News from Peckham
Peckham Industries Inc. has over 500 employees throughout all of our affiliated companies spanning across the North East region. Combined we have hundreds of years of experience in all of the product lines that we sell. Those products include crushed stone aggregates, sand and gravel, hot mix asphalt, ready mix concrete, emulsions, neat and polymer modified asphalt cement, liquid de-icing chemicals and precast structures as well as services such as, full depth reclamation, cold in place recycling and paving and construction. One of our missions is to transfer the knowledge that we have acquired through experience and industry standards, to our customers. By doing this we hope that we can make you, our customer, better educated, safer, more efficient, and more productive. Some of the areas that we may be able to assist you include safety knowledge and training, and assistance with regulatory and compliance issues. Our in-house quality control staff can help you solve unique problems, provide forensic investigation into problems on projects and work with you on new products, techniques and technologies. We also combine our expertise and experience with that of our valued customers. In the past, we have worked collectively with our customers trying new products and services together, and with dedication and teamwork we have a proven track record of success. If you need assistance with a problem that you have, or if you would like to recommend and/or suggest new products, improvements, or modifications to our existing products we would be glad to introduce you to our QC staff. We have done some interesting and unique projects together with our customers, and plan to continue to do so in the future. Let us assist you in helping you to better understand our products and the use and application of those products. Your local sales representative can help you with any questions, concerns or ideas you may have.
Joe Wildermuth, Peckham Industries Inc.
During the week of June 13, 2016, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) hosted the Northeast States In-Place Recycling Conference in Burlington, VT. Top engineers from 11 state DOT’s attended three days of seminars that highlighted the latest technology and research in the road recycling industry. As long-time ARRA members and industry leaders, Reclamation, LLC and Peckham Road Corp. hosted over 75 conference attendees for live demonstrations on their nearby project sites.
Reclamation, LLC, in conjunction with the City of South Burlington, reclaimed and stabilized a small but heavily used parking lot at a City athletic facility. We added asphalt emulsion to the pulverized material to create a “new” durable base that will serve the community for years to come. Our expert fine grading and compaction team reshaped the existing material to restore proper drainage and ensure a smooth parking surface.
Peckham Road Corp completed a very challenging cold in-place recycling project for the Vermont Agency of Transportation on Route 7 in Milton, VT. Foamed asphalt was injected into the top 3 inches of the very deteriorated road surface, and after four days of curing, the Peckham Road Corp, paving crew will apply a hot mix asphalt wearing course. In the face of ceaseless traffic and a complicated geometric configuration, our crews remained calm and delivered an exceptional product!
Chris Suttmeier, Vice President, Peckham Industries, Inc. presented to those in attendance. The topic was full depth reclamation construction specifications. Chris has had 25 plus years of quality control and manufacturing experience in hot mix asphalt, full depth reclamation, emulsions and various other products. He is very well versed and qualified to speak on the topic.
The conference attendees were uniformly impressed with both demonstrations. We can talk about recycling all day long (and we do!), but seeing it in action is far more powerful. Hopefully, the images of our work will be carried back to transportation agencies across the Northeast, and will continue to propel our industry into the future.
Emilie Simoneau, Reclamation, LLC
This year Peckham will again be participating in a “Touch-a-Truck” event to help raise awareness for a great cause! This year’s occasion will be held in Clifton Park, New York, at the Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Rt 9, on Saturday, May 21st between 9:00am and 2:00pm. The money raised this year will help support “Veterans Count,” an organization dedicated to providing needed resources and services to our country’s veterans, service members, and their families! If you would like to learn more about Veterans Count, you can visit their website or you can check out their Facebook page. These events always have a wonderful turn out and are a great day to bring you kids and family to. We hope to see you all there!
Many Peckham Industries, Inc. employees traveled to Albany on March 21st to the Associated General Contractors of New York State “Rally for Transportation Parity”. This well-attended event brought over 1000 construction workers to the NYS Capitol to lobby for increased spending on upstate roads and bridges. Our group added to the call for “Boots on the Ground”, literally. The “Well” under the Legislative Chambers was filled with orange hard hats, vests and boots as workers from across the state joined together from all trades to fight for money to be allocated for much needed repairs.
This latest rally followed on the heels of an earlier visit in March by hundreds of city, town, county and village officials joining with industry to increase local CHIP’s funding. With budget caps and increasing costs of mandates on local government, CHIP’s remains the most reliable mechanism for the funding of repairs to local roads and bridges. We stand with our customers and industry partners in the fight for increased infrastructure spending.
We are pleased to announce the tentative opening dates for our southern division HMA plants are as follows:
- Bronx – April 4, 2016
- Bedford – April 11, 2016
- Port Chester – April 11, 2016
- Carmel – May 2, 2016
Please be aware that these dates are still subject to change weather permitting. We look forward to another new season and towards a great year ahead!
Come check out how Peckham Industries is repurposing some previously un-unused space to create an amazing solar array! Two months ago we paired up with Essex Capital Partners to create this 500 kilowatt grid to help manage our energy consumption, and you can read all about it in this great article here!
Peckham Industries is always trying to come up with new and improved products, and Enhanced Calcium Chloride is no different. As we recall the harsh winter of 2014 and the shortage of salt for all the municipalities, we came up with a way to improve the effectiveness of the melting process and be able to do it by using less salt thus saving tax payers and municipalities money. By using the addition of a biodegradable thickening agent to our regular Calcium Chloride, Enhanced Calcium Chloride has the ability to adhere to the salt with greater reliability. With the addition of Calcium Chloride to the salt, melting can happen at a much lower temperature thus making the roads safer for the public. The Calcium Chloride can, in certain instances, save up to 25 percent in salt usage. This is achieved by the Calcium migrating on the road as the salt melts giving a wider range of coverage. Peckham Industries has provided many municipalities with a demonstration of the process and we have had rave reviews on the product and its capabilities. Although we have had a very mild winter, much to the delight of most people in the Northeast Region, the product did have success on the few very cold days we incurred. We at Peckham thrive on the opportunity of new products and ways to make the roadway safer for drivers and with this product we have done both.
When Celgene, a large pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, needed new parking to accommodate their fast growing employees, they came to Dailey Precast. The project called for a 4 level garage to be the foundation for a new 2 story office building. The work needed to be done quickly, efficiently, and without causing much disturbance to the already busy campus. With these factors in mind Celgene officials knew precast was their best option. Through the use of Dailey’s precast concrete structures, and the great work by JEMCO Erectors, we were able to erect the 540,000 square foot building in no time! Projects like these are a great testament to the efficiency of our Dailey Precast team and show how reliable our precast concrete structures are!
Peckham Materials recently introduced an enhanced calcium chloride product for stockpile treatment of salt and salt /sand (granular) blends. The new product, WinterCoat©, greatly improves the performance of treated granular materials by allowing the liquid to adhere to them. Several demonstration projects have been performed over the past two months with spectacular results. It is factual and well known, by years of practical use and experience by many agencies that calcium chloride will greatly improve the melting capacity of salt, particularly during very cold weather. The calcium chloride activates the salt brining process. This allows the salt to work at colder temperatures that are outside of the normal ranges which salt is economically effective. The problem in the past was that the calcium chloride would leach out of the granular materials, which presented a stumbling block in establishing its use for stockpile treatment. With this new product we can treat granular stockpiles at 8 gallons per ton with no leaching. This is accomplished by using a very low dose of high performance, safe additive that allows the calcium chloride to bond with the granular materials. The product can be dyed using food grade dyes and treated with our corrosion inhibiting additive. This is a revolutionary breakthrough in snow and ice control and we are anxious to speak to you about it.
Representatives from Peckham have been meeting with local highway officials as they prepare for another winter. Working with representatives from OxyChem (our liquid Calcium Chloride supplier) a demonstration project is being held on November 4th in Dutchess County. Rock salt (NaCl) will be run through our pugmill, and 7 gallons of CaCl (per ton of rock salt) will be added to it. A new food-grade thickener will be added to the liquid calcium chloride so that there is no “run off” from the pile; the well-mixed products can be applied to the road with less bounce and scatter. The combination of both types of chloride products will give the road-clearing crews the best of all snow and ice fighting capabilities. After the last two very cold winters, customers using liquid CaCl can attest to its ability to heat and melt at much colder temperatures than rock salt. Call your representative today to see how we can help you.