Gila River Sand & Gravel Corp. Breaks Ground on San Tan Facility Expansion
Gila River Indian News
Gila River Sand & Gravel Corp. (GRSG) broke ground in mid-December on the expansion of their San Tan location with a two-phase planned development that will include a new 8,500 square foot office building plus a new fleet shop and construction department.
The site’s existing office building will be connected to the new building by a “landscaped walkway” that will include material on display for GRIC members to view, touch and order for their personal use, according to Robert Mendez, Construction Manager for GRSG.
Mendez, who has been working with the Community for 10 years, designed and planned the phased project, which leaves open the possibility of “future buildout as the Fleet and Construction departments grow to better serve the Community.”
The first phase of the project will incorporate paved driveways, covered parking, lighting, fencing and landscaping to surround the area. Phase two of the development will include a new 3,500 square foot, two-story fleet shop, with two large bays for mechanics and maintenance. The building will provide administrative offices and a conference room.
The second phase of the project will also include a fuel station and a parking lot for the commercial vehicles. The new buildings will accommodate GRSG’s growing fleet and construction department. This includes a 2-ton crane to operate within the maintenance area’s 21-foot tall space. Mendez said GRSG is working to establish a Construction Division geared towards building residential projects within the Community.
“This development is going to be like our hub for the Marana plant and we’re going to get the Blackwater plant going too,” said Mendez.