Munro Ltd., a concrete infrastructure provider for the construction industry, has announced that following a change in ownership, the company has changed its name to DECAST Ltd. The new name speaks to the company’s core competencies of casting infrastructure products, while acknowledging its ownership by the TACC Group and the De Gasperis family, the company said in a news release. The modernized design of the word mark logo represents the company’s forward thinking and evolution.
DECAST Ltd. will continue to operate its 470,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Utopia, in Simcoe County just west of Barrie, with plans to grow. The plant is expanding in order to accommodate a product line of heavy cast tunneling products. In addition, the plant expansion will be used for
DECAST’s patented superior maintenance hole system called the IFC, which stands for Integrated Frame and Cover. The IFC is designed to reduce inflow, infiltration and road deterioration. DECAST chose to redesign the conventional maintenance hole system in order to create a longer lasting, more durable, effective system to address the current inflow and infiltration (I&I) concerns and requirements of all municipalities.
“We are particularly proud of the innovative and newly launched IFC maintenance hole system,” said company president Silvio De Gasperis. “The IFC is the first major innovation to maintenance hole systems in 50 years and warrants the attention of all stakeholders in this industry.”
DECAST is committed to remaining the largest single combined concrete gravity pipe and concrete pressure pipe of its kind in Canada – and the only one that also produces bridge superstructure and substructure, tunnel segments and railway ties.
“The rebranding of DECAST represents the company’s evolution and direction,” De Gasperis said. “While we remain committed to producing infrastructure and services, we are motivated to provide leading infrastructure solutions.”
The new name went into effect at the beginning of January and will be implemented across all of the company’s products, services, and communications in the first quarter of 2016. Company emails and its website have also changed to the DECAST Ltd. name at decastltd.com.