GILBERTS, Ill., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ductilcrete Slab Systems, LLC is in the business of revolutionizing the concrete flatwork industry. Since its inception in 2012, the company set out to provide a more sustainable solution to the challenges associated with the traditional concrete floor and paving systems. Among the most notable benefits, the company's patented solution allows for significantly decreased number of floor joints, lower costs of maintenance, and 5-year warranty. The significance of these tangible benefits is multiplied by Ductilcrete's core value of giving back to the larger community. Specifically, the company's leadership developed a standing formula of donating $52.80 for every mile of floor joints saved with Ductilcrete's slab systems.
Most recently, Ductilcrete's commitment to the broader community causes will be celebrated with the company's recipient of choice, Purdue University Krannert School of Management and its Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. Ductilcrete has a standing relationship with the program through various mentorship activities including regular participation in judging the students' yearly business plan presentations. The program is focused on assisting veterans in learning the logistics of entrepreneurship. This educational initiative is mostly privately funded and it's provided to veterans at no cost. The rigorous curriculum is specifically designed to provide the students with the necessary tools to offer employment options for life beyond the armed forces.
This October, Ductilcrete is donating $5,000 to further support the crucial mission of Purdue's EBV program. This donation is recognizing the efforts and long-term partnership with licensee Lithko Contracting. In the spirit of partnership and giving, Lithko will provide an additional donation of $2,500. Similar to Ductilcrete, Lithko has a local service model vision embedded in its mission, which directly aligns with Ductilcrete's goal of supporting community development. Moreover, Lithko, who has a national footprint, has operations in close proximity to Purdue University so their financial contribution to EBV directly impacts the local community.
Ductilcrete's track record of giving back serves as an example of multifaceted success addressing the business needs while at the same time growing our community. The company's model continues to be further validated by its strategic business partners propelling those core values together.
Ductilcrete Slab Systems, LLC:
Ductilcrete Slab Systems encompasses a family of concrete flatwork systems that include slabs, pavements and toppings. Although not formally founded until 2012, Ductilcrete's success can be attributed to more than 10 years of research by Greg Scurto and Allen Face. Today in 2016, Ductilcrete's 27 alliance members are responsible for having placed more than 317 projects equating to 89 million square feet. Ductilcrete's accelerated growth has been a result of the significant value that developers, users and owners are experiencing.
- Ductilcrete delivers high performing slabs and pavements designed to remain flat and level with virtually no curl.
- Its patented system creates concrete floors that feature up to 75% fewer joints and higher load bearing capacity.
- With Ductilcrete, developers are experiencing higher lease rates, are able to lease faster and upon exiting are realizing higher cap rates.
- Tenants and users are enjoying the look, the quality and flexibility for operational use, as well as the extremely low cost of maintenance.
Lithko Contracting, LLC:
Lithko was formed in the early 1990s by a group of commercial concrete construction professionals who had grown weary of the constant travel their jobs required, and the strain that travel put on their families. Seeing an opportunity to create a different kind of organization, they formed a commercial concrete contracting company focused on working close to home.
To support growth without the excessive travel, they targeted their work to middle-market projects and focused on opening additional locations. They named these semi-autonomous branches BURGS (Business Unit Running Great). Aggressively recruiting from the industry and universities, the company hired professionals with the drive to become leaders, oversaw their training, and offered them unique opportunities for career growth through the BURG structure.
In the early 2000s, the company expanded their leadership team and further developed the business model. Today, Lithko operates more than 15 BURGS within the US, with plans to open many more.
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