Modern Precast Concrete announced that its Easton, Pa., facility attained the prestigious NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) Certified Plant award in January 2007. This award means that 100 percent of Modern's facilities — Ottsville, Bethlehem and the new Easton plant — are NPCA certified. This designation recognizes that Modern operates its precast manufacturing plants at the highest standards of production and quality control.
Modern Precast Concrete manufactures precast concrete products. Modern's product line-up includes: manholes/inlets/headwalls, pipe (RCP and HDPE), box culverts, septic and pump tanks, stormwater systems and recharge tanks, Hy-Span bridges, retaining wall systems, and other components.
NPCA established its national Plant Certification Program in 1987 to ensure a consistent industry benchmark and high degree of excellence among precast operations. The program involves a comprehensive review of all aspects of a plant's manufacturing processes. To achieve certification, participants must pass an initial inspection. Plants then maintain certification by passing periodic, unannounced on-site inspections conducted by an independent engineering firm.