High Concrete Group is starting an $8 million expansion of its Denver plant that could create 50 to 70 jobs, the company announced Wednesday.
High Concrete president John “J.” Seroky said the year-long project, which he described as a manufacturing “revitalization,” will help it meet growing demand for its architectural precast concrete.
Seroky said the expansion will boost High Concrete’s architectural-precast manufacturing capacity and efficiency, lower the site’s carbon footprint and improve working conditions.
ECast is a weight-saving precast concrete that allows High to strategically tailor the weight of precast members to specific project requirements. Formulated from lightweight sands and aggregates, ECast helps to directly reduce transportation costs and fuel use.
High uses ECast to optimize truckloads, as when weight adjustments will allow two pieces to ship versus only one. Weighing from 110 to 149 pounds per cubic foot, ECast can also reduce the size of the crane needed to erect a building. Designing with lightweight ECast in mind can allow architects to safely reduce a building’s foundation and superstructure requirements. ECast can be used in combination with EcoMix® and CarbonCast® for more sustainable precast projects.
CarbonCast is a registered trademark of AltusGroup, Inc.