Safety Summit Secures Team Approach

Jensen Precast recently staged a three day conference with safety leaders from across company’s manufacturing facilities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Oregon. Hosted by Jensen Precast’s Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Department, the primary aim of the 2019 Safety Summit was to standardize methods for greater safety outcomes. “Our number one goal for every facility is safety,” says Adam Cleghorn, Director of EHS at Jensen Precast. “Every month we address in detail better ways to ensure our employees are as safe as possible. In addition to our companywide activities, each of our facilities has ongoing safety activities. The Safety Summit pulls together all of our collective learning from the various activities to reaffirm everyone is on the same page when it comes to methods, tactics, reports, goals, and outcomes. “We focused a lot on standardizing our approaches and learning materials. We want to ensure our employees gain the same …

Congratulations to Rusty Stever on 40th Anniversary at Jensen Precast

Four decades ago Rusty Stever joined Jensen Precast as one of a handful of employees driving the direction of the company. Over the years he built a reputation as a hard worker who made a lasting impression on those around him and on the precast concrete industry he champions. Stever was honored by his colleagues this week in a standing room only celebration at Jensen Precast Corporate Offices in Sparks, Nevada. “Rusty’s work ethic and leadership for the company are just phenomenal,” says Donald Jensen, Founder and CEO of Jensen Precast. “He’s an incredible team member. More than that, though, I’m proud to say Rusty is a great friend of mine. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate Rusty’s contributions not only to our company but to the whole Jensen family. Congratulations on your 40th anniversary with us, Rusty.” Now serving as Jensen Precast Senior Vice President of Operations, Stever represents …

Sacramento Branch Boosts Boys & Girls Club Broke Ball Event

“It was nice to hear all the stories. It brought tears to my eyes.” Leilani Castellanos joins a long list of Boys & Girls Club patrons who attend their first fundraiser ready to support a good cause but unexpectedly find themselves more than a little moved by the event. As Office Manager for Jensen Precast in Sacramento, California, Castellanos joined colleagues at Broke Ball 2019 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. “It was a really great experience,” Castellanos says. “We got to hear real life stories from children currently attending the Boys & Girls Club as well as from adults who used to be members and came back to share how the organization impacted their lives. This one girl was so incredible. The story she told was so moving.” The Jensen Precast Sacramento Branch pledged ongoing support of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento …

Kurt Jensen Named Jensen Precast Managing Director

Sparks, Nevada, May 13, 2019–Jensen Precast today announced the appointment of Kurt Jensen as Managing Director of Jensen Enterprises Inc. An accomplished leader in the precast concrete industry, Jensen brings more than three decades of experience to the executive level position as the privately held company continues to expand into new markets. Jensen Precast is one of the largest independently owned precast concrete producers in the United States, with manufacturing facilities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Oregon. Jensen grew up in the industry learning about the benefits of precast concrete for infrastructure developments from his father, Donald Jensen, who founded Jensen Precast in 1968. Joining the family enterprise in 1987, he became involved in every aspect of the company’s business operations. Most recently, Jensen served as General Manager of the precast manufacturing facility in Sparks, Nevada. Previously, he performed as General Manager of the company’s Las Vegas, Nevada, facility; …

Jensen Deflective Separator Approved for City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

Jensen Precast announced the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, has approved the Jensen Deflective Separator (JDS) System as a Manufacturer Treatment Device (MTD) for stormwater. The approval follows verification by New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) and certification by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), a national recognized two-step compliance program for stormwater devices. JDS System approval in Honolulu paves the way for Jensen Precast to offer municipal and commercial customers a complete stormwater solution managed locally by the company’s manufacturing facility in Kapolei, Hawaii. Jensen Precast is one of the largest independently owned precast concrete companies in the United States, with branches in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Oregon. “We are pleased our customers in Hawaii can now reap the full benefits of the JDS System to help eliminate stormwater runoff pollutants discharged from island storm drains,” said Walter Stein, PE, Jensen Precast Stormwater Systems Manager. …

Kapolei Concrete Keeps Kapalama Cargo Flowing

The flow of cargo across the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian Islands began more than 3000 years ago. Polynesians in wooden canoes carried plant cuttings and seeds to cultivate food, medicine, and fabric. Today the islands host cargo ships from around the world filled with goods from every industry under the sun. Honolulu Harbor on Oahu is the hub of incoming freight to the archipelago. A lifeline to the state economy, the harbor is central to a new capital improvement initiative to ensure Hawaii’s imports and exports continue to flow smoothly and efficiently. Jensen Precast recently began work on the infrastructure of the harbor’s Kapalama Container Terminal. The project is the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawaii’s commercial harbor system. “Kapalama is the new home to Pasha Hawaii, one of the main shipping companies specializing in trade between Hawaii and the continental United States,” says Garret Lau, …

Jillian Welch is New General Manager of Jensen Precast Sacramento

Jillian Welch is the new General Manager of the Jensen Precast Sacramento Branch in California. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, which is her third internal promotion since joining Jensen Precast in 2012. Welch most recently served the company as Regional Sales Manager in Northern California, where she has been instrumental in growing product sales, leading the ERP system integration, and driving stronger customer service and employee skills initiatives. As a Sales Manager for Sewer & Storm Drain Manholes, she grew the product line across Northern California. Welch joined Jensen Precast as an Outside Sales Representative from Teichert Precast, where she helped increase sales and assisted during the acquisition of the company by Jensen Precast. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University in Sacramento and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Welch is APICS Certified in Production and …

Walmart Shops at Jensen Precast

When America shops for daily goods, Walmart is often the go-to choice. When Walmart shops for a package grinder vault, Jensen Precast is known to deliver. The Walmart Supercenter in Gallup, New Mexico, needed a remedy to customer restrooms backing up with high levels of impassable solids. Walmart contacted JWC Environmental to address the issue. JWC worked with Jensen on the solution. “The store needed a plug and play solution to drop in with its existing setup,” says Chris Purdie, Jensen Water Resources Project Manager. “Our team preassembled a package grinder vault system inside a precast concrete unit. The grinder has ‘teeth’ powered by a 5 hp motor that grind up solids to enable pass through within the sewage system. The unit is designed for easy delivery, offloading, and installation at the jobsite. You basically drop it in, attach the inlet and outlet pipes, and you’re ready to go.” Purdie’s Jensen …

Borjana Savic Earns NPCA Master Precaster Designation

Congratulations to Borjana Savic, Jensen Precast Water Resources Project Manager, on earning the designation of Master Precaster from the National Precast Concrete Association. Savic was presented with an NPCA Precast University certificate and gold hard hat during a February 28 recognition event at The Precast Show 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. “Being recognized as a Master Precaster is a major accomplishment, and one that requires a great deal of commitment,” says NPCA President Ty Gable. “Although the path is arduous, nothing is more important than ensuring that employees are equipped with the right tools, resources, and knowledge to be successful in the workforce. We are very proud of the Master Precaster class of 2019.” To become a Master Precaster, students must complete six NPCA Precast University courses totaling 89 hours that consist of topics spread across three Production and Quality School levels. Notable topics include batching and mixing for precast concrete, …

One Job Leads to Another

Reputation counts a lot when it comes to business. For the Fieldstone North residential subdivision project in Elk Grove, California, the reputation of Jensen Precast counts with the Reno, Nevada, engineering firm Woods Rodgers. “Wood Rodgers was able to handle unique site requirements and obtain detailed drawings and a 3-Part CSI format specification from Jensen Precast without having to hire structural or consulting engineers,” says Charlie Moses, Director of Sales Operations for Jensen Precast. “Our reputation and diverse precast concrete box culvert product offering were the reasons we were engaged in the design of the project. The design engineer wanted to use as much precast as possible for the box culvert drainage easement, including wing walls and headwalls.” Short construction duration by the contractor, Marques Pipeline Inc., lent to the specifying of precast box culvert for the job, including two triple barrel type 1 segmental box culverts, consisting of one center 12’ x 5’ box …