Shea Concrete reopens N.H. plant; expands utility, municipal, DOT lines

Sources: Shea Concrete Products, Wilmington, Mass.; CP staff

Improving New England market conditions, coupled with broader adoption of precast solutions among the region’s utility operators and municipal or state agencies, have compelled Shea Concrete to restart production at a Nottingham, N.H., plant idled since 2008.

“This plant has allowed us to redefine existing product lines and launch several new ones,” says Nottingham Plant Manager Jerry Mailloux. “It has also allowed us to increase production of highway, traffic, and ITS products for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation … [and] better serve utility companies.”

New to the Shea Concrete product line this year, he adds, are 1250 Monolithic or Combination (500 pump chamber) septic tanks and companion plastic extensions; precast concrete base-equipped sign posts and steel bollards; complete line of handholes, manholes and transformer pads; fabricated metal trash racks, weir plates and bar grates; and, New Hampshire DOT precast structures.

Equipped with a 50- x 100-ft. production building, the 23-acre Nottingham site and a sister Amesbury, Mass., property were acquired in 1999 from New England Precast. Coupled with Wilmington (headquarters) and Rochester, Mass., operations, they position Shea Concrete among leading Northeast precast sources. The strategically situated Nottingham property has been used primarily as storage for nearly seven years.

Notes Shea Concrete Manager Greg Stratis, “We want to expand our market share north of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. This plant doesn’t just give us a location to better serve customers in New Hampshire, but also an increased production capacity and inventory to the meet the rising demand for our products across the New England area.”