Company steps up from “International Affiliate” status; plans to expand availability of CarbonCast Enclosure Systems in Puerto Rico
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (May 26, 2015) — Marxuach Precast Solutions has become a fully licensed producing member of AltusGroup after spending three years as an International Affiliate in the organization. The addition of MPS brings the total number of North American precasters to 20, an all-time high for the organization.
As a full AltusGroup member, MPS has the ability to have representation on AltusGroup’s marketing and technical committees and contribute to strategic planning that happens across the organization.
MPS specializes in architectural and structural solutions and complete precast building systems having completed over 300 precast commercial building applications in Puerto Rico since it was founded in 2000. The company has completed a number of CarbonCast projects since joining the organization in 2012.
“MPS has demonstrated that is has the knowledge and desire to market and produce CarbonCast for its customers across Puerto Rico,” said John Carson, Executive Director of AltusGroup. “Given the hot, humid temperatures on the island, there is demand for thermally efficient wall systems that can reduce energy consumption and first costs for HVAC equipment.
CarbonCast innovative precast concrete technology uses C-GRID® non-corrosive, high-strength, epoxy-coated carbon fiber grid as wythe connectors in insulated sandwich wall panels and, on occasion, as secondary reinforcing in exterior wythes. Depending on the application, C-GRID allows thinner precast sections and can reduce the weight of enclosure systems by up to 50 percent while offering significantly improved insulation value, full composite action and long-term durability.
AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 34 million square feet of CarbonCast surface area on over 900 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 19 North American and three international AltusGroup companies 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—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
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