NATION'S LARGEST PRECAST CEMENT COMPANY ANNOUNCES HUGE FACILITY ON 80-ACRES IN THE ADELANTO INDUSTRIAL PARK IN 2006 25-Apr-2007
According to the San Bernardino Sun, October 18, 2006, Hanson Structural Precast Pacific, a Texas firm, has purchased an 80-acre site at Koala and Holly in Adelanto for a new precast concrete plant. The facility will employ about 100 when completed in the first quarter of 2008. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art concrete batching and delivery systems. "This new plant is being built in response to expanding market demand in Southern California and Southern Nevada," said Ed Wopschall, President of Hanson Structural Precast Pacific. "With the new plant, we can increase production by 100 percent and store five times more product, therefore reducing costs." The new plant will make a variety of structures, including double T beams, used in the construction of parking structures, and hollow core plank, used in various types of housing units.
Hanson Structural Precast Pacific, a division of the Irving, Texas-based Hanson Pipe & Precast, is the largest manufacturer of structural precast concrete products in California, with five plants and 375 employees. Hanson Pipe & Precast is North America's largest manufacturer of concrete pipe and precast concrete products, including residential and commercial building components, bridges, manholes and retaining walls. Originally founded to provide manufacturing concrete pipe for sewer and culvert construction, Hanson Pipe & Precast North America has grown into an organization of more than 7,800 employees and 108 plants in the United States.