hammerheads, as needed.” Support has been very good, Vierstra said. The Roadtec telematics system allows Columbus Equipment Company paving support specialist Craig Hull to diagnose some problems remotely, and when necessary, “Craig comes right out to assess the situation. Anytime we need something, he gets right on it.” There were a few issues with the paver in the beginning, which McKenzie referred to as “hiccups.” “We got them worked out side by side with Columbus Equipment Company. We are learning, and are better off for it,” he said. The relationship between Law Contracting and Columbus Equipment Company goes back at least 15 years, McKenzie said. “Tom Law has dealt with Josh, and his father before him, for a long time.” Over the years, the company has purchased a variety of equipment from the Columbus branch, including Komatsu excavators and loaders. “We have also rented a variety of items and tried them out,” he added. “They typically go out of their way to help us. For rental equipment, I can call them and they are Johnny on the spot. If I call at 10 a.m. and say I need equipment by 2 p.m., they do it. They do what they can to make sure you are accommodated. Columbus Equipment has some tremendous people who are great to deal with. They respond very professionally, and in a timely manner.” Law Contracting wasn’t familiar with the Roadtec brand when it started looking for a new paver, but officials trusted Columbus Equipment Company enough to try one. “Josh Stivison stood behind the Roadtec, and we trust his advice and (Columbus Equipment Company sales representative) Rob Reynolds’ advice,” McKenzie said. “We are very happy with the Roadtec, and expect to get 20 years of longevity out of it.” halt: NG TO A HIGHER STANDARD 21 (Left) Consistent, high-quality mat. (Second left) The RP-175e is highly maneuverable due to the unit’s rubber track system. (Second right) Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asphalt’s Foreman Scott Vierstra, Operator Paul Roux and Screwguy Tom Finlay. (Right) Scott Vierstra and Rollerman Chris Robison work on Sunset Hill, on the Denison University campus in Licking County. “Columbus Equipment has some tremendous people who are great to deal with. They respond very professionally, and in a timely manner.” Chad McKenzie, COO Law General Contracting-Xtreme Asphalt Visit columbusequipment.com/videos.php for more.