Time flies when you’re having fun they say. 20 years ago, Damian Lang decided to make things better. He started his own equipment manufacturing company to serve the needs of his masonry contracting company. 20 years later, this company is still going strong and it is well-known in the industry that any orange piece of equipment with “hog” in its name is built for the long-haul.
Dad bought his first Mud Hog back in 2001 or 2002- in the early days of EZG. He still has that mixer today. And, no, its not in the mixer graveyard that so many contractors have in their yards. I actually think someone might be using it right now. Don’t get me wrong- it doesn’t look great anymore. But we all know that it’s truly what’s inside that counts. What makes these great pieces of equipment? They’re made to last and built to be easy to repair if they do have issues. After all- masonry crews might be the hardest trade on equipment there is in the construction world.
I joke with my customers when I sell them a Mud Hog that I won’t sell them another mixer until one of their other types breaks down and has to be replaced or if the company grows and they simply need more equipment. As labor continues to be harder and harder to find, utilizing user-friendly equipment that enables crews to work smarter and not harder (such as the Grout Hog) is the way to go.
Congratulations to the great team at EZG Manufacturing. It’s been a pleasure working with you guys and we look forward to another great 20 years of orange equipment. Thanks for always supporting the industry and making it an easier place for those in the field that use your products!
If any of you are headed to the World of Concrete in Las Vegas this week, be sure to check out their booth at C3226. They’ll be giving away lots of great products including the GH75, UGH75, MH9, MH12 or two EZG9’s Mixers. The drawing for the prize will be held on January 24th at 4:00pm in EZG’s booth and you must be present to win. Also visit Amerimix’s booth for a chance to win an Amerimix Red MH12.