Marking a significant milestone in its long history, Spancrete, the world leader in precast, prestressed concrete building solutions, celebrated its 70th anniversary on Friday at all of its locations around the United States.
Founded in 1946 by Henry Nagy, Spancrete started when Nagy bought a hollowcore slipformer on a trip to Germany, bringing it back to his home in Wisconsin. Years of innovation, patents and hard work developed Spancrete into the company we know today – creating precast building solutions for commercial, residential, education, industrial and retail clients around the globe. Now in its third generation of family leadership, Henry’s grandson, John Nagy, is the CEO of the company.
Though based in Wisconsin, with corporate headquarters in Waukesha, Spancrete truly is a global company. Its production facilities and partnerships span the globe, from the United States to Kazakhstan to China and beyond.
Spancrete has facilities in Valders, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis., Naperville, Ill., Newnan, Ga. and Sebring, Fla. At each of its offices, Spancrete hosted an internal celebration to commemorate the occasion. Employees reminisced about the years of success, their participation in the journey and shared numerous stories, all while enjoying cupcakes and 70th anniversary memorabilia.
“My grandfather helped pioneer this industry, and we’re proud and thankful to have reached this milestone,” said Nagy. “We’re looking forward to the future; continuing to innovate, support our customers and build one-of-a-kind structures.”
In recent years, Spancrete has been involved in bringing some of Wisconsin’s most iconic structures to life, including Miller Park, the Lambeau Field renovation and the I-94/I-43 Marquette interchange.
Learn more about the history of Spancrete.