FABCON FACTOIDS The 250 million sq. ft. of precast panels produced by Fabcon over the past 35 years comprise enough concrete to pave the entire length
- The 250 million sq. ft. of precast panels produced by Fabcon over the past 35 years comprise enough concrete to pave the entire length of U.S. Route 169, a four-lane highway running 966 miles from Virginia, Minn., to Tulsa, Okla.
- Within one day, all four plants can produce 1.5 miles of precast panels Û enough to cover one city block
- Annual production capacity is 25 million sq. ft.
1971 Û Fabcon founders Gerald Rauenhorst and Dave Hanson begin operations in Savage, Minn., to produce slabs for apartment buildings and retail projects
1973 Û Rollout of the first insulated sandwich panel
1976-’78 Û Fabcon opens Chicago, Sioux Falls, and Fargo, N.D., sales offices, leading to 1,000th job signed in 1978
1982 Û (1) Exposed aggregate finish is added to panel line;
(2) Fabcon constructs tallest project, the 17-story Loring 100 apartment building
1984 Û Horizontal bands added to finishing options
1986 Û Purchase of Spandeck Technology
1995 Û Fabcon gains two plants, one in Indianapolis and the other in Columbus, Ohio, after acquiring American Precast Co.
1997 Û Savage, Minn., batch plant expansion increases production capacity by 25 percent
1999 Û ISO 9001 certification
2000 Û A fourth plant is erected near Allentown, Pa.
2002 Û VersaCore panel rollout
2003 Û VersaCore panels exceed 50 feet in length
2004 Û VersaCore Plus introduced
2005 Û (1) FabCAD 3D improves production efficiencies;
(2) Rollout of 12-ft. to 13-ft. 6-in.-wide panels