Established in Auburn, Washington, in 1965, Utility Vault opened its first Southern California plant in Fontana in 1981 to meet the precast concrete demands of utility and highway departments in southern California.
In 1980, Oldcastle Inc., a subsidiary of CRH plc, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of building materials, acquired the 5 Utility Vault plants in the western United States. Additional plants have allowed Utility Vault to meet the growing demands of the California precast concrete market. Today, Oldcastle Precast is the largest precaster in the United States.
The Fontana facility is situated on 27 acres with 90,000 square feet of precast production space under roof and an additional 60,000 square feet of prestressed production line out of doors. This state-of-the-art manufacturing plant has repeatedly produced 450 cubic yards of high-quality concrete products in a single shift and averages 150 to 200 cubic yards daily.
The facility’s primary equipment includes two individual computer-controlled batch plants with underground aggregate storage, 20-ton bridge cranes, 40-ton and 60-ton mobile gantry cranes, and 5 forklifts with a capacity of 5,000 to 50,000 pounds. Delivery is accomplished with 12-ton and 15-ton boom trucks.
We specialize in precast and prestressed concrete for power, water, gas, communications, environmental, road, and marine companies. With more than 180 well-trained employees and an experienced management staff that includes three professional engineers and a craftsman-level production team, we ensure that our customers receive outstanding service, a competitive price, and unsurpassed quality.
At Oldcastle Precast - Utility Vault, we explore innovative solutions and support continued opportunities, including environmental, Southern California infrastructure, residential, and commercial.