The Leading Precast Plant
Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped to deliver on your precast dreams and demands.
Everything you'd expect. And more.
Newest Plant Innovations
New Bridge Crane Installation
We recently installed two new 45′ long Proserv bridge cranes, one bridge crane in each of our service departments with 50-ton and 20-ton load capacities. Read below for more.
Concrete Products talked about the growth of Houston and Locke as well as our all-new facility. We appreciate that they took the time to get to know us even more.
All new Locke Facility Broke Ground
We’re excited to announce that our all-new facility has broken ground.
Operations started January 2nd, 2013, in a small warehouse near Hobby Airport in Houston, TX with 3 employees and Hyster 155 forklift. In the first few months of operations, the team grew with people that were willing to take a risk and join a startup company because they believed in better service to their customers and better work environment for their employees.
In 2014, we purchased an automated concrete batch plant from Mixer Systems, Inc. and started producing our own proprietary self-consolidating concrete mix designs. After months of engineering and quality control reviews, CenterPoint Energy approved Locke as the 2nd of only 2 precast companies to design and produce precast power manholes in the Houston region. In this same year, Locke’s quality control program was certified by the NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) and has maintained this certification ever since.
Additionally, after being awarded our first $1m+ project at the end of 2013 for the San Jacinto River Authority, we produced and finished out this project with over a mile of trenches for chemical lines, 2 large 40’ long meter vaults, and numerous electrical and communication manhole structures throughout the project in 2014.
In 2015, we expanded our production capacity by adding a 40-ton bridge crane to our facility to complement our first 20-ton bridge crane allowing us to accelerate our growth. At this point, virtually all of our business came from repeat business and customer referrals.
In response to continued growth, we purchased 17.5 acres in 2016 and started designing a new facility specifically to accommodate a specialty precast concrete manufacturing operation.
After breaking ground in March of 2017, we built a new 41,750 sq ft facility with a 9,000 sq ft office and breakroom space for our employees. The facility was specially designed with a future expansion in mind for both the office and facility space. The new facility started with 4 bridge cranes up to 50-ton capacity and a underground tunnel system for material conveyance feeding each of the 3 main production bays.
By 2018, the growth of the Locke team and operations warranted the development of a true Executive Leadership Team. This Leadership Team has evolved over the years and continues to be a crucial component of maintaining the vision and core values of company to present day.
In 2019, we expanded our production capacity again by adding 2 additional bridge cranes and giving us a total maximum indoor single lift capacity up to 200,000 lbs for a single structure.
In 2021, continued growth led to an expansion of more than 56,000 sq ft of concrete paved laydown space, 2 additional bridge cranes, and the construction of a 1,000 sq ft quality control lab.
In 2022, an additional 8,000 sq ft of office space was built out on our 2nd floor to accommodate growing engineering, estimating, and project management teams.
A truly industry-leading plant
Our automated concrete batching system is a planetary-style mixer and has the ability to pour 2 CYDs every 6 minutes.
Our newly expanded yard is an entirely paved space of 3+ acres. It is designed for heavy duty loads, allowing us to have quicker, safer access to all stored materials and products.
We use the latest heavy-duty equipment to cut, bend and fabricate our own rebar in-house. Utilizing rebar tie guns, we've increased efficiency and safety across the production floor.
We're equipped with (2) 50 Ton with double hoists, (1) 40 Ton, (3) 20 Ton, and (2) 10 Ton throughout the facility. If we can make it, we can lift it.
We have (4) 25 Ton aggregate hoppers that are covered and located below grade. Each is equipped with moisture sensors and weight scales that are connected to our automated batching system, ensuring an accurate mix.
Our (4) productions bays together are over 40,000 sq ft. With up to 40' of hook height and our crane capacity, we can produce products of all shapes and sizes within a controlled environment.