MB crusher is fit and enlisted!
First publishedin World Highways
An MB crusher bucket at work on the US development
The decision by MB S.p.A. to exhibit a wide range of its bucket crushers in 'camouflage uniform' at the Bauma 2007 exhibition in Munich, Germany, brought it to the attention of the United States Army.
Now the company's crusher buckets are found in US Army shipyards, and in what it describes as "an ever-increasingly demanding, improvised market."
The BF bucket from Italian company MB, based in Breganze (Province of Vicenza), attaches to excavators for crushing stone and other materials, and they are being used to do just that on a project to construct 1,635 houses and renovate a further 443 further homes for military families. New roads are also being built on the project.
The project was awarded to Giberson Enterprise of New Jersey, which is run by founder Richard Giberson and his son Larry Giberson, and the company is the MB importer to the US. As such it says it is "able to provide an ample fleet of machines, which offer compactness, capability, compatibility and productivity."
The project will be completed in 2011, reaching a total of 2084 houses along with roads.
Giberson says that the project has given everyone a sense of immense pride, "yet has also been quite difficult due to the many rigid laws and verification measures in place."
MB president Guido Azzolin says: "Having a dealer like Giberson is a great source of pride for us. We were already aware that our product was highly technological, but who would have thought people would be talking so much about us? Who would have thought back in 2001 [when the company was founded] that world media would be talking about our company and our highly innovative product, so innovative that it would one day be working for the American Army?"
Richard Giberson says: "We met MB at the ConExpo 2005 in Las Vegas and from the moment we met Guido Azzolin and his collaborators, work began and the results were immediate. We knew that we were investing our money and energy in something which would quickly reward us with its due payback."
Guido Azzolin added: "Today our product is even more spread out over the world and is becoming part of the standard equipment used by construction companies. Foreseeing demolition and recycling market dynamic needs is a way of giving body to our desire to grow and offer ideas to help make our clients' jobs simpler, faster and more productive, with respect for the environment."