Why purchase bridge building equipment? This question was crucial to the owners of Grace Industries of Bath, Pennsylvania, in early 2009 when they chose Allen Engineering as the supplier for their bridge deck finisher.
Opened in 1982 by Ron Check, Jr. and his brother Todd - both Civil Engineers with no desire to be stuck in an office – along with their father Ron Sr., Grace Industries hit the ground running with contracts for parking lots, landscaping, and small pipe projects. Steady growth was experienced as the company expanded their project list, and by 1995 they were completing all of their own excavating, demolition, concrete curbing, sidewalks, retaining walls, bituminous paving, underground utilities and landscaping. By that time, single span bridge building was also an integral part of their business, but it was all subcontracted out, leaving them at the mercy of someone else’s timetable.