From Wirtgen Group, Photos courtesy Tom Kuennen
New asphalt paver, compactors and cold mills from Wirtgen Group are the centerpieces of the expansion for Pave-Tar Construction Ltd., Etobicoke, Ontario, into pavement reconstruction. For over four decades, Pave-Tar and a predecessor firm have provided services such as grading, curb and sidewalk construction, sewer and water construction, snow removal, and asphalt milling, paving and maintenance. The purchase of a suite of new machines positions the firm for growth for years to come. The small-to-midsize equipment is ideal for Pave-Tar’s target market, which is municipalities.
“The majority of our work is for municipalities, such as Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton,” said Jason Amaral, estimator and project manager. “In the summer months we employ up to 120 people, and up to 250 in the winter.”
Pave-Tar has owned a W 50 DC to supplement milling work that was subbed out. “We started off small, and the W 50 DC fit our needs at that time,” Amaral said. “But this year we decided to do more of that milling ourselves. We acquired the 1.2-meter W 120 Fi, and after that it made sense to find a paver and rollers.
“It made sense for us to buy the four different types of rollers, because each one serves a purpose. We use the bigger models on municipal roads and parking lots, and the smaller rollers are useful on paths where we don’t need the large roller and that degree of compaction.”
From user-friendly controls to right-sized operations, Pave-Tar is poised for growth in the Ontario market.