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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  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

NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW 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 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

NEW 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

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) Hosted a Transmission & Substation Foundations Design Seminar on June 14-15 at Company Headquarters in Centralia

The two-day seminar included classroom instruction, field installation/testing, and manufacturing capabilities. . . more

IDEAL Group Receives ESR-3750 from ICC-ES for Company’s Two 2.875” Diameter Helical Piles

The IDEAL team was very excited when they recently received notice from the ICC-ES engineers that two of the company’s 2.875” diameter helical pile were certified per ESR-3750 . . . more

Two Techno Metal Post Installers Get Great Project Write Ups in Two Construction Industry Magazines

Techno Metal Post of Albany installed piles for a large boardwalk project, and Techno Metal Post of South Central PA was interviewed for the company’s depth of experience installing helical piles . . . more

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NEW  Hubbell-Chance Teams with Walder Foundation Products and Stable Foundations to Install (60) Helical Piles for Renovation of Historic Richmond, VA Train Station

(48) Pulldown Micropiles were installed to augment the existing foundation while (12) round shaft piles were installed to support a new elevator . . . read about it now

NEW  FSI Teams with Alpha Foundation Specialists to Install (56) Helical Piles to Support New Seats at FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium

Auger-cast piles were originally considered but there was not ample overhead clearance for the drilling equipment . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack of Mississippi Tackles a Very Unique Foundation Failure Project on the Historic James Observatory at Millsaps College

This creative solution using (2) helical tiebacks and a custom whaler enabled the crew to stabilize the structure . . . read about it now

NEW Ram Jack Southeast Installs (10) Helical Piles to Stabilize the Failing Timber Pile Foundation on a Mountain Cabin in GA

Once the piles were installed, the crew used a specialized side-load bracket attaching them to the spot footers beneath the Sonotube and timber columns . . . read about it now

NEW  TEK Installs (290) Helical Piles for Structural Supports at the ECA Shawville, PA Meter Station

This former coal-fired facility was in the process of being converted to a natural gas-fired operation and helical piles were specified to anchor the support systems . . . more

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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

Gulf Breeze, FL Home Saved from Massive Storm Damage Because of Helical Piles

On April 29th last year, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Pensacola, FL in a 24 hour period destroyed or severely damaged many, many houses, but this house was saved by helical piles . . . more

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