All-purpose Refractory Gun History

Blastcrete Equipment, LLC History

Rooted in Refractory

  • All-purpose Refractory Gun
  • We are an American owned business based in Anniston, Alabama. Our roots date back to Los Angeles in 1950 and since then we’ve continued to evolve as the premier shotcrete equipment manufacturer serving customers worldwide.
  • In 2006, we moved to our current facility, a 70,000 square-foot building on 13 acres in Anniston. In 2007, a 1,600-square-foot research, development and training facility was added to the manufacturing building. Neal Manufacturing, a manufacturer of asphalt pavement maintenance equipment, partnered with us in 2013 and operates as a division of Blastcrete.

    Under the leadership of Jim Farrell from 1983 to 2017, we built a solid foundation on which to expand our company and product line.  In 2017, we partnered with Druid Capital Partners headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Druid Capital is a reliable, trusted and local source of equity capital for our future growth and expansion.  For more information, please visit the Druid Capital Website.

  • Blastcrete's Gunite Machine
Industry Firsts introduced by Blastcrete:
  • 1950

    Single- and Double-Chamber Gunite Machines

  • 1987

    Hydrostatic Piccola Gunite Machine

  • 1990

    Hydrostatic Multi-Rig Mixer/Rotary Gun

  • 1994

    Multi-Rig specific for wet sand

  • 1996

    3-inch Swing Tube Refractory Pump with 2,200-pound Mixer (MX-10)

  • 1998

    2-inch and 3-inch Hydraulic Squeeze Pump

  • 2000

    Hydraulic Spiral Mixer

  • 2004

    Refractory Robot Applicator for Ladles

  • 2005

    AA 020 “Genuine Piccola” Direct Drive Rotary Gun

  • 2006

    RD6536 Concrete Pump Attachment for a Skid Steer

  • 2007

    Hydraulic Continuous Mixer

  • 2008

    4-inch Swing Tube Mixer/Pump  with Oversized Hydraulic Cylinders for Low Hydraulic Pressures (MX-20)

  • 2010

    Dampcon Gunning Rig with Predampening Mixer and Hydraulic Piccola Gun

  • 2013

    Two-Stage Continuous Feed Mixer

  • 2015

    DustAway Dust Reduction System

  • 2017

    4-inch Swing Tube Refractory Pump with 2,200-pound Pan Mixer (MX-20MT)

  • 2018

    12 cu. ft. Spiral Mixer and Adjustable 2L8 Rotor-Stator for Gypsum Flooring (RS180 Mixer/Pump)