Tribco’s in-house equipment provides reliable results

Tribco-owned equipment contributes to field success and numerous benefits for clients. By having formwork systems and equipment specially designed for Tribco and immediately available in-house, we bring enhanced logistics, expedited project starts, trained and productive crews, safe and efficient system designs, predictable outcomes, no third-party equipment excuses and reliable Tribco performance that clients can count on.

Tribco’s HV framing system for slabs is ready to go!

How it works
For many years, our parent company Ceco Concrete* has invested in regional equipment yards to support both Ceco and Tribco field operations. These are designed for one customer: Ceco/Tribco. Why should we invest and maintain equipment that could be rented from third-party vendors? The answer is simple. A significant investment in equipment allows us to deliver reliable results to our clients.

We also have invested in eight specific systems to construct a variety of concrete structures. These include:

  • Steel beamforms for parking garages.
  • For pan slabs, steel pans of all sizes including long-forms, long flange-forms and segmented flange-forms.
  • HV framing system for slabs.
  • Aluminum formwork members for wall and deck gang-forms.
  • Aluminum trusses for deck formwork, customized to the project.
  • Barrier Screen Systems configured to the project.
  • Steel shores of various capacities and lengths.
  • Heavy-duty CEFCO aluminum shoring scaffold ready to assemble onsite.

Steel beamforms at our regional equipment yard in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tribco’s engineering staff that designs concrete construction plans for each project knows all the structural properties of these systems. They can adapt the equipment specifically to each project’s needs to maximize results, whether that be schedule, cycle, design geometry, required tolerances or loads. The equipment, fabrication materials, member characteristics, assembly and capacity have all been established, tested and understood by Tribco’s engineering team.

Tribco’s field leadership knows the equipment and is prepared to assemble and deploy the equipment timely and efficiently due to their familiarity with components and site-specific assembly information. Tribco also invests in training for field personnel and leadership designed to enhance optimal use of Tribco’s equipment. Training and field leadership allow Tribco’s field organization to be mobile and responsive to clients as resources—both equipment and people—are mobilized for the next project. Such standardization offers enormous advantages.

Quality and safety
Located centrally within the United States, our companies have an expansive manufacturing and equipment rejuvenation center. The equipment team possesses both steel and aluminum tools and skills. If media blasting is needed, that too can be performed in-house to clean equipment in preparation for a fresh coat of paint. This facility is often the birth of our equipment, if not the rebirth after a period of reliable service on project sites.

Quality standards for Tribco equipment include periodic inspections as well as standardized bundling and shipping to optimize crane time and logistics. Equipment elements are designed and fabricated for continuous, safe usage, meeting Tribco and industry design standards.

How Tribco equipment benefits you
Compared to third-party suppliers, Tribco equipment doesn’t profit at the project’s expense. Instead, the equipment furthers Tribco’s field success, which means predictable project delivery and honoring client commitments.

To learn more on how Tribco’s in-house services and equipment can benefit your project, contact Derek Patton, Tribco General Manager.

*Tribco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ceco Concrete Construction.