Sika - Building Trust

Overcoming obstacles with Jay-Ton

Each of these equipment pads has a wooden frame inside.

Each of these equipment pads has a wooden frame inside.

Richburg, SC – Bobby McIntyre from Jay-Ton Construction showed us around the ongoing GITI tire manufacturing plant in Richburg, SC. GITI expects this facility will generate nearly 1,700 jobs. The colossal project calls for 60,000 yards of concrete for Phase 1, with roughly 20,000 left to pour. Bobby explained to us that it takes coordination in building a facility of this size. Since there are 7 different contracting companies involved, from electricians to plumbers to carpenters, the order of the construction process is important. For a particular row of equipment pads, carpenters and Jay-Ton work together. The U-shaped equipment pads have wooden framework covered by concrete. It’s important to build these with a low tolerance, as strategic holes in the concrete hold the machines in place as they operate.


Sika Greenstreak is used to retain moisture within the concrete.

Sika Greenstreak is used to retain moisture within the concrete.

Based out of Tennessee, Jay-Ton builds automotive plants all over the Eastern United States. The company is experienced with setting up mobile batch plants to supply large job sites with the concrete required. However, even the most capable company can run into problems. As some slabs onsite need up to 1,000 yards a piece, it takes frequent truckloads in a short amount of time. If a truckload gets delayed and the previous load already began to set, this prevents the necessary blending of adjacent pours, which can result in a cold joint. The two loads may not have a gap between them, but the intersection creates a point of potential weakness. Being the professionals they are, Jay-Ton set up a second, smaller mobile batch plant as backup to prevent any delays.


Jay-Ton uses a helpful piece of machinery called a Line Dragon. Using a remote control, a worker can aim where the concrete will be delivered from the truck . Bobby told us this process that used to take up to five guys now takes only one. After a slab is poured and troweled, the concrete is covered with Sika NCF Ultra Cure Blanket. This Concrete Curing Blanket prevents evaporation from drawing too much water from the setting concrete. It’s important for the water ratio to be consistent throughout concrete slabs, especially for the foundation crafted by Jay-Ton, so that there is structural consistency.

Thanks to Jay-Ton for hosting us today. Want to know more about the Concrete Curing Blankets? Click here



  1. Susan

    Hi guys,

    The photos you have been posted are really great! Which one of you is the photographer?

    • Eric & Matt

      Hi Susan, the photographer is Matt, Eric is the writer. Glad you like it!

  2. Christoph Ganz

    Very exciting story and a great initiative! Congratulations to both of you for your job!
    Curious to continue reading your blogs and Sika stories
    Christoph Ganz

    • Matt & Eric

      Hi Christoph, thanks a lot for the support! More Sika stories are on their way, we hope you’ll enjoy the reading!

  3. Kyle Loyd

    Thanks to Jay-Ton for their continued product support, and for recognizing the best curing blanket on the market!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments will require moderation before being posted, thank you for you patience.

Sika USA’s Instagram

  • TW Hicks, Inc. recently completed a 136,000 square foot #Sikafloor project. To add to the final touches, a crew member, broadcasts decorative flake which will leave a long lasting impressions for thousands of fans that enjoy the events and games at the Alamodome in Texas. #SikaEveryday #Successwithsika #flooringdesign
  • Did you know that national, independent testing has shown that #SikaSarnafil EnergySmart Roof® can reduce energy consumption, abate urban heat and help slow the reaction of smog-forming pollutants? #flatroof #sustainability #sikaeveryday #successwithsika #cloudstagram
  • October and Friday the 13th! Today is the perfect day to enjoy a good scary movie! We wonder which horror movies have come out of the iconic Burbank studio that has been filming classics such as #daysofourlives for 51 years.  #Sikaeveryday #Sikasarnafil #roofinstallation
  • #SikaRoofing vinyl membranes have been proven to last for decades on facilities as diverse as high rises, museums, retail stores, sports arenas and schools. Here is to #Throwbackthursday with one of many #SikaSarnafil roofs lasting for 38+ years! #Successwithsika #sikaeveryday
  • As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment, JLG products and personnel can be found all over the world, going above and beyond to support customers. So when JLG needs custom epoxy coatings to support their manufacturing plans #SikaFloor is here to provide the same kind of above and beyond customer service to their great crew! #successwithsika
  • Fall is here which means the leaves are turning from several shades of green to yellow and orange, eventually even red, while the #SikaSarnafil patina green Decor roof system remains it's beautiful green shade all year long. #sikaeveryday #newenglandfoliage #RoofingWorld
  • Getting ready to start an onsite PVC welding training class for Steven P. Rados Company at what will become the largest UV Water Filtration plant west of the Mississippi River. You can also watch an online version of our PVC Waterstop Welding training module here:
  • Show your true colors with a #rooflogo made out of #SikaSarnafil membrane! There is no mistaking who rules under this roof! #RoofingWorld
  • At Wednesday's Soirée Suisse on the grounds of the Embassy of Switzerland, guests could discover how Swiss companies and brands work and contribute to everyday life with their innovations such as the Victorinox Swiss Army knife and the incomparable Caran d’Ache colored pencils found in every Swiss child’s schoolbag. Members of the Sika USA's Executive Team  were in attendance with local customers of Sika that were invited as our honored guests. #innovation
  • Sika was a proud sponsor and participant at Wednesday's Soirée Suisse on the grounds of the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. This year’s Soirée Suisse was all about Swiss innovation. #swissinnovation
  • Thankful to be part of this group of design professionals! Great job by Wells restorations for installing the award winning LefFarms #sikafloor purcem project! Repost @danddjournal ・・・
Congratulations to all who were involved in projects that won a Durability + Design Elevation Award! Look for a full list of winners in your Friday newsletter, and complete coverage in your next issue of Durability + Design magazine! ... #construct #elevationawards #durabilityanddesign #architecture
  • The lead grey #sikasarnafil Decor Roof System perfectly matches those stunning clouds as they take over the sky at the Mystic Seaport Thompson Exhibition center! #RoofingWorld  #Couldstagram #constructionworld #sikaeveryday #successwithsika

View More Photos on Instagram!