Shaw Development Looks Forward To Seeing You At Integer USA 2018 This Fall !

Trade show season is officially underway, and Shaw Development has a busy roster in the coming weeks. See which shows we’ll be attending this November.

Integer USA 2018

From November 6 to 7, 2018, Shaw Development will be attending the 8th Integer Emissions Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our Global Sales Manager Mike Ostertag and Director of Sales Ralph Anderson will be on hand to discuss fluid handling solutions. Interested attendees can reserve a day ahead of time to meet with the team.

In addition, Shaw Development customers are eligible to receive a 25% discount when registering for the Integer Emissions Summit  USA 2018 by using the discount code shawd25.

The event program will address key challenges for OEMs, opportunities for fuel efficiency gains, new emissions standards and testing, and much more. There will be networking opportunities for attendees, as well as access to downloadable content.

Join Shaw Development at Miacon 2018

From May 17th to 19th, 2018, the Miami Airport Convention Center will be home to the Miami Construction Show, Miacon 2018. The event will bring together thousands of construction product buyers, suppliers, importers, builders, and contractors.

Miami Construction Show
Miacon 2018

The event targets people and companies in the Caribbean, South and Central America, the Southeast U.S., and Florida in particular. Professionals in the market for the latest updates in construction tools, hardware, materials, machinery, and other products will get a glimpse of the newest developments.

Shaw Development will be exhibiting the Shaw Industrial Tools, 7 in 1 Strapping tool, and the Shaw Development Line of Mechanical Pipe Plugs line of products. These tools are ideal for tradesmen who are looking for products that will save time and provide unmatched durability. Our representatives will be on-site in Booth #610 to offer demonstrations and answer any questions attendees may have.

We look forward to discussing our Shaw Industrial Tools at the show. If you have any questions or would like further information about any of our products, feel free to call 239-405-6100. You can also follow us on Twitter for additional updates.

Shaw Development Looks Forward to Seeing You at Intermat Paris!

Shaw Development is attending Intermat Paris 2018 this week. Visit the team at Booth #5AK070 to learn about our robotic refueling systems, DEF reservoirs and more:

Shaw at Intermat
Shaw Representatives Onsite at Intermat Paris

Shaw Development, LLC Announces Hiring of Director of Human Resources

Shaw Development LLC, is proud to announce and welcome Elaine Rockenstyre as the Director of Human Resources. Elaine will be responsible for providing leaders with the resources in a competitive employee centered work environment, formulating policies and procedures for the Company through a center of excellence model along with raising the bar on talent with enhanced development and succession planning that aligns with the growth of Shaw Development, LLC.

Elaine brings 23 years of human resource generalist experience in multiple industries, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. She has held roles with layered client groups across the U.S. and off shore locations lending to a wealth of knowledge in the human resource function in Corporate America. Elaine’s talents and expertise will build on the foundation of Shaw Development LLC, supporting the expansion and growth with our global products and services.

Lane Morlock, Shaw Development President and CEO said, “Elaine is a proven highly talented human resource leader that brings with her a wealth of experience across multiple industries. Her breadth of experience combined with her strong leadership abilities will be a significant asset as we continue to grow and expand our business capabilities.”

Visit Shaw Development at AHR Expo 2018

The AHR Expo has begun! Be sure to stop by Booth 6513 – South Hall at the show to view our range of HVACR support products.

We’ll be displaying our StrapMaster (7 in 1) tools, which cut, bend, twist and punch holes in steel strapping. They can also cut and bend  steel rods, and cut angle iron as well.

StrapMaster is widely used in commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The tool fabricates the custom brackets, hangers and bracing you need to keep the job running. StrapMaster is durable and can be used over and over, making it a great investment in your productivity; the tool will pay for itself after just a few uses.

We’ll also be exhibiting our wide range of mechanical plugs. Shaw plugs are widely used in maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO’s), testing and gauging applications, drain, waste, and ventilation (DWV), pipes, valves, and fittings (PVF). They are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), in commercial and industrial applications, and much more.

AHR Expo Badge
Meet Representatives from Shaw Development at AHR Expo 2018

Learn more about the show and what to expect at the AHR Expo 2018 website. We look forward to seeing you there!

Shaw Development Welcomes Lane Morlock as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Shaw Development has named Lane Morlock as the company’s new president, chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors. Morlock succeeds Kevin Hawkesworth, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Morlock was formerly the company’s chief operating officer and joined Shaw Development five years ago. He has 30 years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, including management roles with Raytheon, Ford and General Motors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from South Dakota State University and pursued graduate studies in business at Seattle University and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

“Lane is a seasoned industry leader and his broad experience with Fortune 500 manufacturers will serve the company well,” said Chairman of the Board James Culkar. “We look forward to the continued growth and success of Shaw Development and serving our customers with excellence. The Board is appreciative of the contributions made by Kevin during his tenure with the company.”

New Emissions Standards in Agriculture and Forestry

While regulations for emissions standards have become more stringent, heavy equipment manufacturers have faced increasing changes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began by implementing Tier 4 requirements on new machinery in January of 2014. These federal air emissions standards applied to diesel engines that were used for off-road equipment.


Since the Tier 4 Final laws changed in January 2014 requiring a reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 90%, manufacturers have had to deal with finding the right technology for the job. Heat from forestry equipment can increase the chances of fires, so choosing the right technology is imperative. Engines are no longer using the same fuels, and are required to use ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD). The overall purpose of these cleaner engines is to align with state and regional clear air acts.


Tier 5 requirements will be mandatory starting January 2019. The requirements for Tier 5 are meant to further reduce particulate matter, much of which is believed to be the cause of respiratory difficulties. The ultra-fine soot that many of these engines release into the air was addressed with diesel particulate filters (DPF), which were mandated in Tier 3. However, difficulty cleaning the DPFs led many companies to change their engines to serve customers better with more efficiency and less cleaning on smaller engines.


With larger engines, the DPFs will likely be necessary as Tier 5 draws nearer. The amount of soot these engines release will make using DPFs a necessity for both stationary and mobile units. Companies are looking at making the DPFs smaller, and incorporating direct oxide reduction (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).


Cummins and other companies will be offering new engines to meet the new timeline, while John Deere has gradually eased into the new regulations. Overall, as companies begin to meet the standards, the air quality in the U.S. and Europe should gradually improve and see less particulate matter from these types of engines.

Getting Ready for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

From March 7-11, 2017, thousands of construction industry professionals will gather in Las Vegas, NV for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show. 2,500 exhibitors will fill the Las Vegas Convention Center and take part in more than 150 educational sessions related to various construction materials and processes.

What’s New?

Participants in this year’s show will benefit from a number of new additions, most notably the Tech Experience. This is a massive 75,000 square foot immersive showcase that allows visitors to fully experience future innovations like solar-powered roads, drones, and robotics. There will also be hundreds of new exhibitors to visit and learn from this year. Continue reading “Getting Ready for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017”

Examining the Benefits of Fast Fuel Fluid Refilling Systems

Plenty of industries depend on large machinery to get important work done – massive earthmovers, trucks, tractors, and more. Those machines require a constant supply of fuel to keep going and keep the business moving along.

Mining, construction, forestry, and industrial/manufacturing industries in particular use these vehicles on a regular basis and need them running for extended amounts of time. Incorporating fast fuel refueling systems can help in these situations by:

  • Improving safety for the operator
  • Preventing spills
  • Decreasing refilling times
  • Minimize risk of damage to the vehicle

Continue reading “Examining the Benefits of Fast Fuel Fluid Refilling Systems”