Amerimix has a quality product that gives us the confidence to do our work and not have to think twice about the mortar.
Owner, Brick Works
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Quality Brick Works
1,045 Super Sacks
(>3 million lbs.)
With Baylor’s football program on the upswing, the university invested in a new, state-of-the-art stadium that was completed to begin the 2014 season. Located on the Brazos River and directly adjacent to the I-35 Corridor, McLane Stadium serves not only as the front door to Baylor University, but also as the east anchor of downtown Waco. The $266-million stadium is a multifunctional facility that hosts world-class music, family and sporting events throughout the year in addition to Baylor University football. The mortar for the entire project was supplied by Amerimix. Quality Brick Works from Robinson, Texas performed the installation.
“This was a very high-profile project on a facility that was not only important to Baylor University, but also the entire city of Waco since it’s essentially part of the city’s downtown,” said Quality Brick Works owner James Traylor. “One of the reasons why Amerimix was such a good fit was the high-quality of its product combined with the ability to consistently match the mortar color across the entire project.”
A special, high-polished block was specified by the architect along with a distinct red brick. Since Amerimix is pre-blended, it eliminates any room for human error and provides a consistent product that looks the same and performs the same throughout the project. The mason was also pleased to work with one company to provide all of the mortar, which enhanced logistics and project flow, and offered a single source to guarantee the quality of the product.
“When you work on an extremely high-profile project like McLane Stadium you are center stage and if something’s not right you know about it very quickly,” said Traylor. “Amerimix has a quality product that gives us the confidence to do our work and not have to think twice about the mortar.”
As with most stadium projects, there was a finite deadline due to the impending first game of the season. Amerimix helped the construction team Quality Brick Works easily meet its deadline so the capacity crowd could enjoy the Bears’ history-making opening game on August 31, 2014.
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