As a member of the Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) since 1960, Wells Concrete was one of the charter members of PCI’s Plant Certification Program in 1967. All three of Wells Concrete’s plants maintain the PCI Certified plant status today. The Albany, Minnesota plant has also successfully completed the necessary criteria for Canadian Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI).
PCI Certification is the precast concrete structures industry’s most proven, comprehensive, trusted, and specified certification program. For more than 45 years, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has certified manufacturers of precast/prestressed concrete products. The certification program also addresses plant personnel and the erection process in the field, thereby providing the most comprehensive program in the industry. This assures owners, specifiers, and designers that precast concrete products are manufactured by companies that subscribe to nationally accepted standards, have comprehensive quality systems in place and are audited to ensure compliance.
PCI Certification is recognized as the leading and most widely specified quality-assurance program in the construction industry. It is specified by Masterspec, United Facilities Guide Specifications, the General Services Administration, more than 30 state departments of transportation, and many other federal, state, and municipal bodies, and is endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration. PCI Certification is the industry’s most comprehensive certification program, including plant, personnel, and field certification. From start to finish, PCI certifies the process of manufacturing and erecting precast and prestressed concrete components. This certification of plants, personnel, and product erection provides greater assurance to owners, architects, engineers, and contractors that precast concrete components will be manufactured and installed according to stringent industry standards. Below is a brief summary of these programs.