One new product every year
The Group gives priority to applied research which creates marketable products. Each team is therefore given a project with precise objectives: for example, developing low noise surfacing which reduces vehicle rolling noise in order to improve road user comfort and the quality of life of residents, or developing techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2).
The outcome of this policy is that the Group attempts to develop at least one new product every year. As the development cycle for a new product lasts on average three to five years, it may anticipate the needs of the market (as was the case for the new generation of low-noise mixes), or meet a specific customer requirement, as was the case with the development of environmentally clean tack coats.
Colaska companies are a leading producer of construction materials. Our vertically integrated operating companies manufacture and distribute a wide range of essential products: aggregates, asphalt mixes, ready-mix concrete, pre-cast products, pre-stressed girders, liquid asphalt, polymer modified binders and emulsions. Colaska is the largest producer and consumer of gravel in the State of Alaska.
Locally Produced products include:
- Pre-Cast Products
- Pre-Stressed bridge girders
- Hot Mix Asphalt
- Recycled Asphalt Pavement
- Emulsion products, including Modified Asphalt Cements, Emulsions, Cutbacks and High Performance Cold Mixes’