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At 50, 11-plant Jensen Precast exemplifies major independent label

Sources: Jensen Precast, Sparks, Nev.; CP staff

One of the largest family owned operators in underground products for commercial building and local, state or federal agency infrastructure work marked five decades in business on February 14.

"We started as a one man operation and now employ more than 800 workers throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada," says Jensen Precast Founder and CEO Donald Jensen. "As we celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary, my personal thanks to every employee, customer, and vendor who help make Jensen Precast a thriving success."

The producer engineers and fabricates highly durable products or structures for water, energy, transportation, and telecommunication markets. Among a robust portfolio, it delivers precast concrete manhole structures, septic tanks, utility vaults, water pipelines, stormwater management systems, highway barriers and bridge components-all designed for expedient and precise installation.

"For five decades Jensen Precast has provided high quality products and services for customers ranging from residential neighborhoods to multinational corporations," affirms President Eric Jensen. "We're a family owned company that constantly engages next generation skills and expertise. We work hard to help set the standards that move the industry forward."

Donald Jensen began casting concrete parking curbs as a teenager and Reno High School student. After founding the business in 1968 with a single facility in Reno, he expanded operations 10 years later with a Las Vegas plant and forged a solid template for future business opportunities. Over the next four decades, Jensen Precast grew in scale and reputation, opening branches across California, Hawaii, and Arizona. The company continues to introduce new products in step with market demands, including stormwater and onsite wastewater management systems to help address increasing environmental considerations. -