix of prep-before-marking removal equipment takes thought, time, and inevitably, money.

As a striping professional, you want to make sure the investment you’re making in surface-prep tools is a good one, especially if you are aiming for quality products where costs can quickly add up.

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OSHA Silica-Dust Rule Enforcement Delayed

Even though OSHA’s rule concerning silica dust began on September 23, 2017, it will be another 30 days before any enforcement will happen. The rule is meant to counteract the over 900 cases of silicosis that happen every year.

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The SMITH FS050 Winner Is Announced!

Congratulations go out to Muna Edward, Airport Operations Superintendent at A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam. He is the lucky winner of a brand new SMITH FS050 handheld surfacer! Congrats again, Edward!


Drum and Rotary-Style Eradicators vs. Shot and Water Blasters

Water, shot, or sand blasting are common surface-prep methods. When selecting the right machine for surface-prep work, contractors and agencies are considering rotary and drum style preparators because of lower operational and environmental costs.

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