Interstate 5 in northern California's Siskiyou County busily hums, clanks, bangs and whirrs as work crews run big equipment and off-road vehicles in Phase II of a $57 million rehab project that runs from Mount Shasta to Dunsmuir. The activity merges machine efficiencies, modern technology and worker expertise and craftsmanship centered around maintaining the region's important transportation corridor that sees 20,000 to 30,000 car, truck and big rig use on a daily basis.

When they first heard the news in late 2015, motorists in Huntsville, Ala., dreaded what was ahead for them. One of the city's lifelines, U.S. Highway 231, known locally as the South Memorial Parkway, was on the verge of getting a $54 million upgrade.

Roadtec's Guardian Telematics allows live two-way wireless communication between paving machines and remote devices. No matter where you are or where the job site is, you have real time access to machine data with your smart phone, tablet, or computer, according to the manufacturer.

Roadtec's RP-170 highway class paver is designed with the goal of quality product and simple operation. It has a 174-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier IV engine, a minimum paving width of 8 ft. (2.4 m) and a maximum paving width of 15 ft. 6 in. (4.7 m). Eric Baker, director of marketing and sales support said, “Our machines are designed to boost productivity, reliability and efficiency.

Roadtec debuted its auto cut technology at World of Asphalt. Auto cut comes standard on the company's RX-600 cold planer. Auto cut allows milling machine operators to easily raise the mill, walk over obstacles, walk back into the cut, and resume milling at same depth, without reprogramming or delay, according to the manufacturer.

Texas-based Closner Equipment Company was recently honored with the Roadtec “Eagle” Award for Top Dealer of the Year 2017. The award was presented by John Irvine, president of Roadtec, to Bennet Closner, president of Closner Equipment, in Las Vegas at the AED Summit in January.

Goodfellow Crushers has been on a business roll. In fact, the Boulder City, Nev.-based company recently opened new branches in California, Arizona and northern Nevada. That brings the company's branch count up to five. The business' recent growth was spurred when Goodfellow bought Arizona's Dakota Fabricating's facility as well as some of the company's equipment in 2016.

The SX-8e/ex is the largest in the Roadtec line of soil stabillizer-reclaimer machines. With an operating weight of 82,000 lbs. (37,195 kg), the SX-8 is capable of cutting up to 20 in. (50. 8 cm) deep and 100 in. (254 cm) wide and is designed for road rehabilitation, cold recycling or soil stabilization.

The Roadtec CIR additive system is used in the cold-in-place recycling of asphalt pavement in the repair and rehabilitation of asphalt-paved roads. The system is used to transfer, measure and inject either emulsion or foamed asphalt to the cutter housing of the milling machine.

The Roadtec RT-500 is a mobile recycle trailer that can either be pulled and fed by a Roadtec RX-900 milling machine for cold in-place recycle (CIR) or set up on a site as a central cold-mix plant. The RT-500 is designed to process 500 tph. The machine features closed loop sizing with an onboard vibratory screen and horizontal shaft impact crusher.

PacWest Machinery has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Metso. “We are delighted to partner with Metso to expand our product line-up to better serve the aggregate processing industries, among others. PacWest and Metso share the common goals of delivering quality products and providing excellent customer service,” said Jolene Logue, president of PacWest Machinery.