Virtual Plant Tours

The ever-popular Virtual Plant Tour will highlight five plant locations during ICON+365.  Attendees will be able to see the inner workings of these plants which highlight technologies in concrete masonry and paver production facilities. Prizes will be raffled at the conclusion of each tour.

Hess Group -- Wednesday, February 10, 10:00-10:45 AM EST

Hess Group will be showing the manufacturing of large format (800 x 800 x 50 mm) paving slabs and unique color blending. RH 1500 M Version Machine with new hydraulics and face mix color blending at the Kortmann Beton GmbH & Co. KG Holmers Kamp 6 48465 Schüttorf in Germany. Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card

Pathfinder Systems -- Wednesday, February 10, 1:15 - 3:00 PM EST

Pathfinder will tour Jandris Block in Gardner, MA, where the company has installed a TIGER-automated de-cuber utilizing vacuum to automatically feed a home-built grinder and a Pathfinder/GMM 2C+10A Polisher. Jandris is creating a high-end reflective finish on their masonry units utilizing this system. Pathfinder will also take us to ACME Brick and Block in Sweetwater, TN, where they are using a Model S-3 concrete products machine, TIGER de-palleter and TSP-12 splitter.

Quadra -- Wednesday, February 17, 1:15 - 3:00 PM

Quadra will tour Basalite Concrete Products’ new state-of-the-art production facility in Fort Lupton, CO. For Basalite’s landscape line of products, QUADRA is supplying a new Q12 Big-Board machine with fully automated robotic cubing. Prize: iPad with Smart Keyboard

Besser Company -- Wednesday, February 17, 1:15 - 3:00 PM

Besser will highlight Basalite Concrete Products’ new state- of-the-art production facility in Fort Lupton, CO. The new 188,000-square-foot concrete products manufacturing plant specializes in a wide array of concrete products including concrete retaining and landscape walls, pavers and specialty masonry. Basalite will produce a wide variety of high quality architectural concrete products with their Besser 6-at-a-time Servopac® Select Concrete Products machine, PTS handling system and high-speed cubing. Prize: Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8-Piece knife set in a beautiful knife block, an Omega Series 8.5” Kiritsuke Chef Knife from the Collector’s Series, and a custom cutting board emblazoned with the Besser Logo.