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The Journey Begins Ken believes every step you take is a journey to something better. Originally from Bucks County, PA, he moved to Huntsville, TX where he earned his BA in Marketing & Sales from Sam Houston State University. Before settling in Nevada, Ken was a U.S. Navy Seabee from 1969-1973 where he took part [...]

A.L Patterson, Inc
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Patterson has been a top supplier in the precast/prestressed industry for over four decades.  After years of offering same day service, excellent customer interaction and supplying our growing customer base, it was time for Patterson to expand. CEO Barry Fleck wanted a building that exposed Patterson’s abiding dedication to the industry and precast was the [...]

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We’re NPCA Compliance Certified! There is a great benefit in getting certified by the National Precast Concrete Association – read on to find out more! To have products NPCA Certified means that the lifting and handling products have been manufactured and tested in accordance with the quality control plan established by the company (A.L. Patterson) [...]

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When we came across this video of Superior Walls being installed, we knew we had to share! Superior Walls of America supplies precast concrete foundations that help builders accurately and quickly install wall panels to efficiently complete new home construction. They are an excellent example of precast concrete coming to the rescue by saving time [...]

CoilBoltSelection
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Did you know that when using coil inserts for lifting and handling, only 4-strut inserts should be in used in 3/4″ or larger diameters? The above image shows 2 strut inserts for illustration purposes only. You should also know that when bolts are too short, they will only engage part of the coil threads, often [...]

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Here’s a great image & chart (see above) from the 2014 A.L. Patterson Product Catalog that shows coil insert safe working load reduction factors for free edge conditions when tension loading. Free edge conditions refer to the inserts having a truncated shear cone on one side. Below, the image & chart refers to coil insert [...]

CI53_ThinSlabCoilInsert
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The CI-53 Thin Slab Coil Insert is designed for lifting and handling thin precast such a thin slabs, floors, etc., where concrete thickness presents challenges in handling. Inserts should have a 3/4″ minimum clearance of the bottom face to obtain the rated loads. Inserts should be set back 1/2″ from concrete surface and have sufficient [...]

Blog4_StraightLoopCoilInsert
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With its simple design and fabrication, the straight loop coil insert is commonly used in the precast industry for bolted connections. The coil is connected to a single wire closed loop and is an economical insert used to lift precast concrete items as an anchor or connection piece. The straight loop coil insert is available [...]