Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. Hosts Open House
Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. Hosts Open HouseCompany welcomes business partners to Pennsylvania facility
ALLENTOWN, PA (October 9, 2007) – On an unusually warm October day in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. celebrated its new alliance with Putzmeister America, Inc. and introduced the company and its products to business partners from the U.S. and around the world.
Held on October 9th, Allentown’s Oktoberfest-themed open house featured facility tours and seminars, a large product display and a reception dinner held at a historic local inn. Approximately 70 customers, distributors and guests attended the event and met with Allentown and Putzmeister representatives.
“This is our opportunity to thank our business partners for their past support and introduce you to the newest addition to the Putzmeister America family,” says Dave Adams, President and CEO of Putzmeister America. “Allentown was founded nearly 100 years ago and this new relationship will take the company to an even higher level, providing the world’s most comprehensive range of sprayed concrete equipment.”
Allentown is well-known for its contributions to the shotcrete industry and will continue to produce pressure tank guns, rotor guns, rotary bowl guns, wet process pumps and high pressure pumps from its Allentown, Pennsylvania location. In addition, the company will capitalize on its shotcreting expertise to drive major North American underground construction projects for the worldwide Putzmeister organization. The new alliance enhances Allentown’s product line which now includes over 50 complementary machines.
“With over 95 years and a host of innovations behind us, we look forward to our future with Putzmeister,” comments Allentown Shotcrete Technology President, Patrick Bridger. “Everyone knows the Allentown name and now we have the resources and added technologies of Putzmeister to support our efforts going forward. We will be an unbeatable team in the refractory, underground and mortar industries.”
At its outdoor display, Allentown displayed a range of equipment during the open house including the MR-3300, MR-2200, MRV-2200 Shear Force, AG-15, Allentown Piccola, POWERCRETER® Elite 50HP, POWERCRETER® 10, POWERCRETER® 20, POWERCRETER® Magnum, POWERCRETER® 7, Nozzlecat, GRH/PD-1 and BSA 14000. Visitors also attended a seminar on Refractory 101 given by Allentown’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Bill Allen.
“Given Allentown’s long history with dry process shotcrete and expertise in the refractory industry,” Allen says, “we’re able to add to Putzmeister’s product depth and knowledge and help customers expand their opportunities in this very niche business.”
During the open house, Bridger, Allen and shotcrete industry veteran George Yoggy presented Mid-American Gunite, Inc. owner Larry Masserant with a Customer Recognition award for his years of business, innovation and support of Allentown.
“Mid-American has worked tirelessly since the mid 1980s with Allentown,” says Bridger. “Larry was the driving force behind the development of Allentown’s MR-2200 and MR-3300. We thank both Larry and Mid-American for their years of loyalty and unwavering support.”
Mid-American is an industry leader in the steel mill services industry.
Allentown will have an extensive product display at booth C6158 at the World of Concrete 2008 in Las Vegas this January. Its booth will be adjacent to Putzmeister’s booth C5737 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.