Souris Valley Industries (www.sviprecast.com) in Weyburn, Saskatchewan hosted a plant tour on June 23. It was the largest tour of their plant. Guests said the tour was well organized and they learned much about concrete pipe and the way it is produced. There were 27 attendees from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, the City of Regina, and local consulting companies.
Souris Valley’s General Manager Dustin Bell was the guide for the tour. Also available to answer questions were Don Bell (President) , Luk Bell ( Production Manager) and Graham Dean ( Sales Manager). Their knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated.
The tour consisted of Project Managers, Engineers, Structural Technologist, Company Presidents, and designers.
SVI had various products in there yard including various sizes of concrete pipe, manholes, tanks and a few specialty products. Attendees witnessed dry casting, the building of the cages on SVI’s new MBK machine, coring of the manhole, the CDS units from Rainwater Management, installation of the manhole Super Seals, daily production of the manhole and tanks and the strength testing of the concrete pipe using the D-loader.
The tour was facilitated by the CCPPA. To arrange for a tour of a concrete pipe and precast box production facility, contact the CCPPA at 519-489-4488