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Get Better Efficiency from your Crew with Alpha Valve Installation

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 22, 2017 7:15 PM


We've all had valve installation jobs we'd rather just forget about. They seem to take forever, have a ton of bolts to secure, require serious blocking to reach those awkward bolts at the bottom and often require a minimum of two people to get them in place and installed properly. This takes a lot of time that you don't always have! Team EJP understands your frustrations. Fortunately, there's a much easier option available from one of our partners. Learn more about the Alpha valve below.

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Overcoming Mud Season with Tensar Geogrid

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 17, 2017 9:00 AM


Although mother nature seems unwilling to let winter pass quietly into that good night, we all know the next season is just around the corner. Mud Season! Oh, you thought it was spring? Those of us who live in New England know that there is that 5th season just waiting to make a mess from our driveways to our back roads. Mud season is an insult to injury sort of situation that follows the enjoyable appearance of frost heaves that crop up just before its arrival.

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Coir Versus Straw and Beyond: Which Blanket is Best for your Application?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 18, 2017 9:57 AM


Over the last 20 years’ technological advances in soil and erosion control have been developed at a break neck pace. What was once accomplished with one of two solutions, hay bales or rip rap, has now turned into a broad landscape of specialized products that are geared toward protecting and preserving the environment while being cost effective. One area that has seen major upgrades over the last few years are erosion control blankets and knowing which ones to use for what applications can be confusing. Below are some rules to help you decide which type will work best for your site needs.

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Get it Done: Emergencies for Installation of the Romac Repair Clamps

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 22, 2017 7:45 AM


When you're facing an emergency situation, having the right tools and materials on hand to make repairs are vital to how well the situation turns out. But which ones will help you get the job done? Most utilities know the go to item in most cases is a repair clamp. Repair clamps are all about handling the un-expected quickly and with minimal interruption in service. Maintaining an inventory of repair clamps to accommodate the pipe sizes and types in your system is the best way to make sure you and your team are ready the next time a leak turns up.

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Know H2Ow: A Quick View of Track 2 Seminar Speakers

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 21, 2017 5:59 AM

If you haven't had a chance to sign up for our next series of Know H2Ow seminars, being offered in Burlington, Vermont on March 7, Latham, New York on March 8 or Warwick, Rhode Island on March 9, you could be missing out on an amazing opportunity. Why? We've got some amazing speakers lined up to help you expand your knowledge and improve your stormwater management practices. Here's a quick look at some of our Track 2 speakers.

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Think Safety: How to Recognize the Stages of Frostbite

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 18, 2017 7:51 AM


When winter's wind bites at your skin, do you know how to tell whether it's doing damage to your skin in the process? Frostbite is a temperature-related injury to the skin that happens during deep cold, high winds or a combination of the two. But how do you recognize the warning signs of frostbite and what do you do when one of your workers has it? Here are some basic tips to help.

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Case Study: Elbow Creek Protection Project

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Dec 31, 2016 9:40 AM


New York's Adirondack Park protects 9,375 square miles of streams, forests and woodlands in the northeast corner of the state. In Hamilton County, a badly eroded embankment began depositing sediment on both an adjacent roadway and directly into Hamilton County's Elbow Creek a natural trout habitat.

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Stuck in the Trenches: Safety in Winter Emergency Trench Work

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Dec 13, 2016 9:00 AM


In our industry, trench safety is both the most dangerous part of our job and the most often cited OSHA violation. When winter rolls in and leaves the ground cold and frozen, it's even more important to keep safety in mind when undertaking emergency trench work. The OSHA standard dealing with trench safety is located in 1926 sub part P and includes a wide range of topics, but in general, what you'll need for winter excavations is in a relatively straightforward part of the standard. When you're working in the winter, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Serious Performance in 4"-12" Resilient Wedge Gate Valves with ALPHA™ Ends

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 21, 2016 12:46 PM


When you need a gate valve that provides serious performance and durability, the AMERICAN® Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve delivers. In addition to a hefty 10-year manufacturer's warranty, this versatile valve available in 4"-12" sizes is engineered for strength and reliability. It has a wider range of versatility than most other resilient wedge gate valves on the market. Here are some more details on these solid valves.

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Take Advantage of Winter Downtime with Our Available On-Site Training

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 07, 2016 7:43 AM

When winter draws near and you've wrapped up all the mild-weather projects, your crew often has a lot of downtime. Though the occasional winter storm, cold snap or house fire may cause some need for repairs or replacement of damaged parts, the rest of the winter tends to be rather quiet. What can you do to get the most out of your team during the down time? Improve your team's overall knowledge and capabilities. Team EJP offers a wide range of trainings available on your work site. Here's part of what we have to offer.

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