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Long View

Northeast Prestressed meets surge with $8 million plant investment

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COALITION BUILDING

A visit with 2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chairman Scott Parson

Two very different 2016 campaigns have the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association prepared to defend or build share in markets representing 60-70 percent of industry shipments. Both stand to help producer members in 2017 match or eclipse last year’s 3 percent growth rate, equal to a 10 million-yd. year-over-year gain.

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MORTAR ORDER

Fast-track plant construction scheduling was essential when Schluter Systems North America moved to round out its board and membrane offering to create a complete floor or wall installation system for tile and stone. Built at a Plattsburgh, N.Y., complex with polymer board and membrane production, plus sales and headquarters offices, the new plant would harbor mixing, packaging and storage of Schluter Systems’ first portland cement-based product: A namesake thin set dry mix mortar sold in 50-lb. plastic bags, shipped on 56-bag pallets.

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