News from Peckham

City of Cohoes Enhances Their Snow & Ice Control with Calcium

Ralph Signoracci, Director of Operations for City of Cohoes sticks to his word last year;

“Winter of 2016 was no match for us since Peckham Materials Corp came out with their pugmill and treated our 1,000 ton stockpile of salt with Calcium. We noticed right away the hours saved plowing and reduced our salt usage by 20%. It also helped save our roads from a lot of wear and tear since the Calcium Enhanced Salt performed so well and we didn’t have to do as many runs with the plow. We are true believers in this product, and we will only salt our roads with salt that has been enhanced by Peckham.”

And this year was no exception. We went out to Cohoes and did what we always do, provided a great product, with great service, at fair market value. Just check out the video on how easy to process is. In just a few short hours your salt pile could be treated. Now, you can let the material do the work, and give yourself and the machines a break!

Matt Lazari, Peckham Materials Corp.

When the going gets tough… the tough keep working!

Despite the brutal temperatures over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Dailey Precast has managed to stay on schedule as we erect our seventh garage for AvalonBay Communities. Our latest project is in Boonton, NJ. Although the temperatures in Vermont were not rising above 15 degrees for almost three weeks, the crews at the plant and on-site worked through the harsh cold, and many days of rough winds to keep things moving accordingly. Many thanks to the hard working folks prepping and sandblasting pieces, the yard and crane crews climbing on snow-covered concrete, the truckers heading out between snow storms, and, of course, the erecting crews from Jemco in NJ for making it all come together. Through hard work, dedication and teamwork we were able to continue another successful project.

Peter Simoneau, Peckham Industries Inc.

Reclamation Builds Believers through Building Stronger Roads

Raritan Township, located in central New Jersey was the latest addition to our list of successful Full Depth reclamation projects. This project was not deprived of unique challenges. New curbing was installed by the general contractor, DeSantis Construction. The outcome of the curbing installation left the profile of the existing streets as much as foot above target in some areas, and as much as foot below the target in others due to unforeseen circumstances.

In an effort to minimize removal of the reclaimed roadways, and maintain the physical properties associated to the mix design (ie. compressive strength, cement and water content), we were challenged with removing recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) from the high sections of the streets and placing it in low sections of the streets that encompassed this 20,000 square yard project.

One of the rewards of our success, is that we have positioned ourselves to permanently display the benefits of Full Depth Reclamation to Flemington, another township that is not yet a supporter of the full Depth reclamation process.

Flemington is one of 21 “Doughnut” townships in New Jersey. A doughnut township is one that is completely surrounded by only one township. The township surrounding Flemington is none other than Raritan.

Raritan, satisfied with the Full Depth Reclamation (cement stabilization) we provided in 2017, has confirmed and additional 20,000 square yards for 2018.

With continued success in Raritan, we will eventually get Flemington to trust in the process of Full Depth Reclamation.

Gene Vinson, Reclamation LLC

Peckham Invests in its Most Valuable Asset, “Our Customers”

With close to 95 years in the Construction Industry you can say that we know our business. But here, at Peckham Industries we continue to evaluate what we do in order to provide the best possible service to our customers.

We’ve not only upgraded internally to produce material more efficiently, safer and with the utmost quality, but we continue to focus on our “Customer Experience”. In doing so, we have embraced the continued growth in technology and we are helping our customers help themselves by using new methods to monitor their projects, from field to office.

Recently, we have introduced our new “Load Tracking” program. With this program, our customers can communicate between the HMA plants and the jobsite to track their vehicles from loading to turnaround times.  Our initial feedback from our customers have shown that this new tool has greatly assisted them in their field operations and in completing and scheduling their projects.

Secondly, our “Customer Texting Program” is a tool that will send a text to designated personnel within your operation and inform them of plant openings and closings. By providing such, you as the customer can schedule projects and re-route trucks should the need arise.

Finally, our “Customer Portal” which you can register via our website, can provide you copies of daily tickets and invoices for your specific projects. A new addition to this system is our E-Invoicing which can provide you your invoices right to your in-box. This is greatly assisting our customers in getting timely payments from their customers.

As you can see, all these communication tools will allow you, our customer, to focus on the project and less on the material. It is our mission, here at Peckham Industries to work hard on new and improved ways to better meet your needs.

Rocco Circosta, Peckham Materials Corp.


Warwick Highschool Gets a Lesson in Soil Stabilization

Who says you’re too cool for summer school? Since 2016 we have gone to Warwick High School over the summer to stabilize their parking lots, and main driveway. Since the foundation of the parking lots are originally high in clay, every time they pave their pavement literally falls apart. We came in and gave them a lesson (which also happens to be our motto) – build a good foundation, and a road will last forever. Using cement to stabilize the former farmland, we stabilized 16,000 sqyds in 2016, 26,000 sqyds in 2017, and 12,000 sqyds to be completed this upcoming summer. We are going to finally graduate in 2018, and will always remember the good times we had at Warwick High School.

Charlie Jones, Reclamation LLC

Giving Pavement New Life With Reclamation

Reclamation isn’t just for Muncipalites, even private roads and parking lots can benefit from the advantages we provide. Reclamation LLC reclaimed 3 separate parking lots in Fairfield County, CT for a privately owned corporate campus. That’s 22,000 square yards reclaimed, regraded and stabilized in just 9 days. The owner was originally looking for a typical mill and fill, but due to the fatigue and cracking unstemming from an unstable subbase, they came to Reclamation LLC. The owner wanted the job done, and done right, and once he knew how the reclamation process would add stability and longevity to the parking lot the decision was made quickly. Despite the additional costs, the owner saw how much value added to this project. Tried and true, Reclamation once again saves the day!


Nick Deitrich, Reclamation LLC

Accommodating the Customer with Strategic Staging

When working in the highly congested areas of New Jersey- where space is limited, alternative off-site parking is nonexistent and a mere detour or road closure sign is simply not an option, strategic staging may be the only solution to accommodate the customer’s parking needs during the reclamation process. Avionic Instruments LLC Located in Avenel, NJ, is world-renowned in advanced power and control technology for military, commercial, and government customer base. With approximately 200 employees and a 5,200 square-yard parking lot, the Avionics project tasked our team with maintaining adequate employee parking throughout the project.

After a preliminary discussion with the owner, the engineer, and the general contractor, the objective was to complete the project in two complete phases (requiring two mobilizations). Phase 1: entrance lane and the right half of the parking lot and Phase 2: left half of the parking lot and the exit lane. This was all in effort to maintain employee parking. The installation of new storm drains challenged the grader operator with extensive pitch adjustments which made it necessary to reclaim the entire parking lot as one phase, and possibly creating a crisis for parking.

The result; employee parking was virtually uninterrupted. The employees used the exit lane to access the parking lot while we reclaimed and stabilized the entrance lane and straight to the back of the parking lot.  Once this area was completed, the employees used this area for temporary parking which to our surprise, accommodated the employees while we reclaimed the parking lot.

Customer satisfaction is a function of quality workmanship, and in our business quality workmanship lends to how well we can accommodate the needs of the customer from start up to project completion.

The New Jersey Crew delivered just that.

Gene Vinson, Reclamation LLC