Green Builder Products Inc.

Distributor of Green Construction Materials

Pulaski Egg Farm

Category: Commercial
Contractor: Custom Concrete
Location: Francesville, Indiana
Application: Slab on Grade, Poured Walls, Columns
Original Design: 5.5” SOG with #3 rebar at 16” OCEW
Helix Dosage: 5.5” SOG with 9.5 lb/yd3

Rose Acre Farms offers commodity eggs, specialty eggs including cage-free varieties, liquid eggs, dried eggs, and egg protein powder. From their beginnings in the 1930s as a family chicken farm in rural Indiana, Rose Acre Farms has grown to become the second-largest egg producer in the United States.

With that expansion, they recently added a facility in Francesville, Indiana. Custom Concrete performed the concrete work on the project in conjunction with Ozinga Ready Mix. In reviewing solutions to provide for a more resilient concrete structure and to help compress the overall delivery schedule, Custom Concrete turned to Helix Steel.

Helix® Micro-Rebar™ reinforcement was selected to reinforce Slab on Grade, Poured Walls and Column applications. This enabled Custom Concrete to remove 120 tons of rebar and save 6 weeks on the overall project schedule.

“Helix® concrete reinforcement offers an opportunity to improve project timelines, lower labor costs, and provides a safer and cleaner job site than traditional reinforcement.” said Casey Harvey, Director of Operations at Custom Concrete.

This project was awarded the 2018 Concrete Achievement Award from the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association.