Case Study: Georgia-Pacific Dixie Jackson


When it comes to tackling ambitious construction projects, Martin Concrete stands apart. Our team’s unparalleled expertise, combined with a commitment to innovation and quality, has enabled us to deliver landmark projects that redefine what’s possible in the industry. The Dixie manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee, exemplifies our ability to navigate complex challenges and leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve.   


At Martin Concrete, we push the boundaries of what’s possible in the construction industry. Our team’s unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and client satisfaction shone brightly during the ambitious Dixie Jackson project. This $425 million manufacturing facility, Georgia-Pacific’s single most significant investment in the state since 1991, presented a unique set of challenges that we embraced head-on, ultimately delivering a landmark project that has reshaped the construction landscape in the area.   


From the outset, the design-build nature of the project required our team to demonstrate unparalleled adaptability. As the plans evolved, we seamlessly pivoted our strategies, ensuring every revision was meticulously communicated to our field crews. Our project manager, Burke Martin, and superintendent, Jose Nieto, led this collaborative effort, empowering our teams to respond swiftly and accurately to the ever-changing project demands. Mother Nature threw us a curveball early on, with rain and cold weather hampering site work and foundation pouring. Undeterred, our skilled crews devised innovative strategies to mitigate the impact of inclement conditions, working tirelessly to maintain the project’s ambitious schedule. This unwavering determination set the tone for the rest of the 


At Martin Concrete, we pride ourselves on embracing cutting-edge techniques and materials that push the boundaries of construction. We pioneered using steel fiber reinforcement throughout the vast 900,000-square-foot slab for the Dixie Jackson project, replacing traditional rebar. This innovative solution improved load-bearing capacity and impact resistance and accelerated the slab placement process, eliminating the time-consuming task of tying rebar. 

Our subsidiary, Full Tilt Crane Services, also introduced the first 440-ton Liebherr crane in the United States, enabling the efficient erection of all tilt-wall panels for the project. This state-of-the-art equipment and our team’s expertise ensured a seamless and efficient


Throughout the project, we remained steadfast in our commitment to client satisfaction and environmental stewardship. Our open communication channels with JE Dunn Construction ensured that all stakeholders remained informed and aligned despite complex challenges. Moreover, our decision to incorporate steel fibers into the concrete mix design yielded significant environmental benefits, reducing carbon emissions by 12% and reducing the overall consumption of concrete, steel, and water. 


As the final construction phase drew to a close, our team stood proud, having orchestrated a seamless blend of cutting-edge techniques and time-honored craftsmanship. The Dixie Jackson project showcased our expertise and left an indelible mark on the Jackson community, providing over 250 new jobs and contributing to the local economy. 

At Martin Concrete, we are driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence. The Dixie Jackson project exemplifies our ability to navigate even the most complex construction challenges with innovation, adaptability, and an unwavering commitment to quality. As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to redefining the boundaries of what’s possible in the construction industry, delivering landmark projects that shape our communities and leave a legacy of craftsmanship and ingenuity.

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