It’s not very often you hear the words “hog” and “lean” in the same sentence because they usually mean the exact opposite.
But when it comes to EZG Manufacturing and its innovative line of masonry products, “lean” and “hog” have become so synonymous with productivity and efficiency a new expression has been coined to describe it: “LEAN Masonry®.” A complete, yet ever-growing, line of masonry systems, including the Mud Hog®, Grout Hog® and Hog Crusher®, has redefined economies of scale and productivity levels for contractors, builders, and construction professionals all over the world.
These “Hogs” greedily mix, crush, tamp, grip and split their way through the toughest projects with relative ease, providing impressive returns on investment in more ways than one. Not surprisingly, they’re also consuming more and more market share and creating new categories altogether.
Dramatic increases in construction materials, severe labor shortages and supply chain interruptions caused by COVID-19 have altered the economic landscape so much so that it’s barely recognizable from only a few months ago. As such, maximizing efficiency is no longer just a matter of boosting profit—it’s a matter of survival. Construction and building firms of all sizes, from one-person contracting operations to global conglomerates, are feeling the economic pressure. The EZG philosophy of LEAN Masonry® isn’t new, but it’s timelier than ever.
Today, EZG products, including plenty of the originals, can be found working hard on construction and building sites all over the globe—each doing their part to fulfill the LEAN Masonry® legacy.
LEAN Masonry: An Industry as Old as Time Comes of Age, published September 1, 2022 and now available for download provides a comprehensive look at how LEAN practices, when applied to the masonry industry profoundly impacts the bottom line. With an “A-list” of contributors from technical experts, to successful business owners, you’ll uncover how going LEAN can be a game changing initiative for your company.