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New Products & Processes King Packaged Materials Company The new facility began operations in January 2013. A much- Celebrates Boisbriand Plant Opening improved aggregate drying process, robotic packaging systems, and fully automated computerized batching systems have King Packaged Materials Company, a division of KPM Indus- provided the company with improved energy efficiency, greater tries Ltd., held the official opening of its new Boisbriand, QC, production capacity, and improved batching accuracy. Canada, production facility. The following people were on The company was founded in 1928 by William Whittaker hand for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony: Jim O’Neill, King and operates today under the name KPM Industries Ltd. President; Joe Hutter, Vice President of Sales; Hugh Macpher- Its King Packaged Materials Company division manufactures son, Vice President of Operations; and Marlene Cordato, a wide range of prepackaged cementitious products for con- Mayor of Boisbriand. struction, mining, masonry, and consumer markets across The new facility will replace the company’s first Quebec Eastern Canada and much of Northeastern United States. plant, which was purchased in 1971 in the town of St. Thérèse de Blainville. It is the most advanced plant of its kind in the Quikspray Introduces New Carrousel world. O’Neill emphasized that this significant investment Pump Model 15010HP-3 illustrates the company’s long-term commitment to the province of Quebec. Quikspray, Inc., has introduced The 150,000 ft2 (13,935 m2) facility, located at 3825 Alfred- a new Carrousel Pump Model Laliberté Street in Boisbriand, was purchased and modified 15010HP-3 designed for the in 2012. The facility specializes in the production of shotcrete, commercial coatings industry. concrete, mortar, and grout to large building construction sites This Carrousel Pump is manu- and underground mines in packages ranging from 66 to 3307 lb factured for high-production (30 to 1500 kg). patching work or for small com- plete high-production applica- tions, including stucco, cement textures, shotcrete, waterproof- ing, concrete repair products, or most heavy-bodied products. The peristaltic action allows for low/no maintenance, and it is extremely easy to operate with unskilled labor. The time- proven, easy-flow Q & Q couplings are standard on this pump- ing system, so high material flow can be expected with less power needed. The unit is electrically powered with a 220 VAC motor and variable speed controls. This model of Carrousel Pump is also available with a hydraulic or pneumatic motor with the same production; a 110 VAC system is also available for those areas where 220 VAC power is not available. For more information, please contact Quikspray, Inc., at (419) 732-2611 or visit www.quikspray.com. Shotcrete Specifiers Education Tool, v2 The Shotcrete Specifiers Education Tool, version 2, is designed to provide specifiers with a better understanding of the shotcrete process and important components of a shotcrete specification. The content provided on this 4 gigabyte USB flash drive now includes: PowerPoint Presentations: Shotcrete for Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures and Shotcrete for Underground Construction Brochures: Sustainability of Shotcrete; Shotcrete, A Proven Process; and The History of Shotcrete by George Yoggy Video: Shotcrete Versatility Plus (World of Concrete Mega Demo) ASA Members: $25.00 each Nonmembers: $45.00 each To order, call ASA at (248) 848-3780 or visit www.shotcrete.org Shotcrete • Summer 2013 73


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