The Importance of Training
Correct installations make the difference
At D.S. Brown, we believe today’s construction worker must take some “time off” from the jobsite to understand what he or she is being asked to do. There is always something new being added to the job—whether it’s new tools, methods or technology. Training is key to making a successful transition so everyone is on board with new methods or materials.

In recent months, training at our facility has included mixing and pouring Delcrete ® MD elastomeric concrete into a blockout, installing a strip seal gland into a Steelflex rail using our Strip Sealer Installation tool and placing a V-Seal in a mockup of a joint blockout. In April, we hosted a training session on our Delastic ® Pavement Seals. The training covered a variety of topics, including how to successfully install pavement seal using our Delastall®
Kompressor installation machine. Attendees took part in classroom instruction, hands-on installation demos and were walked through the recommended maintenance protocols for the Delastall®

Training may seem like a time-waster because nothing is being “achieved” at the moment. But the payoff can be quickly realized. With properly installed products and higher productivity, your firm becomes known for delivering results and employing workers who are at the top of their game. 
Click to view video highlights from our Delastic® training session.

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At the recent National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference we demonstrated our new prototype Strip Sealer™ Removal Tool and showed how it can be used in combination with our Strip Sealer™ Installation Tool.
Industry News
Bridges of U.S. Remain Deficient
Americans cross deficient bridges 174 million times a day. A new report finds there is the equivalent of one “structurally deficient”-rated bridge, on average, for every 27 miles of our major highway network. According to an analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2017 National Bridge Inventory database, 54,259 of the nation’s 612,677 bridges are rated structurally deficient. If placed end-to-end, they would stretch 1,216 miles, or nearly the distance between Miami and New York City.

The five states with the most structurally deficient bridges are Iowa, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois. The District of Columbia, Nevada, Delaware, Hawaii and Utah have the least. 
Industry Events
International Bridge Conference,
June 11-14, National Harbor, MD More Info
Product Focus
Versiflex™ on Walt Whitman Bridge
After more than fifty years of operation, the heavily traveled bridge deck on the Walt Whitman Bridge between Philadelphia and Gloucester City, N.J. was rehabilitated. To minimize traffic disruption, work on the seven-lane suspension bridge was completed in seven stages. Versiflex™ Elastomeric Bearing Assemblies were one of the technologies that allowed for the use of a floating deck in the rehabilitation.

More than 3,100 Versiflex™ Elastomeric Bearing Assemblies were specifically designed and manufactured to support the new "floating deck" on the bridge’s existing floor beams. The floating deck allowed the deck to function independently from the truss structure and eliminated all deck relief joints.

D.S. Brown is a leading supplier of structural bearing assemblies. With extensive experience and utilizing the latest technologies, D.S. Brown can efficiently design, manufacture and test Versiflex™ high-load multi-rotational Versiflex™ HLMR pot and disc style, spherical, seismic isolation and elastomeric bearing assemblies for all types of construction.
About The D.S. Brown Company
Founded in 1890, The D.S. Brown Company is a leading worldwide designer, supplier and manufacturer of engineered products for the airport, bridge and highway industries. D.S. Brown's home office and manufacturing facilities are located in North Baltimore, Ohio. For more information on these products, visit
D.S. Brown Company
300 East Cherry Street
North Baltimore, Ohio
Telephone: 419.257.3561
Fax: 419.257.2200