DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – May 10, 2011) – ACH Foam Technologies supplied an estimated 2.1 million cubic feet of EPS Geofoam to the second largest Geofoam project in the US: the West Valley TRAX line. Utah Transit Authority (UTA) constructed the light rail line to a new hub in West Valley near Salt Lake City. Projected to cost $200 million and span 5.1 miles, the project required 639 truckloads or 750,000 cubic yards of the lightweight fill material. ACH Foam delivered the first truckloads in Febuary 2009; Geofoam installation was complete by January 2010.
Smithfield, Pennsylvania facility to be shared with sister company Hunter Panels
Carlisle, PA (March 17, 2011) – Insulfoam, North America’s largest producer of engineered expanded polystyrene (EPS) block-molded insulation products, announces its expansion into Western Pennsylvania. Manufacturing is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011 in a 200,000 s.f. facility, located in Smithfield, PA. Insulfoam will strategically share the plant with sister company Hunter Panels (www.hpanels.com).
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The Utah Governer’s Geologic Hazards Working Group, which includes no one from the private sector, is considering some model legislation that can be adopted by cities and counties to make it more difficult for developers to build in landslide prone areas. Also, among other things, the group may recommend that Utah adopt stricter grading requirements based on the experiences of California. Read on for more info.