FABCON Precast, a manufacturer of precast, pre-stressed concrete wall panels, is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Grove City, Ohio, plant. The plant has supplied panels for 1,500 buildings in Eastern and Midwestern markets, and achieved $665 million in revenue during that time.
“The Ohio plant was a smart, strategic growth move that put us in position to be a stronger competitor in the marketplace,” said Jim Houtman, vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. “It continues to be a great example of efficiency and profitability.”
FABCON entered the market after acquiring the former American Precast plant in 1995. The expansion roughly doubled the size of the company and allowed expanded service to new and existing customers. In early 2000, FABCON began using Versacorp+Green to provide a precast solution with superior R-Values, design flexibility and sustainability ratings.
The plant has the capacity to produce 64,400 square feet of precast wall panels each week. Currently, the beds produce panels up to 12 feet wide.
FABCON’s projects are typically located within proximity of the plants and include a range of commercial buildings such as manufacturing/distribution centers, athletic facilities, national retail stores and company headquarters.
“As we move into the next chapter, we’re focusing on safety, cleanliness and putting the right processes in place so that every panel is perfect,” said Don Burns, plant manager.