The Weitz Company released a time-lapse video showing the completion of the slipform phase of a feedmill constructed in Batesville, Ark. for Ozark Mountain Poultry. The video lasts only one minute, but depicts the dedicated, 100+ man crew that worked around the clock for 10 days in a row to build the 190-foot slipform. The slipform is created so once the construction begins the slip is unable to stop, regardless of the weather, until the project is completed.
The slipform construction project, which started on March 7 at 7:00 a.m. and was completed on March 16 at 12:12 a.m., contains more than 4,500 cubic yards of concrete and more than 750,000 pounds of reinforcement steel.
“Congratulations to all involved in the successful completion of the slipform phase of this project,” said Brett Templeton, project manager, The Weitz Company. “All involved were dedicated in the end to ensure the slip was successful through the snow, rain, cold and heat. And the level of commitment each member of this crew brought to the jobsite every day led to this successful completion.”
The Ozark Mountain Poultry Feedmill facility is expected to be completed later this year. The slipform was one phase of a 50-acre site development project.