Ash Grove’s Overland Park, Kansas, headquarters is home to a world-class laboratory established in the 1960s to carry out research and advanced testing of cement, pozzolans, concrete, aggregates and lime. One of the best-equipped, privately owned laboratories in the country, the Ash Grove Cement technical center is CCRL and AASHTO accredited for cement and concrete materials testing. The technical center also conducts a variety of environmental-related analyses by meticulously following applicable EPA methods.
The technical center provides vital, value-added services to the cement manufacturing plants, customers and markets we serve. For Ash Grove Cement’s customers in need of customized technical service, it delivers timely, responsive support to:
Trouble-shoot issues related to cement, concrete and aggregate field performances
Satisfy customers’ needs on special tests and new material sources evaluation
Promote optimized concrete mix design for performance and economy
For Ash Grove cement manufacturing plants, the tech center consistently helps the production facility to:
Ensure full product specifications compliance
Maintain rigorous environmental compliance
Improve the competitiveness and consistency of products
Develop and test new productsPerform environmental sample analysis
Every day, Ash Grove’s technical service managers are in the field helping our customers solve the common – and uncommon – challenges that may arise with their construction projects.As materials and field experts, our technical service managers have in-depth knowledge and experience with cement and concrete properties and construction practices. They are capable of expedited problem identification, along with providing technically meaningful and pragmatic solutions to get your projects back on track.
While some are LEED-certified, all of Ash Grove’s technical service managers are LEED-educated and work with our customers to achieve their project’s environmental goals. These experts can advise on a wide variety of building materials and project solutions including:
Roller compacted concrete
Paving and parking lot solutions
Building materials life-cycle cost analysis
Ash Grove’s technical service managers are actively involved in local and national cement and concrete technical associations, including the American Concrete Institute and ASTM International.