80+ Years of Formwork Game Changers
EFCO’S CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Average is just not good enough. In a free market economy like we have in the U.S., status quo will not get you there as competitive forces will take you out.
At EFCO, we have just recently stepped back and taken the time to take a good look at our 80+ years of successes. Of course we are very grateful for what we have, but just how has it all happened?
EFCO ATTRIBUTES AND CULTURE
What are EFCO’s positive company attributes, and what is the company culture? Yes, EFCO is the formwork and shoring supplier a lot of construction companies want to partner with and they do. Like all countries’ cultures differ, so are all company cultures different, and this is very important. For now, let’s accept the fact EFCO has a lot of good attributes and an outstanding company culture we are proud of. What we have been focused on going forward are the major attributes and business processes that have delivered positive game changers for EFCO and the construction industry, resulting in our growing business successes.
A STUDY OF GAME CHANGERS
The EFCO game changers have been studied in great detail for our 80+ years of successes. Looking back at a complete report, we could not find a single instance where EFCO copied a competitor’s product. We are proud to report all of EFCO’s game changers, innovations, and inventions have been and are based on responding to our customers’ needs and the industry’s needs. We have built it all with a foundation of engineering professionals.
EFCO’S PLATFORM OF SUCCESSES
• We must continue to control our own destiny.
• We must stay within our proven core competencies.
• We do not copy a competitor’s product as we will make the same mistakes.
SOME OF EFCO’S 80+ YEARS OF INNOVATIONS AND INVENTIONS
• EFCO All-steel Handset HAND-E-FORM® System
• EFCO E-BEAM®
• EFCO Z-BEAM®
• EFCO SUPER STUD®
• EFCO Round Steel Column Forms
• EFCO PLATE GIRDER®
• EFCO REDI-RADIUS®
• EFCO E-Z DECK® Shoring System
• EFCO POWER TOWER® PT-100 Climbing System
The proven products are the best in the business and pictured below. EFCO has been and will continue to be the leader in developing the innovations which have driven advancement in the concrete forming and construction industry.
THE LIMITED FEW PRODUCTS EFCO HAS PURCHASED FROM ANOTHER MANUFACTURER
• Nuts and bolts
• Cast iron plate clamps
• Miscellaneous concrete accessories lost in the concrete
• Hydraulic cylinders, pumps, valves, and controls
EFCO UNMATCHED IN THE INDUSTRY
What you see here are some of the EFCO products unmatched in the forming and shoring industry. Their features and benefits deliver the best value and lowest in-place concrete cost. In addition to EFCO products, application engineering is presented with forming and shoring erection drawings and jobsite field service.
EFCO EARLY YEARS OF POWER TOWER FORMING SYSTEMS
EFCO is not new to the self-climbing highrise construction POWER TOWER® field. EFCO’s first POWER TOWER project was in 1983, 34 years ago with a very successful job in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The second generation kicked-off with a project in Des Moines, Iowa at the Employers Mutual Insurance Company building in 1994. The third generation was launched in 2004, 13 years ago, on two projects in Hawaii, the Hokua Tower and the Ko’olani Tower. It was even more successful and became known as the EFCO system we now call PT-50.
LAUNCHING THE LATEST INNOVATION FOR SELF-CLIMBING HIGHRISE CORES
EFCO has now in 2017 launched a great new engineering advancement into the highrise building construction market with a totally new technology, our POWER TOWER® PT-100 system. We invite you to discover the features and benefits of PT-100, the new self-climbing system for highrise building cores. Please see pages 8 through 15.
NEW EFCO INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENTS FOR HIGHRISE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
With EFCO’s PT-50 and new PT-100 systems, we are leading the industry with new engineering advancements, and this will carry EFCO and our customers well into the next decade with tremendous successes.
We have now also completed research and development and manufacturing tooling to release new manual and new hydraulic form stripping corners to the construction industry for highrise construction. This complements EFCO’s new POWER TOWER® PT-100 system as well as a whole new generation of the EFCO POWER SHIELD® edge protection system.
We are on the move with more real game changers.
R & D
EFCO NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
EFCO is an employee-owned company with a proven company culture of sound engineering for new products, innovation, and inventions. We deliver new product features and benefits which differentiate EFCO within the industry. EFCO continues to deliver the best value and lowest in-place concrete costs. Considering everything, EFCO has the best products and services, has a proven track record, and is the company you want to do business with. ◊
Chairman and CEO