Oldcastle APG/Jewell bagging plant raises bar for safety, productivity

Sources: Oldcastle Inc. Atlanta; CP staff

Jewell, an Oldcastle APG company serving Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, anticipates start up by year’s end of a Burnet, Texas, packaging plant for concrete or mortar mixes and companion materials. Serving central Texas markets, the 23,000-sq.-ft. facility is located on 15 acres, complete with quarry. It joins Jewell operations in Hurst, Katy, Rosenberg and Waco, Texas, plus seven distribution facilities near Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston.

“This strategic investment is the latest example of our sustained commitment to masonry and the concrete dry mix industry,” says Oldcastle APG President Tim Ortman. “The new facility will help support our Sakrete, Amerimix and Techniseal brands, making them available on a wider scale and fuel continued growth in key markets. Masonry—a time tested and effective solution—remains a central cog in our Architectural Products Group portfolio capable of meeting the needs of today’s market few others can match.”

The Burnet plant “will serve a critical role in supplying high growth markets in the residential and commercial sectors throughout our region,” adds Jewell President Dan Hamblen. “The new plant represents future sustained growth and confidence by Oldcastle, not only in our company and brands, but in the entire industry.”