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HPW Takes A Close Up Look at Eleven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by eleven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Earth Contact Products, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell Power Systems - Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, PierTech Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution, Supportworks, and Techno Metal Post    . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2016 Review and 2017 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2016 versus 2015.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2017 . . . more

A Snapshot Look at Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

What is the average cost of a 20’ deep helical pile?  HPW is asked this question frequently, and our first response is . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2015 Review and 2016 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2015 versus 2014.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2016 . . . more

HPW Polls Helical Pile and Anchor Manufacturers to Determine the Combined Annual Revenue for Products Sold Into both the Civil and Utility Markets - Incredible Growth Over the Last Ten or So Years

The majority of manufacturers are willing to share revenue numbers while others have no interest in sharing at all.  The result of the survey yields what we feel is an accurate approximation of annual revenues for U.S. manufacturers for both the civil and utility markets . . . more

NEW DIGGA's Impressive Line of Anchor Drives - Plus Several More Innovative Solutions for Helical Pile Installers

From initially operating out of a phone booth in Brisbane Caravan Park Australia in 1981, to building an international supplier of helical anchor and auger drive products, DIGGA founder Stewart Wright’s vision has grown well beyond the company’s first small factory located in Brisbane in 1982 . . . more

NEW CTL | Thompson Founder Bob Thompson has Been Named as the 2017 Recipient of the ENR Mountain States Legacy Award

CTL | Thompson is the largest full-service geotechnical, structural, environmental and materials engineering firm headquartered in Denver, and the company has the only helical pile testing lab in the world that can perform all tests required by ICC-ES AC358 - acceptance criteria for helical piles  . . . more

NEW  Pengo is Excited to Announce the Company Will Once Again be Exhibiting at the World of Concrete on January 23-26

Visitors are encouraged to stop by Pengo’s booth #C4621 to see exciting new products including the TruLink® 2.1 torque monitoring system . . . more

NEW Call for Abstracts - Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is Soliciting for Technical Paper Abstracts for the 43rd Annual Conference October 24-27 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim California - Deadline is in Eight Days on Friday the 15th . . . click here to learn more

NEW Pengo has an Opening for an Engineering Manager

The Engineering Manager will provide leadership and direction in terms of engineering standards, project prioritization and assignment, manufacturing engineering, new product development and quality assurance . . . more

DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Research Study Update

Phase I - Literature Review - of the study is now complete as Dr. Amy Cerato recently submitted the final (91) page paper to the DFI for publication . . . more

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has Decided to Offer Code Certification Service for Helical Piles for Recognition by the International Residential Code (IRC)

Does the U.S. helical pile industry really need another certification – especially one that is restricted to just the residential marketplace . . . more

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NEW MacLean Power Systems is Promoting the Company’s Patented Strength SquaredTM Pipe Coupler

According to company officials, the Strength Squared coupler eliminates bolt hole elongation as can happen with helical pile connectors that have through bolts put into shear during installation . . . read about it now

NEW PierTech Systems Delivers (62) Helical Piles for Deep Foundations for a School in Bethel, Alaska

The 8.675” and 12.75” O.D. Piles were installed into the permafrost and thermosyphons and monitor tubes were drilled and placed to ensure the permafrost will stay frozen . . . more

NEW MacLean Power Systems Announces Appointment of Jeff Tully as the Company’s National Sales Manager

Jeff joined the company in October and is responsible for sales of helical and driven piling products into the civil markets for MPS . . . more

NEW GoliathTech Will be Exhibiting at Both the International Builders Show and the World of Concrete

Company officials are inviting people interested in owning a GoliathTech franchise to visit them at one or both shows . . . more

GoliathTech Receives ESR-3726 from ICC-ES for Its 2.875” (73mm) and 3.50” (89mm) O.D. Helical Pile Products

In addition to the two helical pile products that were reviewed, four of the company’s underpinning brackets and two new construction brackets also received certification . . . More

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NEW MacLean Civil Products Teams with RJG Construction to Install (82) Helical Piles and Tieback Anchors to Prevent Further Settlement on Two Tilt-up Structures in Thousand Oaks, CA

The site had up to 12 feet of artificial fill that caused considerable settlement, and the entire project had to be completed while the structures were occupied . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks by Woods to Install (15) Round Shaft Helical Tiebacks for Curved Concrete Retaining Wall in Edwardsville, IL

The tieback anchors were installed at a fifteen degree angle prior to the construction of the wall and were then embedded in the concrete . . . read about it now

NEW Techno Metal Post of Central Iowa to Install (31) Helical Piles and Tiebacks for a New Retaining Wall in Des Moines

The site for this 100 ft. foot long residential retaining wall had multiple challenges including numerous tree roots . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Tri-States Installs (276) Helical Piles as Deep Foundations for a New Nine-Story Condo in Philadelphia

This was a very involved project that included seven mobilizations and a lot of coordinating with the other trades on the project . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Southeast Installs (16) Helical Piles to Stabilize a Warehouse in Sweetwater, TN

The 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse experienced significant differential settlement, and the Ram Jack crew successfully completed the pile installation and wrapped up the project in two days . . . read about it now

Hubbell Power Systems Teams with Pilotes Helicoidales, CR. S.A. to Install (410) Helical Piles for a New Building for Archivo Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica

All of the round shaft piles with (4) helix bearing plates were successfully installed seven days ahead of schedule . . . read about it now

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NEW Torcsill Foundations Announces Appointment of Tim Swift as Company’s New Chief Executive Officer

Formerly the general manager, Swift will now have responsibility for all of the company’s operations . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Recently Announced the Appointment of Tim Swift as Company’s General Manager

Previously Swift was director of manufacturing and also had leadership roles in district management and sales . . . more

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Owner, Rick Sykes, Perfects House Lifting Process for Coastal Homes to Meet the Revised BFE Code

Sykes worked closely with Ram Jack corporate engineers to develop the Sandy Bracket and then teamed with a house moving professional to perfect the lifting process . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome Torcsill Foundations as a New Participant on Our Site, and Torcsill Recently Announced the Acquisition of AnchorPipe International

Founded in 2014 and with headquarters located in Pasadena, TX near Houston, Torcsill offers engineering, manufacturing and installation services of helical pile foundations . . . more

HPW is Pleased to Welcome TEK Piles as a New Participant on Our Site

TEK Piles and TEK Construction Services is a full service construction company specializing in helical pile foundation systems and serving the Marcellus and Utica shale gas midstream industry . . . more

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