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Paving Success Series: Emergency Supplier Knows Value of Preparedness

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Kossen Equipment, Inc., located in Richland, MS, is one of the leading emergency power suppliers in the U.S. and one of the Southeast's largest distributors of emergency generators. With a new partnership agreement in hand to represent an additional product line throughout the Southeast, Kossen moved ahead with construction of a larger and more efficient distribution center, which was originally designed with eight-inch asphalt paving.

As construction progressed, Peoples Construction Corp., the general contractor, evaluated Kossen’s traffic flow and the existing drainage and site conditions. At the suggestion of Jackson Ready Mix (a Delta Industries company and NRMCA producer member), the owner and contractor was willing to evaluate the possibility of concrete paving due to the longevity of the surface. Based on the daily truck count, it was determined that 6 inches of concrete paving with 3.5 pounds of synthetic fibers would prove to be a much more long lasting and low maintenance surface than the asphalt. After reviewing the reasonable additional cost for approximately 96,000 square feet of paving, Kossen Equipment elected to make the investment for concrete paving. The final result met all expectations and has left the owner confident about the concrete pavement’s performance in coming decades.

This is the most recent in the new Concrete Paving Project Success Series which will regularly feature noteworthy paving projects contributed by NRMCA members and partners. You can view a pdf of the Kossen project here. The projects are archived here on along with success stories previously posted. To contribute a paving success story to the series, contact your regional NRMCA national resource director or Glenn Ochsenreiter at or 240-485-1140.


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