Kryton completes new facility in Calgary
By Canada News WireNews
Kryton International Inc. has completed the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alta.
The plant is operated by Cementec Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kryton acquired in 2017. Cementec manufactures and distributes Hard-Cem, a unique integral hardening admixture that increases concrete resistance to abrasion and erosion. Con-Fume is used to add durability to concrete construction, and XL-Fume is used in mining, oil, and gas
“The acquisition of Cementec in 2017 supported our global strategy to provide our customers with products that support sustainable concrete construction,” says Kari Yuers, the President and CEO of Kryton, in a press release.
“Not only in the fact that our products increase concrete durability and reduce lifetime CO2 emissions, but also in the fact that we are recycling post-industrial material to create high-quality products that are designed to improve concrete performance and sustainability.”
These products are part of Kryton’s suite of Smart Concrete solutions, which are all designed to help builders meet today’s building standards, new OSHA regulations, and tight deadlines while also reducing skilled labor requirements.
Kryton had to begin planning for the new facility immediately after the acquisition of Cementec. Built on 4.5 acres, the facility is designed to accommodate at least 10 times the output of the previous plant to ensure a stable supply chain for customers locally and as a specialty export to Kryton’s worldwide distribution network.
“The decision to stay in Calgary made perfect sense,” said Yuers.
“Calgary was the birthplace of this technology, and we have been able to retain our dedicated and knowledgeable team who are a key part of our success.”