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Earth Contact Products Hires New Engineer

clock July 24, 2009 08:21 by author blogadmin
Earth Contact Products hires a new engineer, Chad Banister. He is responsible for customer technical support, product testing and regional technical seminars.


Chad Banister has joined Earth Contact Products as a Staff Design Engineer at it’s Olathe, Ks. headquarters. Banister graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with a BS in Architectural Engineering. Mr. Banister will be working directly under Don Clayton, PE ECP’s Senior Engineer along with consulting engineer Dr. David Kraft, Phd, PE. 

Banister is responsible for customer technical support as well as product testing and regional technical seminars. Earth Contact Products provides free technical support for the engineering community and its customers alike as it pertains to their products and the applications of their products. The preliminary design service is available to all contractors and specifying engineers in the foundation construction business, to assist in the design and application of its products.


Earth Contact Products is a manufacturer of steel foundation products for underpinning, new construction and the utility industries. From helical anchors and resistance piers to helical soil nails and wall anchors ECP is recognized as a leader in their set industries.

Foundation Engineering Workshop

clock February 24, 2009 06:39 by author blogadmin
ECP and Mays Construction Specialties offers a foundation engineering workshop so engineers and contractors can gain the latest underpinning skills.

Engineer & Designer Workshop


Starting on February 19th, 2009 Earth Contact Products and Mays Construction Specialties, Inc. offered a two day technical and informational seminar in Grand Junction Colorado. Seventy –two engineers, architects and contractors attended the two day workshop at the local Holiday Inn in Grand Junction.


Over the two days topics ranging from deep foundation systems, foundation underpinning, concrete repairs, grouting, cellular concrete and polyurethane grouts were discussed by ECP, Xypex, Strata-Tech, Cellular Concrete, LLC, Williams Form Engineering and Super-Krete. White Cap construction supply was a non-participating sponsor of the event.


Day one started with Earth Contact Products presenting The History of Helical Piles, followed by Helical Pile Design and Load Capacities. After the lunch break Earth Contact Products continued their presentation about Resistance Pier Design and Installation. Xypex and Strata-Tech rounded out day one. Day two was completed with Super-Krete’s President Tracey Holwitz covering decorative concrete, bonding and coloring agents.


Initial feedback from those attending the seminar was very positive both from knowledge gained and the organization of the event by Mays Construction Specialties. Kyle Vanderberg, Vice President of Mays, stated “The interaction of the attendees and the speakers has been fantastic.” Jeff Tully, President and GM of Earth Contact Products, noted that many engineers approached and thanked him for sharing information about their underpinning and foundation repair products. Will this become an annual event for Mays, according to Vanderberg, “I do not see how it could not”.




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