MCHFH Construction personnel recently received and invitation from Charles "Chuck" Paterno, Founder & Managing Partner of AAC East, LLC, to tour their new plant in the Bennettsville area. AAC, or Aerated Autoclaved Concrete as it is known, began develoment in Stockholm, Sweden back in 1923. Johan Eriksson, an architect, patented the manufacturing process in 1924. Production was licensed in 1928, and the first manufacturing facility was built in 1929 in Stockholm. Construction applications of AAC include use as both load-bearing and non-load bearing building material for floors and walls.
AAC combines the advantages of non-combustible concrete with the workability of wood and is a completely "green" material. The advantages of AAC block are varied and many depending upon local condition:
The applications of AAC range from high-rises and hotels to hospitals, schools, office and commerical buildings, convention centers, single and multi-family residential, military, retail and industrial properties. To date the vast majority of AAC has been manufactured outside of the United States, with limited domestic production. Chuck aspires to help change that with this new multi-million dollar plant in Bennettsville.
AAC East. LLC donated all of the materials, as well as some labor, for the exterior wall construction for MCHFH House #37. Thank you Churck and staff of AAC East for your contribution towards our work in Marion County!
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