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Industry News and permeability characteristics. QUIKRETE Base Coat Stucco – Pump Grade is a flowable, high-workability plaster particularly designed for spray applications. It is a fiberreinforced portland-cement-based stucco, designed to be used as the scratch and/or brown coat in a three-coat stucco application, or the first coat in a two-coat application. The QUIKRETE Companies is the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixtures in the United States and Canada, and an innovative leader in the commercial building and home improvement industries. QUIKRETE also offers related products through numerous wholly owned subsidiaries, including SPEC MIX®, Pavestone®, Custom Building Products®, Target Technologies®, Daubois®, and QPR®. Collectively, QUIKRETE products are manufactured and distributed from nearly 150 facilities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and South America, allowing for unsurpassed distribution and product depth. The QUIKRETE Technical Center also ensures that professionals and consumers alike are provided with the most innovative and highest-quality products available on the market. For additional information on The QUIKRETE Companies or their products, please visit www.quikrete.com or call (800) 282-5828. Hayward Baker Expands Its Regional Presence with New Office Facilities in Connecticut The new office supports Hayward Baker customers in Connecticut, providing enhanced services and learning seminars Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announces the opening of a new office location in Middletown, CT. The new office is conveniently situated between Hartford and New Haven. The office supports customers and projects in Connecticut, led by Brian Eastman, PE, Project Manager with oversight from Kevin Dawson, PE, New England Area Manager. Eastman received his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering, as well as a his master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, and has been employed by Hayward Baker for 5 years in the New England office. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including ground improvement techniques, structure foundation support, and temporary support of excavations. Eastman is joined by Ray Smith, Superintendent, who brings more than 15 years of project experience including drilled shafts, shotcrete earth support, micropiles, and ground improvement. According to Dawson, the opening of the Middletown office represents a commitment to serving Connecticut’s diverse market of general contractors, geotechnical consultants, and commercial property developers. “We are excited to strengthen our focus in Connecticut. The new office location will enable us to offer enhanced service to our clients and expand our business in New England,” he stated. Recent local projects illustrate the wide range of foundation work Hayward Baker already performs in the region. These include aggregate pier ground improvement and drilled micropiles to support the new Earth Tower Hotel and Sky Connector at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncaseville, CT. In addition, approximately 4000 ft (1219 m) of steel sheetpile temporary earth support with internal bracing and grouted tiebacks are Shotcrete • Spring 2016 63


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