Spring 2014

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Q-LITE® Quality Lightweight concrete masonry units are manufactured using Rotary Kiln Expanded Clay lightweight aggregates produced by Big River Industries, Inc., the nation’s largest producer of expanded clay aggregates. Big River Industries’ aggregate, called Riverlite, are manufactured in accordance with ASTM C 331, “Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units.” In addition, Big River Industries’ lightweight aggregate fines are classified as a recovered material that contributes to the recycled content of concrete masonry units, thereby contributing to potential LEED® certification of building projects.

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