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Industry News G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., Expands hensive range, offers major potential for the development of Services to Include Shotcrete new products and the expansion of an already-substantial G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., offering for the mining industry. announces the expansion of As Sika integrates Radmix and ASF into the Sika Aus- services to include shotcrete. tralia business, Radmix founder and present CEO Ray Wagman has been continu- Desmond will help ensure a smooth transition into the new ally expanding its geotechnical construction services over the organization and assist in further promoting the development past few years and now offers shotcrete, through a recent of structural fibers. acquisition of specialized equipment and ACI certified noz- zlemen for both wet- and dry-mixed shotcrete. Russ Ringler, Quikrete Builds Home for Largest an ACI Certified Nozzleman with over 40 years of experience Saltwater Crocodile with shotcrete/gunite, is Wagman’s Shotcrete Manager. The Toledo Zoo, Toledo, This acquisition of certified shotcrete operators and equip- OH, recently welcomed the ment follows the recent announcement that Wagman acquired largest saltwater crocodile Key Construction Company, Inc., and its subsidiaries, D.W. in North America to its animal family, which includes hundreds Lyle Corporation and Key Constructors, Inc., each of whom of mammals, amphibians, aquatic creatures, reptiles, insects provides heavy civil construction services out of offices in and spiders, and birds. Transported from Australia, the 17 ft Virginia. The operation, formerly operating as Key Construc- (5 m) crocodile required a spacious and ecologically friendly tion Company, Inc., and subsidiaries, now operates as D.W. home at the Toledo Zoo, so A.A. Boos & Sons and Great Lakes Lyle—a Division of G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. ®, a leading manufac-Concrete Restoration turned to Quikrete Information about the benefits of shotcrete can be found turer of packaged cement mixes for the construction and home on Wagman’s website at www.wagman.com/gafc/services/ improvement markets, to help renovate an existing solarium shotcrete.asp or on ASA’s website: http://shotcrete.org/ into the ideal crocodile habitat. whyshotcrete. Great Lakes Concrete Restoration applied more than 50 G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., was founded in 1902 and 3000 lb (1361 kg) bulk bags of Quikrete Shotcrete MS over a continues on today as a fourth-generation, private family- reinforcing bar frame in the 80,000 gal. (302,833 L) solarium owned general contracting business headquartered in York, pool before Graphite Design sculpted the material into a land- PA. With offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia, G.A. & F.C. scape that reflected the crocodile’s native Australian environ- Wagman, Inc., is a heavy civil contractor and has grown to ment. The shotcrete surface was finished with a concrete stain become a nationally recognized leader within the industry. to maximize the authenticity of this unique and highly antici- Wagman’s core competencies include design-build, bridges, pated zoo exhibit, which opened on May 24, 2013. marine construction, structures, highways, excavation, Quikrete Shotcrete MS is a single-component, microsilica- drainage, modified concrete, shotcrete, and geotechnical enhanced repair and restoration material that achieves a com- construction services. For more information about Wagman, pressive strength of more than 9000 psi (62 MPa) at 28 days, please visit www.wagman.com. and features very low rebound and permeability characteristics. Quikrete offers a full line of shotcrete products that can be Sika Acquires Leading Supplier of applied through a wet or dry process to deliver a combination Structural Fibers for Shotcrete Sika announces that it is acquiring Austra- lian company Radmix Resources Pty Ltd and its manufacturing partner ASF (Aus- tralian Synthetic Fibres) Pty Ltd. Radmix is a leading supplier of structural fibers for shotcrete in Australia’s mining industry. Last year, Radmix and ASF generated sales of CHF 8 million. The acquisition of Radmix and ASF will allow Sika to expand its strong position in the mining sector. The structural fibers manufactured by Radmix are used for concrete reinforce- ment, shotcrete in particular. For Sika, the mining industry represents a growing market that uses a large number of high-value Sika products, including shotcrete, specialty mortars, waterproofing systems, high- resistant coatings, and liquid membranes. The technological know-how brought by Radmix, in addition to Sika’s compre- 72 Shotcrete • Fall 2013


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