Proj Overview

Project Overview

The nation’s largest Freightliner dealer group, Truck Country in Deforest, Wis., wanted to expand its services with a new service center more than twice the size of the existing facility in an economical way on a short schedule.

Precast Solution

Precast concrete wall panels and hollowcore plank on a steel frame were used to construct the 105,000-square-foot center.

The hollowcore plank helped facilitate more open interiors for the bays, providing a perimeter mezzanine for office space. The wall panels provided fast erection and were cast as site work and steel framing was erected, so they could begin installation as soon as the site was ready.

The panels feature a gray finish with decorative reveals and will be painted white when the building is complete.

The precasters’ flexible casting capabilities allowed them to accommodate changes to the construction schedule, storing products and staging them as needed for the erection.


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Project Team


Korb & Associates Architects 


Pierce Engineers 

General Contractor

Beaudry Services 


Truck Country of Wisconsin Inc. 

Precaster (Wall Panels)

Mid-States Concrete Industries 

Precaster (Hollowcore Planks)

County Materials Corp.

Key Project Attributes

  • Freightliner dealer-group facility comprising sales office, corporate-parts warehouse, and repair and maintenance bays.
  • Hollow-core plank used to create mezzanine for office space, lifting it off floor and providing open-space space below.
  • Precast concrete wall panels feature gray finish with reveals painted white after erection.

Project/Precast Scope

  • 105,000-square-foot building, more than twice the size of the previous facility (41,000 square feet).
  • 21,582 square feet of 10- and 12-inch-thick hollowcore plank.
  • 119 panels (33,346 square feet) of precast concrete panels with a gray finish.