Enhancing the success of Ergon’s diversified operations is the company’s ability to produce, develop and market asphalt. In-house storage of asphalt and equipment ensures that Ergon is able to consistently supply customers with high-quality asphalt products. From supplying paving grade asphalt to pavement preservation products, Ergon is the resource in the asphalt industry. Ergon utilizes vertically integrated laboratory and research facilities to test formulations and develop groundbreaking new products. The global asphalt operations also include the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of road maintenance equipment and sealants, as well as a protective coatings division that manufactures and distributes innovative products designed to protect industrial infrastructure.
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Products: Paving asphalt, specialty polymer-modified asphalts, asphalt emulsions, asphalt sealants, flux, specialty coatings, adhesives, corrosion-resistant lining systems
As one of the largest asphalt marketers in North America, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. not only markets paving asphalts, but also manufactures and markets a wide variety of advanced asphalt products. Ergon’s polymer modified asphalt has a longer shelf life than other SUPERPAVE products and is used on expressways, urban roads, airport tarmacs and other high-traffic areas including the popular NASCAR racetracks at Talladega, Alabama and Daytona Beach, Florida.
Preventive maintenance solutions to road repair are giving EAE an advantage to sustain continued growth with a focus on pavement preservation. The goal of pavement preservation is to maintain and preserve functional roads using cost-effective treatments and techniques. This approach offers a stronger, more fiscally sound method of enhancing transportation infrastructure. Studies advancing the understanding of smooth pavement and proper roadbed maintenance benefits represent a new frontier of advances to be realized in road and vehicle maintenance, fuel efficiency and noise abatement. Ergon’s technical understanding of asphalt chemistry and ongoing research at technical development laboratories give the company an advantage to utilize a variety of asphalts from various crude sources.
A clear advantage EAE enjoys is its expertise in asphalt emulsions. Because of their environmental compatibility and inherently safer handling conditions, emulsions are embraced as a preferred asphalt product for pavement maintenance and specialty industrial applications. EAE has excelled with the introduction of higher quality emulsion products. The company’s primary markets stretch from southern California to northern Pennsylvania for a truly coast-to-coast footprint.
EAE continues to expand the use of asphaltic emulsions with a growing line of specialty coatings via ErgonArmor. Just as EAE applies its expertise to our roads, ErgonArmor’s Novocoat, Ertech, Blackhawk and Corrosion Engineering divisions apply the same technical commitment and legendary customer service for corrosion protection applications to the coatings, linings and roofing industries.
Novocoat manufactures 100% solids epoxy products that provide broad-based chemical and corrosion protection for petrochemical, crude oil, HVAC, water and waste water, flooring, concrete repair and other industries. Each product is easy to apply and safe for the user as well as the environment. Ertech manufactures water-based asphalt coatings and asphalt additives that deliver an environmentally friendly, economical and practical approach to diverse industrial coating requirements in the refractory, water/wastewater, underbody coatings, RV and trailer manufacturing industries, among others. Blackhawk’s adhesive and waterproofing products are used in a variety of applications, from foundation waterproofing to commercial roofing. Both Ertech and Blackhawk work confidentially with other companies to develop private label products that service a wide range of markets. Corrosion Engineering markets non-metallic construction materials and sophisticated lining systems that are carefully designed to prevent the onset of corrosion in industrial settings. Its products serve customers in the heavy industrial, chemical process, pulp and paper, power, meat processing, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
To ensure the quality of ErgonArmor products, an in-house laboratory designs, develops and tests the formulations the company manufactures. EAE produces many of the raw materials used in its formulations, and Ergon’s transportation and terminals ensure the continuity of the stream of inbound raw materials.
Products: Crack and joint sealant, patching products, geo composites, specialty adhesives, roofing compounds, sealant melter/applicators, pavement cutters, spray patchers, sealcoating equipment
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Crafco, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of sealants and equipment used for pavement crack repair, as well as other pavement repair materials. Designed to perform in all climatic conditions and pavement types, Crafco’s pavement preservation products can extend the life of pavements by over 50% and will meet or exceed all federal, state and local specifications and requirements.
From racetracks to canals, or asphalt and concrete pavements and airport runways, Crafco manufactures specialty products that seal, repair, strengthen and extend the service life of roadways, runways and bridges. Crafco’s specialty roofing products are incorporated into the shingle manufacturing process or sold as a part of a roofing system.
In the U.S., Crafco operates manufacturing facilities in Arizona, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Ohio. Crafco also has manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic and China, in addition to its distribution and sales offices located throughout the world.
Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc.
Products: Crafco pavement preservation products, traffic paint and application equipment, safety supplies and apparel, sealcoat emulsion and applicators, equipment sales, rentals and repairs
A Crafco subsidiary, Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. serves as a one-stop retail shop for the pavement preservation market. PMSI storefronts offer Crafco pavement preservation products and application equipment, as well as other fine brands of pavement repair and maintenance products for sale or for rent. PMSI has grown in markets where independent distribution for Crafco is not available. There are currently nine strategically located PMSI retail outlets throughout the U.S. serving local and regional markets.
Paragon Technical Services, Inc.
Paragon is the research and development arm for EAE, and sets the standard for the petroleum refining and asphalt technology industries. By offering full service testing and development, Paragon is able to create petroleum products that are less flammable, environmentally friendly and safer to work with. Paragon has consistently discovered innovative ways of improving waterproofing, roofing, protective coatings, specialty asphalts and asphalt pavements. Paragon’s research team offers more than 100 years of technical expertise in the petroleum refining and asphalt technology industries, and its nationally recognized Mix Design Laboratory provides design and evaluation for all asphalt pavement products.
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