Curb Roller Manufacturing has been the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds for more than 10 years. With high-quality products for everyday concrete work, Curb Roller’s ergonomic machines not only make it easy to shape standard curb, gutter, and sidewalks, but also flume, v-gutter, swale, and other unique shapes. Their flagship product, the award-winning CM4000 Curb Roller, opened the door for additional products like the Hydra-Screed and the battery-powered Batt Screed and corded Eel Screed. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Curb Roller Manufacturing: Concrete contractors, civil contractors, flatwork and decorative contractors, municipalities, developers, asphalt contractors, etc. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? Curb Roller Manufacturing: One of our newest products is the Batt Screed 6000. This battery powered screed is designed for operator comfort and easy transportation. The innovative design of the Batt Screed 6000 allows contractors, rental customers and other operators to finish concrete screeding faster and more comfortably than alternate methods. This product provides a comfortable, reliable option for concrete flatwork, which is often back breaking and exhausting. A screeding tool helps eliminate costly potential worker injuries that might come from a hands-and-knees board screeding method. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? Curb Roller Manufacturing: Curb Roller Manufacturing’s award-winning Curb Roller CM4000 is currently the company’s top-selling product. Other products include a variety of screeds—powered by hydraulics, electricity or batteries. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? Curb Roller Manufacturing: An overall theme in the market is that skilled labor is hard to come by. Shaping, pouring and screeding concrete are no exception. Both large and small contractors have a hard time finding skilled labor, and Curb Roller products help to bridge that gap. They are intuitive to use and don’t require an extensive training period. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? Curb Roller Manufacturing: We are seeing a great transition into the digital world. When contractors can connect online and seek digital resources, it’s breaking barriers with decision makers. They are able to acquire new technology and gain information before trying it out. They have access in real time or through online videos, rather than just in print. If they can watch videos of something in action, it gives them a broader scope of what the equipment is used for and how it might fit into what they do as a contractor. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? Curb Roller Manufacturing: We designed and manufactured the industry’s first battery-powered roller screed, the Batt Screed 6000. This lightweight, versatile roller screed operates with no cords, hoses or fumes, offering mobility, precision and efficiency to contractors. By eliminating an auxiliary power source, the Batt Screed 6000 can be operated almost anywhere. Unlike gas, electric and hydraulic roller screeds, the Batt Screed eliminates exhaust fumes, power cords and the need for hydraulic power sources, making it ideal for indoor operation or use in tight spaces. The Batt Screed easily accommodates jobs from 3 to 22 feet with expandable tube inserts, making it highly versatile. This flexibility makes it ideal for both small and large jobs including bike trails, golf cart paths, garage pads, shed floors, grain bin pads and parking lots. The Batt Screed provides a consistently higher-quality finished product than vibrating screeds or screed boards. It eliminates the need for back-breaking work, providing an ideal solution for contractors who want to get more flatwork done in less time — all with a better, flatter finished product. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2020? Curb Roller Manufacturing: A lot of modern contracting firms are pushing the envelope and are offering a broader scope of work. In the past, the work has been divided up and involved more subcontractors. Today, they are taking more on in house to stay diverse and self-perform to avoid project delays and eliminate the need for subcontracting. Products from Curb Roller can help diversify contractors’ offerings to allow them to take on more jobs.