High Concrete Group and Four Seasons Produce are large employers in northern Lancaster County that have trouble recruiting entry-level workers for late-night and early-morning shifts.
About 20 miles to the south, meanwhile, are Lancaster city residents who might be interested in working for one of the companies.
But there’s a problem matching job openings with job candidates. Many city residents don’t have a car or even a driver’s license. And the Ephrata bus route ends miles short of both workplaces.
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type of Precast: Architectural Panels
Size: 95,750 sq. ft. (53,938 sq. ft. architectural precast)
Design Architect: Ross Barney Architects
Architect of Record: Champlin Architecture
Structural Engineer: Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Owner: The Ohio State University
2014 PCI Design Award Winner: Best Custom Solution