Hot Mix Pavement News for August 2022

A short summary of pavement industry news pieces you may have missed.

Elgin Broom Badger 2

Elgin Sweeper Releases New Broom Badger

The compact, highly maneuverable street sweeper is the latest in the innovative lineup from Elgin Sweeper, a leading global manufacturer of street sweepers. Once again Elgin engineers incorporated updates based on extensive customer feedback.

“The Broom Badger is ideal for municipalities and contractors who need reliable, robust cleaning from a compact street sweeper,” said Tim Letts, Product

Manager, Elgin Sweeper. “At Elgin Sweeper, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond industry standards. The upgraded Broom Badger not only provides efficient and reliable cleaning, but also is backed by our established, extensive network of dealers for the life of the sweeper.” 

A number of new features boost the Broom Badger’s productivity. The sweep path of the new Broom Badger has been increased to 120" including dual, 42" side brooms. Productivity is also greater due to the redesigned hydraulics system.

Beyond increased productivity, operator comfort is paramount. Upgraded operator controls are easy for new operators to learn and understand. Curved edges in the sweeper’s elevator reduce noise. Plus, no CDL is required, which helps recruitment and operator schedules. 

For easy servicing and upkeep, the elevator cover opens wider for clean out. Like all Elgin products, the Broom Badger is available with the LIFELINER hopper system which greatly improves the life, durability and functionality of the hopper. Advanced hydraulics also enable easier servicing while reducing waste. 

Elgin’s strong dealer network enables easier access to servicing and parts, which increases reliability and uptime. With more than 100 years in the sweeper industry, Elgin experts are able to customize sweepers to fit specific needs. Operator training then ensures maximum productivity on the job while the extensive dealer network is available to answer questions and provide service for the life of the sweeper. 

“The Broom Badger offers the quality Elgin is known for,” said Letts. “Our engineers’ attention to detail shows in the final product, which is easy to operate, maneuverable and productive.” 

Torgerson’s LLC added to Schwarze Trusted Dealer Network

Schwarze Industries LLC is proud to welcome and announce the addition of our newest dealer, Torgerson’s LLC to our Schwarze Trusted Dealer Network. Effective immediately, Torgerson’s will be providing Sales, Service and Parts for Schwarze products in the state of Montana.

Torgerson’s will be responsible for supporting the Schwarze branded products in the areas of new whole good sales, parts, warranty, factory trained service, and reconditioned units. Schwarze is focused on Quality, Performance, Public Safety, Value, and Customer Support. Having the right dedicated dealer is crucial to delivering the exceptional support our customers expect. We are pleased to have Torgerson’s as a trusted dealer.

Asphalt Institute adds new regional engineers

 Dr. Grover Allen, P.E. and Jason Wielinksi, P.E. are the newest Regional Engineers at the Asphalt Institute (AI). AI Regional Engineers work with asphalt user producer groups, state departments of transportation, Canadian municipalities, the 128 Asphalt Institute member companies and more through engineering and educational support. Allen is covering Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

He obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He’ll be headquartered in Panama City, Florida. Wielinksi is covering Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. He has his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo. He’ll be headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana. AI Senior Regional Engineer Danny Gierhart was promoted to Deputy Director of Engineering in May. Gierhart will cover Oklahoma and Texas. 

“Our eight regional engineers promote quality use of liquid asphalt in paving and roofing applications all over North America. We are pleased to have Grover and Jason on our team,” said AI President Pete Grass.