• Clark Pacific Wins 2013 AGC Safety Award

    West-Sacramento-based Clark Pacific received the highly coveted Construction Safety and Excellence Award at a ceremony hosted recently by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

  • Clark Pacific Celebrates 50 Years in Business With San Francisco Gala

    West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, November 19th, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco.

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    World of Concrete goes International

    Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world.

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    Allan Block sound fence approved for Canadian highway projects

    The Allan Block Fence System was recently approved by the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT RPL) for highway projects as a proven noise abatement structure.

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    National Precast Concrete Association Elects Leaders, Honors Industry Influencer

    The National Precast Concrete Association has elected anew Chairman of the Board and Board members as well as the presentation of the Robert E. Yoakum award, the precast industry’s highest honor.

  • National Precast Concrete Association Elects Leaders, Honors Industry Influencer

    Now in its 49th year, the National Precast Concrete Association provides technical, educational and safety resources to nearly 1,000 member companies in all 50 states and seven Canadian provinces.

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    Lafarge and Solidia Technologies Enter Precast Production Agreement

    Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up Solidia Technologies to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of...

  • Hanson Pipe & Precast Names Vice President of U.S. Sales

    Hanson Building Products has appointed Dustin Kruger to vice president of U.S. sales of its Hanson Pipe & Precast division, the largest manufacturer of concrete pipe and precast products in North America.

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    ASTM Honors Delery

    Oliver Delery, Louisiana and Mississippi sales manager and engineer for Hanson Pipe & Precast, recently received ASTM’s Award of Merit and fellowship, the highest organizational recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM technical committee activities. ASTM...

  • Historic bridge rehab uses bolt-down barriers

    On March 18th, 2013, Shea Concrete Products of Wilmington, MA completed delivery of the new J-J Hooks MASH TL3 bolt-down barriers with Hilti anchoring system to the Larz Anderson Memorial Bridge project in Cambridge.

  • Meadow Burke Unveils New Concrete Lift System

    Meadow Burke, will unveil its new Burke Lift system to the precast, prestressed industry at next week's 2013 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference. The Burke Lift improves upon current face and edge lifting technology in one complete 10-ton system.

  • Cost-effective batching system improvements at Elm Street Vault have resulted in a reduction in the time required to achieve stripping strengths, allowing forms to be stripped up to five hours sooner.

    Elm Street Vault re-energizes operations with plant upgrade

    Elm Street Vault, a producer of manholes and utility vaults in Biddleford, Maine, reacted to increased local demand by replacing its volumetric mixer with a high-speed counter-current mixer. The plant modernization incorporated much of the producer’s existing equipment while creating opportunities...

  • Strength in Unity: A new partnership between the U.S. Army Reserve and NPCA

    A new partnership between the U.S. Army Reserve and NPCA stands to strengthen both for the future.

  • Paving a Path from Production to Management

    Creating advancement opportunities for your best production employees isn’t just an option – it’s a necessity.

  • Nox-Crete announces new division manager

    Nox-Crete Products Group has named Jeff Bishop as the company’s Precast Division Manager. Bishop will be responsible for driving leadership and growth for precast product sales in this new sales division.

  • How to Build Relationships Between Management and Production

    The ties that bind managers, supervisors and employees can directly impact a manufacturer’s bottom line – for better or for worse.

  • NPCA Benchmarking Report Shows 2% Growth in Precast

    After several years of stagnation, the precast concrete industry is finally turning the corner in the recovery from the Great Recession, according to the National Precast Concrete Association. NPCA's annual Benchmarking Report, released Aug. 15, shows a growth of 2% in sales volume in 2012 — a...

  • Precast creates century-old look for Whole Foods

    Preserving the look and feeling of an old town trolley station, designers of the new Whole Foods store and parking structure at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, envisioned a building exterior that would complement the iconic architecture of the century-old brick trolley barns and support...

  • OSHA Top 10 Violations

    How do the worst safety infractions in the construction industry affect precasters?

  • BMH systems designed the new aggregate bin according to the needs of precast concrete producer Utility Structures Inc., including several sizes of compartments with lids that prevent aggregates from mixing.

    An aggregate bin replacement project at a precast plant goes through the roof

    Ontario-based precaster Utility Structures Inc. started the new year in a big way, thanks to a brand new 100-cubic-foot aggregate storage bin that was custom designed by BMH Systems and installed through the plant’s roof. Plant managers discuss the pros and cons of retrofitting, and what precast...


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