U.S. Company exports lightweight concrete product to the U.K

Maryland company, Featherlight Precast Inc., ships concrete to Great Britain.
By: Featherlight Precast Inc
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - March 31, 2014 - PRLog -- Hancock, Maryland – March 31, 2014

With an unexpected twist in the import/export business, the Maryland based Featherlight Landscape Products began exporting its lightweight concrete deck piers, called Handi-Block™, to the United Kingdom for sale in the Eastleigh, England based DIY megastores, B&Q (B&Q plc) (DIY.com). As a commodity, concrete products are almost exclusively manufactured locally due to weight restrictive shipping. Featherlight’s unique formula for lightweight cellular concrete makes the shipment of their Handi-Block™ Deck Piers feasible.

In late January, containers of the Handi-Block™ Deck Piers began arriving at the Baltimore Harbor from Featherlight’s Hancock, Maryland manufacturing facility to be loaded to cargo ships bound for the U.K.

In the U.S., Featherlight’s Handi-Block™ deck piers are available at Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse (LOW).

Featherlight Landscape Products was founded in 2006 as Evolve Composites, Inc. and was later changed to Featherlight to focus its product line on the unique cellular concrete products.

B&Q was founded in 1979 as Block & Quayle, soon changed to B&Q. Since its inception, B&Q has expanded to include stores in England, Ireland and China.

North Carolina based Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse is the world’s second largest home improvement retailer behind The Home Depot nationally and internationally, and globally ahead of B&Q and OBI (www.obi.de) the German based DIY retailer.

John Bizzell

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