Walls rising at new FINFROCK concrete manufacturing plant in Belle Glade

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Photo 5: FINFROCK’s Belle Glades concrete manufacturing facility walls begin to rise
Photo 5: FINFROCK’s Belle Glades concrete manufacturing facility walls begin to rise

The walls are rising at the new FINFROCK 140,000-sq.-ft. precast concrete manufacturing facility in Belle Glade that the company says will bring 200 jobs to the area and more than $242 million in economic stimulus.

After many months of preparations, including the pouring of concrete pieces for the building, the company says in an April 29 statement that it  reached a major milestone as it begins vertically erecting the Belle Glade facility.

Photo 1: (L-R) Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson - Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay - Allen and Robert Finfrock
(L-R) Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson – Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay – Allen and Robert Finfrock

“In typical FINFROCK fashion, the pieces will come together like a giant Lego project in record time, with completion expected later this summer,” the statement said.

“This is an exciting milestone for FINFROCK because this new facility will help us to better serve clients in southeast and southwest Florida,” said CEO Allen Finfrock during a sneak peek of the progress for community leaders. “The best part of this project is that the employees that have joined us since we came into the Glades community have been working on making the pieces to build the building where they will build their careers with FINFROCK.”

FINFROCK says it designs all of its buildings out of resilient prestressed/precast concrete “because it is aesthetically versatile, cost-effective, low maintenance and designed to last,” the statement said.

 As part of the first phase of the Belle Glade project, FINFROCK will construct two bays that are 120 ft. wide and span 800 ft. long. The project includes the use of 120-ft.-wide “double T’s,” arguably the largest ever manufactured in Florida.

Photo 6: FINFROCK’s Belle Glade concrete manufacturing facility under construction
FINFROCK’s Belle Glade concrete manufacturing facility under construction

“As with all of our buildings, they are built to last,” Finfrock said. “We are excited to be here, grow our business and provide more new career opportunities for residents as the new facility gets up and running.”

The plant is at the site of the former Glades Correctional Institution.

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