Carbon Fiber Grid-Reinforced Precast Concrete Manufacturing Network has New International Affiliate

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Marxuach & Longo, Inc., set to complete first installation of CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels in Puerto Rico

Marxuach & Longo, Inc. (, San Juan, Puerto Rico, has become a producing member of AltusGroup (—a national partnership of precast concrete manufacturers—and will complete its first job with CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels, a precast sandwich wall system with carbon fiber grid shear connectors, in fall 2012.

“Given the superiority of CarbonCast technology, it’s not surprising that our footprint of quality precasters continues to grow,” said John Carson, AltusGroup executive director. “CarbonCast offers unparalleled performance and versatility that’s extremely attractive to architects and owners. It provides a distinct marketing advantage to our member precasters.”

The company uses 27,000 square feet of CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels on the Directorate of Public Works, Fort Buchanan U.S. Military Base, Puerto Rico. The building was designed by SMRT and Blue Ridge Design, Inc., with Consigli as General Contractor. Casting began in early July and erection is set to start in September 2012.

CarbonCast innovative precast concrete technology uses C-GRID® non-corrosive, high-strength, epoxy-coated carbon fiber grid as secondary reinforcing and shear reinforcing in insulated sandwich wall panels. Depending on the application, C-GRID allows thinner precast sections and can reduce the weight of enclosure systems by up to 50 percent while offering significantly improved insulation value and durability.

Marxuach & Longo, Inc., specializes in architectural and structural solutions and complete precast building systems having completed over 300 precast commercial building applications in Puerto Rico since it was founded in 2000. Its premier precast projects in Puerto Rico include First Bank Parking Deck, Amgen LTD AML-14 Production Building, Goya Warehouse and Can Production Buildings and Eli Lilly Dry Kit building.

AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 20 million square feet of CarbonCast surface area on over 400 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.

About AltusGroup
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 13 AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled national network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit or call 866-GO-ALTUS.

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