Travis Mills Foundation

Travis Mills Foundation

Precast of Maine is proud to show support for the Travis Mills Foundation. We honor our veterans and their families, who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Many of our veterans have returned home seriously wounded and need prosthetics, training in the use of the prosthetic, physical therapy, counseling and ample amounts of encouragement.

The Travis Mills Foundation supports, encourages and helps fellow wounded warriors. “In September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans. Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit. SSG Travis Mills is a genuine American hero, and for his incredible sacrifice, we are forever in his debt.” (See website below.)

GRAND OPENING Summer 2017, Travis Mills Foundation opens a private resort for veteran amputees and their families. “The Maine Chance Lodge & Retreat sits on a pristine vista in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. The property is a well-known landmark in central Maine, and provided a bit of glitz and glamour to the region. Built in 1929 by cosmetics pioneer Elizabeth Arden, this historic property was once part of Ardenʼs estate spanning 1,200 acres and employing hundreds during the height of the Depression. In its day, the lodge pampered the rich & famous. Soon, it will do the same for our nation’s bravest. We are scheduled to open summer 2017 to host combat-injured veterans and their families. Future plans include winter and summer season program weeks as well. The memories and experiences these families will share will last a lifetime. The retreat will become a true and lasting symbol of a grateful nation.” (See website below.)

Precast of Maine was honored to help donate precast concrete products to the Travis Mills Foundation. It is our hope to see the foundation help veterans and amputees for years to come!

If you are interested in learning more about the Travis Mills Foundation, please check out these websites:

Travis Mills Foundation
FaceBook Travis Mills Foundation
Travis The Movie

Scarborough Public Safety Building

Scarborough Public Safety Building

Precast of Maine is proud to be the block supplier for the new Scarborough Public Safety Building. The new 53,000-SF combined police and fire station building will accommodate current public safety needs and anticipate community and staffing growth through 2041. The facility will be located on town-owned land adjacent to the Town Hall and bordered by US Route 1 and Sawyer Road.

Master Precasters

Master Precasters

The National Precast Concrete Association has announced that Branielle Bergeron, Adam Foster, and Justin Damon of Precast of Maine earned the Master Precaster designation on Feb. 28 in Louisville, KY, during The Precast Show 2019.

 

To become a Master Precaster, students must complete six NPCA Precast University courses totaling 89 hours that consist of topics spread across three Production and Quality School levels. Notable topics include batching and mixing for precast concrete, water-cement ratios, forklift operations, precast maturity methods, reading and understanding blueprints, basics of design theory for concrete elements and improving employee performance.

 

The courses train students in production, quality, safety, technical and plant leadership. The Master Precaster program not only enhances the precast concrete industry’s workforce development efforts, but also provides a path to those in the industry to grow their careers.

 

“Being recognized as a Master Precaster is a major accomplishment, and one that requires a great deal of commitment,” said Ty Gable, president of the National Precast Concrete Association. “Although the path is arduous, nothing is more important than ensuring that employees are equipped with the right tools, resources and knowledge to be successful in the workforce. We are very proud of the Master Precaster class of 2019.”

 

These three were joined by 39 other Master Precaster graduates in this year’s class. This certification was first awarded in 2012 and there are currently 181 active Masters.

Phone

Tel:1-800-696-8265 Tel:1-207-729-1628 Fax:1-207-729-8710

WORKING HOURS

Monday – Friday
7:00 – 5:00

Email

info@precastofmaine.com www.precastofmaine.com

Our Location

139 Main Street Topsham, Maine 04086

Fast Eddie’s Car Wash

Fast Eddie’s Car Wash

Precast of Maine is proud to supply the precast products for Fast Eddie’s newest car wash location being built on Pleasant St in Brunswick, ME. With an anticipated opening date in August, we have been producing catch basins and other various drainage structures for this site. Our experienced crane operators make placing the structures on site an easy task and allow the construction crews to quickly move onto the next phase of the project.

Commitment to Safety

Commitment to Safety

Precast of Maine has a clear commitment to safety. What is the most valuable resource we have? Our employees. Over the years, we have learned the best way to provide quality product to our customers, is to make sure the whole process from order to delivery/pick up is completed in a safe manner.

Concrete work can be dangerous. All Precast of Maine employees are trained in safe working practices, supported in making safe working decisions and encouraged to share safe working ideas with their manager. We all have different jobs to do, but we are a team that bands together to create customer satisfaction. At the end of each working day, it is our goal that each member of our team goes home safely to their family and friends.

Safety is first priority. First priority, you ask? Yes. Deadlines are very important too, however, just one injury could make it very difficult to meet a deadline. So, how do we prevent injuries? Here are five examples.

1. All Precast of Maine employees have a Safety Orientation. Employees are issued PPE, and trained in the proper use of that PPE. “Team Leaders” demonstrate proper tool use, hand grip and stance to all new employees. New employees are monitored to ensure they have learned and continually use best practices while working.

2. Ergonomics for each position is important. We understand the strain that repetitive motion and overextending can produce to the body. We encourage our team to set their work spaces and work tools up ergonomically, so they can work in an effective and efficient manner. We have invested in lifted work stations and lifting gear that enable employees with better maneuverability.

3. On a monthly basis, we focus on a safety, health or wellbeing topic – issuing weekly safety talks pertaining to that topic.

4. Every work morning, our production staff stretches. This is a great practice for safety, health and wellbeing.

5. Every work morning the production schedule is discussed before work begins. This is an opportunity for employees to discuss any safety issues they may foresee, and to bring up any near miss instances that may have happened the day before. Near misses are openly discussed to prevent future accidents.

Phone

Tel:1-800-696-8265 Tel:1-207-729-1628 Fax:1-207-729-8710

WORKING HOURS

Monday – Friday
7:00 – 5:00

Email

info@precastofmaine.com www.precastofmaine.com

Our Location

139 Main Street Topsham, Maine 04086

Crockett Bridge Replacement

Crockett Bridge Replacement

August 2016 – Precast of Maine had the honor of working in conjunction with T-Buck Construction, MDOT, A. L. Patterson, A. H. Harris, Auburn Concrete, Keely Crane and Casco Bay Transportation for the design, build, lift and delivery of four custom Precast Concrete Abutments for the Crockett Bridge replacement located on Rte. #117 in Naples, ME.

The finished abutments are a testament of teamwork and excellent communication between several involved parties working together to overcome multiple challenges. Before the project could begin, the Project Manager, Plant Manager and QC Manger put in many hours in discussion and meetings, examining numerous drawings and testing concrete mixes to ensure that all aspects of the build and delivery would meet strict standards and provide long-lasting quality for the years to come.

With each abutment weighing roughly 42 Tons (approx. 86,000 Lbs each), the sheer size and weight of each piece created daily challenges for our team including installation of the forms, insuring proper design and placement of reinforcement, confirming adequate supply of concrete mix and finding the right balance between technique and tools used to fill the forms. This project required construction of an outdoor production area to stage the forms, as each abutment was too tall, long and heavy to produce within our workshops. Once the concrete was poured, each abutment required 24 hours to harden before the form pieces could be stripped and used to make the next abutment. After all the abutments were stripped from the forms, it was time to focus on preparing for delivery.

The logistics behind lifting 42 Tons of precast concrete and delivering it over 40 miles away also presented a challenge. The factors of keeping the product damage free, while ensuring employee safety throughout requires a great amount of planning and attention to detail. An essential part of the project and a key challenge was determining the correct type of  lifting  and tranportation equipment for the size and weight, to deliver the product safely. This was an impressive undertaking that went flawlessly thanks to  on solid communication and teamwork between all involved.

Custom projects, with the challenges they pose, are welcome at Precast of Maine. We are proud to see precast concrete products being selected to fulfill such vital needs in our community!

Phone

Tel:1-800-696-8265 Tel:1-207-729-1628 Fax:1-207-729-8710

WORKING HOURS

Monday – Friday
7:00 – 5:00

Email

info@precastofmaine.com www.precastofmaine.com

Our Location

139 Main Street Topsham, Maine 04086