This month we are pleased to feature Carr Precast Concrete Inc. as part of our Meet a Precaster blog series. Answers were provided by Tracey Sprague, vice president of Carr Precast Concrete Inc.
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Q: Where are you located?
A: Carr Precast is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Raleigh, N.C.
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Carr Precast was started in 1976 by Robert Carr and is now into its second generation with Robert’s daughter Emily Sprague and son-in-law Tracey Sprague.
Q: How long have you been a member of NPCA?
A: We joined the NPCA in 1984.
Q: Why did you join NPCA and what are the best benefits?
A: Carr Precast joined in order to be associated with other precasters and to keep up to date with what is happening in the industry.
Q: What products do you produce?
A: We manufacture livestock slats, wall panels, feedbunks, pier panels, solar equipment pads and precast buildings. We pride ourselves in trying to build anything the customer needs.
Q: Have you introduced any new products lately?
A: Recently, we began manufacturing precast concrete pier panels, which are slotted panels used on residential piers to replace traditional wood decking. With the storms associated with the coastal area, the precast panels hold up very well.
Q: What are the top attributes of precast concrete?
A: Top attributes include precast’s longevity/durability and its speed of construction.
Q: What has your company done to fight off the recession?
A: We have become more customer focused and also developed new uses and avenues of uses for existing products.
Q: What have you seen in your area as far as recovery?
A: The recovery here is modest, but remains well below pre-2008 levels.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We plan to continue staying close to our customers and always remain on the lookout for new opportunities to use precast.
The opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the member, and not of NPCA or any of its employees.
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