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A Close Up Look at Ten Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

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

HPW Welcomes Mr. Michael Perlow JR., P.E. To Its Technical Advisory Team

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. brings 40 years of experience in marine, coastal, land-based geotechnical, foundation engineering and helical pile design knowledge . . . more

A Close Up Look at Seven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by seven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division - Foundation Supportworks - Hubbell-Chance - IDEAL Foundation Systems - Earth Contact Products and Empire Piers. . . more

Is it Time for Consolidation to Begin in the Helical Pile Industry?

Industry consolidation is a phenomenon that has been happening on the planet since the very first competitors realized that it made more financial sense to join forces rather than competing for the same dollar and watching that very dollar diminish in size . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2014 Review and 2015 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 2014 versus 2013.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2015 . . . more

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Soliciting Assistance for a Major Helical (Screw) Pile – Seismic Research Study Project is teaming with the DFI to assist with the dissemination of information to help form and launch this important project designed to increase the acceptance of helical (screw) piles in seismic zones D, E and F . . . more

NEW  DIGGA U.S.A. Introduces the MM-10K Anchor Drive

New MM - 10K anchor drive delivers 10,378 ft-lbs of theoretical torque and has been engineered for maximum maneuverability for projects with tight overhead conditions . . . more

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee 2016 Annual Seminar was Recently Held in Ontario, CA Near Los Angeles

This year’s seminar featured several presentations on helical piles and their ability to withstand loads generated during a seismic event.  Attendees were glued to the screen when the University of Oklahoma’s Dr. Amy Cerato presented an eleven minute (must see) video of the UCSD shake table testing event conducted earlier this year . . . more

PENGO’S “Revolution - R Series” of Torque Motors Provide Installers with Many Great of Options

PENGO, with headquarters located in Laurens, IA, proudly boasts to having one of the most comprehensive and complete line of torque motors (also known as drive motors) available for the helical pile industry . . . more

PENGO Recently Announced the Addition of Steve Emsley as the Company’s Western Region Manager

Steve brings over 35 years of customer focused sales and marketing experience, and he has spent the last ten years in sales in the foundation equipment business with Kelley Tractor and Hercules Machinery . . . read about it now

PENGO Recently Announced the Addition of Katie Maim as the Company’s New Marketing Communications Specialist

Katie has a B.S. In Marketing from Iowa State University and previously worked at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines . . . read about it now

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Pursuing ASTM Standards for Testing Helical Pile Steel Components

Moncef Souissi, IAS Lab Technical Manager for CTL Thompson, first introduced the concept of adding this testing standard to AC358 - the ICC-ES acceptance criteria for helical piles . . . more

Helical Pile Manufacturers Come Together (Again) to Consider Changes to ICC-ES AC358 for Larger Diameter Helical Piles

Recently a conference call took place to address the issues surrounding updating the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria AC358 for Helical Piles Systems and Devices . . . more

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NEW  Foundation Supportworks Receives Certification from ICC-ES for the Company’s HP350 Round Shaft Helical Pile Product

Company now has two round shaft helical piles as well as remedial and new construction brackets certified by ESR-3074 . . . more

Correction - IDEAL’s Model #134 1.75” (44.5mm) RCS Product was Inadvertently Omitted from the Previously Published “A Close Up Look at Ten Manufacturers’ Products” Article

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NEW Helical Anchors, Inc. Receives ESR-3982 from ICC-ES for the Company’s 2.875” (55mm) O.D. by 0.217” (0.7mm) Wall Helical Pile

Company officials decided to use fast track approval from ICC-ES to meet the increasing demand for this company product . . . . click here to read ESR-3982

IDEAL Foundation Systems Recently Signed Southeast Helicals, LLC as Their Newest Distributor

Located in Northern Louisiana, Southeast Helicals brings a wealth of experience in pile applications . . . read about it now

Helical Anchors Inc. Recently Supplied (90) Large Diameter Helical Piles for an Electric Utility Project in Canada

The piles were installed to 42 ft. and required 55,000 ft. lbs. of torque . . . more

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NEW  Bald Eagles are Loving the Helical Pile - on the Site of a Large Helical Pile Deep Foundation Project on the Irondequoit Bay Near Rochester, NY

IDEAL Foundation Systems teams with CMI Structural Solutions to install (450) 5.5” diameter helical piles for a large apartment and condo development with Bald Eagle nests nearby that required some TLC . . . more

NEW  Ram Jack Installer, VersaGrade, Installs (5) Helical Tieback Anchors to Stabilize a Basement Wall in Sparks, NV

Crews had to work in tight and challenging conditions with handheld equipment to install the tieback anchors and a whaler system . . . read about it now

NEW  Foundation Supportworks Teams with L.R.E. Ground Services to Install (2) Helical Plies and Polylevel Resin for a New Elevator Shaft at the Pasco County School District Offices

The poorly-graded sands at the site needed both a deep foundation solution and a soil strengthening solution in order to carry the loads of the new elevator . . . read about it now

NEW  Ram Jack Southeast Installs (9) Helical Piles to Stabilize a Large Equipment Pedestal that was Settling at a Paper Mill in Jesup, GA

This stabilization project was very time sensitive and all the work was to be completed in 24 hours so production could resume . . . read about it now

NEW  Helical Piles of New York Installs (40) Helical Piles for a New Infinity Pool on a Very Challenging Site Overlooking the Bay in Southampton, NY

The site for this project was very, very challenging due to the extreme slope and the loose sandy soil, but the final product is quite spectacular . . . more

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NEW  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

Ram Jack of South Carolina Responded Immediately to an Urgent Request to Help Save a House in Columbia, SC During the Recent Historic Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Flood waters washed away the soils and part of the house foundation, and without emergency expert help from the Ram Jack foundation team, the house would have surely been destroyed . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Southeast Opens New Office in Knoxville, TN

The new office will provide services in the northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee regions . . . more

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