June 18
SCDOT Commission Approves Bridge Contract with Florence Company

Florence Concrete Products will provide SCDOT with replacement bridges


               The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission approved a bridge replacement contract with Florence Concrete Products, Inc. of Florence, South Carolina at its monthly meeting held in Columbia on June 18, 2009.

               The contract valued at just over $2,000,000 calls for Florence Concrete Products to provide SCDOT Maintenance units with 18 pre-stressed concrete replacement bridges that can be installed at locations in ten counties.

               Florence Concrete Products is only one of four companies in the country that produces off-site concrete bridge replacements. Company President Sherry M. Jones said the SCDOT contract will allow the company to bring back some employees and work at full strength. “This contract will allow us to re-hire 25 workers who had been laid off. We will now be operating with a full shift of 100 employees who will be earning paychecks and benefits, “ said Jones.

               Transportation Secretary H. B. Limehouse Jr. said that this contract is a perfect  scenario.

“We have an ideal situation anytime we can award a contract to a company in our state that will improve our roads and bridges, and provide jobs for South Carolinians at the same time. This is a complete win,” said Limehouse.

               Florence Concrete Products will provide bridges that will be used in Abbeville, Colleton, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Laurens, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties.