By Will Soutter
Shea Concrete Products has announced that its Wilmington facility has been recognized with the “Certified Plant” designation.
Shea Concrete’s Wilmington facility receives certified plant status from the National Precast Concrete Association
This designation, awarded by the National Precast Concrete Association recognizes the company as a precast manufacturing plant, functioning at the highest standards of quality control and production.
NPCA previously certified the Wilmington plant, but due to economic downturn, the plant was shut down for two years. Shea Concrete’s George Deranian, Production Manager in Wilmington, stated that the plant opened back in June last year because the economy improved and the Amesbury plant was at its full capacity. Therefore, the plant had to be certified again.
In 2010, Shea Concrete’s Amesbury plant, operated by Greg Stratis, was recognized with the “Certified Plant” designation. In 2011, Shea Concrete Products was featured in NPCA’s “Precast Inc.” magazine.
The NPCA stated by certifying their plants, companies, including Shea Concrete, will get many benefits. The Plant Certification Program helps the management to excel in the operation of its facilities and a plant can benefit from knowledge on how to improve efficiency, processes and products. It guarantees a consistently high level of distinction in plant facilities, processes, production as well as quality control operations. On project with the NPCA Plant Certification Program, one standard of quality is fixed for full precast concrete products. The program creates further opportunities for plants by revealing their assurance to produce precast concrete products with high quality. It provides acknowledgment for plants that aim for and attain excellence.