Michel Gallafent of CWS Hawaii hasn't a single bin to spare at the moment. "We're on a lot of military projects, the new Disney resort, University of Hawaii West Oahu, Honolulu rail project and the Kroc Community Center. We've been fortunate that the State of Hawaii consistently requires effective concrete washout measures implemented on the job site," reported Michel.
"It's great to see their success," said Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems. "What an interesting list of large public sector, large-scale private and charitably-funded construction projects. It shows that, at least in some markets, there's a real opportunity for washout providers to service these jobs. I would guess that these particular clients might be very sensitive to the negative exposure that comes with construction site pollution."
Booming business comes despite a new competitor recently entering the local Oahu market. "We were a little concerned when we got our first competitor in town, but the few customers we lost initially are coming back to us because we offer much better service. We've made some recent changes with the addition of zone pricing, but our pricing remains as it's been: $350 for a service and $500 a month rent. We're lucky to have two great drivers keeping the customers happy and we've got two new Mack trucks being currently outfitted with vacuum tanks to go along with our 12 new bins we've ordered," Michel told us.
Volume Discount Special!
CWS is extending and improving it's best discount ever: buy a full truckload (6 or more containers) and save $250 per container! Order now to lock in our best discount ever.
Offer good through February, 2011.
World of Concrete -January 18-21
Las Vegas Convention Center
Booth Number: C6321
This year’s World of Concrete promises to be the most environmentally-focused to date as the industry explores ways to reduce legal exposure—in particular, storm water pollution runoff. As in previous years, we welcome you to visit us in the booth and tour the show, which inevitably has the latest and greatest equipment and techniques on display. We have a limited number of show passes that we’re pleased to offer our customers.
Let us know if you we can set aside one or more for you!
Click here for World of Concrete Attendee Info
Flat Forecast for Commercial/Industrial Construction
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) have projected that commercial and industrial construction will remain at 2010 levels in 2011. "The bottom line is the nonresidential construction recession is largely over, but 2011 will be associated with grudgingly slow progress,” reported ABC's Chief Economist, Anirban Basu. ABC's forecasts suggest that public financed construction will remain flat, while privately financed construction will see a very small decline.
Quotes o' the month:
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert