Cayuga Concrete Pipe announced a $3.5 million investment in an advanced plant at its Croydon, Pa., headquarters property. Slated for an early 2006 groundbreaking,
Cayuga Concrete Pipe announced a $3.5 million investment in an advanced plant at its Croydon, Pa., headquarters property. Slated for an early 2006 groundbreaking, the new facility will be an addition to the existing plant, enabling quicker turnaround of orders, precise product dimensions and quality, with more efficient product delivery.
This unique design will uphold our position as the technology leader for efficient and innovative manufacturing, while providing our customers with precise quality product, says George Hand, East Pipe Group president for Oldcastle Precast Inc., of which Cayuga is a part. The plant will consist of a one-of-a-kind, automated bi-directional packerhead pipe machine, plus customized, automated moving floor, robot-controlled overhead crane and a computerized concrete batching system. Cayuga has partnered with Elk River Machine Co. and other equipment makers to develop designs for manufacturing solutions previously unavailable in the marketplace. As a result, the company has applied for two U. S. patents.
With locations in New Britain, Montrose and Croydon, Cayuga Concrete is Pennsylvania’s largest concrete pipe producer, offering 12-in. through 144-in. rubber gasket and mortar joint product and elliptical pipe up to 108 in. in diameter. The Croydon plant has been in operation for over 50 years and employs 69 workers.