Message on Workforce Enablement for Contractors, Facility Managers, Municipalities, Engineers and Channel Partners

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This is a very thankful time of year when we reflect on our greatest assets. For most businesses, that means people. Companies do not serve - people serve. Companies do not specify- people specify. Most important, companies do not solve problems- people solve problems.

Contractors, municipalities, engineers, and Avanti’s channel partners are all problem solvers. While 97% of our Injection Grouts are deployed underground, 92% play a role in restoration and rehabilitation—solving problems.

Successful Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement with the Help of Chemical Grouts

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Midwest Mole is a leader in the trenchless technology industry and has been in the tunneling industry for over 30 years. They offer a broad range of underground services to municipal, utility, highway, railroad, and the private sector. Some of their services offered are Auger Boring, Pipe Ramming, Handmining, Slip-Lining, Cellular Grouting and Microtunneling.

Miami-Dade Sewer & Water Chooses to Sharpen the Saw

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With over 342,000 customers, 6,000 miles of sanitary sewer, 80,000 manholes, and 1,000 pump stations, the sixth largest sewer district in the nation chose to STOP working on September 12, 2014.

Specifically, the management team over the inspection and grouting crews elected to bring 24 of their field service people into a classroom setting to train new employees, cross-train existing staff, enhance skills, and increase overall understanding of their chemical grouting operations. You may refer to this as “Sharpening the Saw,” a concept made famous by author Stephen Covey, but stopping production long enough to reflect on purpose, process and practice pays dividends. Citizens of Miami-Dade communities are the benefactors.

The Proof is in the Pudding

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In south central Indiana lies a manufacturing facility that most of the world knows by its two-letter initials - GM. General Motors’ Powertrain facility in Bedford is one of the leading aluminum die-casting facilities in the world. On the property is a dual concrete holding tank (100’ x 80’) which is separated by a concrete retaining wall – each tank (100’ x 40’) holds over 184,000 gallons of water. When the facility drained “Side A” of the tank, they noticed leaking from the two expansion joints located at the retaining wall, back into the empty tank.