Concrete Products

FEB 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 58 of 95 February 2017 • 57 COVER STORY BASALITE Ahead of firming up 2017 offerings, Basalite tested new coloring system capabilities on 16-in. square pavers (top right). The producer transitioned molds from the existing machine for the new Tiger PS-1400 HD using Pathfinder plate adapters. Among new products for the Tracy line are 6- x 18-in. wood grain pavers (above right). Kobra Molds scanned the pattern from an Oregon farm harboring choice vintage wood supplied by Basalite. Joining the wood grain pavers in new Basalite offerings especially geared for northern California are 3- x 18-in. index pavers (left), 100-mm thick and thus far specified for commercial plazas and high-end residential jobs. All hardscape and block product pal- lets are stretch-wrapped. Plant volume, coupled with recycling protocol across California industry, compels Basalite to run its own pallet restoration shop at Tracy. Alongside proactive measures to extend wood shipping pallet ser- vice life, the producer recycles nearly all material from rejected mixes and crushed culls (stockpiles shown here in background of shrink wrapped pallet).

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