BELLE GLADE — FINFROCK, the only vertically integrated design-builder and manufacturing company of its kind in the industry, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 140,000-sq.-ft. precast concrete manufacturing facility on 94 acres in the Glades Gateway Commerce Park in Belle Glade.
Participating in the groundbreaking were FINFROCK CEO Allen Finfrock; City of Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson; City of Belle Glade City Manager Lomax Harrelle; and Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President and CEO Kelly Smallridge.
FINFROCK is now clearing the site for construction. The new South Florida facility will serve clients throughout southeast and southwest Florida who will benefit from the efficient and cost-effective services of precast/prestressed concrete design, manufacturing and construction solutions offered by FINFROCK. The company is widely recognized for its proprietary DualDeck Building System, a unique brand of offsite construction that allows projects to be completed significantly faster than with traditional construction methods. Precast/prestressed concrete is aesthetically versatile, low maintenance and environmentally friendly, but is also resilient, offering superior protection in natural disasters like hurricanes.
The project is expected to have a $242 million economic impact on the region and create 200 new higher-wage jobs.
“This is the next major milestone for this project that will have a positive impact on the community and is a significant win for area developers,” said Finfrock. “We see tremendous opportunities to expand our business here in South Florida and beyond.”
In business for 75 years, FINFROCK has earned the reputation as a design-build industry leader, offering clients unrivaled services through its unique and patented building system, commitment to innovation, and expert team of engineers, architects and designers. With all services from start to finish fully integrated under one roof, FINFROCK can efficiently deliver commercial, multifamily and mixed-use projects, cost effectively and at low risk.
Known as the nation’s largest design-builder of parking structures, FINFROCK has designed and built more than 27 million square feet of parking; 300 garages nationwide; and one quarter of a million parking stalls. In addition to parking structures, FINFROCK continues to design and build commercial, multifamily and mixed-use projects and will focus on building more of these in southeast and southwest Florida. FINFROCK’s high-profile clients include many of Florida’s universities, hotels, hospital systems and municipalities.