Golf Tournament Honors Marv Byars Engineering Legacy

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Newsletter

The sun was shining as teams prepared for the 22nd Annual Marv Byars’ Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Truckee Meadows Branch and cosponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern Nevada Chapter. After the opening ceremony, 32 teams jumped on their golf carts and took off to their assigned holes to start the scramble, held at Red Hawk Golf Course in Sparks, Nevada. The golf tournament honors the legacy of Marv Byars, a well-respected educator, engineer, and native Nevadan. Passionate about engineering, Byars was the first to receive a Master’s Degree in …

Cleaning Up Reno’s Water Supply

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Jensen Water Resources does its part to help keep Reno’s water supply clean. Volunteers teamed up and cleaned up nearly 400 pounds of trash around the Truckee River, which runs from Lake Tahoe through Reno, Nevada. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region, supplied the trash bags, gloves, and hand grabbers. Jensen Water Resources then got busy doing the cleanup work. The project was inspired by Thoughtful Thursday, one of the themed days in Jensen Precast’s annual Health Week. Project Manager Cesar Meza wanted to put this ideology into practice. …

Kids Digs Dozers & Dirt

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Given the opportunity to climb all over construction equipment in a safe environment, kids in the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area recently jumped at the chance. It was all part of Dozers & Dirt 2021, a fundraising event for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. “Jensen Precast joined with other area sponsors to raise money for NNCCF by supporting a truly fun and educational event for children in the community,” says Michelle Amos, Jensen Precast Corporate Accountant. “We had a good representation of employees, spouses, and kids attending Dozers & Dirt this year. Everyone had such a great time.” Among the many pieces …

Food Bank Boost

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Jensen Precast 2021 Health Week is less than a month away and employees in Northern Nevada are already gearing up to help impact the well-being of their fellow community members. From September 16 to October 22 workers at Water Resources, MetalTech, Corporate, and Sparks locations are bringing in cans, boxes, bags, packages, and other nonperishable items to support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. They are also heading online to support a Virtual Food Drive with monetary donations. Every month the Food Bank of Northern Nevada serves more than 100,000 people, almost half of whom are children and seniors. The …

Jensen Precast Plant Tour for Precast Days

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Learn a little more about the way precast concrete is made during Precast Days 2021 hosted by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). Jensen Precast facilities in Nevada and California will open their doors with plant tours for local community members and industry professionals November 3-10.   “We’re looking forward to hosting this year’s open house event to showcase what we do best—manufacturing the best precast concrete products we know how to,” says Jason Grove, General Manager of the Jensen Precast North Las Vegas, Nevada, plant. “It’s always a good time to get to know new faces and renew existing relationships at such a great educational event. We hope a lot of people join us this year.”   Every …

Louis Allen Celebrates Olympian Son Devon

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Louis Allen knew his son might have a future as a top athlete when he watched the six year old compete on teams at school. Baseball, basketball, soccer—the boy could do it all and then some. “Every coach seemed to want my son on their team,” says Allen, Materials Manager for Jensen Precast Phoenix. “His soccer coach would end up having to take him out of the lineup because he would score five or six goals in the first 15 minutes of a game. One time when he played shortstop the first baseman kept missing catches, so my son would …

MetalTech Team Drives Data for Nevada

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Torrey Eldridge and Brian Skach can track, analyze, and interpret data better than most folks. As part of the Jensen MetalTech team in Sparks, Nevada, the pair process data points daily to support inventory management, production scheduling, and order fulfillment. More recently the software gurus have been tasked with helping the State of Nevada manage millions of pieces of personal protection equipment as members of the Nevada National Guard. “We’re working with the State Emergency Operations Center to keep track of how much PPE we have, how much the state needs, and where it is being distributed to help prevent …

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 …

Jensen Precast Supports Children’s Cancer Foundation

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Jensen Precast donated $2,500 to the Northern Nevada Cancer Foundation’s “Know the Gold” campaign. The annual fundraiser provides financial assistance and compassionate support programs for families with children undergoing cancer treatment. “We have participated in this event for the past few years,” says Michelle Amos, Jensen Precast Community Engagement Coordinator. “Each year you get to see the children that these funds have helped. They tell their stories and give the hope of remission to other kids around them. It is an amazing thing to watch as the children light up talking about how far they have come. “This year because …

Sacramento Branch Boosts Boys & Girls Club Broke Ball Event

Jill Jensen Blog, Community Engagement

“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 …

Team Jensen Precast Fontana Walks for Hope

Jill Jensen Blog, Community Engagement

Jensen Precast employees care about giving back to their communities.Over the weekend, several members from the Fontana Branch participated in City of Hope’s Walk for Hope fundraiser in Los Angeles, California, along with families and friends. The annual event aims to fund groundbreaking research in the fight against women’s cancer. Team Fontana raised over $1,900 to aid in that worthy goal.

Las Vegas Branch Blood Drive

Las Vegas Branch’s 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Jodi Beuder Community Engagement

The Jensen Precast Las Vegas Team has done it again:  by working with the American Red Cross, our Las Vegas Branch has run two Blood Drives this year, both quite successful thanks to the dedication and hard work our Team members provided. On September 28, the American Red Cross “Bloodmobile” parked at 3853 Losee Road in Las Vegas, equipped with everything necessary for a blood donation procedure. The event was in memory of a beloved team member from our Las Vegas location, Mr. Loren Turner, who had been with Jensen Precast for almost two decades. Our Team’s goal for this …