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NEW 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

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

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

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NEW CTL|Thompson Now Offers ISO 9001 Auditing

CTL|Thompson Lab Director Moncef Souissi is now a certified auditor for ISO 9001 through the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) . . . more

NEW Pengo Recently Announced the Appointment of George Chaney to the Position of Vice President of Sales . . . read about it now

CTL|Thompson Designs Helical Anchor Foundation System for Outdoor Tension Fabric Structure in Fort Collins, CO

It was a bit ironic that the only helical pile and anchor testing laboratory in the world approved to provide certified testing by ICC-ES seized an opportunity to design a foundation anchoring system for an outdoor tension fabric shade system for a rock concert series in their hometown . . . more

Phases I, II & III of the DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study are Now Completed and Results are Available

Phase I - Dr. Amy Cerato’s paper titled “A Critical Review: State of Knowledge in Seismic Behavior of Helical Piles” is available for downloading.  Phase II - the full-scale shake table load tests are completed.  Phase III - all data from shake table testing are available for downloading . . . more

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

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

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NEW Ram Jack Mid Missouri Installs (19) Helical Piles to Restore a Large Steel Grain Bin Near Columbia, MO

Ram Jack worked with the project engineer to address the issue of shear of the unexcavated soil beneath the bin so wide-flange beams were attached to the bin every six feet . . . read about it now

NEW Techno Metal Post Dealer Installs (412) Helical Piles for a 3300 ft. (1km) Long Boardwalk in L’Anse Du Port, Nicolet, Qc Canada in January No Less

The engineer specified 4.00” (102mm) O.D. helical piles for the boardwalk that includes a 39 ft. tall observation deck . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Ontario to Install (37) Helical Piles for a New House Foundation Near Toronto

The original plan for 2.5 ft. drilled concrete caissons was changed to helical piles due to the size and environmental disturbance the drilling system would cause . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Solid Foundations Installs (32) 3.50” Helical Piles to Support a 1,000,000 Pound Test Bed in Havana, FL

The use of helical piles significantly reduced the amount of concrete needed to construct the test bed . . . read about it now

Foundation Supporrtworks by Woods Installs (12) Helical Piles for Expansion of a Strip Mall in Twin Oaks, MO

The small installation equipment needed to install the helical piles was the perfect solution so existing businesses could remain in operation during the project . . . read about it now

Foundation Stabilizers Installs (80) Helical Anchors for a High School Wetlands Project in Trumbull, CT

Crews were restricted to working in a very narrow six foot wide path to insure minimal disturbance to the sensitive wetland area . . . more

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NEW Hubbell Chance’s Gary Seider Article - Liquefaction Mitigation

Seider covers what engineers know today about liquefaction and what is being done to advance engineering knowledge and solutions for the future . . . more

NEW Helical Piles are for the Birds . . . and All of God’s Creatures

Humans and their love for pets - this time a relatively simple helical pile underpinning job was hugely complicated for a Danbro installer by a homeowner’s love for her two pet parrots . . . more

Hubbell-Chance’s Gary Seider Article - How Thermal Piles Save Space, Energy and Money

As energy-efficient solutions become pertinent in new construction, the flexibility thermal piles provide will make them increasingly important to building . . . more

MacLean Power Systems Signs Interline Industrial Supplies as Company’s New Distributor in Texas

With headquarters in Royse City, outside of Dallas, Interline will be distributing MPS products from Houston to North Texas . . . more

Historical Perspective on the Origin of the Helical Pier from Walter Smith - a Former CHANCE® Territory Rep

Walter Smith began his career in the helical pile industry in 1989 as a rep for A.B. Chance - now Hubbell Power Systems . . . more

Danbro Distributors Pays Tribute to a Trailblazing Helical Pile Installer

At Danbro, we have an expression regarding the pursuit of good installers: “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince” . . . more

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NEW Techno Metal Post of Alaska Owner, Dave Northup, has Spent the Last Seven Years Building his Business by Successfully Installing Helical Piles in Some Extremely Harsh Conditions

Starting with (1) installation machine in 2011, Dave and his team have grown the business to include (6) machines, and they are doing projects all over Alaska . . . more

NEW Torcsill Foundations Recently Announced the Acquisition of L.P. Nance Land Surveying

The acquisition contributes additional value-added services to TorcSill’s engineered foundation offerings and access to innovative technologies in the surveying space . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Recently Announced the Completion of 1,000,000 Man Hours of Labor Activities with No Lost Time Incidents

This achievement stands as a monument to the company’s commitment to safe operations in all business units . . . more

TorcSill Foundations Recently Announced the Acquisition of Ark-La-Tex Helical Based in Marshall, TX

According to company officials, this strategic acquisition expands TorcSill’s operating districts from eight to nine nationwide . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Announces the Appointment of Richard Knapp as Vice President of Operations

Knapp will be based in the Pasadena headquarters and will have oversight of all activities within the Manufacturing and Construction Services divisions . . . read about it now

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

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