Latter-day Saints Chooses Gate Precast to Produce Precast Concrete Facade for South Florida Temple

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Gate Precast, architectural precast concrete design-assist consultant and manufacturer, will produce and install intricate precast concrete panels for the new 28,000-square-foot Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Decorative landscape elements cast into precast

Gate Precast is proud to be part of Latter-day Saints history in Fla. Knowing the new temple will fulfill the prayers and aspirations of South Floridians will ensure we manufacture a quality product for this sacred edifice, said President, COO Dean Gwin.

Gate Precast Company announces it has been awarded the architectural precast concrete contract for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The 28,000-square-foot temple will be the second in the state of Florida.

Gate Precast joins the construction team led by Suffolk Construction.

Architectural Nexus, Inc., of Salt Lake City, UT, designed the new temple consisting of two levels. In early 2011, the architect selected Gate Precast Company as the Precast Design Assist Consultant to assist in the development of building precast cladding. Gate created a 3D model of the South Florida temple to assist with conflict resolution during design assist.

The abundance of design possibilities of precast concrete has enabled it to compete with the most exclusive façade claddings. The Fort Lauderdale temple’s light colored precast façade resembles natural stone used on many temples in the U.S. Dominant precast features include a curved colonnade with arched window openings and detailed mold work, decorative landscape elements cast into the panels, a 41-foot central precast spire, and lettering cast above the temple’s entrance.

“Gate Precast is proud to be a part of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida. In 1994, Gate Precast produced well-detailed, white precast concrete panels for The Orlando Temple, the state’s first. Nearly, twenty years later, the temple is still known for its pure white façade," said President, COO of Gate Precast Dean Gwin.

"Knowing that the Fort Lauderdale temple will fulfill the prayers and aspirations of South Floridians will ensure we manufacture and install a quality product for this sacred edifice."

Gate Precast brings prior LDS temple experience to this project as it completed the 32,000-square foot LDS temple in Kansas City, MO., last year, and is currently working on temples of similar size in Gilbert and Phoenix, AZ. Gate Precast has also produced precast panels for The Orlando, FL Temple, the first in the state, and for an addition at the LDS Temple in Atlanta, GA.

Gate Precast Company is a subsidiary of Gate Petroleum Company, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Gate owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities and has become one of the largest and most diversified precast design assistance consultants and precast concrete producers in the United States. The company is recognized annually as a top subcontractor by Engineering News Record Magazine and was recently presented with the Best-in-Class PCI Design Awards on multiple projects. For more information, please visit


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