FC Industries – Rebar Testing Laboratory

How do you connect C&N Contractors to the nuclear energy of the world? It does not take six degrees of separation steps to accomplish this.

When FC Industries decided to create a new Rebar Testing Laboratory, Steve Vaughn turned to C&N Contractors to help them deliver this design/build project. The FC Industries Lab tests the tensile strength of rebar (up to 2 ½ inches in diameter) used in the construction of nuclear energy plants throughout the world.  Viola! There lies C&N’s connection to nuclear energy of the world.

The lab features a 16 foot tall by 8 foot wide coiling overhead door and a 20 foot high ceiling and 21 foot high over the rebar testing equipment. C&N poured two isolated 5,000 pounds per square inch reinforced concrete foundations within the laboratory to accommodate the needs of the specific testing equipment specifications. The larger of the two foundations is 8’6” by 8’6” by 4’4” deep.  C&N Contractors reduced the cost to the customer by self-performing the reinforced concrete foundations, structural steel erection, wall, doors, window, and ceiling construction.

FC Industries is a family of manufacturing companies that has been family owned since 1972. Now in its second generation of family ownership and management, FC has become a metal manufacturing powerhouse! The members of this family of companies are AFC Tool Company, Dayton Precision Aerospace, AFC Stamping and Production, and BarSplice.

Taylor Van Vliet was the Project Manager and Terry Davidson the Project Superintendent.