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  • Precast Insulated Walls

    Scott Long’s venture is a new approach to marketing and producing insulated concrete wall panels. And it seems that his launch may have come at the right time, as green building, especially with its emphasis on energy efficiency, is maturing into a potentially untapped growth market for concrete...

  • Precast Insulated Walls: Industry Legacy

    Scott Long’s interest in developing a systematic approach to standardizing wall panel construction has a strong family connection. He is a second-generation concrete innovator.

  • Precast Concrete: The Secret to More Wind Power?

    An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to precast concrete for wind turbine towers.

  • Meadow Burke Acquires Thermomass

    Concrete accessories supplier Meadow Burke has acquired Thermomass, a concrete insulation systems manufacturer.

  • Playing it Safe

    The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) recognizes members who have exhibited exemplary safety performance.

  • Safety Matters

    Two precast concrete associations reward their members' safety records.

  • In Safe Mode

    Annual industry awards honor plants where safety is the rule.

  • Battling the Flames

    All Saints Church was one of Iowa's most ornate landmarks for nearly a hundred years, until it was destroyed by arson. After sitting in ruins for more than a decade, a group of determined citizens and a team of masonry restoration experts brought the structure back to life. Watch All Saints Church...

  • Cement Plant Opens

  • Automating the Precast Business

    Precision Development has developed what many consider to be the first total management software program that can fully automate the business practices of a modern precast concrete business.