AltusGroup Announces First-ever Application of CarbonCast in Canada

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New member International Precast Solutions, LLC erects cinema

Cineplex Galaxy, Chatham, Ontario - International Precast Solutions, LLC (psi-hci.com), River Rouge, Mich., The Prestressed Group and AltusGroup

Cineplex Galaxy in Chatham, Ontario by International Precast Solutions, LLC (psi-hci.com), River Rouge, Mich., a member of The Prestressed Group and AltusGroup

CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels were erected for the first time in Canada at the new Cineplex Galaxy in Chatham, Ontario by International Precast Solutions, LLC (psi-hci.com), River Rouge, Mich., a member of The Prestressed Group and AltusGroup (altusprecast.com), a national network of precast concrete manufacturers dedicated to innovation.

International Precast Solutions is licensed to produce CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels, CarbonCast Insulated Architectural Cladding and CarbonCast Architectural Cladding after becoming the 14th producing member of AltusGroup in August 2011. It is one of 30 manufacturing facilities nationwide that share over 400 specification-oriented sales, marketing and engineering professionals operating PCI certified plants for consistent quality control and exceptional results.

Together, these producers offer CarbonCast technology that uses C-GRID®—a non-corrosive, high-strength, epoxy-coated carbon fiber grid—as secondary, shear reinforcing instead of traditional steel mesh reinforcing. No matter the application, enclosures systems made with C-GRID require less concrete for fully structurally composite sections that are thinner and taller. It also reduces weight by up to 50 percent for better durability while offering significantly improved insulation values due to its relatively low thermal conductivity.

The Prestressed Group is one of the most knowledgeable providers of customized precast solutions servicing Ontario to Kentucky and Indiana to New York. It is working with AltusGroup to deliver their state-of-the-art materials throughout the remainder of the country and in Canada.

About AltusGroup

AltusGroup, Inc. is a partnership of several of industry’s largest precasters and C-GRID developer, Chomarat North America LLC; it was formed to make CarbonCast technology and future innovations available throughout North America. CarbonCast is an innovative precast technology that uses C-GRID carbon fiber grid for secondary reinforcing and shear transfer. CarbonCast provides long-term durability, lighter weight, finer finishes, improved insulating properties and better sustainability than traditional precast concrete. For more information about AltusGroup and CarbonCast, visit altusprecast.com or call 1-866-GO-ALTUS.

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