Our mission is to build meaningful buildings in which to live, work and play. These are not just words to us, but an opportunity to impact people in an amazing way. We are extremely grateful to have been part of building the Hononegah Community High School field house.
The new field house and ticket booths include 188 insulated precast wall panels, created at our plant in South Beloit, less than five miles from the high school.
The new building will replace the dome, which collapsed during a winter storm in 2015. As of now, the field house is expected to be completed by March. Wall panels, which feature a thin-brick design to match the existing building, were installed in June.
Mid-States Concrete has 42 families that reside in Hononegah Community High School District 207.
The Mid-States team donated two custom-etched Hononegah Indian heads which are featured in the school’s new monument, located on the south side of the field house near the ticket booths. The monument was unveiled at a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 19.
“The community is proud of Hononegah and the whole idea of having something like this really gives us the opportunity to show off,” said School Board President David Kurlinkus.
The Indian heads were created using Graphic Concrete. Graphic Concrete enables durable patterns and images to be produced on precast surfaces through the use of a membrane with a surface retarder. Concrete is cast on the membrane and when the retarder is washed away, the image is revealed.
“There’s a lot that goes in to putting a project like this together and so today was just an opportunity to say thank you and we look forward to watching the kids play ball here and grow,” said Hagen Harker, president of Mid-States Concrete.