Wieser Concrete Products, Inc. is anticipating early Spring completion of a 20,000-sq.-ft. Maiden Rock, Wis., headquarters plant expansion, fittingly timed with the producer observing its 50th anniversary in 2015.
“The addition, along with the purchase of three new bridge cranes, will allow us to produce larger products that we currently build at other locations,” says President Andy Wieser. “The expansion will enable us to increase production efficiencies by allowing the incorporation of existing processes, such as rebar fabrication, utilization of concrete pumping systems and the extension of overhead cranes.”
This includes being able to transfer steel reinforcement into the production bays with ease. The cranes will allow for handling of larger precast products like bridges, septic tanks, box culverts, and custom boxes for which the existing space did not allow.
Wieser Brothers of La Crescent, Minn., is the plant expansion contractor. The project entails extension of two existing bays and addition of 14 windows to boost natural lighting. Following completion of the new enclosure, Wieser Concrete will add about 15 to the Maiden Rock payroll and turn its attention to a batch plant upgrade.
With rural roots in the markets between Madison, Wis., and Minnesota Twin Cities, Wieser Concrete is a premier producer of precast for agriculture, commercial building, transportation and underground construction customers. Since 1965, it has set the standard in precast innovation and continues to provide comprehensive solutions for every project. Weiser Concrete is especially known as a leader in the design and construction of cost-effective, environmentally-responsible products for agriculture, including precast bunker panels, manure storage systems, plus feed bunk and grain storage structures. It has carried National Precast Concrete Association plant certification for 25 continuous years, ensuring quality production.