Well-known across most Pacific Northwest concrete circles, Cadman Inc. and its unique mixer trucks featuring “Otis the Bulldog” are a newer sight for Portland, Ore. contractors and practitioners. Ready mixed concrete supply contracts totaling 85,000 yd. for two downtown Portland projects are elevating the profile of the Lehigh Hanson Inc. subsidiary, which expanded into Oregon in 2017.
Located two blocks apart, the Eleven West and Block 216 jobs represent two of the most dynamic shifts in the Portland community building landscape. The 24-story Eleven West will feature retail and office space, plus 222 residential units. The 35-story Block 216 will include retail, event and office space; 138 condominiums; and, a 251 room luxury hotel. It will be Portland’s fifth tallest commercial structure and largest since the U.S. Bancorp Tower was completed in 1983.
“This could be a logistical nightmare for some,” says Cadman Area Sales Manager Joe Sheehy. “These two jobs are running simultaneously and require large-scale planning, staffing, and materials. Between our four concrete sites, three aggregate production sites, two aggregate depots and fleet of trucks, we are well-equipped and ready to handle the extensive concrete needs.” The Eleven West and Block 216 contracts, he adds, “continue our tradition of local excellence as we work to revitalize the downtown core of Portland.”
While new to the greater Portland area, Cadman has been a leading builder of Pacific Northwest communities for over 80 years by supplying sand, gravel, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, and building materials. Founded in Redmond, Wash. by Horace Cadman in 1936, it operates 25 locations from Bellingham, Wash. to Portland.