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Coreslab Structures’ Oklahoma City facility played a role in this parking structure constructed for Oklahoma University. « Institutional | CORESLAB STRUCTURES (OKLA) INC. To the Core T here are many divisions of Coreslab Structures throughout Canada and the United States with the ability to provide manufacturing and installation. These divisions continuously work together to deliver the best projects by relying on the expertise each office offers. With its centralized location in Oklahoma City, Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc. can call on a variety of nearby sister offices to bring the best of the corporation’s U.S. operations to the table for projects within its region. For instance, if Oklahoma Sales Manager Robert Shade pursues a project that has hollowcore requirements and is unable to produce those specifications at his own plant, he can reach out to the New Mexico division for assistance. Also, if the Missouri division requires assistance in a project, the Oklahoma facility is close enough to help assist this sister plant, as well. “Because we’re centrally located in the United States, we’re able to reach out to our sister plants to ask for assistance as well as provide Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc. • Division headquarters: Oklahoma City • Employees: 90 • Specialty: Architectural and structural prestressed/precast concrete CORESLAB STRUCTURES’ OKLAHOMA FACILITY HAS FOUND A NICHE TO KEEP IT GOING THROUGH THE RECESSION. BY BRIAN SALGADO assistance,” Shade says. “With all our partners surrounding us, we can divvy up a project to make sure a client is serviced properly.” Coreslab Structures (OKLA) operates as far north as Wichita, Kan., as far east as Arkansas, and as far west as Amarillo, Texas. This division is a full-service PCI-certified plant specializing in architectural and structural precast concrete. With the ability to provide transportation and installation services, Coreslab can deliver a variety of projects utilizing a multitude of prefabricated concrete products. According to Shade, one of the biggest advantages Coreslab Structures has over traditional concrete contractors is the fact its products are manufactured in a controlled environment long before they arrive at a job site. This gives Coreslab Structures a better grasp on quality control, and its products do not have to take up space at a job site until they are ready for installation, which helps a project’s overall efficiency and is proving to be “green.” “We deliver it, put it up and in a very short time, the contractors are out there doing their “We deliver it, put it up and in a very short time, the contractors are out there doing their thing again.” –Robert Shade, sales manager thing again,” Shade says. “It kind of surprises the general contractor sometimes. We’ll ask when they need it, we show up and, before they know it, there it is.” New Sectors Shade says 2011 was a down year for the Oklahoma City division, which forced the division to reduce its workforce by more than half. However, the division was able to work through the economic times by breaking into the above-ground shelter market in regions particularly susceptible to tornados. Coreslab (OKLA) now is adept at delivering FEMA-361designed shelters, typically used for gymnasiums and multipurpose rooms that double as 54 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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