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Raising the Bar in Concrete Forming: Gates’s Innovative Cam Lock Wall Ties

In the world of concrete forming, challenges are as solid as the structures they aim to build. Traditional methods have often proven time-consuming, labor-intensive, and with outcomes less precise than desired. Recognizing these hurdles, Gates, a vanguard in the construction industry, has developed an ingenious solution that not only addresses these problems but also […]

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Revolution in Construction: Gates and Sons Introduce the Game-Changing Lock Fast Column Clamp System

In the ever-evolving world of construction, challenges abound. Builders strive for precision, speed, and efficiency, yet are often hindered by outdated methods and time-consuming processes. Among these is the critical task of column forming – a process which, until now, has been fraught with difficulties. However, a groundbreaking solution has emerged from an unexpected […]

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Ten Steps to Erecting a Cam-Lock Form with Don Valdez

National Sales Manager Don Valdez highlights the materials provided to build a Cam-Lock Form, and illustrates the ease with which a Cam-Lock Form can be built. Gates Concrete Forming Systems has been providing concrete forming challenges since 1948. A true leader in the industry, Gates helps solve residential and commercial forming product challenges of […]

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Introducing Lock-Fast Column Clamp System, by Gates & Sons

We are excited to present the Lock-Fast Column Clamp System, a cutting-edge solution designed to enhance safety and efficiency in construction and industrial applications. Developed by Gates & Sons, a trusted name in innovative engineering solutions, this advanced clamp system is set to revolutionize column installation processes. Key Features and Benefits: Superior Stability: The […]

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Gates Concrete Forming – Concrete Column Pressure

Concrete pressure is what makes or breaks your forms. But what exactly does concrete pressure mean? And more importantly, what difference would it make for your forms? Concrete height and weight of the fresh concrete is the main component for determining pressure. One, each vertical footage of concrete should measure to 150 pounds per […]

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How Can I Stay Lean on Supply Costs

To stay lean on supply costs in your business, consider implementing the following strategies: Supplier Evaluation: Evaluate your current suppliers to ensure you are getting the best value for your money. Compare prices, quality, delivery times, and customer service among different suppliers. Negotiate contracts and pricing terms to secure the most favorable deals. Strategic […]

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Why you need an expert concrete forming partner

Having an expert concrete forming partner can bring numerous benefits to your construction projects. Here are some reasons why you might need an expert concrete forming partner: Experience and Expertise: An expert concrete forming partner brings extensive experience and expertise in the field. They have a deep understanding of concrete forming techniques, best practices, and […]

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With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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The Heavy Duty Lock-Fast Column Clamp by Gates & Sons, feat. Jeff Drobny
June 15, 2023

Jeff Drobny, Director of Product Development with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates a brand new product at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas: the Heavy-Duty Lock-Fast Column Clamp. This solution supports larger columns, and provides a class-A architectural concrete finish every time.

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The New Scaffold Bracket and Square Safety Rail Post by Gates & Sons, feat. Jeff Drobny

Jeff Drobny, Director of Product Development at Gates Concrete Forming Systems, demonstrates the new Scaffold Bracket and Square Safety Rail Post at World of Concrete 2022. This new product is an extension of the Cam-Lock Handset Forming solution.

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The Cam-Lock Handset Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Jim Huscroft

Jim Huscroft, President of Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates that Cam-Lock Handset Forming System at World of Concrete 2022.

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The Lock Fast Column Clamp by Gates & Sons, feat. Lorin Bivens

Lorin Bivens, Commercial Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Lock-Fast Column Clamp at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Horizontal Rod Handset Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Don Valdez
June 15, 2023

Don Valdez, National Retail Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Horizontal Rod Handset Forming System at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Riser Solutions, Hand Set Riser Forms by Steve Chmelar at Gates & Sons, World of Concrete 2022

Steve Chmelar, Vice President of Commercial Sales with Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply, demonstrates Riser Solutions, Hand Set Riser Forms at the Gates & Sons booth, World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Radius Cam-Lock Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Marc Subia

Marc Subia, National Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Radius Cam-Lock Forming System at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Stadium Riser Gang Form by Gates & Sons, feat. Lorin Bivens

Lorin Bivens, Commercial Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Stadium Riser Gang Form at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Visit Gates & Sons at World of Concrete 2022 in the LVCC, Jan. 18-20!
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Jim Huscroft, President of Gates & Sons, Inc., joined Host Tyler Kern to discuss the upcoming World of Concrete Show set for January 18th through January 20th in Las Vegas. Past shows have seen attendance of 80,000 with international attendees. Huscroft explained, “So to have it be our highlight of the year, like […]

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Commercial Projects Management with Lorin Bivens
June 15, 2023

National Sales Manager for Gates & Sons, Lorin Bivens, explains the steps Gates & Sons takes to build successful projects in the commercial sector.

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Jeff Drobny Discusses Everything Product Development | Concrete Facts

Jeff Drobny, Director of Marketing and Product Development, explains Gates & Sons unique development process for safety and usability. KEY POINTS: 1. Safety is a number one focus across many industries. 2. Gates & Sons listens to advice from end users to help improve products. 3. There is a rigorous quality control system in […]

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How Can I Stay Lean on Supply Costs
June 15, 2023

To stay lean on supply costs in your business, consider implementing the following strategies: Supplier Evaluation: Evaluate your current suppliers to ensure you are getting the best value for your money. Compare prices, quality, delivery times, and customer service among different suppliers. Negotiate contracts and pricing terms to secure the most favorable deals. Strategic […]

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Why you need an expert concrete forming partner

Having an expert concrete forming partner can bring numerous benefits to your construction projects. Here are some reasons why you might need an expert concrete forming partner: Experience and Expertise: An expert concrete forming partner brings extensive experience and expertise in the field. They have a deep understanding of concrete forming techniques, best practices, and […]

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Quality Labor Impacting Construction Costs More Than Material Shortages

Indeed, the quality of labor can have a significant impact on construction costs, often surpassing the impact of material shortages. Here are some reasons why quality labor can have a more pronounced effect on construction costs: Efficiency and Productivity: Skilled and experienced laborers are generally more efficient and productive in their work. They possess […]

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Raising the Bar in Concrete Forming: Gates’s Innovative Cam Lock Wall Ties
June 15, 2023

In the world of concrete forming, challenges are as solid as the structures they aim to build. Traditional methods have often proven time-consuming, labor-intensive, and with outcomes less precise than desired. Recognizing these hurdles, Gates, a vanguard in the construction industry, has developed an ingenious solution that not only addresses these problems but also […]

Read More
Revolution in Construction: Gates and Sons Introduce the Game-Changing Lock Fast Column Clamp System

In the ever-evolving world of construction, challenges abound. Builders strive for precision, speed, and efficiency, yet are often hindered by outdated methods and time-consuming processes. Among these is the critical task of column forming – a process which, until now, has been fraught with difficulties. However, a groundbreaking solution has emerged from an unexpected […]

Read More
Ten Steps to Erecting a Cam-Lock Form with Don Valdez

National Sales Manager Don Valdez highlights the materials provided to build a Cam-Lock Form, and illustrates the ease with which a Cam-Lock Form can be built. Gates Concrete Forming Systems has been providing concrete forming challenges since 1948. A true leader in the industry, Gates helps solve residential and commercial forming product challenges of […]

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Introducing Lock-Fast Column Clamp System, by Gates & Sons

We are excited to present the Lock-Fast Column Clamp System, a cutting-edge solution designed to enhance safety and efficiency in construction and industrial applications. Developed by Gates & Sons, a trusted name in innovative engineering solutions, this advanced clamp system is set to revolutionize column installation processes. Key Features and Benefits: Superior Stability: The […]

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Gates Concrete Forming – Concrete Column Pressure
June 15, 2023

Concrete pressure is what makes or breaks your forms. But what exactly does concrete pressure mean? And more importantly, what difference would it make for your forms? Concrete height and weight of the fresh concrete is the main component for determining pressure. One, each vertical footage of concrete should measure to 150 pounds per […]

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Setting and Pouring HD Lock-Fast Column

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, follow the on-site Gates & Sons team as they pour and set with a lock-fast column.

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The Heavy Duty Lock-Fast Column Clamp by Gates & Sons, feat. Jeff Drobny
June 15, 2023

Jeff Drobny, Director of Product Development with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates a brand new product at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas: the Heavy-Duty Lock-Fast Column Clamp. This solution supports larger columns, and provides a class-A architectural concrete finish every time.

Read More
The New Scaffold Bracket and Square Safety Rail Post by Gates & Sons, feat. Jeff Drobny
June 15, 2023

Jeff Drobny, Director of Product Development at Gates Concrete Forming Systems, demonstrates the new Scaffold Bracket and Square Safety Rail Post at World of Concrete 2022. This new product is an extension of the Cam-Lock Handset Forming solution.

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The Cam-Lock Handset Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Jim Huscroft
June 15, 2023

Jim Huscroft, President of Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates that Cam-Lock Handset Forming System at World of Concrete 2022.

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The Lock Fast Column Clamp by Gates & Sons, feat. Lorin Bivens
June 15, 2023

Lorin Bivens, Commercial Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Lock-Fast Column Clamp at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Horizontal Rod Handset Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Don Valdez
June 15, 2023

Don Valdez, National Retail Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Horizontal Rod Handset Forming System at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Riser Solutions, Hand Set Riser Forms by Steve Chmelar at Gates & Sons, World of Concrete 2022
June 15, 2023

Steve Chmelar, Vice President of Commercial Sales with Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply, demonstrates Riser Solutions, Hand Set Riser Forms at the Gates & Sons booth, World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Radius Cam-Lock Forming System by Gates & Sons, feat. Marc Subia
June 15, 2023

Marc Subia, National Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Radius Cam-Lock Forming System at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Stadium Riser Gang Form by Gates & Sons, feat. Lorin Bivens
June 15, 2023

Lorin Bivens, Commercial Sales Manager with Gates Concrete Forming Solutions, demonstrates the Stadium Riser Gang Form at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Commercial Projects Management with Lorin Bivens
June 15, 2023

National Sales Manager for Gates & Sons, Lorin Bivens, explains the steps Gates & Sons takes to build successful projects in the commercial sector.

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