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Ryan Canfield, Hill and Griffith's Director of Sales attended The AFS 2019 Foundry Leadership Summit

Posted by Samantha Farris on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 11:38 AM

AFS FOUNDRY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 9-22-19-1

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Hill & Griffith announces it's Exclusive Distributorship with Vemek

Posted by Samantha Farris on Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 02:25 PM

The Hill & Griffith Company is pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Vemek Precision Engineering effective August 1, 2019 on becoming their exclusive distributor of their chaplets, chills, vents, nails, filters and consumables for the foundry.

Vemek was created officially in 1969 and specialize in the production of foundry chaplets. They offer a full range of products for the automotive-foundry industry as for countless other industries. Vemek manufactures foundry chaplets, precision metal components, mechanical parts intended for use in the most varied industrial sectors.

Please contact our sales department at 1-800-543-0425 or send an email to orders@hillandgriffith.com and visit Vemek at http://vemek.it

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Hill and Griffith Indianapolis Employees Participated In The American Foundry Society Central Indiana Golf Outing

Posted by Samantha Farris on Fri, Aug 09, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

 

AFS GOLF OUTING JULY 2019

From left to right:

Wallace Oglesby-HG Maintenance, Ben Riley-HG Maintenance Manager, Doug Schwall-HG Technical Sales Rep, Donna Nijak-HG Plant Manager, John Hastings-HG Production Leader, Bob Waterloo(Captain Concrete)-HG Technical Sales Director, Jeff Garrison-HG Production, Shawn Taylor-HG Maintenance & Aaron(Chuck) Norris-HG Maintenance 

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The Hill and Griffith Company Welcomes Executive-Level Director of Sales

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 @ 02:07 PM

The Hill and Griffith Company is proud to announce and welcome Ryan Canfield as the company’s Director of Sales & Business Development.

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Ryan will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, contributing to product selection, marketing, as well as general management responsibilities.

Canfield also comes to H&G with 17+ years of experience in sales, technical support, marketing and engineering for the foundry, die cast, precast and prestress concrete industries. Ryan’s proven track record was instrumental in increasing annual company revenue, customer retention and customer satisfaction ratings in previous direct sales and management roles. He also holds an Engineering Degree from Trine University in Angola, IN.

He joins the H&G team from Carbo Ceramics located in Houston, TX.

#marketing #sales #concrete


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Race Now to Build Your Business at The Precast Show

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Today and tomorrow are your chances to gallop over and visit this year’s NPCA and PCI Convention in beautiful and historic Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 28 - Mar. 2

Visit the Hill and Griffith Company's Booth 739 to learn more about application tips and performance improvements for your precast concrete release agent use.

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From left to right: Dave Greek, Jr., Mike Lawry, Angela Cox, Bob Waterloo, Tom Dempsey and Tom Trainor.

  • Get out of the grandstand and onto the track with industry leaders and peers.
  • Discover the latest trends raising the stakes in a competitive marketplace.
  • Get the exclusive information you need to get you out of the gate and into the winner’s circle.

This year’s event kicked off with an opening welcome reception for PCI Convention attendees. Celebrating equestrian thoroughbreds with an evening reception and tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum, precast concrete thoroughbreds with our popular Design Awards, and our industry thoroughbreds with new, improved education offerings. Learn more at this PCI site page. The event is at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202.


The Precast Show is sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute with additional collaboration from the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute and the Cast Stone Institute. The Precast Show 2019 will take place February 28 – March 2, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.

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The Perfect Release

Grifcote® and Cast-O-Magic® Concrete Form Release Agents
VOC Compliant, NSF Certified and Biodegradable Release Agents for All Concrete Applications 

Industry Leading Performance and Quality

Trained technicians are available to visit your site, determine your needs and design the right product for you.

  • Grifcote FR-50 & PR-5S VOC - Workhorse Release
  • Grifcote LV-50 Plus - NSF Certified for Potable Water Release
  • Grifcote Bio-Gold - Environmentally Friendly Release 
  • Grifcote CC-150 VOC - Premium Seasoning Agent
  • Cast-O-Magic, Con-Solver and Liquid Chisel
  • Corrosion Inhibitor for Steel Forms

Nationwide and International Distribution

 

The Hill and Griffith Company Booth No. 739 is easy to find. It's right-smack-dab in the middle of the show floor!

Hill and Griffith Booth 739 2019 Precast Show

We'll be showcasing our extensive product line at the show.

  • Concrete Form Release Agents
  • Rust Inhibitors
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Seasoning Agents
  • Concrete Dissolver's

Product Categories

  • Coatings
  • Lubricants
  • Other Chemicals
  • Release Agents
  • Rust Preventive Chemicals
  • Sealants
  • Sprayers

Hill and Griffith Customer Service

We're known for our hands-on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend concrete release agents, packerhead concrete form releases, concrete form seasoning, potable water and non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable releases, rust inhibitors and concrete dissolver products that suit your needs.

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We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy."
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Bulletins and Technical Papers for Concrete Casting Products 

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"GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE"

Posted by Samantha Farris on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 01:11 PM

The old saying "Great Minds Think Alike"! We here at HG, like to think that all our great minds bring more to the table then just thinking alike! Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people!    

HG SALES MEETING DECEMBER 2018

Hill and Griffith's Management & Sales Team 

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Congratulations Ron Schweyer on your 5th Year of Dedicated Service!

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 07:59 PM

SCHWEYER 5-YEAR-revised

Dave Greek, Jr. congratulates Ron Schweyer on his 5th year anniversary.

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Hill & Griffith's Newest Addition

Posted by Samantha Farris on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 01:33 PM

Although it's not the new bundle of joy that comes to mind when adding a new addition, we here at The Hill and Griffith Company are very excited to introduce our newest addition to our growing family!

HGTRUCK-revised

The Hill and Griffith Company has been delivering high quality products since 1896!

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Cincinnati Employee Took A Gamble

Posted by Samantha Farris on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Don't bet because there's always that chance you will lose!

STEELERS

Cincinnati Employee-Sean Carter lost a bet with Mike Lawry. Sean bet that the Cincinnat Bengals would win the game against the Steeler's this past weekend. Guess who lost?

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Review, NPCA "Precast Concrete On-Site Wastewater Tank Best Practices Manual" (HG News)

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 05:12 PM

Today we'll review the "Precast Concrete On-Site Wastewater Tank Best Practices Manual" provided by the National Precast Concrete Association.

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Structural Design ................................................4
Materials.............................................................4
Concrete Mix Proportioning..............................10
Lifting Inserts.................................................... 11
Coatings............................................................12
Production Practices.........................................12
Pre-Pour Checklist.............................................16
Casting Concrete..............................................17
Curing ...............................................................18
Post-Pour Operations........................................19
Post-Pour Checklist...........................................20
Finishing and Repairing Concrete.....................21
Seals, Fittings and Joints ..................................22
Tank Installation................................................24
Testing ..............................................................26 

Introduction
This manual provides guidance on material selection, manufacturing techniques, testing and installation to attain structurally sound, watertight precast concrete septic tanks and related components for on-site wastewater treatment systems. It is not intended for use as a regulatory code or minimum design standard, but rather as an aid to manufacturers, engineers, contractors and owners.

Chemical Admixtures
Although not mentioned specifically, this is good advice for concrete form releases as well, "Store admixtures as recommended by manufacturer and in a manner that avoids contamination, evaporation and damage. Protect liquid admixtures from freezing and extreme temperature changes, which could adversely affect their performance."

Concrete_Pre-Pour_Checklist_copy.jpgConcrete Mixture Proportioning
We liked this description of the "shock absorber" effect of air-entraining, "Air-entraining admixtures are designed to disperse microscopic air bubbles throughout the concrete’s matrix to function as small “shock absorbers” during freeze-thaw cycles. The required air content for frost resistant concrete is determined by the maximum aggregate size and severity of in-service exposure conditions (ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary”) In addition, air entrainment improves workability and reduces bleeding and segregation of fresh concrete while greatly improving the durability and permeability of hardened concrete."

Production Practices
Excerpt from the part about form releases, "Apply form release agents in a thin, uniform layer on clean forms. Do not apply form release agents to reinforcing steel or other embedded items, as it can compromise the bond between the steel and the concrete. Do not allow the form release agent to puddle in the bottom of forms. Remove excess form release agent prior to casting."

Stripping and Handling Products
For the best release it's important not to remove the forms too quickly, "Concrete must gain sufficient strength before stripping it from the forms. Due to the nature of the precast business, the American Concrete Institute recognizes that forms will usually be stripped the next workday. Under normal conditions (concrete temperature greater than 50° F [10˚C]), a properly designed concrete can reach the minimum compressive strength for stripping within this time period. Periodic compressive strength testing of one-day strength or stripping strength cylinders is recommended to confirm that proper concrete strength is attained."

The manual concludes with a comprehensive glossary. Thanks to the NPCA for a great reference guide.


Hill and Griffith Customer Service

We're known for our hands on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend concrete release agents, packerhead concrete form releases, concrete form seasoning, potable water concrete form release, non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable concrete form release, rust inhibitors and concrete dissolver products that suit your needs.

Hill and Griffith Samples

Product Samples

We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy."
Contact Us »

 

Hill and Griffith Customer Service

Technical Services & Support

On-site casting defect investigations, product testing, machine start-ups and much more. Also, lab facilities are available to provide testing upon request.
Contact Us »

 

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