Aribos, a manufacturer and supplier of high-performing, eco-friendly asphalt pavement sealer, has got it covered
Travis Smith and John Schneider, the founding owners of Aribos Sealcoat Manufacturing & Supply based in Madison, Wis., are changing the rules of sealcoating, with each gallon of a revolutionary asphalt pavement sealer they manufacture. Formulated by inventor Robert Archie, Pitch Black® is a custom rubberized asphalt emulsion blended with select minerals and polymers. Each additive was selected for its characteristics that ultimately produce a sealcoat with the deepest and longest lasting color, firmest body and superior durability.
The product is extraordinarily tough, flexible and water repellent. The co-efficient of expansion and contraction of Pitch Black® asphalt pavement sealer is identical to that of asphalt pavement and has a natural affinity for bonding to asphalt pavement. Performance in the field and lab testing confirm the superiority of Pitch Black® over competitive products in the marketplace.
One-Stop Sealcoat Shop
Aribos Sealcoat Manufacturing & Supply, an exclusive manufacturer of Pitch Black® asphalt emulsion sealcoat in the state of Wisconsin, is a one-stop shop for sealcoat, other pavement maintenance products and related equipment. Travis, with years of experience making Pitch Black® while working at previous manufacturing plants and John, with extensive business skills, knew they could make a difference in the industry by opening up their own Pitch Black® plant in 2016—they just didn’t know how big a difference. Within just a few months of opening their Wisconsin facility, they were on track to produce a million gallons of the unique and highly regarded product.
Making a Difference
Travis explains that although the company is relatively young, their embrace of Pitch Black®, one of the fastest growing asphalt sealcoat formulas in the industry, gives them a definite edge. He says, “Once customers try our product, they stay with it. The way it’s manufactured, the way it looks, the way it performs, all set us apart. It’s smoother and blacker than competitive products—plus, while most other asphalt emulsion manufacturing companies used to make coal-tar, a toxic product that is beginning to become banned across the country, Pitch Black® has always been a strictly non-toxic brand. That really makes a difference to contractors.”
Pitch Black®, in fact is starting to be spec’d for projects—both big and small, residential and commercial. Some recent projects and clients have included the Army Corps of Engineers; Epic, a leading software designer in hospitals across the country; and many local school districts and private clients throughout the state.
For Travis, John and the Aribos team, proudly serving the region by bringing the highest quality asphalt sealant product available to their growing customer base, is what their business is all about.