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Major Wire Names Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. New Dealer

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has named Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as its new Authorized Dealer for aggregate, asphalt and recycle operations in Eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Northern Texas. The dealership offers all of Major Wire’s screen media solutions, including the advanced technology Flex-Mat® 3 Self-Cleaning Screen Media in tensioned and modular versions and OptimumWire® Woven Wire. For more than 30 years, Kirby-Smith has specialized in a wide range of quality products known for their dependability and performance, and backed by manufacturers’ support. With 9 locations the company can quickly meet the screen media needs of their customers.

Kirby-Smith Machinery Named Major Wire Dealer“Kirby-Smith makes customer service a top priority,” states Gary Pederson, Major Wire Vice President of Sales. “In addition to their full staff of service personnel working with customers on-site, they also offer seminars throughout the year to help their customers stay on top of industry changes and advancements. Their dedication to providing customers with superior service and expertise fits perfectly with the value-added programs offered by Major Wire, including on-site Screening Plant Audits, Screen Maintenance Seminars and our Flex-Mat 3 Results Guaranteed Program.”

Major Wire’s advanced Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media is available in a tensioned version as an alternative to traditional woven wire and a modular version designed to replace polyurethane and rubber modular screen panels. Independently vibrating wires increase product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire or polyurethane panels by increasing screening action and open area and eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.

Major Wire’s OptimumWire Woven Wire has a unique chemical makeup that provides up to 40 percent longer wear life when compared to traditional woven wire of the same diameter. Delivering the industry’s best combination of ductility, hardness and tensile strength, OptimumWire is less susceptible to breaking in high-impact conditions and with highly abrasive materials, so it lasts longer and minimizes labor, maintenance and lost production costs.

“We add value to our customers by going the extra mile,” states David Baker, Vice President of Parts & Service at Kirby-Smith. “One of our salesman has over 30 years of experience selling screen media and introduced us to the product line. It didn’t take long for us to realize that Major Wire was a great fit for our company and customers. Major Wire screen media increases production and our customers like that.”

For more information about Kirby-Smith  visit www.kirby-smith.com.

 

For more information on Major Wire  visit Major Wire’s website at www.majorwire.cc.

ARTBA Foundation Announces College Financial Assistance to Children of Fallen Highway Workers

image001The children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education thanks to scholarships announced by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).

Students from Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania have been named 2013 recipients of the ARTBA-TDF’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship.”  The program was established in 1999 with a gift from two Roanoke, Va. highway contractors and their companies—Stan Lanford (1999 ARTBA chairman) of Lanford Brothers, and Jack Lanford (1991 ARTBA chairman), with Adams Construction Company.

On average, about 100 highway workers are killed every year on the job or in roadway construction work zone accidents. The 2013 class includes:

Vybav Hiraesave, Dover, Del.

Vybav’s father, Vasuki Hiraesave, was killed in an accident while working as an employee of the Delaware Department of Transportation in March 2006.  Vybav is a sophomore at the University of Delaware and is majoring in chemical engineering.

Lyndsay Morgan, Daytona Beach, Fla.           

Lyndsay’s father, Steven Morgan, was killed in a November 2011 accident while working on Interstate 75 in Florida.  In the fall, Lyndsay will attend Florida Gulf Coast University and major in athletic training.

Haley Ward, Tell City, Ind.

Haley’s father, Ronald Ward, was killed on the job in 2005 while working maintenance for the Indiana Department of Transportation.  Haley will be attending University of Southern Indiana in the fall and plans to major in biology.

Dallas Jones, Bluffton, Ind.

Dallas’ father, Dale Jones, was killed in a December 2009 accident while working as an employee of the Indiana Department of Transportation.  Dallas attends the Indiana Institute of Technology and is majoring in computer science.

Grant Horn, Whitesburg, Ky.

Grant’s dad, Greg Horn, was killed in 1997 during a drilling accident while working on a state highway construction project.  Grant will attend the Lincoln College of Technology in the fall, majoring in automotive diesel technology.

Alexis Keefe, Wyalusing, Pa.

Alexis’ dad, Bret Keefe, was killed in a car accident in 2001 while working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  She will attend Bentley University in the fall and pursue a business degree.

The ARTBA-TDF is interested in receiving contact leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program.  Please share them with ARTBA Scholarship and Awards Manager Holly DiGangi at hdigangi@artba.org.  Individuals and firms interested in supporting the scholarship program can do so by sending a check payable to: ARTBA-TDF, 1219 28th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.

Established in 1985, the ARTBA-TDF is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity to promote research, education and public awareness.  It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, roadway work zone safety and training programs and special economic reports.

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Toro Announces Expanded Rental Support for Expanded Product Lines

ToroToro continues to grow its commitment to the rental industry with the addition of several new rental representatives across North America. These Toro partner organizations will assist with sales and service support for Toro’s rental equipment, which includes compact utility loaders and attachments, trenchers and vibratory plows, concrete and masonry equipment, compaction equipment, turf renovation equipment and tree care equipment.

“Toro is committed to being top provider of equipment and service to the rental industry,” says Rick Rodier, general manager of Toro’s Siteworks Systems Business. “Through equipment design innovation and makingkey equipment acquisitions, we believe rental store owners can maximize their return-on-investment by operating Toro equipment. That said, we knew it wasn’t enough to just have great equipment, we need to ensure we have the best industry representatives providing sales and service support to our customers. We believe we have accomplished that. There has never been a better time to own Toro equipment.”

The following is list of Toro rental partners and their territory responsibilities:

  • Cavalier Industries: Western Canada – British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, Website http://cavalier-industries.ca
  • Hooten & Hooten Sales and Marketing: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Lew Hudson Sales: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Website http://lewhudson.com
  • Marketing Concepts: Florida, Website http://marketingconceptsinc.net
  • MM Sales: North Carolina, South Carolina, Website http://mmsales.biz
  • Meridian Pacific Sales: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Website http://meridianpacificsales.com
  • Wirant Sales, California, Website http://www.wirantsales.com
  • Prairie Star Equipment Construction: Nebraska, Kansas, Western Missouri and Southwest Iowa, Website http://prairiestarequipment.com
  • CSI Marketing, Inc., North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa
  • T. Nestor Sales and Service, LLC: Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois
  • M.J. Miller C.C.: Northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and central and eastern Iowa, Website http://www.mjmillercc.com
  • Thomas Sales Company: Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
  • Gullivan Sales Company: Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland and Delaware
  • Summit Sales: Northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, Website http://summit-sales.com
  • Essex Sliverline West: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Website http://essexsilverlinewest.com

Information About The Toro Companyis available at http://www.toro.com