Foster Supply had a very successful year with the launch of our new wall system Verti-Block leading the way. Verti-Block is a large block wall system that has a hollow core allowing a controlled amount of stone to be placed for drainage. It also is designed where the underdrain pipe is placed directly on the stone footer and held in place by the blocks themselves. This prevents gravel from displacing the underdrain pipe which may result in poor drainage. Foster Supply introduced this product line at its Harrodsburg production facility in the first quarter of last year. Since then we have already had to double our production capacity to meet demand. The architectural beauty of the product along with the ease of installation makes it the perfect wall system for specifying agencies and installers alike.
Verti-Block has been readily accepted by architects and engineers across our region and is one of our fastest growing product lines. Please be on the lookout for our new product launch here in West Virginia in the third quarter of this year. We are encouraging our specifying agencies to include it in their current specifications along with Redi-Rock which we produce at three different locations including Scott Depot, and Nutter Fort in West Virginia along with our London operation in Kentucky. Redi-Rock has been the leader in the industry for years and we are proud of the successes that we have had with that product as well.
Foster Supply Inc. is proud to announce that Orders Construction won an award for flatwork on the I-64 and I-77 project in Kanawha County, West Virginia that utilized “Super Slab” panels produced at our Sissonville precast plant. We are currently teamed up with them again on a West Virginia Turnpike project utilizing precast bridge deck and barrier wall combination pieces that will have transverse joints poured in the field. The entire deck will take about 7 days to replace in a first of a kind operation in West Virginia. Stay tuned for more information on the amazing project.
Spring is here and as always trucks will be in short supply as the construction season kicks off. Please plan as far in advance as you can so we can meet the needs of our customers.