The NPCA Annual Convention Plant Tour is a popular and fun event where guests travel to a nearby precast concrete facility to get an up-close and inside look at how that facility operates.
This year, NPCA is partnering with GATE Precast in Jacksonville, Fla., which is about a 45-minute bus ride from the host hotel. GATE Precast specializes in a wide variety of products, including bridge deck slabs, double Ts, piles, hollow-core slabs, columns, wall panels, stair towers and more.
GATE Precast has two batch plants, one for dry cast and one for wet cast. Most of its products also include prestressed reinforcement.
Make sure to sign up today and reserve your spot for the 2022 Annual Convention Plant Tour.
Primary contact: Tom Newton, Vice President of Operations
Property size: 85 acres
Years in business: 42
History: GATE Precast is a subsidiary of GATE Petroleum Company, founded in 1960 by Herbert Hill Peyton.
Products manufactured: Structural precast and hollowcore.
Mixing and production equipment: 6-yard wet cast mixer and separate dry cast mixer
Interesting jobs and products: Wave attenuation walls; piling; FDOT bridge slabs; full complement of commercial precast, prestressed products.
Cameras and video equipment are allowed.
Be advised. This is a partially outdoor facility on a large piece of land. Proper shoes or boots are required.