Portfolio And Awards

Drumlin Dairy won in the Agricultural Category

Drumlin Dairy is the largest goat dairy in Wisconsin. The project in Chilton used a total of 4,777 cubic yards of concrete. The feed slab and manure pit used three variations of Natural Resources Conservation Service approved mixes.

The last four NRCS pours did not contain rebar, but instead contained Forta Fiber. Forta Fiber is a non-corrosive replacement for rebar that will help reduce and control shrinkage and temperature cracking. Drumlin Dairy is the first project that the contractor has done without rebar. The contractor stated that it was cool to see the job unfold using fiber. A lot of man hours were saved with the last four pours containing 7.5 pounds per yard of fiber for a total of 24,877.5 pounds. There were struggles during the project, from the poor weather to the massive supply and demand. The project started on May 25th, ending on June 30th. We all worked together as a team to pull off this remarkable project.

Project Team Members
Owner: Drumlin Dairy
Concrete Supplier: Carew Concrete & Supply
Engineer: GHD Services
Contractor: JP TANK

Holcim Green Bay Silo – Expansion Project won a special merit in the Industrial Category

Holcim is a French Industrial company specializing in cement, construction aggregates, and concrete.

The mix used for the silo base was a 4,000-psi full air with super. This was pumped into place because there were many pile ons due to the poor ground located near the Fox River. The base of the silo used over 500 yards of concrete. The silo walls totaled over 800 yards of concrete, in 25-yard lifts. The wall mix was a 4,000-psi full air, full super. This was challenging because there were 25-yard pours in the morning and afternoon. In order to set up the 25-yard pour in the afternoon, a cable system was used to pull the bucket up to the top of the silo and spun in a circle to fill the top of the wall. The silo stands at over 130 feet and is located in Green Bay, where it can be seen from miles away.

Project Team Members
Owner: Holcim Concrete
Supplier: Carew Concrete & Supply
Contractor: Borton Construction Company

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley won in the Northeast Region

The Boys and Girls Clubs project consisted of replacing two broken up asphalt parking lots in downtown Appleton.

The concrete supplier was asked to participate in the project to complete concrete overlays to replace both parking lots in partnership with Mark Cardinal Concrete Construction in the summer of 2023. The 4-inch overlays were completed over several days and completely changed the parking situation for the club. The concrete overlay created a safe lot for parking and the light surface improved the nighttime visibility without changing the lighting placement. The Director of the facility was very pleased with the project and the improvement that the new lots added to their entire property. The project was completed in June of 2023. It is an excellent example of concrete as a replacement for asphalt.

Project Team Members
Owner: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
Concrete Supplier: Carew Concrete & Supply
Contractor: Mark Cardinal Concrete Construction