Why CIJO Enterprises?
After 20 years of walking runways, paving, seal coating, painting, and friction testing...I have seen a few airports and moved a few barricades! I started my Airport construction journey in Bemidji, MN at a remote airstrip doing a crack sealing project using routers and pour pots with a squeegee or 2 when we missed the cracks with the kettle! Move forward a few years to Mott, ND with a mill and replace and asphalt runway with every pheasant in the county perched on fenceposts in the adjacent cornfields. Then a Micro Surface project in Scottsbluff, NE with B-17 doing random touch and go training missions or at the Charles Shultz airport trying to install Pre-Form Thermo on hold bar locations with the fall fog rolling in and out with a 4 hour window to get the work completed! Training DHMI staff in Ankara, Turkey or getting stranded in the GOBI Dessert while trying to friction test a new runway for the Oyu Tolgi/Rio Tinto Gold/Copper mine.
While all of this was happening I found time to have a daughter in November or 2010. This was the start of a big change, and I needed to become a DAD! When an opportunity presented itself, I took full advantage and started CIJO Enterprises.
What is CIJO?
These are my daughters initials Catryna Irene Jenna Olson...this was the only name I could think of for my business to remind me why I need to be successful each and every day. I take a great deal of pride in my work and customer service, as I hope to build strong relationships that I can one day hand over to my daughter and allow her to continue on what I have started for her future!
My Big Idea - Bigger is not always Better!
The intent of the FAA AC 150/5370-2F is for barriers to act as a visual identification of construction or other hazardous situations ahead. Long gone are the railroad ties that would potentially cause damage to anything that would come into contact with them, goodbye to the 10” PVC pipe cut in half. The AS3000 is a Lineal Density polyethylene Low Profile Barricade that is fully collapsible upon contact, water fillable, jet blast resistant, fully compliant with FAA AC 150/5370-2G. A 10”x10” barricade vs a 6”x8” barricade, taking into the consideration the most recent FAA AC requirements, the AS3000 barricades use a more pliable poly that will not crack in extreme cold temperatures and will recover to full function after minimal contact. A water filled barricade does not need to weigh 200+lbs for it to nor move, when filled the AS3000 has proven to be jet blast resistant yet still movable by 1 or 2 people for cleaning as opposed to the need for heavy equipment. Over 2000 barricades and lights can be shipped anywhere in the world in a single truck or container minimizing the costs associated with logistics. Storage and transport are no longer a problem with the patented stacking and interlocking design meant to simplify this process. While all of this was happening I found time to have a daughter in November or 2010. This was the start of a big change, and I needed to become a DAD! When an opportunity presented itself, I took full advantage and started CIJO Enterprises.