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Solite® has been continually produced lightweight aggregate since 1947.  The company has evolved from its early origin to become a world leader in process innovation, construction application, and design of lightweight aggregate concrete.  Specified for the original deck of the new Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis in 1952, the use of lightweight aggregate concrete saved the equivalent weight of a three mile long empty freight train sitting on the bridge.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis


This project and the many others that followed over the years proved the vitality and economy of Solite® concrete products.  The properties that have made Solite® successful over the years include structural efficiency, high strength, durability, predictability, low permeability, fire resistance and energy savings.  The combinations of quality products, service and innovation have forged the familiar marks that are synonymous for lightweight aggregate solutions: Solite®, Kenlite® and HydroCure®.


Waterfront Park Place, Louisville, KY


Production at our facilities begins with carefully selected raw materials that possess the necessary physical characteristics to produce high performance, rotary kiln expanded shale aggregates.  In our manufacturing process, temperatures of 2100ºF are carefully maintained and monitored in the large rotary kilns.  The extreme heat allows the unique shale raw material to expand and bloat forming a ceramic material that is then cooled and sized to ASTM (C330 and C331) and other customer specification.

Our materials are readily available for transport by utilizing any of the superior logistical capabilities available at our production facilities.  Served by direct Class 1 railroads with all carrier connections, overland truck, Greater Inland Waterway (GIWW) barge, Intracoastal Waterway barge and by Ocean transport, our products are easily distributed and available for your next project