Zekelman Industries Galvanizing Line Expansion

Rochelle, Illinois

The Helix Advantage

349%Shear Strength
55%Durability & Toughness
15%Construction Time
120,000lbs of steel



Zekelman Industries, Inc


Raffin Construction

Original Design

12" & 14" Slabs on Grade: (2) layers of #7 @ 12"
Various Spread Footings: (2) layers of #8 @ 12"

Helix Dosage

12" & 14" Slabs on Grade: 27 lbs/yd3 + (2) layers of #4 @ 12"
Various Spread Footings: 27 lbs/yd3

Zekelman Industries, an independent steel and tube manufacturer, has announced plans to build a production facility in Rochelle, Ill., its 18th location. The company will renovate two buildings, with production scheduled to begin in fall 2022. The project is expected to create 100 to 150 jobs.

Based in Chicago, the manufacturer and its subsidiaries operate facilities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ontario, and Manitoba.