S Since acquiring Xtreme Asphalt about three years ago, Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asphalt has taken on a variety of projects around the state that include paving. To ensure capacity for larger projects, the company purchased a Roadtec RP-175e paver from Columbus Equipment Company last year. St. Louisville, Ohio-based Law has been a general contractor for 25 years, specializing in earthwork, site development, and underground utility relocation or installation. With the paving arm, Law now also does parking lots, driveways, bike and walking paths, and bridge overpasses. “The two sides of the business complement each other, and lots of contracting projects also include paving,” said Chad McKenzie, COO. The 8-foot Roadtec is the largest paver the company owns, and having it allows the company to take on larger roadway projects and big commercial parking lots. “The Roadtec allowed us to relieve pressure on an older paver, plus it gives us a better finished product,” McKenzie said. The company likes how the RP-175e operates. While the paver has a lot of features and the control panel can, at first, be intimidating … the technology is simple and easy to use, said Scott Vierstra, foreman. The ground crew can control everything to do with the mat—such as the grade slope, crown, or inversion— with a digital device, which also lets them monitor and regulate the temperature of the screed. “It’s a very smooth machine, and operators love it,” he added. The chair swings out so the operator has a good view of what is running alongside and what’s happening with the trucks ahead. “It tracks very well and doesn’t veer off. You can hug around corners and Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asph TEAM APPROACH RESULTS IN PAVIN PAVING DIVISION 20 Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asphalt’s Roadtec RP-175e paver has enabled the company to expand the paving services it offers. Pictured above on a 500-ton, two-day project at Denison University in Tree City USA Granville, OH, the RP-175e is known for being mechanically simple, technologically advanced, and easy to operate. “The relationship between Law Contracting and Columbus Equipment Company goes back at least 15 years.” Chad McKenzie, COO Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asphalt