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Project From Wausau Tile: The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) In Oshkosh, WI


The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) wanted to create a dramatic entrance and a comfortable gathering place on the grounds of their Oshkosh facility. Our design and manufacturing team along with the project architect worked to accomplish this goal. The architectural precast concrete pieces that adorn the entrance and grounds, includes two 14 foot tall decorative concrete pedestals. On each pedestal is a concrete replica of a plane’s engine. The housing and propeller brings the weight of each monument to approximately 40,000 pounds. The top half of the monument can be removed from the base to allow the wing spans of the airplanes to pass safely through the entrance. The entire project includes over 200 concrete benches, planters, custom lighted bollards and historical monuments. Also included in the project are donor recognition pavers with messages engraved and epoxy filled for a lasting memorial.

About Wausau Tile

Ed Creske founded Wausau Tile in 1953, while working out of his two-car garage. From a terrazzo contractor’s hard work and dreams evolved a thriving business, occupying 400,000 square feet and employing 300 people.

Today, with his son Bill and the entire Creske family, Wausau Tile has risen to the forefront of manufacturing in the concrete and terrazzo industry. As a result, Wausau Tile manufactures and ships worldwide, the most unique, architectural products imaginable.

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