York Chapter

Tour of DECAST: Precast Concrete Manufacturing

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: DECAST, 8807 County Road 56, Utopia, Ontario L0M 1T0, Canada

Registration: https://peoyork2019-decast-tour1.eventbrite.com

Event Information:

DECAST plant

Take a trip to Utopia, Ontario where you'll visit DECAST Ltd. Since 1957, DECAST has been a manufacturer of precast concrete drainage products including concrete pipe, maintenance holes, catch basins and ditch inlets. DECAST is a manufacturer of prestressed concrete pressure pipes used in municipal water works and many other diverse applications.

DECAST has expanded ten times over 30 years and currently has 510,000 sq. ft. of indoor manufacturing with 100% controlled conditions. The state-of-the-art facility manufactures:

  • reinforced concrete pressure pipes
  • large engineered products (box culverts, box maintenance holes, modular bridge systems) and steel fittings
  • automated rebar production, tunnel segments and railway ties

During this 4 hour tour you will see DECAST’s advanced manufacturing as automated machinery selects, cuts and welds rebar grids and cages. Overhead concrete trolleys transport fresh concrete from their inhouse mixing plant throughout the building like clockwork. Storm and sanitary pipes get reinforced, formed and cast in front of your eyes.

The tour agenda includes:

  • DECAST History & Evolution, Business Areas, Services, New Products, Major Projects
  • Plant Tour
  • Lunch provided by DECAST, Videos, Discussion

This tour is expected to fill up quickly so sign up ASAP if interested.

Note: DECAST does not charge for tours. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund and enhance Chapter activities, including regulatory efforts. PEO York Chapter is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. 

Program Committee
PEO York Chapter