Efficiency Production unveils innovative Octagon-configured aluminum modular Build-A-Box™ trench shield

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2019 | By: James McRay
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Efficiency Production, “America’s Trench Box Builder™,” unveils the newest innovation to its industry-leading Build-A-Box™ Modular Aluminum Trench Shielding System: a lightweight, aluminum Octagon Box.

The Octagon Box is comprised of standard Build-A-Box™ aluminum panels, pinned in exclusive 135° angle vertical posts. The result is a safe, lightweight, “manhole shield” that is perfectly designed to shore tightly around odd-angled laterals and other manhole leads.

Features of the Build-A-Box™ Octagon Box include:
• Comprised of standard 2’ tall Build-A-Box™ aluminum panels; from 2’-5’ lengths
• Inside diameter space ranging from 61” to 148”
• Provides eight different lateral pipe access points by leaving out 2’ bottom panel

“Many precast utilities structures, such as manholes and wet-wells are round, not square,” explains Rod Austin, Efficiency Production’s General Manager. “As a result, contractors frequently need to excavate more dirt than is necessary to install square or rectangular shaped trench shields which can increase time and cost to an underground utility project. With the Build-A-Box Octagon Box, excavation contractors can literally ‘cut corners’ to safely save time and money.”

Since 1989, Efficiency Production’s Build-A-Box™ has been the Industry Standard modular aluminum trench shielding system. Build-A-Box™ can be assembled in minutes to a wide variety of two, three, or four-sided configurations; and now an eight-sided octagon configuration. This flexibility enables work crews to make on-the-spot design changes to meet job requirements in conditions ranging from light to extreme. Most systems are easily transported in a pick-up truck or trailer for quick application. Build-A-Box™ is exclusively compatible with Efficiency Production’s XLAP™ Aluminum Shield.

Efficiency Production, “America’s Trench Box Builder™,” is an Arcosa Shoring Products company. Efficiency provides the widest selection of standard and custom trench shielding and shoring systems. Efficiency’s versatile products are designed specifically for safe and cost effective installation of utility systems and infrastructure improvements. All products are P.E. certified to meet OSHA standards.

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