John Carlo Inc. Auto Vibe II
John Carlo Inc. purchased an Auto Vibe II 32 vibrator system for use on the “Runway 3R-21L and Taxiway W Rehabilitation” at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. This job requires 88,000 square yards of 17” thick pavement in 2006 and 176,000 square yards of 17” thick pavement in 2007.
Jason Fowler, Quality Control Manager – Paving Division of John Carlo Inc, had this to say about dealing with Minnich Manufacturing: “Dealing with Minnich was better than
expected. We had a short lead-time as we had less than two months from Award of the project to when we needed to be paving and approximately two weeks time to recondition twenty vibrators and install the system while our paver was between jobs. Our mechanics were a bit skeptical on a one-week turnaround time quoted for the reconditioning of our twenty vibrators. However, Minnich had the vibrators fully reconditioned and returned to our job-site in the week quoted. Once the vibrators were delivered, the Minnich technicians had the system up and running in 1.5 days.”
When asked of the benefits of an Auto Vibe System, Jason stated “We have never really known, in real time, what our vibrators are doing. With more stringent air and ride specs we felt that the Auto Vibe System could provide us with information that was invaluable.” Jason continued, “It has also proven to be a great way to monitor paver speeds and stoppages as they relate to ride quality and daily productions.”
With quick turnaround and system installation, Minnich Manufacturing offers an easy way to provide valuable information.