Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment’s VIP Technology Receives Patent
Midland, Michigan, February 22nd, 2017
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment announced their Voltage Indicator and Protector (VIP) technology is now patented. The VIP technology uses an indicator light to help prevent burner damage from low battery voltage.
Running a 12-volt diesel burner below the required voltage results in no-starts, dirty CAD cells, increased fuel consumption and burner component damage. Falcon’s now-patented VIP technology automatically prevents the burner from operating below the burner manufacturer’s required voltage.
A green indicator light, located inside the electrical enclosure, alerts the operator to whether or not the battery is sufficiently charged. If the light is on, the battery is charged and the burner(s) will start. If the light is off, the battery isn’t charged and the burner(s) will not start.
“We are excited about this now-patented feature on all Falcon machines,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “Our customers know at a glance if their batteries are charged and the machine is ready to go. Protecting the burner system in the event the batteries are low is a game-changer for our industry. Another innovative ‘first’ for Falcon!”
All new diesel Falcon machines will include VIP technology as a standard feature. It can also be easily installed as an after-market option.
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Announces FalconNOW 5-Day Quick Ship Program
Midland, Michigan, Jan. 18, 2017
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment announced their FalconNOW 5-day quick ship program, which allows customers to customize a Falcon hot box and recycler with models that meet their individual needs. The personalized machine will then ship within five days from the date of order.
The program includes six models: a 6-ton recycler, 4-ton recycler, 4-ton transporter, 2-ton slip in, 1-ton mini asphalt recycler and hot box, and the most recent addition to the lineup, a 2-ton transporter. From there, customers can choose from up to 18 customizable options including a 30-gallon heated tack tank, a hoist with manual or 12-volt electric winch, a spray system hose reel and more.
“The hot box industry typically has a 45- to 60-day delivery period unless customers are willing to accept a machine from stock that’s specifications couldn’t be changed. Falcon is revolutionizing the industry with its FalconNOW 5-day quick ship program,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “We believe providing our customers with the versatility of Falcon products, combined with the flexibility of machines that can be customized and shipped within five days, is extremely powerful.
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Hires New Director of Media Relations
Madison Heights, Mich., Jan. 10, 2017
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment has hired Alexis Brumm as director of Media Relations. Brumm has worked previously as a magazine editor for BNP Media (Troy, Michigan), as well as a public relations specialist for a firm in Wisconsin.
“We’re looking forward to Alexis Brumm strengthening Falcon’s position in the asphalt repair business, relative to media relations, social media and public relations,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “The experience and energy she brings to the Falcon team will produce immediate benefit to our dealers and customers.”
“I am absolutely overjoyed to be working for Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment,” Brumm says. “They are a tight-knit company with industry-leading products, who put both their customers and employees first. I’m excited to learn more about the industry and gain valuable insight into how to best serve it.”
Brumm gained valuable experience while working as a PR account specialist, producing material for CASE Construction Equipment, and as an editor for Site Prep magazine, POB Magazine, National Driller Magazine and GeoDataPoint. Her past work has included development of social media channels, creating and implementing PR campaigns, and developing and editing content. She also has experience in creating videos and producing blogs.
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Hires New Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager
Madison Heights, Mich., Jan. 10, 2017
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment has hired Brian Thornton as the company’s new mid-Atlantic regional manager. Thornton will be responsible for covering Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and will be working with existing Falcon distributors as well as attracting new leads.
“Brian Thornton’s experience in the construction equipment industry will provide an outstanding background for developing the mid-Atlantic region for Falcon,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment.
“I am honored to be leading our efforts to expand and develop our dealer network in the mid-Atlantic region,” Thornton says. “We are uniquely positioned to lead the way in asphalt repair equipment for the municipal and contractor market places.”
Prior to joining Falcon, Thornton worked as a retail salesman, selling Caterpillar construction and asphalt paving equipment. Most recently, he was a regional manager for Iron Planet, a large construction equipment auctioneer.