Reading Precast, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of innovative, high quality precast concrete products. Our primary mission is to improve the financial well-being of all stakeholders, by providing our customers with products that meet their needs and service that exceeds their expectations.
What We Do
Reading Precast takes pride in manufacturing high quality precast concrete products. We provide solutions to our customer’s needs for low maintenance and long-lasting products for building access, material handling facilitation, site beautification, and drainage and sewage. All of our products are consistently manufactured with durable materials that meet or exceed standard specifications. We strive to fully understand our customer’s needs so that we can serve them well. Fairness, honesty, and integrity characterize all of our business activities.
Our approach is to take on a team atmosphere at Reading Precast, both with our internal team members, and with our customers. We strive to understand what our partners are looking to achieve so that we can assist them in meeting their objective. This strategy is shared throughout our organization. We are constantly aspiring to improve, and grow in new ways.
Reading Precast, Inc. is a second-generation family business. R. Timothy Achenbach and his partner began the business in 1973. They started out casting steps, wheel stops, slabs and septic tanks. In 1989, we relocated to a modern, high tech facility in Leesport, PA. During the 90’s Tim led the company in exploring new ways to become peak performers in our field. We became committed to a mission of service and quality, and expanded both our product lines and staff to better serve our customers. Michael Achenbach became chief operating officer in 1995. Michael has worked in most of the positions at the company throughout his career at Reading Precast, Inc. His understanding of all aspects of the business and his commitment to the well-being of his employees and customers contribute to his successful leadership of the company.
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“We take pride in manufacturing high quality precast concrete products.”
Michael Achenbach – CEO
Our desire to be environmentally conscious prompted us to invest in a 130 kW Photovoltaic System, consisting of 550 solar panels in 2010. Our first year up and running, we generated 88 percent of our electric usage at our plant. In 2012, we produced 96 percent of our our energy usage through our solar panels. In 2016, we invested in LED lighting throughout the plant and in our office, decreasing our electricity demand. We are proud to say that in 2017, we generated a whopping 128 percent of the energy we used at our plant.
We are now consistently producing more solar energy than we use at our facility, sending the excess back to the grid.