Certifications and Affiliations

 

Universal Precast has been producing high-quality precast concrete products in our manufacturing plant since the founding of our company in 1996. Although we continue to offer many standard precast items including picnic tables and other site furnishings, our niche has become the design and manufacture of architectural, structural, and custom precast items. Our innovative technology gives us a sustainable advantage in the precast industry by allowing us to make any item per customers’ specifications—there is really no limit to the variety of precast products within our scope.


We would like to highlight the fact that our manufacturing plant has met the certification requirements for the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI), the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). Ours is the only company on the West Coast to be certified for architectural and custom precast items with all of these organizations—a clear indicator that the quality of our products is top notch.

 

PCI Certification is the precast concrete industry’s most proven, comprehensive, and trusted certification program. In addition to the initial inspection, PCI ensures through several audits throughout the year that our plant has developed and documented an in‐depth, in‐house quality system based on national industry standards. View PCI 2017-2018 Certification

 

The NPCA Certification Program assures a high degree of excellence in plant facilities, production, processes, and quality control operations. Along with company recognition, our NPCA membership allows us to benefit from industry programs and resources, ensuring that we always have up‐to‐date information on achieving superior precast production performance. View 2017 NPCA Certification

 

Our Caltrans certification allows us to provide precast concrete items for various Caltrans projects throughout the state of California, especially ones involving the manufacture of precast MSE panels. This certification indicates that our products are deemed of such high quality as to be used for some of the state’s biggest highway and rest area projects. View Caltrans Oct. 2016 - Oct. 2018

 

This certification relates to the precast playground structures part of our business. Being IPEMA Certified means our products conform to the Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use. Please see our playground product line at upcparks.

 

Our CPCA affiliation ensures that we are informed and included in the changing dynamics of the precast concrete industry. Attending the annual CPCA Conference gives our company a voice by enabling us to influence legislation, regulations, product quality and economic growth of our precast industry.

 

Our Made In CA certificate shows our dedication in making sure you receive your product with materials and manufacturing done in California. Rest assured your purchase has not only helped complete your project but has also helped the employment of workers in California. We hope to support our economy and create more projects for you in the future and in turn continue manufacturing our products in America.


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