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Volume 9, Issue 4

Stormwater Treatment Products.

Prevention of stormwater pollution is critical. According to the EPA, all new developments, retrofits, or site expansions that exceed one acre or are in an urbanized area must implement a stormwater management plan for their site.

The selection of a cost-effective and easy-to-access treatment system can mean a huge difference in maintenance expenses for years to come.

Atlantic Precast offers CDS by CONTECH Stormwater Solutions. These products minimize maintenance and make it as easy and inexpensive as possible to keep the systems working properly.


CDS - Using patented continuous deflective separation technology, the CDS system effectively screens, separates and traps debris, sediment, and oil and grease from stormwater runoff.  The indirect screening capability of the system allows for 100% removal of floatables and neutrally buoyant material, without blinding.*






Contech Stormwater Solutions

You may not be aware, but Contech Stormwater Solutions has taken over CDS.  The jobs have pretty much stayed the same without any impact.  The only thing that has really changed is the people we communicate with and their locations.

About a month ago we were contacted by Jeff Grant with Contech in Maryland with the offer to start building the separation slab a little different.  Instead of it being one piece it is now part of the first riser section and is now called a separation riser.  We will be using this new design in the 4’, 5’ and 6’ diameter structures.  The picture below is the inside of the 5’ diameter unit with the separation slab included in the riser section.

Separation Riser
Separation Riser

Another offer that was made was to do the install of the fiberglass and screen here at the plant the day before the unit is to be shipped.  We had to see and try the install first before making that decision.  Last week we had our first job with the new separation riser and doing our first install and it was successful.

The first step is to put the screen in the separation riser and drill your holes for the four bolts that hold the screen to the slab.  Before the screen can be attached to the slab it must come out and be bolted to the fiberglass.  Then the internal is put into the separation riser to be bolted to the slab and also to the walls for a tight fit for less calking. 

Below, are some pictures of the process.

Chamber and Screen Assembling Separation Riser
The fiberglass chamber is attached to the stainless screen prior to inserting it into the separation riser.

Attaching the chamber Separation Riser ready to ship
The chamber is attached and the Separation Riser is now ready to ship.


Submitted by Tammy Hindley

*More CDS information is available from Contech Stormwater Solutions, Inc.


Volume 9, Issue 3

Puerto Rico Precast supplies
Cuisinart Resort and Spa Ocean Villas
Anguilla, British West Indies

Cuisinart Resort
In September 2007, Puerto Rico Precast was approached to precast products for the island of Anguilla. Anguilla is located approximately 200 miles east of Puerto Rico and is next to San Martin.  It has an area of about 62 square miles and is known for its beautiful beaches, fabulous resorts & hospitality.

6x6 Box Culvert
A portion of the order consisted of 204LF of 6’ x 6’ box culvert. Each unit would weigh 16110lbs. This order had be cast in one months time, in order to meet the clients schedule. To supply a quality product, with on time delivery, we contacted Leo Morales from PR Wire/Ace Forming. He suggested that we precast using elevator casting technology. So, for the first time at our plant, we did just that. As you can see it was a success

96 Precast Drywell
These presented a challenge, since we had never done this before. But there’s always a first time and we as a team can never turn down a challenge.

In addition to the storm units we supplied (14) 48” diameter manholes, using A-lok pipe to manhole seals and precast invert systems.

We’d like to thank Mr. Joseph Graziosi of Skanska
Mr. Armando Vilanova of Caribbean Contractors Supplies
for the opportunity to precast for such a prestigious resort.


Submitted/Written by Sunny (Spadaccino) Semidei

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Volume 9, Issue 2

Maryland - Offers additional products

An expanded line of precast slabs offer our customers ontime delivery and guaranteed quality. 

Storm Inlet Slabs

As depicted, the slabs vary in specific size and configuration for each Storm Inlet location. Each MD county specification is met with precision and quality.

Storm Inlet Slabs

Generally, the inlets are specified either 60 or 120" wide at the throat, but the boxes other dimension may vary from 30 to 72". The slabs are cast in 6" increments to meet this requirement. The nose and frame and cover are also unique to each jurisdiction. 

Storm Inlet Slabs

Written by Rob Kelly
Information provided by Tim Rolfes, Jr. and Jim Bollich

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Volume 9, Issue 1

Tradition - An Artistic Attitude

Over the years, many Atlantic employees and their families have had the privilege to know Maurice Dallas and his bells.  These Christmas bells, designed and produced exclusively for Atlantic Concrete Industries, are given out at the meeting in Pennsylvania each December.   It recently occurred to me that the story of the bells was one which was yet to be written and that there may be some who do not know the history and endearment of these beautiful gifts. 

Bottom row 1979, 1980, 1981.  Middle row 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986.  Top row 1987, 1988, 1989.

The history started in 1979 when Mary Alice Ditcher and Joanne Westhoff wanted to do something special for the ladies that attended the dinner on Saturday night.  They wanted to give them a gift for being a part of the Atlantic family.  Maurice ‘Mo’ Dallas (Jack and Mary Alice’s nephew) was asked to give the idea of an annual gift some thought.  Mo, an artist, came up with the idea of the bells.  Mo says that the reason bells worked in his mind is because it provided a “blank canvas” to build on year after year.  And so the tradition has continued from 1979 with one exception in the set.  In 1980 according to Mo, “Tris (Ditcher) decided he didn’t want a bell, he wanted a box”.  And so, as shown in the picture, in 1980 a box was designed and crafted by Mo at Tris’ request.  This box holds special meaning to a lot of the Atlantic family.

Bottom Row 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994.  Top row 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

The bells are hand molded and painted by Mo and Dallas Design each year.  They are a product of his personal inspiration and values of the holiday season.  Most bells come with a brief description of the meaning of that particular bell. For almost 30 years, Mo has brought hand-crafted, one of a kind beauty to Atlantic’s guests.  His creativity is remarkable and unforgettable. 

Bottom Row 2000, 2002, 2004, 2003, 2001.  Top Row 2005, 2006, 2007.

And so large or small, fantastic or simple, the bells of Atlantic Concrete and Maurice Dallas will always hold a place in our hearts and in this company’s history.


For more on Maurice Dallas, visit   


Written by Megan Ditcher
Information provided by Maurice Dallas and Dale Abraham

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