Category Archives: Features

Intelligent compaction is the key

Intelligent compaction is the key

by Jeff Winke The most elemental meaning of the word “compaction,” is the exertion of force on something so that it becomes more dense. In the realm of road construction, compaction is considered one of the most important processes in pavement and roadway surface construction. It is necessary in order to attain high quality and […]

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

Commentary by Jon M. Casey Routinely, you will find an article here that highlights the “nuts and bolts” of a business operation with information that includes production details, the history of the company and an interview of one of the key people involved with the operation. In the case of Grand Junction’s “The Rock Shop,” […]

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe […]

First R1000S crusher leaving the new factory

First R1000S crusher leaving the new factory

Since the middle of 2019, Rockster Austria International GmbH has owned a 10,000 m² company premises in Neumarkt im Mühlkreis (Upper Austria) to establish its own production of the innovative Rockster crusher series. “Producing such a technologically sophisticated machine is a special challenge,” says CEO Wolfgang Kormann. “The biggest problem was adapting the material flow […]

Selkirk’s Finke Equipment becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for ShoulderMaster attachment

Selkirk’s Finke Equipment becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for ShoulderMaster attachment

Beginning in 1977, literally as a two-man operation, Finke Equipment (then Finke & Sons) has grown into an authorized dealer and service agent for such top construction equipment brand names as Kobelco, Bobcat, Hamm, Doosan, Wirtgen and Vogele. Recently added to those names is ShoulderMaster, manufactured in Australia by Stabilcorp. Finke Equipment is the sole […]