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Oldcastle expands block manufacturing plant

Amcor Utah Block masonry plant has completed a 29,000-square-foot expansion


Amcor Utah Block masonry plant has completed a 29,000-square-foot expansion.

Amcor Utah Block masonry plant has completed a 29,000-square-foot expansion.
Oldcastle Architectural’s Amcor Utah Block masonry plant, located in North Salt Lake, Utah, has completed a 29,000-square-foot expansion, more than doubling production capacity and becoming the first plant capable of manufacturing pavers in high volume in the Mountain Region.

“Not only will this mean quicker turnarounds for the Mountain Region, but the availability of a regionally manufactured product will also equate to greater LEED credit opportunities for construction projects within a 500 mile radius,” says Paul Kamnikar, VP and general manager of Amcor.

As the first manufacturing facility, owned by parent company CRH in the United States, Amcor has been supplying a full line of Oldcastle architectural block and retaining walls for Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and Montana since 1978. The expansion will allow the plant to add Oldcastle’s Belgard Hardscapes paver lines to their product offerings and increase overall production capabilities.

“Production capacity has increased from 4 million eight-inch block per year to 11 million eight-inch block,” says Kamnikar, “which represents the first expansion of capacity and capability at Amcor since its purchase in 1978.”

The facility has increased in overall size from 39,000 to 68,000 square feet and will be adding four to six employees during the next six months.

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Oldcastle® Architectural, Inc. is North America’s leading producer of concrete for the following markets: commercial masonry, professional landscaping and consumer DIY. For more information, visit, or call 770-804-3363.


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