On a sunny Friday afternoon at our Frederick, MD showroom, PVB Masonry Services hosted a live, in-person demo of our latest technology – MULE. This revolutionary lift assist device creates a weightless feel, reduces injuries and boosts productivity by handling and placing material up to 135 lbs.
Attendees got to witness experts at PVB Masonry Services operate MULE to construct a 24-foot long wall using 32-inch long block.
They had an opportunity to get hands-on, testing out MULE themselves to see just how seamless and easy the device can make the heavy lifting process.
SAM100 – our state-of-the-art bricklaying robot – was also up and running, showing off its incredible production speed and accuracy.
Afterwards, everyone gathered to network and enjoy a delicious lunch from locally owned and operated The Blues BBQ Co. food truck.
A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our latest innovations and learn more about the future of masonry!
Potomac Valley Brick was recently featured in an article in SMART Dynamics of Masonry, written by Christopher Raddell of Construction Robotics.
The piece discusses Digitally Designed - Robotically Placed Masonry and showcases SAM's work on Potomac Valley Brick's Frederick, MD showroom which included digitizing the company logo, working up several alternatives with the Map Tool software and then place the selected wall and logo - without any field layout time required.
Check out the full article on page 20 of this month's magazine.
Potomac Valley Brick is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist in the 2017 Moxie Award.
“I want to congratulate our team for enabling us to be recognized as among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C. metro community,” Alan Richardson said.
Finalists were recently announced by Katie Jordan, the 2017 Moxie Award executive chairwoman.
“We received an unprecedented number of entries,” Jordan said. “We look forward to revealing the winners the 2017 Moxie Award celebration on Nov. 8 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.”
A complete list of finalists can be found at https://moxieaward.com.
Potomac Valley Brick recently supported Mattie's Foundation by donating the brick installation at the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park & Peace Garden in Rockville.
The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization, created in 2005 to continue the work of the late teen poet and peace activist, Mattie J.T. Stepanek. During Mattie’s ‘almost 14 years’ of life, he penned seven NY Times Bestselling books of “Heartsongs” poetry and “Just Peace” essays, and served as an ambassador for many peace- and disability-related organizations. Mattie died in 2004 due to complications of a rare neuromuscular disease.
The mission of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation is to continue spreading Mattie’s message of hope and peace by providing access to the message, promoting understanding of the message, and motivating people to action in sharing the message. Mattie’s Foundation offers educational and recreational programs, activities, and resources that support an understanding of peace for individuals and for our world, and that encourage peacemaking as a deliberate choice. We celebrate Mattie’s belief that “We have, we are, a mosaic of gifts, to nurture, to offer, to accept.” Like Mattie, we believe that “Peace is for all people!” and that “Peace is possible!”