Fritzall’s highly-innovative orientation can be traced back to our founder Tom Fritz who in 1972 began dabbling in pre-cast concrete for his own needs. His gift for innovation and eye for quality led to a thriving business in agricultural pre-cast. Over the next four decades Fritzall expanded into general contractor services for farmers offering complete barn structures, offered concrete bases for wind turbines which led to renewable power solutions into high-tech FIT solar installations. The company was able to achieve full Level 3 Nuclear Certification for our concrete work at Bruce Nuclear Power Plant – a testament to our quality and process controls in concrete manufacturing.
In 2014 Fritzall met Alder Concrete Group and entered the hi-rise residential market offering structural and architectural panels. Immediate synergies between the companies existed and thoroughly explored. Both Fritzall and Alder were determined to complete their precast offering and collectively began researching hollowcore options. The relationship continued to grow as they worked on projects. It was evident to both Fritzall and Alder that by combining forces they could offer a range of products from an experienced, innovative, quality precaster (Fritzall) with a proven market, sales, and installation – over 1.5M sf of hollowcore installed – team (Alder) to compete in the Ontario superstructure market.
In 2018, the owners of Alder were added to the ownership group of Fritzall and work began on the 34,000 sf expansion of the current Fritzall plant in Chepstow.
Successful CSA certification for hollowcore production was achieved in May 2019. In recognition of this new company vision and partnership, the company changed its’ operating name and branding to Fritz-Alder Precast.