CHANDLER, Ariz. (August 30, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Chandler Facility Hosts AZ FOG Group Event

Oldcastle Infrastructure Chandler Facility Hosts AZ FOG Group Event

Pouring fats, oils and grease (collectively known as FOG) down your sink will often result in serious damage to residential plumbing as well municipal sewer pipelines. For decades, grease interceptors played an important role in preventing this damage by collecting FOG at the source. However, inadequate product designs and maintenance procedures often result in these systems causing more harm than good.

In Arizona, a multi‐city coalition known as the AZ FOG Group was created to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss industry issues and improve upon sanitary sewer regulations in place to control the discharge of FOG.

On Wednesday, August 23rd, Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Chandler facility hosted the AZ FOG Group’s quarterly meeting, which included 30+ representatives of various municipal pretreatment agencies, public and private sewer districts and liquid waste haulers from across the state.

During the meeting, the group was introduced to Oldcastle Infrastructure’s new Strata Grease Interceptor. The Strata grease interceptor includes innovative, high‐performance features which, when combined with Best Management Practices (BMPs), significantly reduces the amount of FOG entering a sewer system.

After discussing the various features and benefits of the new Strata Grease Interceptor design, the meeting continued with a complete tour of the facility and an opportunity for the group to review the product and tooling.

The AZ FOG Group was very enthusiastic on the innovation Oldcastle Infrastructure is bringing to the market and provided valuable feedback based on their experiences in the field. Oldcastle Infrastructure looks forward to working with this organization and many others like it across the country to help raise the bar for products intended to protect the health and safety of the public.

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (August 28, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls Receives OSHA VPP Star Recertification

Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls Receives OSHA VPP Star Recertification

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s production operation at Idaho Falls, Idaho has been recertified as an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award level worksite, the highest level granted.

Working hard to retain and remain committed to their safety culture, Oldcastle Infrastructure of Idaho Falls earned recertification as a VPP Star worksite for 9 years in a row. They attained the recertification after a rigorous review of their written safety and health management systems, ongoing performance and thorough on‐site evaluation by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) team of safety and health professionals. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program is the government’s premier safety recognition program.

“The VPP program has pushed us to continually improve our EH&S and I know we are a better business because of it,” stated Cache Elzinga, Oldcastle Infrastructure Site Manager. “The Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Idaho Falls team is very dedicated to their safety program. They have willingly taken over the tasks of Program Managers, BBSO’s and helped to train and watch over one another so that everyone returns home to their families safely.”

“In addition, we would like to thank Eric Harbin, Northwest Regional Administrator with OSHA, for traveling to Idaho Falls and participating in our celebration and presenting the team with a new OSHA VPP Star banner,” said Cache.

Regional Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Ashley Reese remarked, “We are very proud to be able to continue our participation in the VPP Star Program with OSHA Region 10.  We have been an active participant in the VPP Star program since 2008.  This is a great testament to the dedication of our Idaho Falls Team towards Environmental Health and Safety Excellence.”

“One of our core values is employee well‐being,” stated Justin Burgess, local safety lead, during the award ceremony. “A strong safety culture, as recognized by VPP Star, is essential to living that value.”

ADDITIONAL Oldcastle Infrastructure OSHA VPP Star Facilities:

  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Littleton, Colo.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Concord, N.C.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Wilsonville, Ore.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Auburn, Wash.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Chandler, AZ

About Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Created in 1982, Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize and partner with businesses and worksites that show excellence in occupational safety and health. The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. These sites are self‐sufficient in their ability to control workplace hazards. Star participants are reevaluated every three to five years, although incident rates are reviewed annually. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 24, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington Participates in 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington Participates in 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Nationwide, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donations from volunteers. To raise awareness about the importance of blood donation, Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Lexington proudly announces their second annual Blood Drive Program.

On Friday, June 16th, 2017, Oldcastle Infrastructure, Lexington, Ky. held their second annual blood drive for the Kentucky Blood Center.   Achieving a new record, 18 volunteers donated blood – 2 more than last year.

Plant Accountant, Tammie Morris, remarked “Our employees recognize the great need for this service and many did not hesitate to step up and give blood to save someone else’s life.  We had McDonald’s breakfast and orange juice to get the blood pumping, as well as snacks from the KBC afterwards!  As you can see by the picture, almost everyone made it.  Just joking!!  There were just a few we could not find when the picture was taken.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure – Lexington hopes to make this an annual event and to beat the previous year’s record every time.

The challenge to other Oldcastle Infrastructure plants ‐ Make this a yearly event as well!  If every plant would participate, just once a year, think of the difference our company could make and how many lives would be saved.

Participants were: standing left to right – Vicente Flores, Tammie Morris, Tyler Terry, Bill Holbrook, Jeff McKinley, Ted Nagel, Linda Bradford, Doug Goodwin, Dave Bolton, Tony Lewis.  Front row – Jesus Cruz, Sergio Centeno, Manuel Macias & Juan Lopez (on ground). Those not pictured are:  Javier Moncayo, Rick Lynch, Patrick McClanahan and Derek Hensley.
Thank you to everyone who participated this year.

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MID-ATLANTIC REGION (August 21, 2017)

Precast Concrete Drainage Components Used for Phoenixville’s New School Infrastructure Management System

Precast Concrete Drainage Components Used for Phoenixville’s New School Infrastructure Management System

Oldcastle Infrastructure recently supplied over 11,000-feet Class III reinforced concrete pipe, along with multiple precast concrete stormwater drainage and sanitary structures for Phoenixville Area School District’s new 152,000-square-foot school and early learning center’s stormwater management system in Phoenixville, Pa.

Ensuring conformance with desired guidelines and practices due to the sensitive nature of the work in this high-quality watershed and the small margin for delays due to this work being on the project’s critical path, this system incorporates stormwater management facilities based on PADEP Infrastructure Best Management Practices, that accommodate both PADEP/CCCD requirements as well as Schuylkill Township storm water ordinance requirements.

To accommodate the stormwater management system required at both the new Manavon Elementary School and the Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center, precast components were used to form the stormwater management systems.

Using multiple manufacturing facilities in the Mid-Atlantic area, Oldcastle Infrastructure manufactured and shipped 8,992-feet of precast concrete RCP pipe (ranging from 14-inch to 66-inch diameter) produced at their Croydon, Pa. and Folsom N.J. facilities, while the Telford and Easton, Pa. facilities manufactured the pipe junction boxes, pipe headwalls, numerous catch basin inlets and manholes.

The precast components, in addition to an on-site storm water infiltration system and new stormwater basins, constitute the stormwater management system for the new elementary school and the early learning center.

Since a functioning stormwater infrastructure is critical to support the movement of goods, people, and services on state highways and roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) additionally required highway improvements at West Pothouse Road and Meadow Brook Lane previous to the new school opening in 2017.

As a part of the roadway improvements, PADOT required contributory stormwater management systems to accommodate increased roadway stormwater run-off from the new facility. This portion of the project required Oldcastle Infrastructure to produce an additional 2,322-feet of RCP pipe, 14-inch to 23-inch elliptical pipe and 18-inch to 48-inch diameter round pipe, catch basin inlets with bike safe grates, headwalls and manholes.

“From both the manufacturing and shipping perspectives, the most challenging part of the project was the aggressive schedule. Other than a few bumps in the beginning, the project went according to plan and was delivered on time,” said Ed Pentecost, Sales Representative from Oldcastle Infrastructure. “All our personnel on the job, from the operations managers to the delivery crew, performed flawlessly, making the project a great success.”

The new complex has a 2-story school building consisting of classroom spaces, a dining area, a gymnasium, and a media center. Site improvements included athletic fields, asphalt roadways and pathways, concrete curbing and walks, and necessary landscaping.

The new school facility is designed to support two grade structures in a “school within a school” format. Kindergarten through first grade takes place in an early learning center, and 2nd grade through 5th grade is housed in an elementary school, which joins an existing campus that encompasses the middle and high schools. The “educational village” concept promotes connectivity within this existing educational community and allows for shared resources such as roadways/bus loops, walkways, parking and playing fields.

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SWAN VALLEY, Idaho (August 17, 2017)

Special Post Tensioned Bridge Slabs Produced for Pine Basin Bridge Replacement

Special Post Tensioned Bridge Slabs Produced for Pine Basin Bridge Replacement

Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls teamed with Bonneville Power Administration, HK Contractors, and Bryant Greene Concrete to replace the bridge at the entrance to Pine Basin Camp in Swan Valley, Idaho. Condemned in the fall of 2016, this bridge serves as the only access to the popular boys and girls camp and a valuable access to many of the electrical systems running through the canyon serving Victor, Driggs and Swan Valley.

As the best way to proceed, the Bonneville Power Administration reviewed their options for rebuilding this bridge and selected the use of precast concrete bridge components for the deck.

The new bridge was designed with a span of 45‐feet. Due to this span length, not being conducive to standard precast slabs, Oldcastle Infrastructure engineers partnered with VSL Structural Technologies to create a custom precast solution. Oldcastle Infrastructure and VSL decided to install post tension cables in the slab during the precasting process.

After manufacturing the custom post tensioned bridge slabs, measuring 5‐4’‐wide by 2’‐thick by 45’‐long, Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls shipped them to the Pine Basin Bridge site. Once delivered and installed on the cast‐in‐place bridge abutments, Oldcastle Infrastructure and VSL applied the post tensioning of the cables in the field for a fantastic forever bridge.

“Custom and standardized designs, accelerated construction schedules and pre‐ fabricated parts are key components of this project that allowed everyone to work quickly and efficiently,” said Dana Yost, Sales Representative for Oldcastle Infrastructure.

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LITTLETON, Colo. (August 15, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Runs Colorado’s Largest Corporate Challenge

Oldcastle Infrastructure Runs Colorado’s Largest Corporate Challenge

Oldcastle Infrastructure joined Colorado’s largest Corporate Challenge by again participating in this year’s 12th annual Colfax Marathon Corporate Cup Relay, presented by Denver’s Kaiser Permanente.

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile‐High City? Sharing the miles with co‐workers! That’s what Oldcastle Infrastructure did. Three Oldcastle Infrastructure teams displayed their teamwork, camaraderie and community support by completing the Colfax Corporate Cup Relay Challenge. The Corporate Cup Relay has become a huge part of the event, attracting about 6,375 runners on five‐person teams, breaking the distance (26.2 miles) into five legs ranging from 3.5 to 6.5 miles.

Overall 19,000 runners participated in this year’s Colfax Marathon Event – The Ultimate Urban Tour – running the 26.2‐ mile marathon at an elevation of 5,280 feet, competing in the half marathon, the 10‐miler or the Corporate Cup relay. With over 201 charities involved this year, this unique event, The Colfax Marathon Corporate Challenge, brings together thousands of people every year to have fun, be fit, and raise money for charities.

“Involving employees for a team building event, in addition to supporting a local charity, are the reasons why Oldcastle Infrastructure continuously participates in this event,” stated Rachael Schanel, sales representative of Oldcastle Infrastructure. “This year we selected, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel), a non‐profit program created by employees of the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services in Colorado, as the charity. This organization seeks to fill the needs of local individuals and families that can’t be met by formal welfare programs which provide goods and services to children who are victims of abuse or neglect, vulnerable seniors in the adult protection system, and struggling families and individuals in crisis.”

The Oldcastle Infrastructure Colfax Corporate Cup Relay Teams:
Team 1: Isaac Anthony, Dan Dodson, Jason Herrman, Nate McCready, Kevin Pittman (fill‐in for Andy Burke)
Team 2: Kyle Keaffaber, Devin Bybee, Emily Duewiger, Dave Steevens, Bob Kramer
Team 3: Chris Schneider, Whitney Wilberts, Kyle Wilberts, Rachael Schanel, Keith Yates

Each Team of five employees ran the 26.2‐mile Marathon Relay. Each team member ran a Relay Leg which varies in difficulty. The different Relay Legs were Leg 1: Urban River; Leg 2: No Groans at Sloans; Leg 3: Eclectic Mile High; Leg 4: Screaming Downhill; and finally Leg 5: Downtown River Trek.

The Oldcastle Infrastructure teams started and finished in Denver’s City Park. Ran through Mile High Stadium – home of the Denver Broncos! Ran through Denver Fire Station #1, along seven miles of rivers, lakes and bridges – including Sloan’s Lake. Raced through eclectic neighborhoods, historic Lakewood, the bustle of Colfax Avenue, and downtown Denver – with views of the majestic Rocky Mountains!

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AUBURN, Wash. (August 10, 2017)

Elliott Bay Seawall Project Receives Multiple Awards

Elliott Bay Seawall Project Receives Multiple Awards

Throughout the year the Elliott Bay Seawall project has received multiple awards for design, leadership, environmental, sustainability, emergency construction, engineering and management. Oldcastle Infrastructure Auburn, Washington supplied the custom precast structures for this project.

The $210M seawall project made extensive use of unique modular precast concrete components, which significantly helped speed up construction time, reduced project costs, and minimized impacts to adjacent properties and businesses during construction. The new seawall features precast custom designed face panels, habitat shelves, superstructure “Z” segments and precast light penetrating sidewalk panels to promote and improve marine habitat underneath the 3,500‐foot structure.

2017 APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award ‐ Elliott Bay Seawall

The Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named the Elliott Bay Seawall project the 2017 Project of the Year in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category for a project valued at more than $75 million. The award recognizes excellence in management and administration for the successful completion of a public works project.

2017 ACEC Platinum Award – Environmental Design ‐ Magnusson Klemencic Associates – Elliott Bay Seawall Habitat and Public Space

Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) received the Platinum Award at the 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for their design and project leadership of the Elliott Bay Seawall Habitat and Public Space. The awards are sponsored by the Washington State chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Seattle’s Elliott Bay Seawall project recently won two awards at the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Awards in Washington, in the categories of Public Works – Infrastructure and Sustainable Merit.

During the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association (WACA) annual Excellence in Concrete Awards Banquet, Parsons, Mortensen/Manson Joint Venture and Oldcastle Infrastructure of Auburn, WA received the 2017 WACA Concrete ‐ Public Works: Infrastructure Sustainable Merit Award. The award winning project was the Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Seattle, Washington. The owner/developer of the project was the Seattle Department of Transportation.

2015 – Oldcastle Infrastructure Receives Subcontractor of the Year Award from Mortenson Construction ‐ Elliott Bay Seawall Project

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Auburn, Wash. team received the 2015 ‐ Subcontractor of the Year Award from Mortenson Construction, a leading design‐builder in the Northwest, for their performance on the Seattle Elliott Bay Seawall Project.

The Subcontractor of the Year Award is presented annually to a subcontractor of Mortenson Construction whose performance best exemplifies quality, supplier’s resourcefulness and ability to show flexibility in response to changing project conditions, and on‐time delivery.

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ATLANTA, Ga. (August 4, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region Announces the Recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region Announces the Recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award

The Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region announces the recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award for most outstanding improvements during 2016. Designated as the winners of this sought‐after award were the Lexington, Ky., Croydon, Pa. and Folsom, N.J. facilities. This award measures the 5 daily fundamentals, best practice implementation, as well as the overall plant safety culture.

Each month, the Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region completes a safety call with a PowerPoint presentation from each plant. In this PowerPoint, one area they showcase is the 5S/Housekeeping improvements made that month. The awards were presented to the top performers.

With Oldcastle Infrastructure’s East Regional President, Jan Olsen, in attendance at each plant, the Lexington, Croydon and Folsom staff were acknowledged as a recipient of this award during a catered celebration.

Jan Olsen presented the coveted gold trophy, along with T‐shirts, to each team.  In addition, he gave everyone a brief recap of the hurdles they faced a few years ago, above and beyond all the great actions that have taken place to drive performance.  He reiterated how important it is to function as a team to achieve sustainable operational excellence.

“Congratulations to all 2016 recipients. It was notably a positive experience at each celebration and I am genuinely proud of all the accomplishments they have achieved. We continue to improve the culture and work environment for all employees while they take pride contributing in it as well.  We absolutely must make our factories a place for all our employees, families and communities to be proud to visit.” said Jan.

Likewise, each plant leadership spoke with respect to how proud of the team they are for taking on so many challenges and keeping their awareness for safety at the forefront of it all.

Area Safety Manager Jennifer Dominick commented, “The teams have taken on several challenges and have seen the benefits of their accomplishments. We are extremely proud of how far everyone has come, but it is a journey, and we will never be done.  That is why it is “Continuous Improvement”.

“Overall, everyone at the Lexington facility was particularly proud of their commitment to striving for excellence and welcoming new challenges in the future!” said Jeff McKinley, General Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington.

In addition, Folsom Operations Manager George Hand II commented, “It was a very positive visit from Jan and all employees are proud of the accomplishments.  We promote teamwork throughout the group and value everyone’s input on the changes we make. We have a positive work environment with a team‐first attitude.”

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LEXINGTON, KY (August 2, 2017)

Lexington Employees Help Veteran in Need

Lexington Employees Help Veteran in Need

Cited by the city for noncompliant sections of sidewalk in front of his residence, Army Veteran Gene Jones contacted contractors who proved to be too costly and realized that since he could not complete the work himself he had a problem.

As luck, would have it, Gene had a good neighbor, retired Oldcastle Infrastructure employee Andy Goodwin. Andy reached out to Oldcastle Infrastructure volunteers in the Lexington, Ky. plant to see if they could help.

Without hesitation, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington volunteers provided tools, labor and Sakrete, donated by the employees, to renovate Gene’s crumbling sidewalk.

Doug Goodwin, Tony Lewis, and Mark Pedron, along with Andy Goodwin and members of his family, met at Mr. Jones’s residence early on a Saturday morning to beat the heat.  The team cleaned and cleared the sidewalk sections requiring repair by 9:30 a.m. and finished the concrete casting by 11:30 a.m.

“Mr. Jones was very grateful for the help provided by our volunteers,” said Mark Pedron, Plant Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure.  “It was an honor to help Gene. Helping a veteran in need is just a small token of our appreciation for those who have served our country. We are very proud of our employees who give their time to help those less fortunate and those who are in need.”

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