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NewProducts Toy for Techies Caterpillar is now using iPad technology to help customers understand its equipment. The company recently introduced an e-Book to showcase the TH514 and explain its functions. The interactive e-Book is free to download, and includes hi-res photos, videos, demos, specification guides and information about the TH514 to help users learn more about the machine’s key features and benefits. Operators equipped with iPads can literally learn while they’re on the job, comfy inside of the operator cab. Look for more Caterpillar e-Books in the future. To download this e-Book, visit: CompanyShowcase Valve Service & Supply Inc. History/Background: Valve Service & Supply, Inc. was founded in 1976 as an industrial piping distributor – pipe, valves, and fittings – with the sugar mills serving as its main customers. Today, the company’s markets include the fuel and power industries, water and wastewater, fire sprinkler, fencing and metals. “Pipe is the commodity that is required by all our customers and we have grown to have the largest inventory of pipe in Hawaii,” says Mike Signaigo, company president and founder. Valve Service also tries to stock all the other items that go with pipe including valves from all of the leading manufacturers along with fittings and accessories. Champion of the Sun CertainTeed Corporation recently announced the debut of the Apollo Solar Roofing System, featuring highly integrated photovoltaic panels into the roofing system. According to CertainTeed, Apollo Solar Roofing is the versatile solution for maximum power and flexibility in installation directly on new or existing roofs. Apollo generates power from high-efficiency polycrystalline solar cells mounted in arrays that produce 12 watts per square foot – more than double the output of some other technologies. To order this product in Hawaii, contact Dean Fukumoto, territory manager for CertainTeed Roofing, at 352-6965 or e-mail him at Scope of Services: With the core of its business in industrial piping, Valve Service has the knowledge and experience to deal with the specialized needs of industrial piping systems, comments Signaigo. This applies to the firm’s new repair department, which is run by Chuck Drumond, who Signaigo says, is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of valve repair and modification. “We believe we can now offer a much broader range of services to our customers without having to go outside of Hawaii,” explains Signaigo, adding that offering repair services was a natural fit, Marshall Drummond repairs a 16-inch, especially since there are 300-pound gate valve, which will be remanufactured to near original condihardly any distributors tion to meet all industry standards. with repair capabilities. The company can perform repairs both at its shop and in the field. Smooth Ride Volvo presents it new line of PF6000 highway-class pavers, featuring independent auger and conveyor systems, automatic conveyor tensioning and a patented front-wheel suspension. PF6000 pavers feature automatic chain tensioning that ensures the proper performance of the conveyor system, saving maintenance time and costs. They also have improved material flow control. PF6000 pavers also offer improved user comfort as operator seats extend beyond the edge of the machine for improved visibility. To purchase or rent Volvo equipment, call Volvo Rents at 693-8771 or visit its Kapolei showroom at 91-255 Hanua St. Significant Projects/Achievements: Most recently, Valve Service earned certification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, which makes it the only organization in the South Pacific with such a certificate of authorization. Describing what the milestone means for the company, John Gleeson, a marketing representative, says, “It’s like going from a bachelors degree to a Ph.D. “Our quality is documented by our VR certificate from the national board,” concludes Signaigo. “We have built our reputation on service, response and dependability.” 50 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | APRIL 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - April 2012

Bridges & Roadwork
Earth Day
Renovation & Remodeling
Lumber & Wood
ABC Installs New Leadership
AIA Celebrates Architecture Month
Armstrong Earns Accolades
Aiea to Get New Library
HART Confirms Grabauskas as Director
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Whole Foods Market, Kailua
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Walmart Kapolei
Company Showcase: Valve Service & Supply, Inc.
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - April 2012