Feature from Concrete Products Magazine: Jensen Precast System Captures Stormwater Regulators’ Attention

Our thanks to Concrete Products Magazine for featuring Jensen Stormwater Systems in its February 2019 issue, discussing the recent certification of the Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) as a Full Capture System Device for Trash Treatment Control by the California Water Resources Control Board. Here is a snippet from the article: “The California Water Resources Control Board recently certified the Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) as a Full Capture System Device for Trash Treatment Control. Certification of the technology from Sparks, Nev.-based Jensen Precast dovetails revised water quality control plans—collectively known as the ‘Trash Amendments’—that the agency adopted in 2015 for drainage infrastructure serving public and private retrofit or new development projects. ‘Our stormwater customers in California will enjoy full compliance with all trash control stormwater regulations at both state and regional levels,’ says Jensen Precast Stormwater Systems Division Manager Walter Stein, P.E. ‘We are helping reduce and, in most cases, eliminate …

Gaining the Corbel Edge – Mayfair Park, Lakewood, California

Project Lifecycle Day 4: Landing 16’ x 8’ x 10” slabs onto the jutting corbels of box culvert modular sections takes fortitude, finesse, and one of the best designs precast concrete has to offer. It’s a match made in Lakewood, California. Gaining the corbel edge means less concrete and more storage capacity for stormwater projects like the one being built in Mayfair Park. “Alternating between rows of box culvert and top/bottom slab sections reduces the amount of concrete per cubic foot required to attain a target storage capacity within a given three dimensional space,” says Vanessa Gallo, PE, Jensen Precast Project Manager for Water Resources. “In fact, the larger the span of slab sections, the more storage capacity we gain from incorporating them.” Designed and engineered in Sparks, Nevada by Jensen Water Resources, the culvert, corbel, and slab manufacturing is taking place daily at the Jensen Precast Fontana Branch. Upon …

A Walk in the Park

Project Lifecycle Day 1: A kind of calm excitement frames Mayfair Park in Lakewood, California, as workers install the first of many precast concrete structures making up a massive Jensen Detention Reservoir for the Lakewood Stormwater and Runoff Capture Project. “We had a very successful first day due to the proper subgrade preparation by the contractor, Sukut Construction, and their attention to the details involved in the delivery of Jensen Precast segments for precise timing of installation,” says Jay DeVries, Jensen Precast Outside Sales Representative. “We’re moving right along really well.” Manufactured by the Jensen Precast branch in Fontana, California, the reservoir will enable the Lakewood community to realize cleaner stormwater outcomes for decades. The structure is designed and engineered by Jensen Water Resources in Sparks, Nevada. This project is the largest detention installation to date by the team. Coming in around 4.5 million gallons, the precast concrete installation is …

Fast Tracking Culvert Casting

As Southern California continues to undergo an infrastructure building boom, the demand for precast concrete culverts often outpaces manufacturing deliverables. While consistently producing high quality concrete calls for detailed oversight by expert precasters, augmenting the process with automation can accelerate output and enhance methods.  The Jensen Precast Fontana Branch recently added a state of the art BFS Jumbo system to the mix to boost its production of box culvert. The investment jettisons the branch to the leading edge of the industry.  “With our box culvert products we needed to increase output to fulfill a growing number of customer orders,” says Tyler Haack, General Manager of the Jensen Precast Fontana Branch. “Our customers use box culvert for everything from transportation infrastructure to underground storage to stormwater management. We needed a bold solution to drive manufacturing to the next level.”  The BFS Jumbo system streamlines the production process by automating the pouring, pressing, and demolding of the precast concrete structures. Customers are able to order sizes and shapes of box culvert that best suit their projects.  “We began testing the Jumbo in May of this year after installation,” Haack says. “We adjusted our manufacturing methods to fully incorporate …

Stormwater Treatment Systems Case Study

Case Study: Stormwater Pretreatment Capture Facility in Southern California

Los Cerritos Channel Sub-Basin 4 Stormwater Capture Facility Long Beach Airport, California, May 2018 Dry weather runoff and first flush stormwater flows pollute a Southern California watershed. Affected cities collaborate on a comprehensive stormwater management solution provided by Jensen Stormwater Systems. The 17,771-acre Los Cerritos Channel Freshwater Watershed in Southern California showed exceedances of the total maximum daily load (TMDL) limits established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for total suspended solids (TSS) and several heavy metals. This urbanized, commercial, and industrial watershed is generating these pollutants in both dry weather runoff and first flush stormwater flows. Seven cities in the watershed were accountable for resolving an EPA mandate to lower TSS and heavy metals below the TMDL levels. Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Long Beach, Paramount, and Signal Hill each needed a solution to manage and monitor water quality in their respective oversite areas. <<READ MORE>>

Jensen Acquires Brooks Products

Jensen Precast Acquires Brooks Products

Jensen Precast, a leading provider of engineered infrastructure solutions, has acquired Brooks Products, a private manufacturer of precast concrete underground enclosures with facilities in Portland, Oregon, and Ontario, California. The acquisition enables Jensen Precast to provide its customers with an expanded product line and expedited service for a variety of growing underground infrastructure needs. The addition of the Portland facility extends market opportunities for Jensen Precast into Oregon, the newest state in which the company operates manufacturing plants. Adding the Ontario location gives Jensen Precast a robust will call service for Southern California customers seeking walk in purchases. Along with producing precast concrete meter boxes, catch basins, curb valve boxes, traffic valve boxes, pull boxes, traffic pull boxes, sectional vaults, parking bumpers, and splash and sprinkler blocks, Brooks Products is recognized for its knowledgeable, competent, and service oriented sales professionals. The company has a strong focus in serving the municipal …

Jensen Precast Enters Oregon, Expands Offerings through Brooks Deal

News Provided By: ConcreteProducts.com Published: Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:26 Written by Josephine Smith A key source of engineered concrete infrastructure solutions for West Coast markets, Jensen Precast has acquired underground structure specialist Brooks Products, operating Portland, Ore., and Ontario, Calif., plants. The deal marks an Oregon entry for Jensen Precast and enables it to provide an expanded product line and expedited service for a variety of infrastructure conditions. The Ontario location, moreover, affords Jensen Precast a robust will call service for southern California customers seeking walk-in purchases. Brooks Products offers precast concrete catch basins, sectional vaults, parking bumpers, splash and sprinkler blocks plus meter, curb or traffic valve and pull or traffic pull boxes. The producer is recognized for knowledgeable, competent, and service-oriented sales professionals wise to the municipal utilities market. “Our number one goal as a company is to always strive to serve our customers with the right …

Organization Highlight: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Through our Community Engagement program, Jensen Precast contributes time, resources and financial support to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. This week we wanted to feature this amazing local charitable organization, for all they do, keeping our Northern Nevada communities fed and solving hunger wherever possible. Their Mission: FEEDING THE HUNGRY TODAY AND SOLVING HUNGER FOR TOMORROW THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 140 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. We serve more than 92,000 people each month, half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, we provided more than 15.2 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to …

Breaking Ground, Family Style: the Donald L. Jensen Plaza at University of Nevada, Reno

from the University of Nevada Reno website: by Chad Hartley ’03 “The Nevada football team enters a new era this fall with first-year Head Coach Jay Norvell, and fans of the Wolf Pack will not only see a new product on the field but continued improvements to Mackay Stadium. A year after an $11.5 million renovation to the 51-year-old stadium, the Wolf Pack will provide a new grand entrance on the north side of Mackay – the Donald L. Jensen Plaza – in time for kickoff to the 2017 football season. Jensen made a leadership gift to the project. The owner and CEO of Jensen Precast, he has been a longtime friend of the University, providing support to campus projects and initiatives for more than 20 years. Additional support for the project has been provided by James ’63 (premedical) and Elaine Colgan ’63 (elementary education), and Nick ’79 (political science) …