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FORT PIERCE PRECAST FIRM WINS CONTRACT FOR FSU PROJECT
This curved staircase is part of a project completed
by Florida Architectural Precast at the Trump
National Doral golf resort in Miami.
MANUFACTURING SPOTLIGHT: Aluma Tower Company Inc., Vero Beach
Aluma Tower, which began operations in
Vero Beach in 1973, designs, manufactures
and services customizable telescoping
towers and associated products. It serves
the military, telecommunications service
providers, law enforcement, emergency
management, surveillance, weather
monitoring organizations, the oil and gas
industry, utility companies and the amateur
Approximately 95% of its products are
distributed outside Florida, and 20% is
shipped overseas. Aluma Tower is ISOcertified.
In 2015, Aluma Tower was recognized as
Manufacturer of the Year by South Florida
Manufacturers Association and by the
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.
In 2018, Aluma Tower was a finalist in the
Florida Companies to Watch program and
was featured in the February edition of
Florida Trend’s Clean Manufacturing section.
In 2020, Aluma Tower was included on
Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the
fastest-growing privately held companies
in the U.S. The list is the most coveted ranking
of the nation’s entrepreneurial elite. It
was the first time that the company applied
for inclusion on the list. Aluma’s core values
are: dedication, continuous improvement
Shane Mullan, general manager and
executive vice president, is very involved
with the Indian River County Chamber’s
Manufacturing Boot Camp program,
coordinated by the Chamber’s economic
Mullan is featured in a promotional video
for the program, explaining how he
worked his way up from earning a technical
certification and starting as a welder at
Aluma to his current position.
He welcomed boot camp students to tour
both Aluma Tower’s facilities during the
2019 program year. Mullan is also involved
with the EDO’s Manufacturers’ Roundtable
discussions — biweekly conference calls
between manufacturers and training
providers, to strengthen relationships and
be sure the training offered is in sync with
the training needed for new hires.
Aluma Tower is a great community partner!
Fort Pierce-based Florida Architectural
Precast has been awarded a more than
$1 million contract to supply precast
architectural components for the new
Florida State University Student Union
building in Tallahassee.
The project will be one of the largest masonry
projects in Florida this year, according
to company president Shawn Walters.
Design and manufacturing for the FSU
job began in March, Walters said, and the
project is slated for completion during the
third or fourth quarter of 2021.
Florida Architectural Precast has designed,
engineered and manufactured custom
precast concrete, cast stone, glass fiberreinforced
concrete and foam-filled
lightweight architectural trim, panels
and decorative additions on a variety of
institutional buildings and private homes
since 2009. Finished components are
shipped for final installation by masonry
contractors in Florida and throughout the
The company employs 22 people at
its state-of-the-art 35,000-square-foot
production company at 2640 South Kings
Highway in Fort Pierce.
Florida Architectural Precast has worked
extensively with FSU in the past. The
company supplied the south end towers
at Doak Campbell Stadium and also has
completed work at the Wildwood Dormitory,
the Warren Library and the Student
Success Center in Tallahassee.
The company also has completed a
number of projects for Trump golf clubs in
Jupiter and Doral; the Disney Four Seasons
Resort in Orlando; and St. James Cathedral
Locally, Florida Architectural Precast has
worked on Indian River State College’s
STEM building at the Pruitt Campus in St.
Lucie West and the Center for Innovation
on the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.
Contact Florida Architectural Precast at
www.faprecast.com or 772.489.0920.
Trailer Tower Systems, which are the heart of Aluma’s
business, come in all shapes and sizes.
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A Newsletter presented by the Treasure Coast Manufacturers Association