Oldcastle Architectural Announces New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Burnet, TX, Dedicated to Concrete and Mortar Products

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Jewell, an Oldcastle Company, announces the opening of a new state-of-the-art, 23,000 sq. ft. concrete and mortar manufacturing facility in Burnet, Texas. The new plant will service Central Texas, including Austin and San Antonio markets and produce Oldcastle’s market-leading brands which include Sakrete, Techniseal and Amerimix, serving the DIY, commercial masonry and professional contractor markets.

Oldcastle Jewell's new plant site in Burnet, TX begins operation in December 2017.

Jewell is pleased and excited to bring employment opportunities to the Burnet community with this new manufacturing business. It will serve a critical role in supplying high growth residential and commercial markets throughout our region.-- Dan Hamblen, President, Jewell

Jewell, an Oldcastle Company, has announced the opening of a new state-of-art 23,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Burnet, Texas, expected to be operational by the end of December 2017. The new plant will service Central Texas, including the Austin and San Antonio markets, and is located on 15-acres with an on-site quarry providing raw materials.

Founded in 1936 with manufacturing operations based in Katy, Waco, Hurst, and Rosenberg, TX, Jewell services the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma markets as part of the Oldcastle APG network of companies. Jewell also operates seven distribution facilities in the areas of Houston, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth.

“Jewell is pleased and excited to bring employment opportunities to the Burnet community with the addition of this new manufacturing business,” said Dan Hamblen, Jewell’s President. “This addition to our existing production facilities will serve a critical role in supplying high growth markets in the residential and commercial sectors throughout our region.”

The facility will be dedicated to Oldcastle’s market-leading concrete and mortar brands which include Sakrete, Techniseal and Amerimix, serving the DIY, commercial masonry and professional contractor markets. “The new plant allows us to produce our product lines in a very safe and efficient manner and to continue Jewell’s growth in our respective markets,” said Pat Miller, Jewell’s VP of Operations.

“This new, strategic investment in Oldcastle APG/Jewell manufacturing is the latest example of our sustained commitment to masonry and the concrete dry mix industry,” said Tim Ortman, President of Oldcastle APG. “The new facility will help support and grow our Sakrete, Amerimix and Techniseal brands, making them available on a wider scale and fuel continued growth in key markets. Masonry – a time tested and effective solution- remains a central cog in our Architectural Products Group portfolio capable of meeting the needs of today’s market few others can match.”

The plant will support the successful platform that brings Echelon’s Amerimix WRM to the pro masonry market, which now features an ongoing campaign urging contractors to “Ditch the Sand Pile” to save time and job efficiencies with a quality pre-blended mortar.

Amerimix mortars can be mixed 50% faster and are available in a portfolio of masonry colors.

When used with concrete masonry units that contain Oldcastle’s partner RainBloc GP, the system creates a superior moisture barrier that inhibits water penetration. Sakrete is the company’s easy-to-blend, easy-to-use DIY bagged concrete mix that helps any homeowner complete their outdoor projects.

Techniseal is the perfect complement to Oldcastle’s Belgard concrete pavers as a preferred jointing material. It seals paver joints but remains flexible to prevent cracking.

As Hamblen notes, there have been few concrete dry mix plants constructed in the past few decades, so this state-of-the-art, ultra-modern concrete production facility is very meaningful to the industry, as well as to worker safety, the environment and the local community. “The new plant represents future sustained growth and confidence by Oldcastle, not only in our company and brands, but in the entire industry. We are excited for the future of masonry, both here in Texas and nationwide.”

Learn more at https://www.jewellcp.com.

About Oldcastle® Architectural:

Oldcastle Architectural is the largest concrete products manufacturer in North America. With more than 150 locations and a company culture characterized by a commitment to customer satisfaction, Oldcastle adheres to a level of service and consistency that no other supplier can match. Our combination of local market presence and national capabilities allows us to meet and exceed the demanding needs of an ever-changing industry. Learn more at OldcastleAPG.com

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