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  • WisDOT Looks to Twin-Cell Box Culverts as Safeguards from Flooding

    After nearly five decades spent battling rising water levels in the southwest, Wisconsin Department of Transportation opted to turn to precast concrete to replace an existing 3-cell culvert and steel pipe arch flood control system that was installed near Milwaukee in 1964. The need for a stormwater...
  • NPCA Education: A Solid Foundation for Precast

    By Mason Nichols For Mel Marshall, president of Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants Inc., education programming at the National Precast Concrete Association has always provided ample satisfaction. “It’s a selfish feeling,” Marshall said. “People say, ‘Great, we appreciate you doing this.’ I say...
  • How Green is Green?: Measuring Sustainability with Life Cycle Assessments

    By Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP Odds are good that one day, you will be bidding on a project and the bid documents will contain a request for an Environmental Product Declaration. At that point, you will frantically type EPD into Google as you begin to scramble to assemble the information or you...
  • Concrete Bleeding

    By Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP Talk to people who are not in the precast industry about bleeding concrete, and it may evoke visions from a horror movie. But we’re not talking about types A, B or O-negative in this case. We’re referring to bleed water. Bleeding in fresh concrete refers to the...
  • Turning Product Variety into Opportunity

    By Sara Geer Turning Pro-Cast Products into a one-stop shop for precast products in Southern California has been one of the keys to the company’s success in an increasingly competitive precast market. The competitive advantage of a diverse product line, initiated by Warren Taylor, president of...
  • Is the Customer Always Right?

    By Bridget McCrea Trying to keep customers happy can seem like a never-ending task in today’s business environment where expectations are high, job schedules are tight, and negative reviews spread like wildfire both online and offline. A complaint can happen at any time and – no matter how big or...

     

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