HIGH FRICTION SURFACING MAKES FOR SAFER DRIVING

HIGH FRICTION SURFACING MAKES FOR SAFER DRIVING

Kafka Granite aggregate reduces accidents: If you have driven on an overpass in Wisconsin, chances are you’ve driven on Kafka Granite. Kafka Granite has supplied aggregate for high friction surfacing throughout the United States, including hundreds of bridge decks in Wisconsin. With winter approaching, this application will dramatically cut down on accidents that occur on overpasses.

During the winter season, bridge decks become particularly slippery as cold from underneath allows for quicker freezing. However, high friction surfacing greatly increases traction, keeping vehicles on the road and drivers safe. In addition, the aggregate used in this application helps trap road salt, making the deicing process more efficient and effective.

Kafka Granite’s aggregate is manufactured to meet Department of Transportation specifications for Wisconsin and several other states. The aggregate is applied quickly and easily as an epoxy overlay. After the existing bridge deck has been thoroughly cleaned, a two-part epoxy is spread evenly on the surface. Next, the aggregate is dispersed over the epoxy. Once the stone has set, the excess is swept away and can be reused. In addition to bridge decks, our epoxy overlay aggregates have been utilized for exit/entrance ramps, curves, crosswalks, pedestrian walkways and more.

Interested in using Kafka Granite’s high friction surfacing aggregate to make your roads safer? Contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for more information, samples and pricing!

Got Wood? Kafka Land Clearing

GOT WOOD? WE STUMP AND GRIND!

Have you seen our new billboard yet? For those of you haven’t been able to spot it while heading southbound on I-39 near exit 179, we thought you might enjoy seeing it!

Kafka Granite now offers land clearing and wood grinding services! With the addition of our 1000hp Peterson Horizontal Grinder on Tracks, Kafka Granite can now grind and recycle stumps, brush, and other wood debris. Custom grinding for paper mills, land fills, farmers, city and municipality waste, and more is also available. Got wood? Kafka Granite is now stumpin’ and grindin’! Contact us for more information!

Green Community - Kafka Granite

KAFKA GRANITE HELPS BUILD A GREEN COMMUNITY

Kafka Granite Partners with Eco Village: In the Spring of 2012, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity broke ground on Eco Village, an energy independent, affordable housing community located in River Falls, WI. When completed, the Eco Village will have 18 units and is expected to be the largest net-zero project in the nation, meaning it will produce more energy than it consumes. With an array of environmentally friendly products, Kafka Granite has partnered with Eco Village to help create a beautiful and sustainable landscape.

Eco Village will be utilizing both Permeable Paver Grit and Standard and/or Stabilized Pathway Mix for the driveways, boulevards, sidewalks, and walking trails. The permeability of both products will significantly help Eco Village control storm water run-off, while creating a natural and aesthetically pleasing environment. Kafka Granite is excited to be a part of this efficient, ecological, state-of-the-art, and affordable community housing project. We will be following this project as it progresses, so say stay tuned for future updates!

To learn more about Eco Village, check out the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity website or read this article featured in The LA Times. Want to become involved in this project? Learn how you can donate materials or volunteer your skills.

Want to learn more about Permeable Paver Grit, Standard and Stabilized Pathway Mix, or Kafka Granite‘s other environmentally friendly products for your next LEED certified project? Contact one of our knowledgable sales representatives for more information!

Work Hard Play Hard - Kafka Granite

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

Kafka Granite challenges Kafka Conveyors to golf scramble: On a brisk September Saturday, the employees at Kafka Granite teed up for a round of golf, some drinks, and a whole lot of fun. Kafka Granite joined Kafka Conveyors & Equipment (owned by Glenn Kafka‘s brother, Jim) for the first ever Kafka Granite vs Kafka Conveyors Employee Golf Scramble.

The teams golfed 9 holes, at local Mystique Meadows Golf Course. After receiving a multitude of generous prize donations, the employees were able to compete for shortest putt, longest drive, and other fun competitions. After the golf tournament, the entire group gathered at Edwin Memorial Lanes, a nearby bar and restaurant, for a steak dinner.

We are grateful to have such a hardworking group of employees that share our core values. As a family owned and operated business, we enjoy gathering our employees and their families for some fun. We look forward to making the Kafka Granite vs. Kafka Conveyors Employee Golf Scramble an annual event.

Thank you, Kafka employees.

Burma Red Stabilized Infield - Mosinee, WI

KAFKA GRANITE STEPS UP TO THE PLATE

Late this summer, Kafka Granite showed it’s support of their new home of Mosinee, Wisconsin in a big way. While other community baseball and softball organizations were raising big money with plans to build a brand new complex, Mosinee Youth Baseball was happy they finally had enough money to update an outdated scoreboard. When Kafka Granite heard of the Youth Baseball League’s need for an updated field, we stepped up to the plate.

Kafka Granite donated enough Burma Red Stabilized Infield Mix for Mosinee Youth Baseball to redo their entire field. Mosinee Youth Baseball was even more thrilled when they learned this isn’t your average infield mix. Kafka Granite’s Stabilized Infield Mix combines the superior drainage characteristics of our Standard Infield Mix with Stabilizer Organic Binder, allowing you to play ball, rain or shine! This firm and resilient playing surface has virtually no mud or dust, retains flexibility and cushion, and and reduces erosion. Mosinee Youth Baseball’s new Stabilized Infield requires less maintenance, thus allowing them to engage in more competition, recreation, practice, and fun, while minimizing preparations and cancellations.

Is your park overdue for a new infield or warning track? Check out our Hilltopper and Stabilized options. Working with a low budget? Our Standard Mix works as a great topdressing to existing fields. Kafka Granite’s wide line of ballyard materials are suitable for all budgets…from the little league to the major league! Contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for more information, samples, and pricing.

WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS…AND YOU CAN TOO!

Kafka Supports the TroopsKafka Granite Helps Send Packages to Afghanistan: It all started when Military Mom, Betty Blume of Marathon, WI, started sending care packages to her son in Afghanistan. After learning more about the harsh conditions that her son was living in, she also thought of all the other troops throughout Afghanistan and decided to spread the love. By organizing an offering during mass at her local parish, Betty raised more than $2,300 in initial donations…and she isn’t stopping there.

With Betty being the owner’s sister, and her husband, Larry, being Kafka Granite’s head mechanic for over 25 years, Kafka Granite was well aware of the Blume’s efforts. Kafka Granite has made the commitment to cover the cost of each care package sent to various troops throughout Afghanistan…and we don’t plan on stopping either.

As long as Betty is receiving donations for this cause, we will be shipping boxes. We encourage you to join us! Read Betty’s full story, and contact us to learn how to make a donation!

RECYCLE YOUR SHINGLES WITH KAFKA GRANITE!

Have you seen our new television advertisement yet? If not, check it out and learn how you can save your money while saving the environment

With cooler weather right around the corner, it’s perfect timing to get that new roof on! When the time comes, Kafka Granite is here to take those old shingles off your hands. Let us recycle them for a cost of only $20 per ton! Contact us for more details!

Lemay Natural Barnwood Tile - E&S Wood Tile

USE OLD, BUILD NEW: Kafka Granite is Proud to Introduce Everitt & Schilling Tile!

We have recently added a new and exciting product to our lineup! We are now the exclusive Midwest distributor for Everitt & Schilling Tile. These one square foot wood tile panels are handcrafted in the USA from reclaimed barnwood and upcycled hardwood. E&S allows you to easily add dimension and natural beauty to your feature wall, back splash, ceiling, and more!

 The Barnwood Series is created using reclaimed wood from 100-200 year old barns in the Western United States. This perfectly aged product marries the principles of sustainable design with the heritage of the American West. The Barnwood Series is offered in fifteen different patterns and three different finishes. 

The Hardwood Series is also a natural wood product, but derived from the manufacturing waste of cabinetry and door frames. This upcycled, or repuropsed, product gives new life to otherwise wasted scrap. The Hardwood Series is offered in one pattern and three different finishes. 

With the products made to order, pattern customization is available. All products have a low VOC ceramic coating for headache free maintenance, with fire retardant coating available upon request. E&S Tile’s patent pending backing ensures a quick and easy installation. 

Be one of the first to utilize this unique and aesthetically pleasing product in your green design! Contact our knowledgable sales representatives for samples, prices, and more information. Are you outside of the Midwest? Contact Everitt & Schilling Tile for a Distributor near you!

Kafka Granite Headquarters

FINALLY: A NEW HOME!

Kafka Granite has a new headquarters! After outgrowing the old office years ago, the office staff at Kafka Granite has finally made the move to a new–and much more spacious–office building. With more workspace, new technology, better organization, and room for expansion, we are more efficient than ever before! We hope that this move has a positive impact on all of our customers.

As of April 6, 2012, Kafka Granite’s new mailing and shipping address is 550 E Hwy 153, Mosinee, WI 54455.

Kafka Shingle Recycling

Recycling Services Now Available

With the addition of a Peterson 6710B Track Mounted Horizontal Grinder…Kafka Granite now offers recycling services!

We are now able to grind and recycle ashpalt shingles…at a cost of only $20 per ton! This 1000hp machine is capable of grinding large volumes at very high production rates. The recycled content can be added to new asphalt mix for road construction. The shingles must be asbestos free with no tin or other debris. However, tarpaper and nails are acceptable. Are you a contractor? Special rates and terms apply! Drop your shingles at 2200 Hwy 107, Mosinee, or contact us for more details.

Kafka Granite also offers land clearing services for stump and brush removal. Custom grinding is also available for paper mills, land fills, farmers, city and municipality waste, etc. This recycled material may be utilized for boiler fuel, mulch, or potting soil. Contact us for wood grinding and land clearing details.

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Is your pile too large to transport? Kafka Granite’s Peterson grinder will come to you! Large volume shingle and wood grinding services are available on your site location, anywhere throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Join us in the Green Initiative! Recycle your asphalt shingles and wood debris with Kafka Granite!