Dowding Industries Plant

East Lansing, Michigan

The SOG performance exceeded all expectations, having no cracks or flaws, even after 4 years of manufacturing.  

  – Granger Construction Company


Project Summary


Category:                 Industrial
Contractor:             Granger Construction Company
Location:                 Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Application:           Industrial Slab on Grade
Original Design:  36" SOG with 2 layers of #6 rebar at 15"

Helix Dosage:       36" SOG with 10 lb/yd3








Increase in Shear Strength:               60 %

Increase in Modulus of Rupture:    18 %

Increase in Durability:                        25 %

Increased Speed of Construction:   2 Days

Reduction in Carbon Footprint:     9 Tons

Dowding Industries, Inc is a precision short to medium run manufacturer of progressive die stamping, metal fabrications, and welded assemblies. They also specialize in the custom laser cutting, prototyping, machining, and component part double disk grinding processes.  All of this is done in their facilities located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.  

The contractor, Granger Construction Company, approached Helix Steel with a unique requirement of an industrial Slab on Grade that can withstand a heavy load manufacturing process.  Based on the Helix Steel design methodology,  they were able to replace 2 layers of #6 rebar at 15" with a 10 lb/yd3 dosage.

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