US outrigger pad and cribbing block manufacturer Dica has agreed a strategic partnership with composite mat company Axion Structral Innovations to bring engineered matting products to the heavy crane market.
Based in Zanesville, Ohio, with a production facility in Waco, Texas, Axion manufactures composite railway sleepers/ties and a range of products such as trackway, boardwalks and decking. Manufactured from lightweight composite material, the company claims its products are stronger, more durable and impervious to rot and moisture etc...
Dica chief executive, Kris Koberg, said: “Axion has world class engineering, product development, and manufacturing capabilities. They have a proven track record in the highly regulated railroad industry and have developed excellent products for building access roads, crane work platforms, and laydown yards. Axion’s construction and heavy duty mats complement Dica’s product line, and our vision to provide engineered foundation solutions for all equipment.”
Axion chairman, Allen Kronstadt added: “Dica impressed us with its comprehensive and engineered product line, technical leadership in the industry, brand strength, and overall integrity. By providing performance driven products that outlast and outperform wood alternatives, both companies are solving safety problems in areas where wood products perform inconsistently. Dica and Axion are a natural fit and complement each other.”