Veterans in Precast: Casey Rogers, Design Drafter, Tindall Corporation

May 25, 2023

Join PCI Mid-Atlantic in celebrating military personnel making significant contributions to the precast concrete industry. Our May “Veterans in Precast” blog series highlights a few individuals who have cultivated successful precast and prestressed concrete industry careers. They represent roles in production, engineering, sales, various administrative positions, and purchasing, to name a few. These professionals have found meaning, purpose, and success in the construction industry, manufacturing products for our nation’s infrastructure and many buildings across the Mid-Atlantic region.


Service Background Skills are Fit for the Construction Sector

When speaking with veterans and researching the many reasons for hiring qualified former military personnel, the benefits are substantial—veterans bring the following attributes and characteristics to the workplace:

  • Proven leadership and readiness for leadership roles
  • Mission-focused approach to work
  • Experience working in diverse teams and organizations
  • Ability to adapt and make immediate contributions
  • Strong work ethic
  • Capacity to perform under pressure
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starting initiative
  • Integrity

Casey Rogers, Design Drafter for Tindall Corporation, showcases how military service can cultivate precast construction industry competence and can lead to a successful and exciting career in precast.


Casey continues our Veterans in Precast blog series by sharing his service history, educational background, and work journey.


PCI-MA: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Military Service

I retired after 20 + years of service in the U.S. Army as an Ammunition Supply Specialist, with assignments in the US, Germany, South Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Macedonia/Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Family and interests outside of work I have a wife of 26 years, a daughter, and two grandchildren. I enjoy family, friends, good food, and good whiskey


PCI-MA: How did you learn about the opportunity at your company? 


Casey: A job fair; an instructor at my school encouraged me to apply, believing it would be a job I would enjoy.


PCI-MA: How have the skills you learned in the military helped you in the private sector?


Casey: Organization, creative problem-solving, and attention to detail have been a major help. Understanding and maintaining industry standards translated well from following military standards and regulations.


PCI-MA: What do you like most about your role and the company you work for? 


Casey: I appreciate that even though you may not have formal education or experience, if you have an idea, the individuals in charge are still willing to listen and consider your input. Transitioning into the precast industry was easier for me than I thought it would be. I tried a few different things after the military and never really felt like I fit until I came to work for Tindall. The people I work with are great, and the projects are rewarding.


PCI-MA: What project or initiative have you worked on that was particularly impactful to you? 


Casey: One of the first jobs I worked on was a parking garage for the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital. I had the privilege of drafting a large portion of the structure and assisting the engineer with multiple site visits. It was very personal for me. I’ve also enjoyed working on the Tindall Quality Systems Manual (QSM) team to improve company standards.


PCI-MA: What advice would you give a veteran interested in working in our industry? 


Casey: Find a precast plant near you and request a tour. You’ll find the work environment you experience and the people you meet will make it an easy transition.


Find more of our Veteran in Precast series on our blog, and if you’re interested in carving out a career in precast concrete construction for yourself, browse our career center to get started!


About Tindall Corporation

From modest beginnings as a manufacturer of concrete pipe to a major force in precast, prestressed concrete architectural and structural systems, precast modular systems, cell modules for corrections facilities, and utility structural systems, Tindall Corporation now supports its customers with five facilities in South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Mississippi and Georgia serving regional projects and the North American construction industry. 

Producing high quality, innovative precast solutions and complete project delivery of precast structures from concept to completion at every step of the construction process, Tindall leads the precast industry in innovation with unsurpassed solutions to complex project requirements through the design, manufacture, transport, and installation of high-performance precast concrete building components and systems. 



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