Blastcrete Equipment, LLC History
Rooted in Refractory
- 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 for us 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.
Industry Firsts introduced by Blastcrete:
Single- and Double-Chamber Gunite Machines
Hydrostatic Piccola Gunite Machine
Hydrostatic Multi-Rig Mixer/Rotary Gun
Multi-Rig specific for wet sand
3-inch swing tube refractory pump with 2,200-pound mixer (MX-10)
2-inch and 3-inch Hydraulic Squeeze Pump
Hydraulic Spiral Mixer
Refractory Robot Applicator for Ladles
AA 020 “Genuine Piccola” Direct Drive Rotary Gun
RD6536 Concrete Pump Attachment for a Skid Steer
Hydraulic Continuous Mixer
4-inch Swing Tube Mixer/Pump with Oversized Hydraulic Cylinders for Low Hydraulic Pressures (MX-20)
Dampcon Gunning Rig with Predampening Mixer and Hydraulic Piccola Gun
Two-Stage Continuous Feed Mixer
DustAway Dust Reduction System
4-inch Swing Tube Refractory Pump with 2,200-pound Pan Mixer (MX-20MT)
12 cu. ft. Spiral Mixer and Adjustable 2L8 Rotor-Stator for Gypsum Flooring (RS180 Mixer/Pump)