Dowding Industries

East Lansing, Michigan. USA


Year Completed

Project Summary


Dowding Industries, Inc is a precision short to medium run manufacturer of progressive die stamping, metal fabrications, and welded assemblies. They also specialize in 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.




East Lansing, MI

Original Design

36" SOG with 2 layers of #6 rebar at 15"


Granger Construction Co.


Slab On Grade

Helix ® Dosage

36" SOG with 10 lb/yd3

Increase In Shear Strength:

Increase In Modulus of Rupture:

Increase In Durability:

Increase Construction Speed:

Reduction In Carbon Footprint:




2 Days

9 Tons

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