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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 [...]

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Like father, like son Following in the footsteps of his father, Jim’s passion for building started with his first set of Lincoln Logs.  Jim was lucky to have a father who was skilled in masonry and carpentry and would work alongside him at various construction sites. Because of his hands-on experience and knowledge in concrete, [...]

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For the past six years, there has been a steady increase in the precast concrete industry. According to research conducted by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), they expect growth in overall sales to increase to almost $24 billion in 2017. “The opportunities look quite positive for continued growth in the coming years,” said Ty [...]

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A business is as strong as its employees Ever wonder… “Who is on the other side of the phone when calling ALP Supply?” There is an extraordinary team and we want you to know us. Get to know our employees who: • answer your call • conduct quality testing of the products ordered by your [...]

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This years Precast Show took place in Nashville, TN and wow what a town. The Gaylord Opryland Resort was filled with exhibitors and attendees ready to absorb all the different wonders of the concrete world. Filling a 20×20 space in the middle of aisle 800 was your very own Single Source Supplier, A.L. Patterson along [...]

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Once upon a time, the sea lions at the 17th Street Dock in Astoria, Oregon caused a real uproar! In an article published by KOIN 6 news last year, it was reported that the estimated 1,600 sea lions that came to sunbathe at the port continuously break  “water lines, electrical lines [and] dock connections” costing [...]

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We are excited to share Kraft Curing’s commercial on Concrete.Tv! The video reviews Kraft’s custom curing solutions that deal with the typical challenges of precast concrete production, improving product properties while saving cement and speeding up production cycles. You also get a chance to “meet” Michael Kraft, Managing Director of Kraft Curing Systems GmbH in [...]

Big Precast Concrete Water Bottle
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The next time you’re in Las Vegas, NV and you start to feel parched – fear not – The Water Bottle is there to save the day! Created from a two-piece precast form, The Water Bottle stands tall at 15’ 1” and offers visitors a chance to fill up their water jugs for a small [...]

Precast wall being lifting with A.L. Patterson lifting and handling products.
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“If it is a 4-Ton Lifting Pin Anchor (dog bone) it must lift up 4-tons (8,000 lbs.)” It is a common misconception within the industry that we would like to address in today’s blog. The tonnage in the title of the anchors generally refers to the lifting capability of the anchor itself. However, depending on [...]

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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) [...]