US Non-Residential Construction Tipped To Increase By 5.8% In 2014, Supported By Poseidon’s Specialist Stoneworking Equipment

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With the American Institute of Architects predicting an increase in the non-residential construction sector’s spending of 5.4% in 2014 and 8% in 2015, demand for stone-working equipment is on the up. Thankfully, specialist American brand Poseidon, is showing the competition how things should be done.

Viking X5 PLC Bridge Saw

Faster Cutting Than Conventional Bridge Saws!

The US economy is recovering well from the financial crisis triggered in 2007, with the housing market in particular going from strength to strength. As well as residential construction, non-residential construction is growing well, so much so that the American Institute of Architects has predicted that the sector’s spending will expand by 5.8% in 2014 and by a further 8% in 2015, thanks to declining retail and office vacancies and increases in commercial property values.

Expert American stoneworking equipment brand Poseidon has certainly noticed the impact of the upturn in the construction sector. The company specialises in essential equipment such as bridge saws like the Viking X5 PLC. The heavy duty and ultra high tech machine is unique in that it can make cuts along both the X-axis and the Y-axis, while other machines can cut only along the X-axis.

Such creativity and innovation have seen Poseidon assume a leading position in the stoneworking sector over recent years. The company strives to operate flexibly in order to meet the needs of its customers. The policy has positioned Poseidon apart from the competition in for its service as well as its equipment.

Poseidon is, for example, the only company in the USA to accept any brand of stone equipment as part of its one for one trade-in policy, whereby customers can upgrade their older machinery for a new Poseidon machine. Poseidon also offers a two year warranty on all parts of the machine, including the electronic parts. Other stoneworking companies offer only a one year warranty, which excludes the electrical components.
The approach is excellent news for the USA’s reinvigorated construction sector. With hotel and retail projects leading the non-residential construction sector’s resurgence, stoneworking equipment is in high demand and leading machines such as the bridge saws produced by Poseidon are coveted for their full range of market-leading features.

The Viking X5 PLC, for example, is an easy-to-program, heavy-duty machine featuring a user-friendly SIEMENS touch screen keypad. It also includes a table with push-button rotation in clockwise and counterclockwise-jog mode (meaning the table will rotate and respond as the user pushes the button) and a blade that rotates on its axis from zero to 90 degrees. With the manual control mode allowing the operator to be in full control of the machine, time is saved by the user not having to stop in between cuts to turn the table.

Determined to pack even more features into their product, Poseidon have also included a high quality linear guide-rail system and protective covers over the X- and Y-axis mechanical guide systems to protect the machine’s moving parts from dust created in a granite shop. Again, the astonishing level of attention to detail in the design sets Poseidon apart from other US stoneworking equipment manufacturers. The company even includes a new blade as standard with all of its bridge saws.

With a combined 40 years of experience in stone equipment, and such innovative and impressive products, the Poseidon team is extremely well positioned to support the continuing growth of the US construction sector over the years ahead.
To find out more about Poseidon Industries, Inc. and their range of innovative products, call (877) 571-5599, email info(at)poseidonmachinery(dot)com, or visit

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