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  • Eco Sound Barrier by CENTRIA approved for use in California and Utah


    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — CENTRIA is pleased to announce that both the California Department of Transportation and the Utah Department of Transportation have approved Eco Sound Barrier, the industry’s first inexpensive composite sound barrier, for use on state highway projects. A cost-effective, green alternative to traditional precast concrete barriers, Eco Sound Barrier offers a new option for noise control on state highways.

    Competitive with traditional precast barriers, Eco Sound Barrier touts the benefit of fewer workers needed to install the barriers – and this is done in significantly less time than precast barriers, lowering labor costs.


    “Eco Sound Barrier by CENTRIA is a revolution in highway sound barrier technology,” said Cory Matchett, product manager for CENTRIA. “Our new sound barrier not only saves money for state DOTs, but it’s also a truly green alternative to precast concrete.”


    The only highway product to be Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute certified, Eco Sound Barrier is made from 23 percent recycled material and is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life. And, at only 4.25 pounds per square foot, Eco Sound Barrier requires far fewer trucks to transport it to the jobsite. This dramatically cuts down on emissions, lowers a project’s carbon footprint and reduces transportation and labor costs on highway jobsites.


    CENTRIA’S Eco Sound Barrier is approved for use in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona and Nebraska. Applications are pending in states across the U.S.


    Eco Sound Barrier panels come in the standard length of 14 feet but can also be customized to fit particular project requirements. The panels are available in 20 standard colors, cementitious coatings, and print patterns like Ashlar stone and brick. For more information, visit


    About Eco Sound Barrier: A product of CENTRIA, Eco Sound Barrier is a revolutionary highway sound barrier that can be fabricated and installed at significant cost savings compared to traditional precast options. In addition to 20 color options and an unlimited number of custom colors, there are multiple textured and patterned finishes, giving Eco Sound Barrier panels aesthetic appeal. The panels can be customized for any project and contribute to sustainable building requirements. Eco Sound Barrier is the right sound-management choice for highways, freeways, and residential communities. For more information about Eco Sound Barrier, call 412-299-8260 or visit


    About CENTRIA Services Group: Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, PA), CENTRIA Services Group is a division of CENTRIA, an international company and the U.S.’s premier supplier of architectural metal wall and roofing systems used in commercial/industrial projects. Since 1906, CENTRIA professionals have provided quality products and services for architectural and construction firms worldwide.  For more information about CENTRIA, call 412-299-8218 or visit