Efficiency celebrates 40th year in Underground Construction Industry
The company’s concepts started from within the trenches by a utility contractor named T.A. Forsberg of Lansing, MI. “When I was working as a contractor we began building our own ‘homemade’ trench shields, or ‘trench boxes’ as they were called then, to meet our deep pipe installation needs,” said Forsberg. “We discovered through the use of trench shields that we were able to keep our trenches narrower and thereby increase our daily pipe production while decreasing our installation and restoration costs.
"We were also able to reduce the risk of trench related injuries to our pipe installation crews…that was critical. We realized that it was very time consuming and costly to build one box at a time," said Forsberg. “We believed that a market existed for a professionally engineered and standardized trench shielding system that was affordable and could be used in many different job applications."
With this in mind, in 1971, Efficiency Production, Inc., became the first company to commercially manufacture and distribute trench shields in the United States and Canada.
Efficiency has come a long way from the early days, but it has never forgotten it’s roots. Their experience is evident in all of Efficiency’s products as they are designed to satisfy the unique requirements of today’s underground utility contractors and municipal public works crews.
Since it’s inception 40 years ago, Efficiency has grown to be the leading manufacturer of trench shielding and shoring equipment. With a staff of professional engineers, product specialists, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Efficiency provides products throughout the State of Michigan, the United States, Canada, South America and many other parts of the world.