J.W. Peters, Zignego Help Rexcon Build Massive New Base

An all-concrete structure with twin 75- x 600-ft. bays, set on 30 acres in southeastern Wisconsin, is the new home for batch equipment and controls manufacturer RexCon

Sources: RexCon LLC, Burlington, Wis.; CP staff

Set on 30 acres in southeastern Wisconsin, an all-concrete structureÛhousing twin 75- x 600-ft. bays, each equipped with two 20-ton overhead cranesÛis the new home for batch equipment and controls manufacturer RexCon. In a bold move underscoring confidence in the future, the partnership that acquired RexCon from Rose Industries six years ago has replaced a dated shop on a land-locked Milwaukee site with a 130,000-sq.-ft. operation in Burlington. The facility serves as world headquarters, manufacturing and assembly base, service center and training facility. It was built with 45-ft.-high insulated wall panels and 12-ft. double tee roof members spanning up to 73 feet. The precast/prestressed was fabricated and erected by J.W. Peters, whose nearby Burlington yard runs a RexBatch 150 dual-lane central mix plant.

Another Wisconsin RexCon customer, Waukesha-based Zignego Co., served as general contractor. It delivered nearly 6,000 yd. of plant and office slab, plus parking and truck-loading area concrete from a LoGo 12 Central Mix batch plant feeding an Interstate 94 contract in Caledonia, Wis. Placed at 8-in. thickness, the nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of factory floor slab was specified with Novomesh 950 reinforcing fiber. ??

In addition to having plant customers supply all the concrete, RexCon officials note, construction services and slab reinforcement were delivered from fellow American Concrete Pavement Association members (Zignego and Propex Concrete Systems). The building and parking areas occupy about 14 acres of the parcel, which is located near the east-west Wisconsin S.R. 11, accessing Interstate 94 and Interstate 43. The building and pavement master plan allows an additional bay at the rear of the facility and avoids encroachment of a handful of century-old oak trees on the site perimeter.