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Superior Gunite has been in business since 1930 and
is an industry leader in structural shotcrete placement.
Superior Gunite has built its reputation on
alternative, creative, and cost-effective building solutions.
Depending on the application, shotcrete can eliminate twosided
form construction or one-sided forms against existing
concrete masonry units, unreinforced masonry, and formand
pour walls. Shotcrete is the superior form-and-pour
Founded in 1956, Superior Gunite began its business
specializing in swimming pool construction. Today Superior
Gunite is one of the largest shotcrete companies in the
world. Its rise to the top began when Tony Federico joined
the company in 1966 and began to expand the company’s
market into the structural field. By 1976, Superior Gunite’s
founder retired and Federico took the helm as its new owner.
His course remained steady through the years, pioneering
Fig. 1: Hudson Yards, 12,000 lb/in.2 (83 MPa) foundation
Fig. 2: East Side Access tunnel section Fig. 3(a) and (b): Brattleboro Bridge, VT, shot and carved the
flared architectural treatment 100 ft (30 m) off the ground
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