Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Co, Inc.


Goodmanson Beats Minneapolis Winter, Delivers Parking Area

The goal: to free up street parking in a nearby neighborhood. The challenge: build a 6,000 sq. ft. retaining wall; replace two acres of asphalt parking; create a new, more efficient concrete pedestrian entrance and a motorcycle pad in Minneapolis — before winter sets in....


MAPA Hosts Inaugural Paving, Compaction Training Event

The Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA) held its inaugural Paving and Compaction Training Event April 20 to 22 at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minn. More than 65 trainees attended, including companies who do MNDOT work, small-scale driveway pavers and county maintenance crews....


Revolver Solves Blaine, Minn., Street Sweeping Dilemma

According to the state of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency "street sweepings are materials such as sand, salt, leaves and debris removed from city streets, parking lots and sidewalks to prevent these materials from being washed into storm sewers and surface waters, and is done to improve the appearance of public roadways." Regarding reusing street sweepings, the same report states that "test results have shown street sweepings from normal sweeping operations are safe and acceptable for reuse in many areas." The state mandated that unless street sweepings had the organics and trash removed from the aggregates, the street sweepings could not be reused and had to be disposed of in an approved landfill....


Ulland Relies on Ruffridge Johnson, Bomag to Meet IC Spec.

Thermal segregation — temperature differences in hot mix asphalt (HMA) — and aggregate segregation — the non-uniform distribution of coarse and fine aggregates within the asphalt mixture — can cause premature failure of asphalt roads....


Larsen Crushes Concrete With EvoQuip Cobra 230R

The word "ton" too often gets tossed around as a kind of hyperbole — as in, "We ate a ton of ice cream" or "She makes a ton of money." In the construction industry, the word is used in its literal sense of 2,000 pounds, but even so, can sound too small for the amount of material under consideration....


Workshop Highlights Include Automation, Maintenance

Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Company hosted its latest Commercial Class Paving Workshop March 14 at its new headquarters in Centerville, Minn. Attendees listened to talks on preventive paver maintenance by Tom Travers of Carlson Paving Products; automation in commercial class paving by John Hood of Epic Assurance; quality paving and compaction procedures by Tim Hoover of Bomag Americas; and HMA mixes by Tom Woods of WBS....


EvoQuip Selects Ruffridge-Johnson as Minnesota Dealer

EvoQuip recently announced the addition of Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Company Inc. to its growing network of authorized distributors in the United States. The dealership will serve the state of Minnesota, providing sales and support for the full EvoQuip portfolio of compact crushing and screening equipment....






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