Fred W. Heldenfels IV, president of Heldenfels Enterprises, recently announced that his firm had been awarded the contract to manufacture and erect the pre-cast/pre-stressed concrete structural components for the new Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. "With permanent seats and suites for 80,000 fans, the new Cowboys' stadium is the largest sports facility we have been asked to help construct," Heldenfels said. "We are proud to have been selected to work with the Dallas Cowboys and Manhattan Construction Company."
Mark Penny, Manhattan Construction Company sr. project manager for the stadium, said, "We have had a long, successful history of working with Heldenfels."
Heldenfels has helped construct eight major sports facilities during the past eight years including Houston's Reliant Stadium also with Manhattan, AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs and Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets. Other Heldenfels' sports facilities include Minute Maid Park, the North End Zone expansion of Kyle Field at Texas A&M and the Homerun Porch at Dell Diamond.
Jim Barberi, project manager; Doug Fellers, production manager; and Kurt Schriefer, vice president, will have primary day to day project responsibility for Heldenfels.
Heldenfels Enterprises, successor to a family-owned construction materials business founded in 1909, operates pre-stressed concrete manufacturing plants in San Marcos and Corpus Christi. The San Marcos plant has recently been licensed to produce CarbonCast wall panels, a carbon-fiber-reinforced high-performance insulated wall system successfully being used in schools, mid-rise condos and other applications requiring security and LEED friendly design.