Tax reform a principal catalyst behind $100M precast plant venture

Fortified Precast Technologies, LLC has outlined an ambitious Florida residential real estate development plan, leveraging a partnership with German precast concrete production specialist Vollert Group and Opportunity Zone provisions in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). The company’s Fortified Precast Opportunity Fund is authorized to raise $100 million in $20 million increments to build five plants incorporating Vollert mix delivery, form pallet and companion robotics or casting components. At 32,720 sq. ft. of daily wall panel output, each operation would be capable of supplying more than 4,200 home projects annually. The capacity would be initially targeted to the Sunshine State market, which has seen residential building permits climb from 116,200 in 2016, to 122,700 in 2017 and 142,300 last year.

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Safety-wise platform, railing

Saf-T-Mate is a work platform and safety railing that attaches to a sideform with a hinged connection to provide safe, convenient access to the top of the form. The platform has a grip strut walking surface and a receiver to attach and lock the railing into place. These simple connections make it easy to use the platform and railing on multiple forms within a precast plant. The hinged connection allows Saf-T-Mate to drop out of the way to provide clearance to move the sideforms back to strip product from the form.

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