Supply, Demand, Prices, and Precast

Catherine Blog, News & Media, Newsletter

When the dust finally settles on funding America’s infrastructure needs for the foreseeable future, one of the key areas to watch is how various resources may impact the cost of doing business. The current supply and demand for infrastructure materials, for example, may be impacting your bid opportunities, delivery dates, and pricing models for precast concrete products. As with other sectors of the economy, the leading drivers are labor challenges and material shortages, with inflationary overtones underscoring the optimism of a postpandemic market. Compared with other infrastructure providers, precast concrete prices have moved up modestly to 4.1% versus plastic construction …

Jumbo Box Culvert Bridges Stormwater Channels in Carson City

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Case Studies, Stormwater

When Sam and Eva Lompa purchased 820 acres of Carson City land in 1936 to raise livestock, the capital of Nevada had a post mining boom population of less than 2,500. Today the thriving municipality along US Route 395 is home to more than 57,000, and the 413 acre Lompa Cattle Ranch rests in the city center surrounded by growing neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. On the market since 2006, the ranch sat idle for 10 years before Blackstone Development Group submitted plans for a new mixed use planned community spread out over 251 acres. Lompa Ranch North will feature 189 …

Wally Hahne: Jensen Precast Icon Award Recipient 2021

Caitlin Shanley Blog, News & Media, Newsletter

The inaugural Jensen Precast Icon Award is presented to Walter B. Hahne in recognition of his 60 years of service in the precast concrete industry, including the past 23 years with Jensen Precast. Over the past 60 years precast concrete manufacturing in the United States has grown from a loose affiliation of plants scattered around the country to an integral component of the construction and infrastructure building industry. The leaders of this movement forward displayed an entrepreneurial spirit, a hunger to innovate, and a hands on approach that forged a multibillion dollar industry central to the nation’s infrastructure and building …

New Pacific Northwest Plants Aid Environment and Safety

Caitlin Shanley Blog, News & Media, Newsletter

The United States Pacific Northwest is a region characterized by high tech, aeronautics, agriculture, fishing, conservation, and increasing population, among many other dynamic attributes. A combination of these elements is helping fuel the prospects for two new Jensen Precast plants in Washington State. In Puyallup, Washington, an 86,600 square foot manufacturing facility is pouring 60 to 70 yards of concrete a day to replace decaying infrastructure in the region. Many of the existing structures need modernizing, including much of the rusting corrugated pipe impacting fish populations. Public works departments want to protect threatened fish species by providing more means for …

Boys & Girls Club Members Say ‘Mahalo’ for Jensen Precast Employee Donations

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement

Mahalo Nui Loa. That is what you say in Hawaii if you are feeling extra grateful. That was also the large blue handwritten message on the carefully drawn pink card from Waianae Clubhouse members to the Jensen Precast manufacturing facility located near the clubhouse on West Oahu. The Waianae Clubhouse is one of 10 facilities operated by Boy & Girls Club of Hawaii. Earlier this year, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii senior staff members delivered a colorful collection of handmade cards written by Waianae Clubhouse members to Jensen Precast Hawaii employees. These were personal thank you cards designed for …

Lockeford Lands Safety Award

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Newsletter

The National Precast Concrete Association has awarded the Jensen Precast Lockeford Branch with a 2020 Platinum Safety Award, the highest recognition presented by the organization for safety achievement. The Lockeford plant has clocked more than 120,000 hours without a recordable accident as defined by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “We are honored to be receiving such an important award and grateful for the recognition from the NPCA,” says Bryant Torres, Jensen Precast Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager for Northern California. “Earning this award would not have been possible without the work of everyone at the Lockeford Branch stepping …