For three generations, Chipley Company has been providing exceptional asphalt paving and grading services in the northeastern region of South Carolina. Located in the city of Florence, the company began humbly with just 10 employees back in 1960. They quickly established an outstanding reputation and continue to carry out that strong work ethic today.
On an unusually warm and sunny fall day, Floyd Turner is operating his Cat® 329E Hydraulic Excavator on a job in Tennessee. He is moving piles of brush that he cleared to make way for a four-lane highway widening project. It is the tail end of a project to clear six miles along Highway 33 north of Knoxville.
Turner, a native of Tennessee, prefers to be on the job with his company, FNT Logging. “I would rather be in the woods cutting or looking at a tract or marking boundary lines than in an office any day,” he says. The serenity of being out in the woods — and in an area with no cell service — is the highlight of his work.
Excavation is a precise business. Tolerances are tight, many times .02-inch or less. To be successful, contractors must utilize machines equipped to efficiently meet projects specs with no rework.
TEC, Inc. (Tatum Excavating Company), Texarkana, Texas, utilizes Cat® machines and services to help meet demanding tolerances and better measure machine operation and efficiency.