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Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Builds New HQ to Address Customer Needs

New facility to shorten lead times for orders and deliveries, and add 50 jobs in the next three years.

FREELAND, Mich. (February 12, 2019) – To meet demand and keep a superior customer experience in focus, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, a leader in the design and development of asphalt hot boxes, tack distributors and recyclers used for pothole repair and maintenance, today announced its new headquarter facility is fully operational.

Located at 2600 W. Salzburg Road in Freeland, Michigan, the building is near the intersection of M-10 and M-47 for easy access to main highways. With 48,000 square feet dedicated to operations and 5,000 square feet for office space on a 15-acre lot, the new facility can accommodate all divisions in a single location, creating shorter lead times and faster delivery.

“The new headquarter and manufacturing facility allows us to meet growing demand for our products while continuing to improve delivery. We can consolidate operations to one location, which greatly reduces production time,” said Michael Day, president, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “It’s a time-sensitive business, especially in areas with unpredictable weather, and our long-term vision is to process new orders in less than 30 days. We’re working to set the bar higher, so our customers can fulfill their asphalt repair and maintenance projects sooner.”

Expected to generate up to 50 jobs for Freeland-area residents over the next three years, the new headquarter building creates a higher-quality working environment for employees.  Several environmental systems have been installed, including dust collection, air scrubbing systems and new paint booths with advanced filtering processes, to improve air quality. Additionally, a number of safety and ergonomics standards have been adopted to increase employee well-being and comfort during all manufacturing functions.

“We’ve invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and systems to lift air quality standards for our employees, as this new headquarters was designed just as much for our people as it was for our business and our customers,” said Day.

In addition to quality and safety considerations, Falcon also allocated funds to build an outdoor patio complete with a grill and seating area to establish a place for employees to enjoy during the warmer months.

Falcon invested $4.7 million in the move, and local residents are already seeing some benefits. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Bay County Road Commission (BCRC) dedicated an additional $518,000 to reconstructing and resurfacing parts of Flajole and Salzburg roads to support increased traffic by Falcon and its operations.

“The support we’ve received from Williams Township, MDOT and the BCRC has been beyond terrific,” said Day. “Everyone in the community will enjoy smoother roads because of this improvement project, and we’re all about building better roads, so it’s a fitting welcome.”

To commemorate the milestone, Falcon hosted local officials, employees and family members of employees for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebration complete with guided tours and a BBQ lunch.


About Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment designs, develops, manufactures and delivers a full line of asphalt hot boxes, tack distributors and recyclers purposefully designed for pothole repair and maintenance. With unmatched customer service, engineering design and high-quality machines, Falcon equipment is available through direct purchase or a number of Falcon dealers, located across the United States.

Falcon Dealership Awarded Prestigious New Jersey APWA Award

Midland, Mich., November 20, 2018

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment is pleased to announce the McGrath Municipal Equipment dealership was awarded the 2018 New Jersey APWA Private Industry Member Award.  Ray McGrath accepted the award at the NJ APWA annual breakfast on November 15, 2018.

The McGrath Municipal Equipment company has represented Falcon for 10 years, serving the great state of New Jersey as well as portions of the state of New York.  “We are honored and proud, and we want to thank Falcon because we are able to sell the best in class products and get the best support in the industry” stated McGrath.

Each year, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) pays tribute to deserving Public Works professionals throughout the state. The awards represent many different categories and levels of Public Works service.  These awards are presented annually at their breakfast meeting held during the League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. The APWA is an affiliate member of the NJ State League of Municipalities, and their primary mission is the professional development of their membership.

McGrath is looking forward to an even bigger and better 2019.  Congratulations to everyone at McGrath Municipal Equipment for this well-deserved recognition.

Falcon Road Maintenance Equipment Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Headquarters in Bay County, Michigan

July 11, 2018

WILLIAMS TWP.- Falcon Road Maintenance Equipment LLC., a manufacturer of asphalt hot boxes and tack distributors used for pothole repair and maintenance, celebrated a groundbreaking of its new headquarters and production facility today in Bay County’s Williams Township. The company purchased a 15-acre parcel with site plans to construct a 54,000 square foot facility to house its operations. The 4.7 million dollar investment will consist of 50,000 square foot for manufacturing while the other 4,000 square foot will represent corporate office space. Falcon’s headquarters and production is currently located in Midland, Michigan with production split amongst two separate sites. Falcon’s sales office is located in Southfield, Michigan. The move to Bay County will not only allow the company to consolidate its production facilities, but will provide Falcon with space for future expansion. Falcon will bring over 50 existing jobs to Bay County and the company intends to hire an additional 50 employees over the next three years. “We are very excited about moving to Bay County and to enhance our operations,” said Michael Day, President of Falcon. “The Pavement Preservation Industry currently provides great opportunities for both improvement and growth.” Day believes that by expanding their operations, Falcon is positioned to capitalize on these opportunities. The new facility will allow Falcon to expand production from approximately 400 units per year to between 600-800 units per year, depending on product options. Bay Future, Inc. has worked closely with Falcon over the last year throughout the site selection process with Williams Twp. on the site plan approval process, and with the Bay County Road Commission, Great Lakes Bay MI Works!, MDOT, and the MEDC to identify incentive, training, and business development programs that have already proven to be beneficial for the company and to find the best fit for the company to secure the manufacturer to the Great Lakes Bay Region. “We truly see Falcon’s move to Bay County as a chance to retain a growing manufacturer in the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said Trevor Keyes, President & CEO of Bay Future, Inc. “We look forward to continuing to work with Falcon on expansion plans in order to assist the company in creating more high quality jobs in this community.” Paul Wasek, Supervisor for Williams Township, along with the Williams Township Board congratulated the company on their investment and welcomed them to the township. “We are happy to have Falcon move to Williams Township and to continue working with the company, “said Wasek. “It’s very exciting to have more development in our community and we will do what we can to make sure they continue to be successful.” Falcon, founded in 2004, manufacturers asphalt hot boxes that vary in capacity from a 1-Ton to a 10-Ton truck mounted unit. The company primarily works with local municipalities and county governments with a customer base in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe.

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Hires New President

Midland, Mich., May 14, 2018

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment is pleased to announce Michael Day as the new President of the company. Before this position, Day was a Vice President of Sales at RGIS (Auburn Hills, MI) and has been the owner and sales lead for several other firms.

“Mike is an accomplished executive with broad – based experience in sales, operations and financing,” says the team from TMW Enterprises. “His history of accomplished leadership running growing businesses, coupled with his strong sales and financing background will help Falcon continue to grow and expand in their primary markets.” Falcon welcomes his leadership style of promoting a team-oriented environment for both employees and customers alike.

“I am very excited for the future and the potential growth opportunities at Falcon” stated Day.  “Now more than ever, The Pavement Preservation Industry requires an improvement in their pothole patching process and results, delivered at less overall cost. This is exactly what Falcon products are designed to provide: longer lasting pothole patches, using Hot asphalt, delivered at a dramatically reduced cost. Falcon products deliver on this value proposition with every product we design, sell and service.”

Under Day’s direction Falcon anticipates expanding its market reach in both new and existing areas of the country and internationally. The company will leverage existing design and manufacturing knowledge to preserve its lead position in the industry.

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Releases Tack Tank Trailers

Midland, Michigan, Nov. 13, 2017

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment recently unveiled their Falcon 150G and 250G tack tank trailers. The trailer- or skid-mounted diesel tack tanks are built with the same high quality as Falcon’s various hot boxes and recyclers.
The Falcon tank tanks are available in two sizes, the 150G (150 gallon tank) and the 250G (250 gallon tank), and include the following features:

Automatic thermostatically controlled heat system
Stainless steel flue
Diesel power
Large clean-out port
An insulated tank

“We are very excited about adding the 150- and 250-gallon tack tanks to the Falcon product line. The unique features of these machines – diesel fired with insulated tanks and a thermostatically controlled heat system – will give our customers an operator-friendly and durable tack tank,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “These machines, like our hot boxes, have been engineered with the same attention to detail and care for the operator that our customers have come to expect from Falcon.”

The tank tanks come standard with a one-year warranty and a lifetime frame warranty.

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Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment sells and supports a full line of asphalt hot boxes and recyclers worldwide providing solutions for pothole repairs and other damaged asphalt surfaces. Falcon dealers and customers have access to industry-leading products and best-in-class aftermarket support. More information is available at
For more information, contact:
Alexis Brumm
Tel: 248.915.0703

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Awarded Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) Contract for 2018 – 2022

Midland, Michigan, October 20, 2017

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, a leading manufacturer of asphalt hot boxes and recyclers, announced it has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Power Alliance (Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA)) to provide its machines with competitive pricing for 2018 through 2022.

Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies. As an Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) vendor, Falcon will more easily be able to connect with and provide equipment to qualifying government agencies and municipalities.

“Falcon has held an Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) contract since 2012, and our sales through the contract have grown each year as more and more municipalities take advantage of cooperative purchasing,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “We are thrilled to have submitted a competitive bid and won the award of another four-year contract with Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) for our asphalt hot boxes and recyclers.” Falcon’s contract is found under the “Roadway Maintenance, Asphalt, Snow & Ice” category under the number #052417 – FRM.

Among other areas of serving members, Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include all government, education and non-profit agencies nationwide and in Canada. These cooperative contract opportunities offer both time and money savings for their users by consolidating the efforts of numerous individually prepared solicitations to one national, cooperatively shared process. This process leverages the aggregation of volume from members nationwide.

For more information about Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) vendors, please visit For more information on Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, please visit

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Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment sells and supports a full line of asphalt hot boxes and recyclers worldwide providing solutions for pothole repairs and other damaged asphalt surfaces.  Falcon dealers and customers have access to industry-leading products and best-in-class aftermarket support.  More information is available at

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Becomes Approved SealMaster Vendor

Midland, Michigan, March 2, 2017

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment and SealMaster have announced a new agreement that will make Falcon an authorized vendor to the SealMaster Franchise Network. By adding Falcon’s lineup of hotboxes and recyclers to its group, SealMaster will enhance its offering to customers in both rental and sale capacities.

“This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for two companies in the pavement maintenance industry to come together to enhance our customer’s businesses,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Falcon Repair Equipment. “We believe the versatility of Falcon products, combined with SealMaster’s nationwide and successful network, we will be extremely successful.”

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pavement sealer, SealMaster has over 100 manufacturing facilities and distribution centers nationwide, as well as International locations in Mexico, Canada and China. SealMaster is known for its innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, as well as their full line of application equipment and ancillary products.

“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, and I believe this is a great opportunity for the SealMaster Franchise Network and its customers. With the addition of a quality and complementary line of equipment such as Falcon’s, we can continue to add value to our customers through rental and sales opportunities in a familiar market,” says Garrett Knoll, national sales manager for SealMaster Equipment.

With 15 different product offerings ranging from dump boxes to truck mounts, Falcon is the leading manufacturer of hotboxes and asphalt recyclers. Falcon’s machines are able to recycle left over asphalt chunks and millings, transport hot mix and maintain temperature for extended periods, as well as re-heat cold patch.

Falcon also offers a fully customizable, five-day quick ship program called FalconNOW that includes six different models: 6-Ton recycler, 4-Ton recycler, 4-Ton transporter, 2-Ton Slip In Style, 1-Ton mini asphalt recycler/hot box, and the most recent addition to the lineup, a 2-Ton transporter.

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment’s VIP Technology Receives Patent

Midland, Michigan, February 22nd, 2017

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment announced their Voltage Indicator and Protector (VIP) technology is now patented. The VIP technology uses an indicator light to help prevent burner damage from low battery voltage.

Running a 12-volt diesel burner below the required voltage results in no-starts, dirty CAD cells, increased fuel consumption and burner component damage. Falcon’s now-patented VIP technology automatically prevents the burner from operating below the burner manufacturer’s required voltage.

A green indicator light, located inside the electrical enclosure, alerts the operator to whether or not the battery is sufficiently charged. If the light is on, the battery is charged and the burner(s) will start. If the light is off, the battery isn’t charged and the burner(s) will not start.

“We are excited about this now-patented feature on all Falcon machines,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment. “Our customers know at a glance if their batteries are charged and the machine is ready to go. Protecting the burner system in the event the batteries are low is a game-changer for our industry. Another innovative ‘first’ for Falcon!”

All new diesel Falcon machines will include VIP technology as a standard feature. It can also be easily installed as an after-market option.

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment Hires New Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Madison Heights, Mich., Jan. 10, 2017

Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment has hired Brian Thornton as the company’s new mid-Atlantic regional manager. Thornton will be responsible for covering Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and will be working with existing Falcon distributors as well as attracting new leads.

“Brian Thornton’s experience in the construction equipment industry will provide an outstanding background for developing the mid-Atlantic region for Falcon,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment.

“I am honored to be leading our efforts to expand and develop our dealer network in the mid-Atlantic region,” Thornton says. “We are uniquely positioned to lead the way in asphalt repair equipment for the municipal and contractor market places.”

Prior to joining Falcon, Thornton worked as a retail salesman, selling Caterpillar construction and asphalt paving equipment. Most recently, he was a regional manager for Iron Planet, a large construction equipment auctioneer.