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.
Type of Precast: CarbonCast® Architectural Cladding
Size: 525,000 sq. ft.
Colors, reveals and articulation
The building team had specific color and texture requirements. They wanted a textured red finish, complemented by smooth brown hued sections and trim. High was able to satisfy their exacting requirements at its all-indoor precasting facility, through the use of environmentally-friendly steel shot blasting instead of sand blasting. In addition, the seven-inch-thick cladding panels enabled very deep reveals, recessed planes and deep window recesses that helped cast the shade and shadow that enliven the facade. Alternative lightweight cladding options are too thin and would have failed this demand.