Chaney Enterprises opens Lorton concrete plant in Virginia

Chaney Enterprises has opened its Lorton concrete plant in Fairfax County, Virginia, and intends to create a dozen new jobs.

The plant, located in 9520 Gunston Cove Road directly off Interstate 95, has earned the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Green-Star Certification for adhering to principles of the environmental and sustainability movement of the ready mixed concrete industry.

As part of the opening, Chaney is introducing new concrete mixers equipped with Verifi in-transit concrete management system to continuously monitor and report on the truck delivery phase and concrete properties. It also makes any necessary adjustments to the concrete by adding the precise quantity of water or admixtures needed.

The Lorton plant features include dust suppression and dust collector equipment, white noise backup signals on all on-site equipment, pH treatment systems and an all concrete parking and entryway.

Francis ‘Hall’ Chaney, III, president of the company, says: “Having this new concrete plant in Fairfax County and receiving permission from the Virginia Tourism Association to use the ‘Virginia is for lovers’ slogan on Chaney Enterprises’ new concrete mixers is an honour. Working with a time-restricted perishable product like concrete that can only travel short distances, local plants are a requirement to get the job done.  Local plants, like our new Lorton concrete plant, also assist the local community and economy.”

The facility was built using Chaney’s panelised insulated concrete form (ICF), a method which uses insulated foam blocks that lock together and are then filled with reinforced concrete a step farther by forming the blocks into ICF wall panels.

Chaney says the panelised ICF is done off-site and delivered to be job site to be braced and poured, making it possible to build walls in hours rather than days.

Dan Storck, Mount Vernon district supervisor of the Fairfax County board of supervisors says: “Companies, like Chaney, that are passionately committed to their communities, work and environment, align well with our priority to continue to create a diverse and healthy environment for all residents, businesses, and travellers, alike. Chaney has already shown its commitment to the Lorton community by providing a ‘Welcome to Lorton’ sign, long awaited by the community.”



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