Bradken, Inc. Secures Entire Cast Node Package for Transbay Transit Center Project


Kansas City, MO - On Monday May 20, 2013, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) voted unanimously on a motion by Webcor/Obayashi Joint Venture, to select Bradken as the supplier for production of 304 steel castings made up of 75 unique geometries, totalling approximately 3.3 million pounds. These castings range in size from 3,600 lbs. to over 46,000 lbs. The contract will be manufactured and managed by the Company's U.S. based Industrial Products Business.



"The Transbay Transit Center Project is a visionary transportation and housing project that transforms downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area's regional transportation system by creating a "Grand Central Station of the West" in the heart of a new transit-friendly neighborhood. The $4 billion project will replace the current Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets in San Francisco with a modern regional transit hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transit systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit and future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim." (Source - transbaycenter.org/project/program-overview © Transbay Joint Powers Authority)



This is recognition of Bradken's efforts to differentiate itself as a global, turnkey supplier of structural steel castings. In addition, Bradken possesses the resources to manage a wide range of major projects and ongoing structural casting production. "Our involvement with this project started in 2010. We extended every effort to support the design and contractual objectives sought by the TJPA and Webcor/Obayashi Joint Venture; as we bid for this project," says Wayne Braun, Bradken’s Industrial Products Business Development Director.



Bradken’s Industrial Products Business is the combined offerings from the Rail and Transit, Mining and Construction, Military (Army) and General industrial markets. This is an area in which Bradken possesses a rich supply history and successful supply track record to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The Industrial Products Business manufactures low alloy steels, high alloy steels, stainless and wear resistant grades range from castings of 200 lbs. to 55,000 lbs. (90 to 25,000 kg). Complete scope supply within these markets is supported by engineering, pattern construction, solidification modeling, machining and sub-assembly services.



Background Information:

Bradken is a leading manufacturer and supplier of differentiated consumable and capital products. Servicing the mining and construction, rail and transit, energy and general industrial markets, Bradken manufacture fully machined cast iron and steel products from a mass of 0.5kg to over 25 tonnes. With over 6,000 staff globally, Bradken has a truly global footprint with 59 manufacturing, sales and service facilities worldwide.


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