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Announcement: Jensen Precast Announces New Line Of Handholes And Traffic Pull Boxes For The Western United States Utility Markets
     
  After many years of supplying customers with precast concrete handholes and pull boxes made by other manufacturers, Jensen Precast announced today that they are manufacturing their own line of traffic rated and non-traffic small utility enclosure boxes and lids.  
 
 

SACRAMENTO, CA - July 30, 2012 - As an added service to their customers, Jensen Precast has long offered small utility enclosure boxes purchased from other precast concrete manufacturers. Now Jensen Precast, one of the country’s largest family owned precast concrete manufacturers, is manufacturing their own line of handholes and traffic boxes used by electrical, water, and communications utilities. The specifications of the product line are equal to those of Oldcastle® Christy® utility and traffic boxes as well as Brooks® pull boxes.

“We wanted better control over the quality of the handholes and pull boxes we provide to our customers,” said Don Jensen, Founder and CEO of Jensen Precast. “We’ve devoted a lot of time and effort perfecting our manufacturing process for the boxes to assure that they maintain the exceptional quality for precast concrete our customers have come to expect from us.

“Based on comments we are receiving from our customers, we’re happy to say that all the effort we’ve put into this product line is paying off.”

To manage their new Handhole and Meter Box Division, Jensen Precast has brought Ken Hazleton on board. He brings with him more than 45 years of experience in the precast concrete pull box industry.  Having worked for the area’s largest producers of handholes and meter boxes, Hazleton is a familiar face throughout the Southwest with utilities, agencies, municipalities, contractors, and engineers who have been relying on his expertise over the years.

“Ken’s proficiency in the industry is proving to be invaluable as we roll out this new product line,” said Eric Jensen, Chief Marketing Officer of Jensen Precast. “We’re delighted to be able to round out our offerings with our own line of handholes and meter boxes for our utility customers.”

“A few months ago we launched our LockLid™ line of locking security lids for utility pull boxes and handholes,” said Tony Shanks, President of Jensen Precast. “While it’s great that these lids are designed to retrofit into other manufacturers boxes to help prevent copper wire theft, it’s even more gratifying to see them in our own boxes.”


The initial roll out consists of traffic rated pull boxes with steel lids, including the LockLid™ brand of traffic rated lids, in five standard sizes including the popular 10 X 17 and 17 X 30 inch boxes as well as a round valve box with a cast iron lid. It will also consist of non-traffic handhole boxes with a variety of lids including the LockLid™ brand.

All the metal lids for the handholes and traffic boxes, including the LockLid™ brand, are manufactured by Jensen MetalTech, a division of Jensen Precast. They are available in diamond plate as well as TraxPlate® – a patented slip resistant surfacing process exclusive to Jensen MetalTech.

About Jensen Precast – Jensen Precast, founded by Don Jensen in 1968, is one of the largest independently owned precast concrete manufacturing companies in the United States. With corporate headquarters in Sparks, NV, Jensen Precast has production facilities throughout Nevada, Arizona, California and Hawaii.

Jensen Precast designs and manufactures standard and custom precast concrete products to meet small to large-scale infrastructure demands. Jensen Precast products are proudly made in the USA and used in highway construction, retaining walls, electric, gas and water utilities, telecommunications, stormwater capture and treatment, rainwater harvesting, on-site wastewater, sewage applications, above ground fuel storage, agriculture, landscaping, and more.

Jensen Precast also has a metal fabrication division, Jensen MetalTech, to design, engineer and manufacture steel and aluminum hatch and access covers. This division also manufactures products with their TraxPlate™ Slip Resistant Surface for areas where slip and fall accidents may occur. The TraxPlate™ Surface as well as diamond plate surface is also offered on their LockLid™ line of security locking lids for utility pull boxes.

           

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Jensen Precast

Marcia Neese

Marketing & Communications Manager

775-352-2709

mneese@jensenprecast.com

Ken Hazleton

Division Manager Handhole & Meter Box

925-786-8338

khazleton@jensenprecast.com

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