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NEW Helical Pile Industry 2018 Review and 2019 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included seven helical pile manufacturers and three distributors to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2018 versus 2017.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2019 . . . more

Review of Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

In 2016 HPW published an article about the results of our initial survey on the average prices in the U.S. for installed 20’ deep helical piles for two applications - new construction piles and remedial/foundation repair piles.  Earlier this year we received an email from a contractor who suggested the prices reported in that  article should be reviewed as he suggested that prices have risen since then - at least in his neck of the woods . . . more

Helical Piles and Earthquakes

After the next big one hits in North America, will the helical pile industry be prepared to definitively document how structures supported by helical pile products were affected?  HPW proposes to start a database of structures built upon, anchored or underpinned in high seismic zones in North America . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2017 Review and 2018 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included six helical pile manufacturers and two distributors to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2017 versus 2016.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2018 . . . more

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

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RIGHT NOW is the Time to Register for the First-of-a-Kind HPW-DFI Helical Piles, Anchors & Tiebacks Tradeshow & Seminar - June 4-5 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Cincinnati, Ohio

Solar Array Foundations - Alternative Solutions to 48” Drilled Shafts - Wind Turbine Foundations - Oil & Gas Pumping Stations - Utility Anchoring - DOT Applications - Bridge Abutments - Foundation Underpinning - Marine Applications - Live Pile Installations & Live Load Tests - if you are a contractor, engineer, building official, clean energy professional, civil engineering professor or student - this event is an absolute MUST SEE . . . more

NEW PENGO Announces the Appointment of Greg Carroll to the Position of Southern Territory Manager

Greg has over (30) years of experience in the construction equipment business, and he will be covering the southern region for PENGO from his base in Charlotte, NC . . . more

Exhibit Spaces are Starting to Fill for the HPW-DFI  Tradeshow & Educational Seminar - June 4-5 2019  + MUST READ SPECIAL NOTICE

This first-of-Its-kind event offers a great opportunity for many potential exhibitors including . . . more

AD HOC Committee of Helical Pile Manufacturers Recently Began the AC358 Revision Process

On December 18, 2018 the Ad Hoc Committee of Helical Pile Manufacturers participated in a conference call meeting to begin the process of revising AC358 and the ESR report format . . . more

SAVE THESE DATES - June 4-5, 2019

These are the dates for a first-of-its-kind for our industry - the HPW-DFI Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds . . . more

From the Editor

NEW ECP Teams with Dalinghaus Construction to Install (10) Helical Piles and (2) Helical Anchors for a House in Fullerton, CA

This beautiful hillside house experienced differential settlement and lateral movement . . . read about it now

NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (8) Helical Piles for Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, KY

The company was contracted to install the helical piles as a deep foundation for the addition of an elevator for the facility . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with N Square to Install (34) Helical Piles for a High Bay Warehouse in Pompano Beach, FL

An environmental study discovered contaminated soils to depths of 20 feet and extending beneath one end of an existing warehouse . . . read about it now

ECP Installer DFR Services Installs (90) Helical Piles for Upgrade to a Marina in Leland, MI

The finger docks for the boats and the roof needed new support piles and nearly all of the piles were installed in winter while the river was frozen . . . more

Terracana Foundation Solutions Installs (220) Helical Piles for a Boardwalk in Tsawwassen, BC

Terracana provided a turn-key solution by doing the design, engineering, pile manufacturing, installation and construction of the entire boardwalk . . . more

SSRG Installs (22) Helical Piles for Historic Building Renovation on a Challenging Site in Cincinnati, OH

With only 8 ft. of headroom clearance, the crew had to install the piles in 5 ft. sections to reach the 40 ton load requirement for elevator shaft foundations . . . more

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NEW Earth Anchoring Systems Teams with Augustus Construction to Build Staircases on the Dunes Near Cape Cod

Square shaft helical anchors and round shaft piles were both used to support the steep staircases on the sand dunes without disrupting the natural beauty . . . more

NEW Walter Smith, Helical Pioneer - a Tribute by Danbro VP Pat Haffert

Walter’s outsized influence on the development of the helical industry is the confluence of talent, timing, and teamwork . . . more

NEW The Annual Ram Jack University is a Big Success - Again

Over (200) attendees were welcomed to the Pontotoc Technology Center for what Ram Jack officials dubbed, “The Movement” more . . .

Danbro Teams with South Jersey Helical Piers (SJHP) to Install Helical Piles for the Reconstruction of a Boardwalk that was Destroyed by Super Storm Sandy Along the Maurice River

SJHP owner, Art Kozoil, and Danbro’s Frank D’Angelo were both involved with the original boardwalk construction in 1997 with timber piles and both remembered dealing with horrible numbers of pesky mosquitoes . . . more

Q&A with Earth Anchoring Suppliers’ Kelly Milliner

The newest member of the EAS Team provides interesting and informative perspectives on her learning experience in the helical pile industry . . . more

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NEW Terracana Installs (91) Helical Piles to Rebuild the Foundation of a Power Substation

An industrial fire destroyed one of the station’s transformers, and the new foundation had to installed while the other transformers remained active . . . more

Structures Supported by Techno Metal Post Helical Piles Withstand 2016 and 2018 Alaska Earthquakes

After the November earthquake that struck Anchorage, TMP Alaska installer Dave Northrup examined structures supported by helical piles he and his crews installed, and none of them experienced any foundation settlement or other damage . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Achieved Year-End Recordable Accident Rate of Zero . . . read about it now

Torcsill Foundations Opens District Office in Carlsbad, NM and Plans an Open House for November 8

Company continues to expand in the southwestern region with the opening of this new office in Carlsbad . . . read about it now

Torcsill Foundations Announces the Appointment of Jeff Sullivan as Chief Commercial Officer

Based at company headquarters in Pasadena, TX, Sullivan will have oversight of executive level management leadership for business development, marketing, engineering and operations . . . read about it now

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