Newsletters and Press Releases
MAY 2013 – Littleton, CO : To detain stormwater runoff at the Metro Fire Station # 21, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County elected to remove an above ground detention pond and construct an underground stormwater detention system to gain back valuable land for parking during the recent replacement of the facility.
APRIL 2013: Selkirk, NY - Donna Reuter, President/COO of Oldcastle Precast Building Systems, will retire from the company as of May 2013 after a 27 year career with Oldcastle Precast. Donna has been an instrumental part of the executive team, leading the Building Systems organization and overseeing the team that has delivered precast product for hundreds of projects over the years.
APRIL - 2013, Oklahoma: Since May 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been constructing new state-of-the-art commercial truck weigh and inspection stations for heavy trucks entering Oklahoma. A total of nine Point of Entry (POE) weigh stations will be built along major highway entrances around the state’s border.
Artificial Bat Cave Manufactured by Oldcastle Precast – Lebanon, TN Wins 1st Place NPCA Creative Use of Precast (CUP) Award
FEBRUARY 2013: Littleton, CO - Oldcastle Precast and Oldcastle Architectural announce the U.S. launch of their new low impact development (LID) stormwater management system, PermeCapture™, an all-inclusive stormwater run-off control system that manages water volume in addition to protecting water quality by providing integrated pretreatment. PermeCapture combines the advantages and versatility of structural precast concrete modules (vaults) with the aesthetics and performance of permeable interlocking concrete pavers to provide a stand- alone, low maintenance, LID green solution for stormwater retention, detention, reuse, ground water recharge and flood management.
JANUARY 2013: Batavia, N.Y. – Oldcastle Precast lands large manufacturing plant project under Haskell Construction to deliver the structural precast concrete for construction of a new yogurt facility in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park, Batavia, NY.
DECEMBER 2012 : Davis County, UT - Oldcastle Precast supplied over 3,175 linear feet of precast concrete box culvert for (UDOT) Utah Department of Transportation’s I-15 major storm drain master improvement plan at Barton Creek, in Davis County, Utah. The precast box culverts were used as part of the upgrade to existing infrastructure so that storm events could be handled effectively. This project involved the construction of a new box culvert to convey the newly separated stormwater into the Great Salt Lake, which is not far from the freeway crossing.
NOVEMBER 2012: New Jersey - No damage reported to the four newly completed 148 foot tall temporary communications towers, fastened to ground-level precast concrete foundations, near Newark, NJ. One national carrier was the lead carrier to build the temporary sites that are shared by four carriers. All sites were completed by October 15th just prior to Hurricane Sandy. Sandy, a super storm comprised of a hurricane and nor’easter, came ashore Oct. 29 in southern New Jersey, devastating huge portions of that state and New York City.
The towers were constructed using precast concrete block foundations supplied by Oldcastle Precast, known as Cell Blocks®. Cell Blocks are a precast, post-tensioned foundation system that utilizes CELL BLOCKS Inc.’s patented post tensioned precast concrete block technology. When the foundation was complete a 148’ monopole was installed and anchored on top of it. The temporary towers were required so that antennas could be removed from existing transmission towers that were being replaced. The transmission infrastructure project was part of a 45 mile upgrade.
Oldcastle Precast manufactured the non-penetrating foundation system at its Telford, PA precast facility and shipped them to the New Providence, Watchung, Chatham, and Livingston, New Jersey sites. With wind speeds of up to 80 mph at the peak of the storm along the coast, these foundations were tested beyond any conditions experienced since the first installation in California in 2001.
In addition to communication towers, Cell Blocks foundations accommodate monopoles, lattice towers, wind turbines, shelters, equipment cabinets, and power/ Telco pedestals.
NOVEMBER 2012: Fort Carson, CO - Oldcastle Precast, specializing in integrating precast concrete technologies that leverages the latest technological advances, was commissioned to supply multiple precast concrete military range structures for the six new training ranges at Fort Carson, Colorado
LITTLETON, CO – October, 2012 – Oldcastle Precast, a leading manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete products in the United States, earned national recognition for two projects from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The National Design-Build Project Awards honor construction efforts that exhibit the best practices of the design-build delivery method including early integration of key team members and close coordination between design and construction team members from design development through final construction. The awards will be presented on November 8 during the 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
SEPTEMBER 2012: Bartow, Florida – Oldcastle Precast announced today that it has completed work on the "first-of-its-kind" U.S Coast Guard air station hangar project which included a 20,000 square foot CAT 5 Aircraft Hangar, HAZMAT Storage Building, and Residential Building Structure for the U.S. Security Forces.
AUGUST 2012: Littleton, CO - Leading manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete products in the United States, Oldcastle Precast and Innovative Modular Pre-Fabrication, LLC dba Eggrock Modular Solutions, today announced a licensing agreement that grants Oldcastle Precast exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Eggrock prefabricated bathroom pods throughout North America
AUGUST 2012: Atlanta, Georgia — Oldcastle Precast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precast concrete products, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire key assets of U.S. Concrete’s six precast concrete operations in California.
JULY 2012: Littleton, CO – Clint Brookhart, VP Product Development for Oldcastle Precast, competed in this year’s Denver Triathlon at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO and placed first in the 70 to 74 age group.
JULY 2012: Spokane County, WA - Oldcastle Precast - Central Pre-Mix Prestress located in Spokane, WA was contracted to manufacture and deliver the prestressed concrete WF 83 Super Girders used to construct the new Appleway Bridge over the Spokane River just west of the Washington-Idaho border.
JUNE 2012 (Telford, PA) - Oldcastle Precast Modular was recently awarded the contract to manufacture 257 rear-chase, precast concrete jail cells and 12 shower modules by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. for the new Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail in Front Royal, Virginia.
JUNE 2012- Pennsylvania : Oldcastle Precast –Croydon, PA continues to supply specialty precast concrete pipe for the Milnor Street spur ramp’s storm water drainage system which is a portion of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDot) $30 million-plus I-95 Revive project.
MAY 2012: Littleton, CO- Once again, Oldcastle Precast received multiple top honors for outstanding safety practices from the American Concrete Pipe Association.
APRIL 2012: Macon, GA - Oldcastle Precast is supplying multiple precast concrete wastewater products for the Macon Water Authority’s (MWA) Allen Road II Lift Station and Force Main project located just northeast of the entrance to the Sofkee Industrial Park on Highway 247. The “Allen Road II Lift Station and Force Main” project is providing a much needed pumping capacity upgrade and expansion for the area and will relieve the pressure on the current Allen Road I station.
MARCH 2012: Bronx, NY - As part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s $7.5 billion New Housing Marketplace Plan to provide affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers, Oldcastle Precast provided structural precast concrete building components for the new development at Forest Houses in New York. It is part of the largest municipal housing plan in the nation.
MARCH 2012: North Platte, Nebraska - Oldcastle Precast has announced the completion of a major Satellite Uplink Collocation Tier 2 facility located in North Platte, Nebraska. The project was a turnkey design-build facility constructed for Pinpoint Communications as well as designed to meet the collocation needs of a major satellite internet provider. The new facility provides the market’s #1 rated high speed satellite internet service and Pinpoint’s entire array of communications services to consumers and businesses in the region.
MARCH 2012: Monroe, GA - Oldcastle Precast of Georgia was contacted by longtime client City of Monroe requesting help towards developing the state of the art Georgia Utility Training Academy (GUTA). Oldcastle Precast responded by donating several precast concrete vault boxes that have been incorporated as a large part of the new mock neighborhood training facility. The precast vaults are used for confined space and safety training. Oldcastle Precast became the first platinum sponsor for this program where they are recognized on the plaque in the lobby of the new GUTA facility.
FEBRUARY 2012: Spokane, WA - Oldcastle’s Central Pre-Mix Prestress, a provider of quality prestressed concrete building and bridge system products for over 50 years has recently announced that they are joining Oldcastle Precast.
January 2012: Savannah, GA - Oldcastle Precast, currently working with Hunt/Mills, a Joint Venture, is providing unique rear-chase precast concrete prison cells and modular building components for the new $71 million expansion of the Chatham County Detention Center in Georgia.
December 14, 2011: Selkirk, NY- Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. recently awarded the precast concrete building contract for Avalon Natick, a new luxury high-rise apartment community in Massachusetts, to Oldcastle Precast Building Systems, of New York. The new luxury apartment complex is located at 5 Chrysler Road in Natick, a premier location in one of the most desirable MetroWest areas of Boston.
NOVEMBER 2011: San Diego, CA - Oldcastle Precast, a leading U.S. precast concrete manufacturer, is in the process of manufacturing and installing four hundred and sixty one precast concrete manholes and pull boxes for the communication system upgrades at Camp Pendleton, California as part of the United States Marine Corps $103.4 million base wide utilities infrastructure upgrades.
OCTOBER 2011- Douglas County, Oregon: Oldcastle Precast, of Nampa, Idaho supplied 3,000 feet of precast concrete pipe, elbow, transition pieces and manholes for the out-flow pipe and the in-flow pipe of PacifiCorp’s Lemolo No. 2 tailrace re-routing project in Douglas County, Oregon.
AUGUST 2011: Albany, NY - The State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany is constructing a new $60 million, all precast concrete, 500 bed apartment-style dormitory on the southeast portion of the Uptown campus, named "Liberty Terrace". The Liberty Terrace complex will be located east of the pond behind Indian Quad adjacent to the Boor Sculpture Studio.
August 2011: Scottsdale, Arizona — Oldcastle Precast, Inc., a premier provider of precast concrete products, today announced that it has acquired Enviro-Systems Corporation for an undisclosed amount.
AUGUST 2011 – Auburn, WA: Oldcastle Precast, Inc. of Auburn, Washington was awarded the Washington State Safe Fleet of the Year Award presented by the Washington State Patrol and Washington Trucking Association. The Safe Fleet of the Year honor was for private carrier fleets based in Washington State that drive under 5 million miles per year.
JULY 2011: HAZELTON, PA- Oldcastle Precast, Inc. - Croydon is providing all reinforced precast concrete pipe, approximately 15,000 feet and 62 RCP pipe fittings for the large drainage project along Route 93 Broad St., Hazleton, Luzerne County as part of the “Broad Street Betterment Program “.
JULY 2011: NORTHAMPTON, MA – Oldcastle Precast delivered 176 custom designed precast footings to Renewable Sales, LLC., a Massachusetts – based leading wholesale distributor of photovoltaic and solar thermal energy products to complete the construction of the largest photovoltaic solar system to date, in the city of Northampton, at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.
JUNE 2011: Idaho Falls, ID - Oldcastle Precast, Inc. secured a 1.1 million dollar nuclear vault project involving the construction of (36) thirty-six nuclear canister storage vaults for the Department of Energy’s new Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) - Idaho National Laboratory Facility (INL). The nuclear canister storage vaults are part of the $570 million INL Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) which will start turning 900,000 gallons of sodium-bearing liquid waste into a stable granular material ready for permanent disposal.
May 2011: Atlanta, Georgia — Oldcastle Precast, Inc., a premier provider of precast concrete products, today announced that it has acquired select assets of Duratek Precast Technologies, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
APRIL 2011- Boston, MA: Oldcastle Precast, Inc. was contracted to design, engineer and manufactured the high-level accessible platforms at the Morton Street Station in Boston, MA which required renovation and accessibility upgrades as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ‘s (MBTA) $ 37 million Fairmount Commuter Rail Rehabilitation Project.
March 2011 - Oldcastle Precast. Inc.‘s patent pending Storm Capture modular stormwater detention system is an underground structural precast concrete system for stormwater management. Storm Capture can be used for infiltration, detention, or retention and reuse, as well as for treatment-train systems.
March 2011 Telford, PA/ Savanna, GA : Oldcastle Precast Modular, currently working with Hunt/Mills, a Joint Venture , will be providing the precast concrete prison cells and building components for the new $71 million - 330,000 square-foot expansion of the Chatham County Detention Center in Georgia.
March 2011 Tampa, FL –- Oldcastle Precast, Inc. had the unique opportunity to manufacture and install one of their cutting-edge precast products-- Storm Capture Module System, a subsurface storm water detention structure, specifically engineered and designed to accommodate both the storm water storage capacity demands and the load-bearing needs of the land use above them, at the new Horizon Bay Congregate Living Facility located in Tampa, Florida.
March 2011 - Eastanollee, GA: The Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Eastanollee plant employees celebrated 10 years without a lost-time accident on Friday February 4, 2011, a streak that began January 22, 2001.
Oldcastle Precast Manufactures Special Precast Sewer Pipes and Fittings for Philadelphia’s Interstate 95 – Cottman / Princeton Ramp Project
Oldcastle Precast announced that it has signed an agreement with Cincinnati Nature Center to install an AlgaePac Packaged Wastewater Treatment System at the Rowe Woods location in Milford, OH.
Oldcastle Precast Provides Special Foundation for Communications Site on top of Red Table Mountain
October 2010 California – Oldcastle Precast was contracted by Synergy Electric to design, engineer and manufacture the precast solar panel ballasted foundations for the more than 6,000 solar panels that cover 6 acres. The $ 9 million NAVFAC solar energy project is located on top of an old landfill on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA, known as the Box Canyon Landfill. The Camp Pendleton solar project is the Navy’s largest photovoltaic system in San Diego County funded by federal stimulus money. The photovoltaic system will provide almost 1.5 mega watts of renewable energy, enough to provide electricity to power 400 homes.
Sept 21, 2010 - CROYDON, Pa./PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Engineers will receive Professional Development Hours at the upcoming Oldcastle Precast plant tour, pipe demonstration and live equipment presentation with featured guest speaker, Jack Lettiere, former New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner.
July 2010 - Innovative new foundations by Oldcastle Precast decrease site preparation and present a high degree of flexibility when determining the location of small-wind installations.
Modular Foundations for Small Wind.pdf
BELLEVUE, WA, USA - July 25 2008 - Ascentium agency would like to publicly thank Oldcastle Precast (OCP), the United States leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic enclosure solutions for nominating their business for the Microsoft Information Worker Solutions, Portals and Collaboration Partner of the Year Award.
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By Matthew Phair – Suffolk Construction leads the effort to create a new music and performing arts center at the site of 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.
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July 23, 2007-Leading Plastics Enclosures Products Company Acquired by CRH plc Division
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Oldcastle Precast in Baltimore, MD, a producer of total precast concrete building systems, has been certified in a proven quality assurance program committed to superior products and service.
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February 14, 2008—One week to reconstruct and remodel every room — an entire house — does not allot much time for building a foundation,
let alone a finished basement, which many new homeowners wait years to construct. Enter, stage right: the Oasis Foundation Wall System
donated by Oldcastle Precast, establishes an all-new timetable for build-out.
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Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County has broken ground on extraordinary new housing units just north of New York City that feature a next-generation CarbonCast prefabricated concrete technology utilizing embedded carbon fiber grid reinforcement that promises to deliver dramatic improvements in long-term performance and value over conventional wood-framed housing.
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Telford, Pa, May, 2002—Oldcastle Precast Modular Group has recently been awarded the contracts to design, manufacture, deliver and erect the jail cells for both the MCI Concord Correctional Facility Expansion in Massachusetts and the Ontario County Jail in Canadaigua, New York.
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Monday, May 22, 2006—CRH plc announces the following senior management changes at Oldcastle Inc., the holding company for CRH’s American operations which have annualised sales of approximately US$10 billion. These changes are effective July 1st 2006.
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