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Perma-Line Corporation (www.perma-line.com) was founded in 1958 by Ray Borgatti, Sr. We have been serving the sign and plow blade consumer for over 60 years.
We were one of the first thermoplastic line companies applying lines to the highways and roads in New England. As a manufacturer of traffic and street signs and a distributer of many traffic safety supply products, in the winter of 1994 we added plow blades to our product line. Our vast inventory of cutting edges consists of 1/2” or 5/8” & 3/4” along with carbide blades, to serve municipalities, plow contractors, and the landscaping plow community. In 2009 we entered into relationship with Chemung Supply’s Evolution Edges.
With the help of sales rep Calvin Garner, our relationship has been smooth with Evolution Edges’ dedication toward perfection of the edges they produce, as well as getting the blades to our facility, and in turn it enables us to sell to our customers. With regard to the winter weather in Boston we have had in the past three blizzards, Evolution Edges was able to procure 5 truckloads of blades in a two-week period. Something positive can be said for a family-owned business with the understanding of how dynamics work. They have been very accommodating to help with our needs. I will continue to do business with Chemung Supply for years to come.
Perma-Line has been in business for over 60 years and is family-owned and run with it now being a third generation business.
Products we offer include:
- Plow Blades
- Traffic and Street Signs
- Custom graphic digital printed signs
- Flashing solar signs
- Traffic barrels, cones, barricades and bollards
- Titan airless line stripers, stencils and paving products
- Sign posts, square round and channel
- Brackets and fixtures to install signs
- In-street pedestrian markers
- Surface mount or direct drive delineators
- Rollup signs and stands
What sets our company apart from others is the respect we show for our customer’s time. We fulfill their order in a timely manner and when customers arrive at our facility. We give them white glove treatment to load their trucks to accommodate their busy schedules. With our delivery truck on the road every day, we notify all our customers before we arrive. This affords success in providing good service.
With a large inventory of stock, we are able to accommodate our customer’s orders and we can ship out the same day if necessary.
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Elmira, NY December 5, 2018 - On December 4, 2018, the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce awarded Chemung Supply Corporation with a 2018 Milestone Award celebrating its 87 years of business. Marc Stemerman, President of Chemung Supply Corporation, received the award on behalf of the company at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Breakfast hosted at the Elmira Country Club.
“We are incredibly grateful to have been recognized and honored with a Milestone Award. For more than eight decades we have consistently provided our valued customers with various supplies for municipal and private applications,” said Stemerman. “Our company has stood the test of time because of our ability to fulfill the needs of our customers while delivering excellent customer service.”
“In addition to our contributions to our industry, we are proud to be a community fixture in the Elmira, New York area. Our staff have formed continuous relationships with local leaders since 1931,” adds Stemerman.
Chemung Supply would like to share its appreciation for its loyal distributers that make sure customers have Chemung Supply products when and where they need it, the dedicated suppliers who help meet company deadlines, and the employees that treat this company as if it were their own family’s business.
The new and completely redesigned website offers visitors richer access to the company's innovative product line, parts and online catalogue.
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Elmira, NY, December 6, 2016 — Evolution Edges, a Division of Chemung Supply Corporation, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website. This revamped online portal offers quick and easy access to essential product and technical information as well as a company news and an FAQ section.
The launch of their new website and online catalogue means that customers can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate as well as find resources and information from product specifications to installation instructions.
“We are excited about our new website and hope to offer our customers and site visitors an intuitive and informative experience,” said Marc Stemerman, President of Chemung Supply Corporation, Evolution Edges’ parent company. “We used feedback from our customers to determine how to make the website better and we believe we hit the mark,” he added.
Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today's browsers and mobile devices.
Visit www.EvolutionEdges.com to experience the improved online portal and for more information on quality edges and wear parts.
Daren Lynch, Director, Business Development
Evolution Edges introduced its universal quick change scraper system, or UNIQCS, at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Expo in Minneapolis.
The UNIQCS, can be installed or replaced without tools and by one person in 20 minutes. The clamp sets are bolted to the moldboard only once when installed, and the polyurethane blade sections are slid off the end when they need to be replaced.
The clip is locked into a clamp to secure the cutting edge, Evolution Edges says, and can be changed from positive to negative blade designs as needed, depending on snow conditions and surface requirements.
The design decreases plow vibration, the company adds, and ultimately reduces driver fatigue.
It is a well known fact that carbide insert snow plow blades provide superior performance in terms of longevity when compared to traditional steel snow plow blades. Life expectancy of carbide blades is generally 10 to 20 times longer than that of a steel blade depending on the steel grade and blade thickness of the steel blade being compared.
With this in mind, it is critical to know that all carbide blades are not the same. Our carbide snow plow blades start with high quality, flat, hot-rolled A36 finished steel that is machined to exacting tolerances for the acceptance of our carbide inserts. When looking at carbide inserts, we specifically designed ours to be superior to all carbide snow plow blades currently on the market. Carbide blade performance will depend on multiple factors including the chemical composition of the carbide inserts, the fit-up between the machined slot in the steel blade and the width of the carbide insert and the brazing process and brazed used to affix the carbide into the steel blade. At Evolution Edges we utilize the latest, technically advanced materials and equipment to ensure our carbide blades are superior in terms of operating performance.
We worked with multiple suppliers of tungsten carbide to develop a specific carbide grade in terms of chemical composition and physical properties that results in superior product performance from a wear and shock resistant perspective.
Carbide Hardfacing In an attempt to simplify a very complex subject, the performance of carbide in a snow plow blade applications will be dependent upon three basic factors, (1) the chemical composition of the carbide (the relationship between the tungsten carbide and cobalt filler), (2) the hardness of the carbide and (3) the grain size and structure of the tungsten carbide. The key characteristics you want to achieve on snow plow applications are hardness for extended life, shock resistance and transverse rupture strength for durability while plowing. By varying the three input variables consisting of tungsten carbide content, cobalt content and tungsten carbide grain structure, you can alter the performance characteristics of the carbide inserts.
As the tungsten content percentage is increased the hardness of the carbide increases resulting in increased wear life however the carbide becomes more brittle and less shock resistant.
As the cobalt content increases the shock absorption ability improves but the hardness drops resulting in less wear.
By varying the grain structure of the tungsten you can improve the toughness of the carbide in terms of rupture strength.
As a consumer you can judge the performance of the carbide being used for snow plow applications by matching the specifications of suppliers for hardness, cobalt content and transverse rupture strength. Ideally you want a blade that utilizes carbide inserts that have a high hardness, high cobalt content and high transverse rupture strength. At Evolution Edges we have developed a product that leads the market in terms of all three specifications. We have done this be electing to put more money into our carbide inserts to develop a superior performing product.
Before attaching the snowplow blade, clean and remove any debris or corrosion from the moldboard that might interfere with a tight assembly.
Tip 2: Repair-
The moldboard acts as the support for the cutting edge. If the moldboard has been shortened from wear and tear, the backward blade torque will be increased, resulting in bolt and blade damage and/or breakage.
Tip 3: Bolts-
Use Grade 8 Plow Bolts- Our Grade 8 heavy-duty domed head design made of alloy steel is proven to have an excellent strength to toughness ratio. With the square neck and counter sunk head design, our bolts will hold your blade firmly in place and distribute the load over a larger area.
To reduce bolt failure and blade chatter, use Number 3 head plow bolts with self-locking nuts.
Tip 4: Nuts-
Use Grade 8 Nuts- Our Grade 8 Nuts are hardened to prevent flattening in use. Lock Nuts lock to the bolt (preferred).
*If using standard Grade 8 nuts, double up!
Tip 5: No Lock Washers-
Lock washers are harder than the moldboard. If used, they will gouge the backside of the snowplow moldboard. These washers act as a cutting tool causing unwanted metal shards on the moldboard, and no matter how hard you tighten the nut, the metal shards will flatten. This causes the nut to loosen and will eventually shave/cut off the bolt. The hardened lock nut will prevent this from happening.
Tip 6: Proper Torque Requirements-
Over-torque- causes heads to pop off. Under-torque shears the bolts due to moving blades during use.