UCP Precast Deck Panels Featured in PCI Spotlight
  » 9/8/2015

UCP is honored that the precast deck panels we produced for the reconstruction of the Peoria Street Bridge in Chicago were recently featured in the Precast Concrete Spotlight published by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).   

This project was the first to use precast deck panels of this type in Illinois, and UCP is proud to be the first producer of this product in the state. 

For more in depth information on the project click here.  

  UCP Summer Newsletter
  » 8/18/2015

Click here to read our Summer Newsletter and learn about our recent projects, dispatch department, and our new YouTube channel.

  UCP Intern Awarded Scholarship
  » 7/27/2015

Check out this impressive article written about Hailey Hoaglund, a recent Morris graduate who has interned at UCP the past two summers.  We are very proud of her accomplishments, and wish her all the best at Purdue this fall.

Click here to read the article.


  UCP Spring Newsletter
  » 4/30/2015

To read about our recent projects, new employees, and other happenings here at UCP click here.

  UCP Winter Newsletter
  » 12/22/2014

Take a look at our 2014 Winter Newsletter to learn more about our recent projects and happenings by clicking here.

  UCP Matching Gift Campaign Assists in Bringing Drinking Water to Honduras
  » 11/3/2014

Utility Concrete Products is very pleased to announce the success of our matching gift campaign with the Engineers without Borders Armenta, Honduras Project. We wish The Armenta Project tremendous success as they continue to help the people of Honduras with this special cause.

To learn more about The Armenta Water Distribution Project visit their website: http://ewbarmentaprogram.org/

Interact with them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArmentaWaterProject

View a video with more information about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6K0ig3olDk

  StormTrap Hires David Plummer as President of StormTrap, LLC
  » 7/23/2013

Utility Concrete Products, LLC, congratulates StormTrap, LLC, a leading provider of stormwater management systems, in the recent hiring of David Plummer as President of StormTrap, LLC and Worldwide StormTrap, LLC effective March 18, 2013.

“To realize the full potential of our StormTrap business, I am pleased to confirm the appointment of David Plummer as President of StormTrap, LLC,” said Russell Hawken, owner of StormTrap.

Plummer brings over thirty years of leadership and business development experience in the construction materials industry to StormTrap. His career started in the UK concrete industry in 1981 selling ready-mix concrete. This experience provided the foundation for more senior management roles in the UK.

In 1996, after completing an executive program at IMD Business School, Plummer immigrated to the USA and led businesses in Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia for Lafarge. In 2003, David joined Boral Industries to acquire and manage four companies in Oklahoma & Colorado. For the past three years, David was based in Chicago leading the Prairie Materials Group.

“David is very well respected within the industry,” commented Russell Hawken. “StormTrap looks forward to the opportunity to work with David to lead us in our next major phase of growth.”

  Philip Burkhart, President of StormTrap and Vice-President of Utility Concrete Products Retires
  » 7/23/2013

Utility Concrete Products, LLC and StormTrap, LLC announce that Philip Burkhart, President of StormTrap and Vice-President of Utility Concrete Products, has retired. Burkhart officially retired on December 31, 2012, after an impressive 30-year career.

Burkhart started his relationship with Utility Concrete Products by providing electrical contracting services to the company. He was later officially hired on as a Sales Engineer in 1985 and progressed from Utility Concrete Products’ Sales Manager to Vice-President in 1993. He played an integral role in the development of StormTrap, a precast stormwater management system. This led to the inception of StormTrap, LLC in 2002. Burkhart was named President of StormTrap in 2002, a role he held until retirement. During his career, both companies saw remarkable growth under his leadership.

“Philip has been an instrumental partner in the companies’ growth and we wish him the best as he begins his retirement,” said Russ Hawken, owner of Utility Concrete Products and StormTrap. “He will be greatly missed by his friends and co-workers.”

Philip has been an active member in the precast concrete industry and from 2002 to 2009 served on the Board of Directors for the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA); an international trade association representing manufacturers of plant produced precast concrete products. He was elected Chairman of the Board for the 2007-2008 year.

“I wish Utility Concrete Products and StormTrap continued success and will be in the bleachers now cheering them on. These are great companies with a great future,” stated Burkhart.

  UCP becomes PCI Certified Plant
  » 2/7/2013

In response to UCP’s continually growing product offerings, we are pleased to announce that we successfully became a PCI Certified Plant in 2011. Our plant equipment, operations, personnel and procedures have passed rigid inspection by an independent consulting engineering firm retained by PCI. Thus, we have been awarded the distinction of “PCI Certified Plant.”

  UCP becomes Stone Strong Systems Producer
  » 2/5/2013

ECI Concrete, a licensed Stone Strong dealer, approached UCP to produce the modular retaining wall blocks in late 2010 and initial production began in early 2011. Stone Strong blocks provide contractors a fast, economical, and aesthetically pleasing retaining wall option. From very short walls to heights of 40 feet with proper engineering, Stone Strong Systems offers retaining wall solutions for nearly all jobsites.