County Materials Corporation is pleased to congratulate the winners of the Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association’s 35th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards recognize exceptional commercial and residential ready-mix concrete construction projects in the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A panel of Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula construction professionals judged entries for innovative use of concrete, engineering design skill, construction technique, integration of site and materials and aesthetics. Winners were announced and honored at the WRMCA Concrete Design Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
The following projects received the prestigious award and utilized County Materials’ ready-mix:
Thiex Construction LLC of Birnamwood, WI was recognized in the Agriculture category for the Matsche Farms expansion in Birnamwood, WI. The expansion included a 27 million gallon manure pit, two free stall barns, a feed slab and a state of the art milking parlor. The project utilized more than 14,000 cubic yards of ready mix and helped the Matsche Farm get closer to their family’s goal of adding 5,000 cows.
Lewis Construction of Schofield, WI and Miron Construction of Neenah, WI were recognized in the Decorative Commercial category in the North Central Region, for their work on the new Skyward facility in Stevens Point, WI. Ready-mix concrete was used in five unique applications for this building – a partial basement and parking garage; floor and columns; a custom designed retaining wall leading to the parking garage; an employee patio; and entryway with a heated slab. The new facility provides space for an additional 500 employees Skyward is expecting
to hire through 2021.
S.D. Ellenbecker Inc. of Athens, WI was recognized in the Industrial category for the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Knowlton, WI. The ready mix was utilized to build the facility’s walls, caissons, floor and storage tanks. The massive storage tanks were constructed with 2 feet 4-inch concrete walls and contain 151 tons of steel rebar reinforcement.
Advance Concrete received Special Merit in the Parking Lot category for the construction of the Biolife Plasma Services’ parking lot in Wausau WI. The 75,000 sq. ft. parking lot used 1,384 cubic yards of concrete. County Materials helped accommodate the project's tight timeline by making deliveries on time and effectively communicating with the job site. The pour was completed in an impressive two days.
Alchemy Concrete of Nelsonville, WI was recognized in the Decorative Commercial category for the installation of a patio break area with a walking trail at the Heartland Farms Facility in Hancock, WI. The patio and walking trail utilize red and green integral dye and come together to form Heartland Farm’s logo—a heart with a plant growing from the top.
County Materials extends its warmest congratulations to the winners and to all participants of this year’s concrete design awards.