Jacksonville-based Gate Concrete Products Co. today announced a potential layoff of between 20-115 workers in May.
Construction Materials Group President and COO Dean Gwin said employees
have been notified of the potential layoff and its range. A state
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Web site reported a
potential layoff of 115 from May 15-29.
“Due to the declining
commercial construction market, Gate may be forced to reduce its work
force,” Gwin said in a statement. “Gate continues to actively market
and bid projects and expects to avoid drastic work force reductions.”
Concrete Products produces prestressed concrete products for use in
bridges and building structures throughout the southeast on an 85-acre
facility, according to its Web site. The components are used in
commercial, industrial and Department of Transportation marine and
The company, located at 402 Zoo Parkway, is
the oldest non-petroleum division of Gate Petroleum — the company
acquired it in 1980, according to a Gate Web site. Gwin said the
facility has provided structural materials for projects including the
Dames Point Bridge, Buckman Bridge, the Interstate 95-295 exchange and
the Interstate 95-10 exchange.