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Nitterhouse aids in parking project

December 14, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nitterhouse Concrete Products Inc. recently participated in the construction of a five-level, 1,500-vehicle parking structure at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Nitterhouse won a $7.77 million contract to produce and erect precast/prestressed concrete components for the 411,000-square-foot, four-bay structure. Since precast can be manufactured in varying lengths and widths, the producer was able to supply input toward a cost-effective layout to achieve maximum loading and clear spans with minimal columns.

Precast erection began in December 2006 and was completed within four months.

From its Chambersburg plant, Nitterhouse supplied a total exceeding 390,857 square feet and 6,007 lineal feet of precast products for the project. Included in the structure's variety of components were columns, beams, solid slabs, double tees, column covers, shear walls, lite walls, spandrel panels and stair units.

To match the medical center campus buildings, Nitterhouse developed a custom concrete mix for the exterior spandrel panels, column covers and stair towers. In addition, the spandrel panels received two depths of sandblasting - a light sandblast finish overall with a deeper sandblast in the recessed areas of the panels.

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Nitterhouse Concrete Products Inc. is certified by the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute as a PCI-certified plant and erector. The company produces precast/prestressed products and building systems, including parking structures, office buildings, warehouses, distribution centers and multihousing facilities for the mid-Atlantic states.

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Nitterhouse Concrete Products Inc. of Chambersburg, Pa., produced and erected precast/prestressed concrete components for this 1,500-vehicle parking structure at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

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