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Corporate Member Profile Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology A worldwide partner for quality and innovation Pmost complete offering of solutions and became known as shotcrete—and the rest is history.“In this day and age, very few companies aremortar through a hose. This new wet-processutzmeister Shotcrete Technology providescustomers with one source for the world’s equipment for sprayed concrete. able to succeed in business for over 100 years,” Since purchasing Allentown Equipment, with says Patrick Bridger, President of Putzmeister its more than 100 years of shotcrete expertise, and Shotcrete Technology. “We are very proud of our combining it with Putzmeister’s innovative con- longevity, and see it as a testament to our reputa- crete technologies and experience, Putzmeister tion for quality, and the value we have brought Shotcrete Technology can provide world-class our customers for more than a century.” support for contractors’ needs in the refractory, Since the 1950s, the Allentown name has been underground, mortar, and civil industries. synonymous with the process of spraying mortar In the early 1900s, Allentown’s pioneering at high velocity onto surfaces in the refractory, technology was first developed for taxidermy underground, mortar, and civil industries. The purposes when founder Carl Akeley, a famous equipment line has expanded to include a wide hunter and professor, devised a method for range of gunning machines, pre-dampeners, spraying plaster onto a wire frame. The out- dosing pumps, pumps, combination mixer-pumps, come was a strong, thick plaster coating that mixers, chemical additive pumps, nozzle carriers, didn’t slump from the frame or set before being mortar machines, concreting machines, and parts fully placed. and accessories. Forty years later, a new process was developed Throughout the years, numerous milestones involving the use of pressure tanks to force stiff have been achieved: Thom-Katt® TK 20 concrete/shotcrete Trailer Pump SPM 307 Nozzle Carrier 58 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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