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Virtual Plant Tour

A highlight of ICON-Xchange 2019 is the Virtual Plant Tour taking place on Friday, February 15, 4 – 6pm, in Orlando, Florida. The tour will include concrete masonry and paver production facilities worldwide. Refreshments will be served before and during the tour and there will also be prize drawings for producers in attendance. Must be present to win. The featured plants will include:

  • Basalite Concrete Products LLC in Dixon, CA, presented by Columbia Machine, Inc. For over 80 years, Basalite Concrete Products has been one of the largest manufacturers of products in the Western United States and Canada. Basalite makes a wide variety of products including blocks, pavers, SRW systems and a full line of packaged concrete/mortar and other bagged materials. Their Dixon, CA location spans over 50 acres and includes a high output, state-of-the-art bagging line with automatic bag placing and robotic palletizing. PRIZE:  YETI Hopper Flip 12 and $250 cash 

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  • Barkman Concrete Ltd. in Steinbach, Manitoba Canada sponsored by TOPWERK AMERICA LTD. Since 1948, Barkman Concrete has manufactured precast concrete products. In order to keep up with their expanding market, Barkman built a state-of-the art facility with advanced manufacturing technology to produce high quality face-mix pavers and unique color schemes.  They have extended this innovation to face-mix retaining walls and masonry units. The tour will showcase the assemblage of the facility, which includes a massive foundation system for the production machine to permit the plant to be built adjacent to a highly developed residential neighborhood. The preventive maintenance program and the production technology in operation will also be featured and discussed. PRIZE: American Express gift card for $500

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  • Cambridge Pavers in South Amboy, NJ, presented by Pathfinder Systems. Cambridge Pavers provides quality PavingStones, wall systems, backyard patios and outdoor living solutions to homeowners.  Utilizing Tiger machinery, the plant will showcase precision height control, triple-splitting lines with a built in corner splitter. PRIZE: Monoprice MP Voxel 3D Printer


  • Laird Brothers in Scotland presented by Rekers (NA), Inc.  Laird Brothers has been a family run company since quarry operations commenced at Lochhead quarry in Forfar in 1958 and we are now a flourishing fourth generation independent company. Their new state-of-the-art concrete products factory features s Rekers KRS4 double plant with KBH grinding and shot blasting. It is the most advanced facility of its type within northern Europe with the capacity to output over 1 million m2 per annum. PRIZE: Six months of Wine Club selections delivered directly to your home. Four bottles per month (usually 2 whites and 2 reds) from superb medal winning wines
    from California or Canada’s best boutique wineries


  • Santerra Stonecraft in Ontario, Canada, by Besser Company.  Santerra Stonecraft is a third-generation family-owned business. They produce an impressive range of concrete products including architectural and standard concrete masonry units, paving stone, slabs, retaining wall units and accent pieces all in an extensive aroray of sizes, shapes and colors. They fabricate limestone, supply clay brick and stone and sell accessories. A Servopac® Select is being installed to produce their full line of specialty concrete products. PRIZE: Two Bose SoundLink Resolve Bluetooth Speakers and Portable SoundLink Batter

This is for the Select at Santerra Stonecraft: — Servopac® Select

This is the for the Premier at Mutual Materials:

The Plant Tour is just one of the many events taking place during ICON-Xchange February 12-16, at the family-friendly Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs™ Area, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort and within walking distance to Disney Springs™.  Learn all about ICON-Xchange at