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WELCOME TO BUILDEX®
Inc. is a Midwestern US producer of expanded shale lightweight aggregate marketed as
Buildex lightweight aggregate. The word Haydite® in our
logo refers to our roots that go back to Stephen J. Hayde, the inventor of expanded shale
lightweight aggregate produced by the rotary kiln process.
Buildex is a
construction material used primarily in the production of lightweight concrete masonry
(Haydite block and Buildex SmartWall Systems concrete masonry units), lightweight
structural concrete, asphalt chip seals and also as a lightweight
geotechnical fill aggregate. There are many other
significant uses, as well. New uses include "Internal Curing"
of conventional normal weight concrete. Internal curing extends
hydration of cement to improve concrete durability. Detailed information
Curing is available at the escsi.org website including links to many
of the latest papers on the subject. An extensive bibliography on
internal curing as well as detailed research information is available at
Internal Curing website.
Products made with
Buildex are lightweight, yet just as strong and durable as products made with rock and
sand. Buildex is used throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states, shipped from our
production plants in Kansas and Missouri. We are part of a global industry with other
producers serving markets throughout the US and worldwide. Buildex has
several unique characteristics that contribute to Sustainable
Development and LEEDTM Green Building certification credits.
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of the NCMA online Details library and NCMA e-TEK manual.
first Buildex plant was built in Ottawa, Kansas and began production in 1950. Since that time we
have added plants at Marquette, Kansas and New Market, Missouri and boosted production
capacity to over 750,000 cubic yards annually. Buildex expanded shale lightweight
aggregate is our only product, allowing us to concentrate on quality, consistency, service
and economy while serving a market area of 15 Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states.
P.O. Box 77
Ottawa, Kansas 66067-0077
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