In late December 2011, the first rail shipment of sand left from a new, state-of-the-art sand processing plant in western Wisconsin. This was the first of one to three weekly trains that would transport sand, processed from a nearby sand mine, to multiple locations in the United States.
Lewis Construction, based in Schofield, Wisconsin, was the contractor handling construction of the sand mine. Owner Steve Lewis, who had often utilized Symons® by Dayton Superior® product solutions over the years, approached the company again to provide forming solutions for the project.
Symons by Dayton Superior’s Sym-Ply forming provided a perfect solution. Sym-Ply’s ability to easily and quickly connect to Steel‑Ply allowed for no delays in the placement of forms. The contractor was also able to avoid purchasing fractional wall ties by using taper ties to easily adjust to the different size batters. More than 3,700 square feet of Sym-Ply was used to form 100 lineal feet of tapered and battered wall.
“The forms went together easily and the clamp connections made for fast gang assembly,” said Todd Masephol, Concrete Superintendent for Lewis Construction.

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