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    There is a widely held and incorrect belief in the concrete industry that a producer's quality control (QC) department takes away from and does not add to the bottom line.

  • Lean Machine

    Bakersfield lacks the notoriety, glamour, and fame of other California cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Yet many outside the Golden State probably don't realize that a huge population gain from 70,000 to 350,000 in just 40 years has catapulted Bakersfield almost into the...

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    Researcher seeks new avenue for precast concrete disposal.

  • Slugging It Out

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  • Green Star

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