March 21, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Volvo Construction Equipment and Carlson Paving Products have entered into an agreement that will increase the number of screed options available for Volvo pavers. Carlson will update the design to the Wedge-Lock screed in addition to offering manufacturing and field support. Volvo dealers across North America will be the exclusive sellers of the Wedge-Lock screeds, designed for use with Volvo 6000 series asphalt pavers.
They will be manufactured at Carlson Paving Products’ production facility in Tacoma, Wash.
The two companies also signed an OEM supplier agreement that makes the current line of Carlson EZ highway class screeds available to be factory-installed on new Volvo asphalt pavers – available through Volvo dealers in North America.
The 8- and 10-foot EZIII and EZIV Series screeds are included in the agreement, with Carlson Paving Products responsible for field support of the EZ screeds.