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Corded, miter, and table saw blades added to line

Corded, miter, and table saw blades added to line – new products Jenni Spinner A number of new blades have been added to the company’s Marathon line. The corded blade comes in 18-, 24-, and 40-tooth versions. The blades features a thin kerf for faster cutting speed, construction-grade carbide teeth, and reinforced shoulders. The cordless […]

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Wiester Residence Murrysville, Pennsylvania – best fireplace

Wiester Residence Murrysville, Pennsylvania – best fireplace – Brief Article The stone fireplace at this private residence was a joint effort between masonry contractor Calvin M. Gongaware and owner Wayne Wiester, who wanted a design that would complement the room’s furnishings while showcasing his animal trophies. The joint venture included selecting the type of stone […]

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New York State Education Building Albany, New York – best historic restoration co-winner

New York State Education Building Albany, New York – best historic restoration co-winner – Brief Article The masonry restoration of the south, west, and portions of the east elevations of the Education Building included structural and cleaning of the exterior facade and columns, repairs to the portico walkway, and removal of bird The building includes […]

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Skidsteers designed for safety and visibility

Skidsteers designed for safety and visibility – new products Jim Camillo Models 160 and 170 robot skidsteers are designed to increase operator safety and visibility. They feature a single loader tower low-level mounted on the right side to provide an unhindered view to the rear and right-hand side. There is no left-hand loader tower, so […]

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Hydraulic mixers deliver more power and capacity

Hydraulic mixers deliver more power and capacity – Industry Manufacturers Through the Years The A3 Tommy Gun series of high volume fireproofing and plaster pumps features a hydraulic-driven mixer. The product offers more mixing power, an increased capacity, and the ability to run the mixer in both forward and reverse for easier clean out, more […]

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Skidsteers have increased capabilities

Skidsteers have increased capabilities Model 2099 (86 hp) and Model 2109 (115 hp) skidsteers have increased capabilities compared to previous models, with the same level of responsiveness and agility. The 2109 has a rated load capacity of 3675 pounds, while the 2099 is rated at 3400 pounds. The machines have a breakout force of 7880 […]

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masonry gets high marks for quality, but the industry’s promotional efforts need improvement

School craze: masonry gets high marks for quality, but the industry’s promotional efforts need improvement Dianna Granitto Scrambling to accommodate record-breaking enrollment, school districts across the country are spending an estimated $30 billion a year to build new facilities. At the same time, states’ fiscal crises are putting the squeeze on funding for these very […]

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Buggy hauls 2500 pounds

Buggy hauls 2500 pounds – new products Jim Camillo The Haulmaster buggy features a durable plastic bucket that hauls and pours up to 2500 pounds (16 cubic feet) in tight spaces. Its full hydrostatic drive and low center of gravity provide the ride-on operator with maneuverability and stability. The 13-hp machine is 8 feet 4 […]

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15 years of editorial excellence: Masonry Construction magazine has published hundreds of technical articles and columns, thousands of products and news items, and millions of “words of wisdom” over the past 15 years. This article takes a year-by-year stroll through this period and provides a brief look at some of the interesting facts and figures about the industry and the magazine

15 years of editorial excellence: Masonry Construction magazine has published hundreds of technical articles and columns, thousands of products and news items, and millions of “words of wisdom” over the past 15 years. This article takes a year-by-year stroll through this period and provides a brief look at some of the interesting facts and figures […]

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Laser provides leveling, aligning, and plumbing measurements

Laser provides leveling, aligning, and plumbing measurements – Measuring Equipment LLA38 multi-functioning laser torpedo level projects either a dill or a line for precise leveling, aligning, and plumbing measurements. The tool’s double magnetic base locks onto metal studs, pipes, and other ferrous surfaces. An attached leveling foot used in free-standing operations adjusts to different angles […]