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.