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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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June 4-5, 2019

NEW 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

NEW CTL|THOMPSON Names Next Generation of Engineering Leaders

The company has named a slate of new leaders with the experience and credentials to lead the award-winning engineering firm into its third generation of building and growth . . . read about it now

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

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



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NEW Techno Metal Post is the First Helical Pile Company Ever to Receive an Evaluation Report from IAPMO (ER-481) for the use of Helical Foundations Under the International Residential Code (IRC) in the USA . . . more

NEW ECP Appoints Brett Frey as National Sales Manager

Brett has over 10 years working in the Foundation Repair and Waterproofing industry and is the 3rd generation of his family to follow in the Foundation Repair Industry footsteps . . . more

NEW GoliathTech is an Industry Leader in Hot-Dip Galvanized Products and Code Compliance

GoliathTech have been hot-dip galvanizing in accordance with the CMCC CSA-G164 since the company began operations in 2013 . . . more

NEW Hubbell Chance’s Gary Seider Article - Repairing a Foundation When Space, Time and Cost are Issues

Seider provides valuable insight into prudent methods of evaluating all of the variables associated with analyzing and repairing foundations . . . more

NEW Danbro Will be Exhibiting at SuperPile ‘18 - Booth #204

Danbro Distributors will be displaying products and solutions from IDEAL Foundation Systems as well as showing off the company’s brand new tradeshow booth and some fun giveaways . . . more

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



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NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (70) Helical Piles for KAO Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cincinnati

Crews had to deal with some brick and concrete fill material in order to get the piles installed . . . more

NEW Supportworks Teams with TerraFirma Foundation Systems to Install (12) Helical Piles for Equipment Matt Foundations in Auburn, WA

The matt foundations required deep foundations to support the 1,400 lbs. per square foot compression loads . . . read about it now

NEW Scobbo Installs (8) Large Diameter Helical Piles from a Barge for the Huntington Lighthouse Historical Society Pier on Long Island

Installation was done from a large barge and crews had to plan their schedule around the daily tides and weather . . . more

NEW Techno Metal Post of Central Iowa Completes Helical Pile Installation with an Electric Motor for the Historic Wieting Theater Built in 1913

No gas or diesel engines were permitted and the working space was very, very restricted . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Tri States Installs (728) Helical Piles for the North Central Choice Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

The site was plagued with debris from the torn down structures so pre-drilling became necessary to complete some of the pile installations . . . read about it now

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


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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

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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