What is Afinitas?

Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions for the Precast Concrete Industry

Afinitas is the premier platform of precast concrete infrastructure equipment and services.

Through our trusted HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fabrication, Spillman and CAM Products brands, we provide manufacturers around the world with the gold standard in precast concrete product production equipment, highly engineered drycast and wetcast forms and a wide variety of concrete accessories. Our combined strengths mean more concrete machinery engineering resources, manufacturing know-how and precast concrete industry experience is ready to help you create the ideal production systems for your infrastructural concrete product needs.

To us, while it is important to be a leader in the precast concrete industry, equally important is the long-term success of our team members and customers. And for both, our goal is that the Afinitas brand serves as a catalyst for their success and continued growth.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO (USA), Afinitas has more 300 team members worldwide in manufacturing, sales and service facilities in the USA, Denmark, Germany, Italy and India, focused on providing customers with robust equipment and engineering solutions and world-class service on all corners of the globe.

Afinitas’ vision is clear and simple: to use our growing scale, reach, and global knowledge base to provide market-leading solutions and world-class service to customers while fostering a dynamic culture that unleashes the potential of our team members and ultimately enriches the lives of everyone in our span of care – customers and team members alike!

A global brand with six offices as well as facilities in three continents.

Afinitas Headquarters

North America – USA
8040 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone  +1 (314) 726-2178
info@afinitas.com

HawkeyePedershaab

North America – USA
506 S. Wapello St.
Mediapolis, Iowa 52637
Phone  +1 (319) 394-3197
info@afinitas.com

HawkeyePedershaab

Europe – Denmark
Saltumvej 25
9700 Brønderslev, Denmark
Phone +45 9645 4000
pedershaab@afinitas.com

BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH

Europe – Germany
Dr. -Georg-Spohn-Str. 31
89143 Blaubeuren, Germany
T: +49 7344 96030
bfs.info@afinitas.com

New Hampton Metal Fabrication

North America – USA
928 W. Milwaukee
New Hampton, Iowa 50659
Phone (641) 394-4111
rfq@afinitas.com

Spillman Company

North America – USA
1701 Moler Road
Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 444-2184
rfq@afinitas.com

Skills Required

Welding Experience

40%

Read Blueprints

20%

Collaboration

20%

Welder-Fabricator

We currently have Welder-Fabricator positions available in our Mediapolis, Iowa, location.

Job Summary

The Fabricator has the ability to proceed on any type of production welding, building to customer specifications and drawings.  This individual must be able to proceed from blue prints, identify all types and sizes of steel, operate various pieces of equipment, and perform basic welding maintenance.

Essential Functions:

Production Knowledge:  Comprehends job duties in relation to procedures, materials, equipment, techniques, and policies.  Suggests ideas for Company process improvements that would improve productivity and reduce cost.

Quality of Work:  Thoroughly and accurately completes work. Produces a product that meets company quality standards and drives customer satisfaction.

Productivity:  Effectively prioritizes work, completing work in a timely fashion with minimal supervision.  Displays initiative by flexing to other areas when own workload is low.

Teamwork:  Works well with others regardless of their level or background; is inclusive and respectful.    Deals with different points of view constructively.  Goes above and beyond to assist peers and management.  Responds to change and ambiguity with openness and confidence.

Regulations & Safety:  Maintains a clean, safe work area.  Follows all Company and OSHA safety rules.  Follows standard operating procedures for equipment operation and utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE) properly.

Reliability:  Reports to work as scheduled, on time, and works through the whole shift.  Works overtime as needed and requested.  Accurately records time worked.

Other Duties:  Other assignments and projects may be added at the organization’s discretion.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Experience

  1. High School diploma or GED
  2. Welding experience preferred

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Our Leadership
Our History
How We Got Here
Pedershaab founded in 1917
Wegner-Welding-1948
1

1877

Pedershaab Maskinfabrik founded in Brønderslev, Denmark.
2

1917

Henry Schmidgall begins manufacturing concrete products.
3

1945

John Wegner opens Wegner Welding in New Hampton, Iowa, USA.
4

1948

Pedershaab VIHY Technology initiated.
5

1948

Spillman Company founded in Columbus,Ohio, USA, by Robert L. Spillman.

Many unique histories, one bright future.

1

1949

Hank Schmidgall founds Hawkeye Concrete in Mediapolis, Iowa, USA.
2

1957

William and Barbara Coons purchase Spillman Company and begin manufacturing products for architectural precast market.
3

1968

Pedershaab introduces first fully automatic Supermatic - first machine on the market to utilize rising core principal.
Afinitas-History-1940s-1968
Afinitas History_1970s
1

1976

Pedershaab launches Modul Simplex (forerunner of the current Multicast machine) for production of pipes up to 3.6M in diameter.
2

1977

Ted Coons takes the helm at Spillman Company.
3

1979-80

The Hawkeye PipePlus Machine and Multiforms were developed.
4

1980

Baumgärtner Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which became BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH in Blaubeuren, Germany, was established as a manufacturer of custom-built equipment and machinery allow the production of a wide variety of concrete products.
5

1980

BFS supplies the first manhole machine called Atlantik.
6

1982

Pedershaab Mastermatic machine introduced.
1

1984

CAM Sales, maker of specialty wire concrete reinforcement accessories, is founded in Ludington, Michigan, USA.
2

1985

Wegner Welding begins making wetcast equipment.
3

1989

Jim Wright joins CAM Sales as owner and CEO.
4

1989

Wegner Welding changes its name to New Hampton Metal Fabrication to better address growing precast concrete customer base.
5

1990

Hawkeye launches fully automatic PipePlus machine.
History Afinitas-1984
Afinitas-History-1990s
1

1991

Hawkeye launches industry’s first weldless box reinforcement spacer.
2

1994

BFS developed the Souveraen Packerhead Machine with an electric driven motor.
3

1996

First automated handling system “ROCO” is developed by Hawkeye.
4

2001

BFS develops SlabFlex a new wetcast product line.
5

2002

Casagrande Group purchases BFS and helps it to expand into the spun pole and pressure pipe areas.Klaus Müller and Daniel Bühler are named General Managers of the company.
1

2003

Pedershaab merges with Betodan providing access to more machine technology, including manholes and vibrating table equipment.
2

2006

Hawkeye develops Kastmaster manhole machine.
3

2007

Jamie and Nick Wegner become third generation owners of New Hampton Metal Fab.
4

2008

Hawkeye and Pedershaab merge to become HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies.
Afinitas History 2000
Afinitas-History-2011-2016
1

2011

HawkeyePedershaab introduces ePak packerhead technology.
2

2011

BFS Capitan monolithic manhole base technology hits the market.
3

2013

BFS launches the Ecoresist pipe liner system.
4

2013

HawkeyePedershaab unveils Smartcast robotic monolithic manhole base system.
5

2016

HawkeyePedershaab enters wetcast automation market with its cutting-edge Prima system.
1

2016

BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company, acquires HawkeyePedershaab.
2

2017

HawkeyePedershaab and New Hampton Metal Fab join forces.
3

2017

HawkeyePedershaab merges with BFS.
4

2018

HawkeyePedershaab announces formation of Afinitas to serve as the parent company of its infrastructure platform of businesses and names Brad Schmidgall Afinitas CEO.
5

2018

HawkeyePedershaab merges with CAM Sales to bolster its concrete accessories line.
6

2018

Spillman Company joins with Afinitas' New Hampton Metal Fab brand.
7

2020

Afinitas forms three divisions: Equipment and Automation (HawkeyePedershaab and BFS); Forming Systems (New Hampton Metal Fab and Spillman); and Concrete Accessories (CAM, Hawkeye and Spillman accessory products).
Afinitas history 2020
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