65 Years YoungCED Magazine April 2007
Article Date: 04-02-2007
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Allied Construction Products celebrates its anniversary.
Allied Construction Products began as a small steel business called Allied Steel & Tractor 65 years ago and has become a well-known attachment manufacturer in the construction equipment industry.
In 1942, H. S. Meshorer, founder of Amalgamated Steel in Cleveland, Ohio introduced an innovative technique to rebuild worn crawler tracks. Grip-Lug, a rolled steel bar, was welded to torn grousers to extend the life of the track. Re-grousing not only helped conserve steel, it also eliminated the need to replace track shoes.
Throughout its 65-year history, Allied has continued to produce leading-edge products, including the Roto-Cut in 1961. This high-speed rotary asphalt cutter was ideal for removing asphalt surfacing, trenching and patching jobs, edging, scoring and forming operations. In 1964, the company introduced Tren-Shore, a hydraulic aluminum shoring system designed to stabilize a trench. Ho-Pac, a backhoe-mounted vibratory compactor/driver introduced in 1965, was followed by the Ho-Ram, the first commercially successful air hammer.
Allied introduced the first backhoe-mounted hydraulic impact hammer - the Hy-Ram - in 1968 and pedestal breaker systems, including the positioning boom, hydraulic hammer, electric power unit and operator's control valve console in 1971.
Other Allied products include the Hole Hog, Auto-Bore, Rapid-Ram, Pedestal Breaker System Transfer Booms, Contractor's Mechanical Grapple, Red-Hog Express Hole Hog, CaSHEAR Mobile Shear, AS Series Street Hammer Hydraulic Breakers, the AR Series Hydraulic Breakers, NT Series Ho-Pac, Variable Mounting System and the AutoLube 3.
In 2004, Allied and Sandvik Tamrock combined their demolition attachments businesses. The combined companies sold Rammer hydraulic impact hammers and all of Allied's other brand name mounted attachments.
Allied's distributor network is 200 strong.
"The strong relationship with our distributors is built on mutual confidence," says Robert M. Scalabrini, president and CEO. "With our distributor organization, we give our customers local sales and service support. Distributors who have been with Allied for 20 to 30 years are the real testament to our successful distributor network."
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