Waubonsee Development is ATMI Precast's controlled erector

The Benefits of a Controlled Erector

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If you’re considering using precast concrete for your construction project, it’s important to understand how the process works.

  1. Concrete is poured onto a wooden or steel table utilizing wire mesh, rebar, and prestressed cable. This first step is done in a controlled inside environment like our ATMI Precast plant in Aurora, Illinois.
  2. Once the precast concrete is cured, the pieces are transported to a construction site and erected into place.

But, that’s not quite as easy as it sounds! Most precast manufacturers have to call in an erector to get that last part completed. They may work with several different erectors depending on the location and the scope of the project. At ATMI Precast, we are fortunate to be the only precast manufacturer in the Chicagoland area to have our own controlled erector – Waubonsee Development.

What is a Controlled Erector?

Waubonsee Development is ATMI Precast’s controlled erector, meaning that the company is wholly owned by ATMI. In essence, this means that Waubonsee erects only for ATMI and is not beholden to other project schedules.

What is the Advantage of a Controlled Erector?

There are many advantages the customer benefits from when working with a team like ATMI Precast and Waubonsee Development.

  1. Accurate Sales & Estimating: ATMI Precast is able to accurately forecast from the erection side since both manufacturing and erection are under the same company.
  2. Consistent Crews: Waubonsee operates up to 4 crews at a time. This means that workers are able to stay on Waubonsee crews for longer periods of times and receive daily training on safety and erection protocols.
  3. Access to Cranes: Waubonsee Development owns its own conventional cranes for the warehouse market, which can streamline the construction process.
  4. Competitive Prices: Waubonsee is in a position to be very competitive when it comes to pricing since it only services ATMI Precast.
  5. Advanced Scheduling: Erection scheduling is planned well in advance and matches our production schedule.

Sometimes coordinating outside subcontractors and their schedules can be a hassle. Working with a team like ATMI Precast and Waubonsee Development takes that potential out of the mix.

About Waubonsee Development

Since opening its doors in 1980, Waubonsee Development has grown to employ over 70 employees. Every year Waubonsee erects more than 75 precast building systems and that number continues to grow. Skilled in a variety of projects, from construction of precast parking garages and warehouses to retail, multi-story residential buildings, and field finishing and caulking, Waubonsee Development has the talent to take on any task.

Are you planning your next project? Contact us today. We’d love to work with you!