First use of CarbonCast in Europe by AltusGroup Innovation Partner

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Verheyen Betonproducten looks to build a reputation as leading European manufacturer of insulated wall panels

“We think CarbonCast is going to do really well in Europe with strong technical support from AltusGroup,” said general manager, Michel Catteau.

Verheyen Betonproducten (verheyenbeton.be) of Arendonk, Belgium, has joined AltusGroup, Inc. (altusprecast.com) as an Innovation Partner and the first company to use CarbonCast® technology made with C-GRID® in Europe.

“We think CarbonCast is going to do really well in Europe with strong technical support from AltusGroup,” said general manager, Michel Catteau. “Through the introduction of CarbonCast technology, our company is positioning itself as the leading manufacturer of insulated wall panels.”

CarbonCast High Performance Wall Panels comprise two concrete wythes connected by C-GRID epoxy-coated carbon fiber grid shear trusses. The panels offer aesthetic versatility in addition to performance benefits like thermal efficiency and continuous insulation values up to R-37.

Verheyen completed project “Binkom” with 25,000 sq. ft. of CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels in Binkom, Belgium. Three additional CarbonCast projects are slated for construction in the fall 2011.

The company, which has specialized in architectural concrete products and lightweight structural elements for commercial and residential markets since 1983, is also the premier producer of insulated or non-insulated, double-sided smooth finished precast walls in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Verheyen, which employs fewer than 50 people due to its highly automated production system, is also a member of the 450-employee Belgian B&R group that specializes in every aspect of the construction industry.

AltusGroup Innovation Partners contribute technical and marketing expertise towards the advancement of CarbonCast® technology with C-GRID® epoxy-coated carbon fiber grid reinforcement.

About AltusGroup

The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the breakthrough CarbonCast line of products featuring C-GRID® carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than 30 structural and architectural locations in the United States, AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled national network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors that they will get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select reinforced CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.

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