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Ard Joins Gate’s Monroeville Sales Team

Monroeville, AL

A 14-year veteran of Gate Precast, Chris Ard has joined the company’s Monroeville, AL, sales team. Ard will market Gate's new structural capabilities andincrease the number of total precast opportunities in his new position.

Gate Precast Co. has named industry veteran Chris Ard to its Monroeville, AL, sales team. Ard’s territory includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Ard has served in many roles during his 14years at Gate, from estimating to project management. Most recently, he served as a project manager for eight years, where he gained extensive experience in the overall execution of precast projects. He began his career at Gate as a precast estimator.

“Chris has a great relationship with many of the architects and contractors in his sales area,” said Brian Griffis, Southeast Regional Sales and Marketing Manager. “Adding Chris to the sales team will serve to further enhance the quality of customer srvice that Gate provides.”

Gate Precast Co.’s Monroeville plant is among eight Gate manufacturing facilities that regularly engage in the design assist, engineering, fabrication, transportation and erection of architectural and structural precast concrete systems. The Alabama facility’s portfolio of current projects is impressive, and includes the following: Naval Federal Credit Union (Phases I and II), Pensacola, FL; U.S. Courthouse, Mobile, AL; Sandy Springs City Center, GA, and UM North Parking Deck, Oxford, MS.

In 2013,Gate’s Alabama facility initiated a diversification strategy which added structural precast components such as stadium risers and double tees to its product line which has expanded the company's overall manufacturing capacity in the Southeast.