Camp Precast, located in Milton Vermont, was founded in 1968. They made a wide variety of products over the years, but as the precast industry became more technical, and customers wanting higher quality products at competitive prices, they knew they had to go all in to survive. They were using a second-hand batch plant that was never intended to be used in cold weather and their quality was suffering.
They took a major step forward in 2017 with new technology and a new 14,000 square-foot plant. With ACT material handling and mix production equipment, the design helped Camp Precast overcome their biggest challenge of outdoor aggrevate storage in a cold weather environment. ACT custom designed the WiCoMix 2250-4 WCS plant to feature underground precast concrete aggregate bunkers, engineered to take advantage of the thermal warmth below grade. This was a game changer.
The underground bunkers are just the start of the features that ACT brought to the Camp Precast system. The mixer is a Wiggert high shear planetary model, HPG 2250, which can produce a full 2-yd. batch every three minutes. Integrated with the WCS Control System, it offers a user-friendly, visual control panel that provides real-time access to production statistics. The WCS controls also auto calibrate the HydroMat Moisture Probe in the mixer and provide data for quality control reports.
Batch plant speed, precision and ease of use have enabled Camp Precast to add more capacity, work more efficiently, and compete for more department of transportation work year-round. The producer can also go after other major projects that may have been out of reach in the past.
“One of the biggest benefits of the new facility is the flexibility to produce more and better-quality concrete to expand our product lines. Camp Precast Concrete continues to stay competitive... because of our range of products,” Kevin Camp observes. “The biggest way we compete is by being diverse in our product lines... diversity in our product lines enables us to drive sales.”
Check out the recently published Camp Precast Case Study from Concrete Products.