Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. broke ground July 27 for a new $40 million production plant incorporating state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States. The Sioux Falls Development Foundation hosted the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new facility, 2800 North Bahnson Avenue, near Interstate 229 in northeast Sioux Falls.
Gage Brothers has been based at the same West 12th Street location since its founding in 1915, with current operations scattered among 16 buildings on 30 acres. The company will consolidate machinery and employees into a single 210,000 square foot facility spread across 45 acres at the new facility. Consistent business expansion for Gage Brothers, particularly in the company’s insulated systems and thin-brick panels as well as a new line of ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels, has pushed production beyond current capacity.
Once completed, the new plant will increase Gage Brothers’ manufacturing capacity by 60 percent and play a central role in expanding the company’s geographic footprint in the United States. Since 1963, roughly 92 percent of the building projects awarded to Gage Brothers have been located in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
The architect for the new plant is the Sioux Falls office of JLG Architects, with construction management by Fiegen Construction, also of Sioux Falls. Construction is underway, with completion slated for January 2019. Gage Brothers, the Midwest’s leading precast concrete company, registered $40 million in sales last year, and employs 250 at the company’s West 12th Street campus.
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