Kent County Recycle
State: Michigan Completed: 2015
Schedule, durability and cost were the main factors in the design and construction of Kent County’s new Recycling and Education Center. As Kent County ‘s website explains, “The center is a single stream recycling facility. Instead of keeping paper products separate from plastic, metal and glass, single stream recycling allows the recycler to mix residential recycling together.”
In order to withstand that heavy equipment and noisy process, the county needed a durable and long-lasting product. The heavy equipment also required very tall walls that were able to withstand a considerable wind load. These factors combined with the quick installation process proved precast concrete the perfect material for the job.
The project consists of 35,152 square feet of insulated precast wall panels along with 536 square feet of 8” Hollowcore floor plank for a mezzanine.
"Kerkstra's wall panels were a key part of the success of the Kent County Recycling Center. They provided a long-lasting, durable and cost effective solution for this project. The entire shell was constructed in a matter of weeks, allowing us to complete the project ahead of schedule!"
Pete Michell, Rockford Construction Co.