Lehigh White Cement, a part of Cementir Group – the global leader in white cement – has joined AltusGroup – a partnership of 17 innovation-focused North American precasters, two international affiliates and 10 affiliated companies – as an Innovation Partner.
With its membership, Lehigh White Cement will collaborate with AltusGroup’s roster of leading precasters to accelerate the introduction of AALBORG INWHITE™ SOLUTION Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) products, AALBORG EXTREME™ and AALBORG EXCEL™, to the architectural precast market.
“We see great opportunity in the building sector for innovative, architectural precast materials. AltusGroup is well situated to take advantage of the unique performance capabilities of our high-value-added, high-performance products,” said Michele Di Marino, Cementir Group, Chief Sales, Marketing & Commercial Development Officer. “Joining AltusGroup to provide progressive, sustainable and cost-effective precast solutions will bring value to designers and building owners alike.”
Cementir Group has more than 3,000,000 tons of global capacity and operates production and logistics on five continents.
“The ability of Lehigh White Cement to provide our members with innovative products makes it an ideal partner,” said John Carson, executive director of AltusGroup. “We’re especially interested in the performance and aesthetic benefits of its AALBORG INWHITE™ UHPC product related to our ARCIS technology for rainscreens and the Graphic Concrete treatment, which gives architects incredible freedom to impart any image, graphic or pattern onto precast faces.”
AltusGroup’s Innovation Partners are among the concrete industry’s best-known suppliers and share AltusGroup’s collaborative approach to precast concrete innovation. They include ALP Supply, Meadow Burke, BASF, JVI Inc., CommandSuite, Kawneer, Graphic Concrete and Owens Corning.
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies dedicated to “innovation powered by collaboration,” AltusGroup challenges the brightest minds in precast to develop, speed and perfect technologies that improve the built environment.
Technology platforms include the award-winning CarbonCast® line of precast wall products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing, ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels for rainscreens and other applications and Graphic Concrete for imparting permanent images, graphics and patters onto precast faces. The 17 AltusGroup North American precasters have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.