The Maple Leaf Meats company was planning
a new processing plant in Brandon, Manitoba,
located 130 miles (200 kilometers) west of
Winnipeg in Canada. The facility is designed
to process 2,000 hogs per day, making a large
on-site treatment plant essential to its operation.
Key components of the plant are the
large rectangular concrete aeration basin and
the circular settling tanks.
The construction schedule for this project was
very fast-paced. It required the entire treatment
plant to be built and operational in just
five months. Gateway Construction, the concrete
contractor for the basin and tanks, had
always used job-built forms, but the schedule
was much too tight to spend time measuring,
cutting and nailing large amounts of plywood
and lumber. They knew they needed a significant
boost to their forming productivity, so
they asked Symons® by Dayton Superior for
The contractor gained further speed by using
96 Kip Taper Ties on this project. These high
capacity ties reduced the number of ties and
the associated time and labor associated with
setting ties and patching tie holes.
The contractor reported that the Steel-Ply and
Flex-Form systems helped them reach their
goal of completing the structures on time
and within budget. Gateway Vice-President
Carson Rist was very pleased with the results,
and believes that the plans and support that
Symons could provide every step of the way
helped make this important project a success.