NAPOLEON, Ohio (July 27, 2017)

Filling Home of Mercy Awarded “Building a New Tomorrow” Project in Napoleon, Ohio

Filling Home of Mercy Awarded “Building a New Tomorrow” Project in Napoleon, Ohio

The Filling Homes, a faith based provider serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northwest Ohio, recently acquired a large facility in Napoleon, Ohio. The new Filling Home Community Center offers adult day care services for individuals with disabilities who participate in various social and physical activities, in addition to light work tasks.

On June 2, 2017, Filling Homes held a dedication ceremony and open house at the Filling Homes Community Center, located at 470 Independence Drive in Napoleon, for the donation of a new patio and sidewalk from Oldcastle Infrastructure of Napoleon. The project, estimated at $20,000, was one of four projects selected nationwide for funding through the Build a New Tomorrow project sponsored by Oldcastle Infrastructure’s corporate headquarters.

The project included extending the existing sidewalk to go completely around the building, enlarging the existing patio with pavers, installing a fire pit, raising planter boxes and adding a low perimeter wall around the patio area with pavers manufactured in their facilities. All areas are handicap accessible and available for use by Filling Homes’ clients with developmental disabilities and community members.

Pictured are (front row, from left) Jessica Clapp, client;  Jeremiah Sgro, client; Terri Jo Stover, client; (back row, from left) Joel Mazur, Napoleon city manager; Carol Slight, vice president of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; Lori Beakas, director of facilities for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; Tony Schwiebert, client; Mary Ann Benecke, human resources manager for the Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon Plant; Melissa Rupp, client; Jenny Perdew, director of Community Services for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; and Patrick Masterlasco, plant manager of Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions in Napoleon.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon Plant Manager Patrick Masterlasco spoke to the crowd, gave some history on Oldcastle, and formally dedicated the upgraded area to the clients and staff at the Filling Home Community Center.  Filling Homes leaders addressed the group, expressing their heartfelt appreciation for the gift and offering a blessing.  Together with Filling Home clients, Oldcastle Infrastructure employees planted flowers and enjoyed refreshments.

Masterlasco called the whole experience “humbling”.   He noted, “the Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon, Ohio plant was thrilled to be selected as one of four winning community organization entries for the first Oldcastle Infrastructure “Building a New Tomorrow Challenge” program. This is a wonderful thing for the community and for Filling Homes.   Oldcastle Infrastructure takes pride in giving back to the community and the team members at the Napoleon site are honored to be a part of this project.  Thank you to everyone involved.”

THE PROJECT

The Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon team included employee representatives from: production, maintenance, distribution, engineering, purchasing, and human resources, who researched the project, drew the designs, and secured quotes.  Additionally, they contacted Northfield, an Oldcastle company, for the pavers and Northfield generously donated all Belgard paver products for the project.  As a result, with the professional contractors they secured and the labor provided by Oldcastle Infrastructure and Filling Home employees, they confidently fulfilled the challenge.

Work began in the spring.  Napoleon plant employees teamed up with Filling Home employees and manually removed the stone that was in place.  Then, with the assistance of certified landscapers, the patio pavers, walls, paver fire pit and surround wall, paver planter box, and a 6″ X 204′ concrete sidewalk were installed.

“They did a great job, the finished project turned out better than anticipated,” said Masterlasco. “These upgrades make it a much nicer area for the clients to spend time outdoors. It also provides wheelchair access and a safe area for walking exercise for community residents. The finished project was beautiful!”

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LITTLETON, Colo. (July 26, 2017)

Dual‐Vortex Separator (DVS) and PerkFilter™ Systems Receive Virginia DOT Approval as Infrastructure Manufactured Treatment Devices

Dual‐Vortex Separator (DVS) and PerkFilter™ Systems Receive Virginia DOT Approval as Infrastructure Manufactured Treatment Devices

After comprehensive review of submittals for stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices (MTDs), Oldcastle Infrastructure announced approval was granted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its Dual‐Vortex Separator (DVS) and PerkFilter™ systems which will be added to the VDOT Approved Products List (APL).

The Dual Vortex Separator (DVS) is a hydrodynamic separator that uses physical treatment processes such as sedimentation and flotation to remove total suspended solids (TSS), gross solids, trash and debris, and petroleum hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff.  The DVS is a hydrodynamic separator that enhances pollutant removal by directing incoming flow to two vortex tubes that operate in parallel.  The configuration of the vortex tubes and the extended flow path maximize residence time to increase the settling of solids.  Sediment is collected in an isolated storage area while floating trash, debris, and petroleum hydrocarbons are retained behind baffles.  The DVS is available in multiple precast manhole and vault sizes, with stainless steel internal components, and is sized to meet the water quality requirements of the site.  The DVS contains an internal high‐flow bypass weir system which diverts excess flows around the settling chamber, minimizing the risk of resuspension of pollutants and allowing for either online or offline configurations.

The PerkFilter media filtration system uses physical and chemical treatment processes such as sedimentation, filtration and sorption to remove TSS, metals, nutrients, gross solids, trash, debris as well as petroleum hydrocarbons to significantly reduce the total pollutant discharge load in stormwater runoff. PerkFilter is a media‐filled cartridge filtration system where the number and size of the cartridges is tailored to accommodate the water quality flow rate and to meet the specific needs of the project site. To allow maximum design flexibility, the PerkFilter system is available in multiple configurations, including catch basins, precast concrete vaults, manholes, curb inlets as well as larger custom‐designed concrete structures.

“The approvals of the PerkFilter and Dual‐Vortex Separator systems allow us to offer an appropriate level of treatment for any project,” said Joanna Ogintz, PE, Regulatory Services Manager, Oldcastle Infrastructure. “We are excited to offer such a comprehensive solution. The VDOT approvals will give designers effective tools to meet local stormwater treatment requirements with full engineering design support while providing a cost‐effective and easy‐to‐maintain solution for contractors and owners. The newest approvals of these two MTDs demonstrate our commitment to bring the most advanced ‐‐ and beneficial ‐‐ products to the Virginia market.”

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure offers an innovative approach to collaborating with engineers, owners, contractors and governmental agencies to meet local stormwater management requirements. We’re a team of experienced stormwater specialists developing new products and solutions to meet the ever‐changing regulations that protect our environment. We offer a complete line of stormwater detention, retention, infiltration and treatment systems as well as drainage infrastructure products and custom precast concrete structures, all manufactured in our 50‐plus locations across the country. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Oldcastle Infrastructure, Inc. To learn more, please visit www.oldcastlestormwater.com or call 800‐579‐8819.

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FOLSOM, N.J. (July 24, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom Receives Overall Winner American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom Receives Overall Winner American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom, New Jersey received the Overall American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award and Individual Plant Safety Award for its innovative wire roller machine safety upgrades.

Safety permeates every aspect of plant operations, and developing innovative improvements to already‐successful safety programs is emphasized at all Oldcastle Infrastructure companies throughout North America, and Folsom, NJ is no exception.

With the intention to improve plant safety, Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom implemented additional safety measures to their wire roller machines in two plants.  As a result, these safety improvements were presented at the ACPA Pipe School and ACPA Show held in Arlington, Texas. Among many entries, Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom was selected the best among all safety developments presented.

Wire Roller Machine safety upgrades include replacing the rear safety bar with adjustable swing safeties, replacing the cumbersome wire roll center post with adjustable pin centering devices, and adding an infrared interlock to the back of the machine to trigger automatic shutoff if an employee comes too close to the back of the machine.

“The Wire Roller Machine Upgrade Project is the result of a synergistic effort between Maintenance, Production, and Management here in Folsom,” stated Josh Tyler, Oldcastle Infrastructure Assistant Plant Manager. “We are extremely proud of the team for taking ownership of designing and fabricating these upgrades. The safety and efficiency improvements provide a great return on the investment made. After previously winning the Chairman Safety Award in 2004 and 2005 we are honored to once again earn this prestigious award.”

To underscore the industry’s commitment to continuous safety improvements, the American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) established its Chairman’s Safety Awards, which recognize individual plants and/or companies that have implemented successful safety initiatives resulting in a safer and more productive workplace. This is the 15th year of the awards program.

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EDGEWOOD, MD (July 21, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland Employees Volunteer at Maryland Food Bank

Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland Employees Volunteer at Maryland Food Bank

As the Chesapeake Region and Edgewood employees continue to take part in local community events and volunteer their time, the ongoing need exists to help feed the hungry and the homeless.

On June 2nd, Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland employees showed their willingness to aid the hungry and support their community by volunteering at the Maryland Food Bank, in Halethorpe, Maryland.

During their time at the food bank, the employees sorted and packaged donated food items which will be delivered to the hundreds of needy people in the area.

“In our community, there live many individuals who are hurting, hungry, homeless and in need of hope. Men, women and children who have faced hard times, managing their best to get by,” expressed Greg Ouimette, Business Development Manager of Edgewood. “Regardless of a person’s situation or circumstance, the Maryland Food Bank distributes food to millions in the area. Not only will they receive a fantastic meal, they receive it with a smile. It was a heartwarming experience for all of us.”

“Like many of our social impact initiatives, the innovation and inspiration comes from our employees who are volunteering in and contributing to their communities,” stated Doug Bruhns, Chesapeake Regional Manager. “Thank you to everyone who volunteered.”

Email Received from the Maryland Food Bank
Thank you for donating your time and energy to fighting hunger in Maryland! Your support makes it possible for us to distribute more than 41 million meals annually through our network of 1,250 distribution partners across the state. Thanks to volunteers like you, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of ending hunger throughout Maryland. Thank you again for believing in our mission and for giving your time!

The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need becoming the leading anti-hunger organization in the state.

As an ongoing commitment to fighting food insecurity and hunger, Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Chesapeake continues to help raise awareness and provide on‐going support to food banks and pantries in its service areas.

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REHOBOTH, Mass. (July 18, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Participates in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Providence

Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Participates in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Providence

On Friday June 2nd, the Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Region participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Greater Providence, at Pierce Memorial Field, East Providence, Rhode Island, helping the American Cancer Society raise over $53,700.

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society bringing communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to act against cancer.

Over fifty Oldcastle Infrastructure staff and family members participated in Relay for Life of Greater Providence celebrating and supporting everyone who’s been affected by cancer. The event starts with a Survivor’s Lap which acknowledges survivors and their courage, along with providing inspiration to those facing a cancer diagnosis. Followed by a Caregiver’s Lap honoring those who provide selfless acts of support. Accordingly, they often walk with the person they’ve supported. After which, all attendees join in completing as many laps as they choose.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Plant Accountant Dana Bock‐Decoteau commented, “Even though it was a chilly and rainy day, the Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Team had a great time participating in this community event, raising over $3,200 for the local American Cancer Society.  The highlights included walking laps together as a team, cheering on the survivors during the Survivor’s Lap, and of course – the fundraising.”

To raise funds, an Oldcastle Infrastructure Relay for Life fundraising page was created, employees shared the event on FaceBook and emailed their friends and family. Non‐attending staff members made donations as well.

“I was very proud to see the level of participation and support for a great cause,” said Troy Mittler, New England Regional General Manager. “The Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Team is a great group that is always willing to rise to the challenge. This event highlighted the comradery and commitment of the New England Team.  I would like to again thank all the employees for their generous contributions and support.”

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Local Boy in Need of Transplant with Fundraiser and Fun Day

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Local Boy in Need of Transplant with Fundraiser and Fun Day

On April 29th, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington employees, friends and family members came to show their support, at Oldcastle Infrastructure’s fundraiser for a local boy needing a kidney transplant.

15‐year‐old Alan Ayala was diagnosed with Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) on November 14, 2016. Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is an uncommon disease. It is the result of blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), which can damage organ systems. The areas most commonly affected by MPA include the kidneys, lung, nerves, skin, and joints.

Because of this disease, Alan’s kidneys have failed and he is undergoing dialysis several times a week.  The only lifesaving cure for him is a kidney transplant. However, because of insurance issues, his family must raise a substantial portion of the funds before being considered for a transplant.

Despite many challenges, Alan has remained positive. He loves to play soccer and has dreams of being a lawyer and one day becoming a judge.

After hearing about Alan’s dilemma, Oldcastle Infrastructure organized a fundraiser, held at the Lexington facility, to support and raise money for his transplant. Fun children’s activities were organized, such as face painting and a bounce house, as well as good food to eat and music to listen to. In addition, a raffle was held which included many donated items. Everything came together smoothly to raise money for Alan.

“It was a real pleasure hosting this event for Alan.  He is facing incredible challenges at such a young age, but he and his family are doing everything they can to overcome this horrible disease,” said Jeff McKinley, General Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington. “Our team was blessed to help out in such a small way.  We are pulling for Alan to be able to fulfill all of his dreams.”

With over 100 people in attendance, the fundraising event was a success.  After eating, dancing, and having a great time with Alan’s family, the Oldcastle Infrastructure Team raised over $4,100 towards his transplant, thanks to the generosity of our contributors and employees.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Plant Manager Mark Pedron commented, “After Alan met with the group here, the outpouring of support was immediate. The team showed their support by volunteering time at the event, making calls, coordinating set up and making donations of their own.  I am very proud and thankful for the generosity of our group and our vendors who helped Alan in his time of need.”

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LITTLETON, Colo. (July 6, 2017)

PerkFilter™ System Receives NJCAT Verification and NJDEP Certification for Infrastructure Treatment

PerkFilter™ System Receives NJCAT Verification and NJDEP Certification for Infrastructure Treatment

The performance of the PerkFilter™ media filtration system for stormwater treatment has been verified by the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT), one of the most comprehensive, rigorous and recognized verification programs in the country. Additionally, the PerkFilter system has been certified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as an approved stormwater treatment device based on the NJCAT verification.

The revolutionary PerkFilter system is now certified for at least 80 percent removal of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in accordance with the NJDEP filtration protocol. Each standard 18” tall PerkFilter cartridge can treat up to 18 gallons per minute (gpm) of stormwater runoff, while similar competitive cartridges are approved at just 15 gpm or less. PerkFilter may also be used online without a separate high-flow bypass located upstream. The combination of high treatment rate with online capability reduces the size and number of PerkFilter structures required, the complexity of construction as well as the corresponding project cost.

PerkFilter media filtration system uses physical and chemical treatment processes such as sedimentation, filtration and sorption to remove TSS, metals, nutrients, gross solids, trash, debris as well as petroleum hydrocarbons to significantly reduce the total pollutant discharge load in stormwater runoff. PerkFilter is a media-filled cartridge filtration system where the number and size of cartridges is tailored to accommodate the water quality flow rate and to meet the specific needs of the project site. To allow maximum design flexibility, the PerkFilter system is available in multiple configurations, including catch basins, precast concrete vaults, manholes, curb inlets as well as larger custom-designed concrete structures.

“The approval of the PerkFilter system will complement our earlier Dual-Vortex Separator certification by allowing us to offer an appropriate level of treatment for any project,” said Jay Holtz, Director of Engineering for Oldcastle Infrastructure. “We are excited to offer such a comprehensive solution. The NJDEP certification will give designers an effective tool to meet local stormwater treatment requirements with full engineering design support while providing a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain solution for contractors and owners.”

The PerkFilter system offers an innovative, economical alternative for Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation in both new and retrofit applications where space is limited and effective stormwater treatment is required. The system can be a critical component of an environmentally friendly, Low-Impact Development (LID) solution to help extend the service life of infiltration, detention and retention systems. To learn more about the PerkFilter system’s NJDEP certification or view the NJCAT report for this stormwater treatment device, visit http://www.njcat.org/verificationprocess/technologyͲverificationͲdatabase.html.

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure offers an innovative approach to collaborating with engineers, owners, contractors and governmental agencies to meet local stormwater management requirements. We’re a team of experienced stormwater specialists developing new products and solutions to meet the ever-changing regulations that protect our environment. We offer a complete line of stormwater detention, retention, infiltration and treatment systems as well as drainage infrastructure products and custom precast concrete structures, all manufactured in our 50-plus locations across the country. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Oldcastle Infrastructure, Inc. To learn more, please visit www.oldcastlestormwater.com or call 800-579-8819.

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Is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water.

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