Kevin Cummins Completes First Full Marathon

Kevin and his Wife D’Ann participated in a full marathon along with D’Ann’s sister Dawn Gartrell. This event Started out at about 6,000ft in the Poudre Canyon and ended in Old Town Fort Collins. This event was also a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. In order to participate, you must first qualify by completing a Boston-qualifying marathon under a certain amount of time. The Colorado Marathon is one of the best marathons to qualify for the Boston Marathon because of the downhill course. The gradual decline in elevation gives runners a fast advantage that not many other Boston qualifier races provide. In fact, each year the Colorado Marathon qualifies 16-18 percent of all participants.

Just so we are clear…… a marathon is defined as: A long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km).

Although Kevin’s wife D’Ann has run in one other marathon, this was the first for Kevin and Dawn

All three finished very well with no issues. This is a great achievement and we hope you will join us in congratulating Kevin for completing this event!


ISO9001 Recertification

03/13/2019.  MGS Incorporated has successfully completed it’s 2019 ISO9001_2015 Surveillance Audit conducted by NQA, a global certification body. The 2015 iteration of the ISO Standard was released with some relatively impactful additions. Addressing Risk and understanding the Context of the Organization are two critical inclusions we were well prepared to address…in fact, we were ahead of the curve.  We have been addressing risk at the company wide level, though our Goal and Project Management systems, since 2001 and, formally, at the product level since 2013.  A very real understanding of our Context has led many associates to BOD and associate positions within many organizations, both industrial and civic. Understanding that a catastrophe to MGS can affect those we impact, we have adopted a documented Business Continuity System to help ensure we can continue to meet the needs and expectations of our Interested Parties.

We are very grateful for this affirmation of our Management System, our Processes, our People and our Products. 



MGS completes custom 40,000lb reel trailers

MGS was contacted  to create two custom reel trailers capable of carrying 2-20,000lb. reels. These reels are 96″ Ø x 68″ wide fitted with 2156 MCM cable.

The platform for the project was a 60,000lb. GVWR 5th wheel drop deck with rear push bumper, non-skid deck plates,  and air brakes. This trailer can also double as a cargo carrier with the reel stands removed

The two reel stands are capable of being powered by two different hydraulic sources. One power unit is capable of powering the reel in both directions along with providing dynamic, hydraulic braking. The other system is capable of powering  the reel in both directions but requires a stand alone manually articulated pneumatic braking system. Both of the reel stands have the ability to be positioned either parallel or perpendicular to the frame rails. The reel stands also can function if moved to the ground. The trailer also features a large fairlead and adjustable lifting bale.

The resulting designs included new detachable reel stand locking mechanism, new manually adjustable hydraulic braking system and multi position operator station for each reel stand.

Many thanks to the MGS team for another job well done!

Eby Aluminum Equipment Trailers

The UFS Division is happy to announce the addition of Eby aluminum equipment trailers to our list of solutions for your transportation needs. The Eby line covers 10K GVWR to 25K bumper pull and gooseneck with a full list of options. Deck over, drop deck and car trailers are available. Aluminum construction provides many benefits including; weight reduction and corrosion resistance. Contact your Salesperson for more information.

MGS Completes Hybrid Steel/Plastic Pipe Fusion Trailer

Avista Utilities Approached MGS  in hopes of modifying our existing PHD95 Plastic pipe trailer to carry both steel and plastic gas pipe. The PhD95 is used for the transportation and installation of 2″-8″ plastic PE pipe. It is capable of dispensing 40′ sections of pipe from the cargo bed to the fuser carrier and is fitted with a McElroy 28 fusion machine. The fuser is mounted at waist level which results in increased efficiency through lower fusion times and reduced operator injury. The PhD95 can be used for trenching or boring operations. The trailer’s on board power supply powers the fuser, cutter and iron. There are also 120V outlets for use at the site.

Modifications included:

  • Increasing the capacity of the outfitted trailer to 10,000lbs.
  • Allowing for the transport of 2″ steel pipe.
  • Extending the bed to 46′ to allow for a stick length to 45′.
  • The addition of a Lincoln Ranger 305D welder generator on a slide out. The welder/generator supplies power to the fusion machine and allows for the welding of 2″ steel pipe.
  • The addition of a hydraulic pipe assist (helps to lower the steel pipe onto the transport rollers).
  • Modification of rear pipe support to eliminate the “pipe buggy”.
  • The addition of a hydraulically adjustable goose-neck.
  • The addition of twin electric leveling jacks.
  • The addition of multiple storage compartments.
  • Bed liner coating for pipe storage and dispensing areas

This was a large project and the MGS team met the challenge!