Acton Precast Concrete Limited
Phone: 519-853-1529.    |    Toll Free: 800-461-1516
 
Home >> History
 
 

History

 

Norm Turner - mid 50's

In the early 1960's, Norm Turner, the owner of a small construction company began producing concrete septic tanks for use on his own jobs. Realizing a demand for precast tanks, he was soon delivering to other local contractors as well.

As the business grew, a greater range of products were manufactured and sold. By the end of the first decade, Norm had left construction completely to dedicate his time solely to the company now called  Acton Precast Concrete.


Check out the phone number

He had a building frame, just no walls & roof

 The industry was changing as it matured, with tanks becoming larger, standards more stringent, and handling equipment more sophisticated.  Necessity being the mother of invention, innovations were invented, better equipment was built and purchased, and the company expanded.

Tank delivery in the 60's
Septic tank delivery in the 60's

A-frame crane - built 1982

 In 1977 Norm's wife Joanne, took over the business and ran it until she passed away in 1987.   Their son David, who had been involved with the business from an early age, then assumed ownership and has operated it ever since.

Over the years various product lines were added and expanded, allowing Acton Precast Concrete to grow steadily thoughout the economc fluctuations of the 80's, 90's and 00's.


Joanne Turner - President 1977-1987

1st swing boom crane- built 1983

In 2001 a new manufacturing plant was built, with overhead cranes and a larger modern concrete batching system, allowing for year round production.  In 2009 a new office was added.  

 

In 2013 they will be celebrating their 50th year in business.  Throughout their history, they have always maintained the ideals which has led to their success;


Batching plant 1985
 

Quality Products, Friendly Service, Honest Value

 

New plant 2001
  
New office 2009

New batch plant 2002
 
Norm knew the value of cheap labour  (yes, that's me - 1966-ish)