Working as a contractor in the underground utility and excavation industry for more than 35 years, my life and livelihood depended on the safe and proper use of trench shielding and shoring equipment.
My father, T.A. Forsberg, who was raised on a small farm during the Great Depression and went into business for himself at an early age; understood the value of a dollar but more importantly, he understood the need to control utility installation costs while at the same time increasing daily productivity.
As my father’s construction company grew, he realized the great need for an engineered modular trench shielding system that was affordable, adaptable in a variety of job applications, highly portable, easy to assemble, but most importantly, would reduce direct costs associated with utility installations while at the same time providing a safe work environment for the workers who install them.
My Fathers’ belief that greater efficiency through effective shielding and shoring would yield greater profit margins by reducing installation costs and increasing daily production has withstood the test of time. So in 1971, he founded Efficiency Production, Inc.; the first company in the nation to commercially produce and market an engineered trench shielding system.
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