Client Project

Finkl Steel

two construction workers setting a piece of embedded steel into a forging press foundation

New Production Facility with 8,000 Ton Forging Press

General Contracting
Industrial Services
2nd Largest Forging Press in U.S.
Foundation for 8,000 Ton Forging Press
3,600 Cubic Yards of Concrete Poured
370 Tons of Reinforcing Steel

Project Overview

Finkl Steel is a fully integrated steel manufacturer that provides specialty steel products. They made the decision to relocate their north side Chicago facility to the old Verson Press facility located on Chicago’s south side. The new facility allows for an efficient material flow which, combined with their new, state-of-the-art equipment, will maintain their competitive edge in the world market.

Raffin Construction was chosen as the contractor to construct the new 300 foot teeming pit which required placing 1,600 cubic yards of concrete and 210 tons of reinforcing steel. Raffin Construction also built Finkl’s new 8,000 ton forging press foundation, the second largest forging press in the United States. It included 2,000 cubic yards of concrete and 160 tons of reinforcing steel. Raffin Construction designed the soil retention systems required to construct the pits inside the building.

concrete foundation under construction at Finkl Steel
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