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Blastrac Global to Acquire Skidabrader

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Blastrac Global Inc. (Oklahoma CIty, Oklahoma) has announced its intention to acquire Skidabrader (Ruston, LA), a high-production pavement texturing service for the transportation sector.

The acquisition will include a large fleet of 1,000 shot blast machines, which can turn slick pavement skid-resistant, and can prevent hydroplaning as well as roadway departures, according to Blastrac.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Prototypes and Paving

Originally opened in 1979 as Humble Equipment Co., Skidabrader’s early prototype machinery was most often used for concrete overlay work, which routinely involved the preparation of a mile a day of 24-foot-wide roadway. Many of these initial projects are still in use today.

Skidabrader

The acquisition will include a large fleet of 1,000 shot blast machines, which can turn slick pavement skid-resistant, and can prevent hydroplaning as well as roadway departures, according to Blastrac.

Skidabrader’s history includes work on more well-known projects, such as working with NASA in 1994 to modify a surface for its Florida shuttle-landing runway. During that project, two machines completed a 15,000-foot by 300-foot stretch of runway to specifications in just eight working days.

Skidabrader also assists airport and highway engineers with structurally sound pavement with problematic surfaces. With the use of Skidabrader’s high-quality equipment, Blastrac intends to continue expanding the business while also drawing on its own multi-decade company experience.

Blastrac also noted that, with the acquisition of Skidabrader, the acquiring company will be able to better promote the technology to various departments of transportation.

Blastrac is a global company that began in the 1970s producing shotblasting equipment. The company's products include shotblasters, scarifiers, scrapers, grinders and other surface-preparation equipment. 

   

Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Blastrac; Mergers; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Roads/Highways

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