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Douglas Davidson of Lafarge Awarded "Grassroots Advocate of the Year" By the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Lafarge North America employee Douglas Davidson the 2012 NSSGA Grassroots Advocate of the Year at its annual convention. More

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Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr., selected for NSSGA's 2013 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association has named Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. as the recipient of the 16th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the construction aggregates industry, his family and his community. More

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Civic Center Park

2011 Masonry Construction Project of the Year Awards Entry More

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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 come back to life in our Web Exclusive Slide Show. More

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Keeping It Clean

Cast stone offers environmental benefits with self-cleaning cement. More

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Secret Ingredients

Specialty aggregates help producers succeed in niche markets. More

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Freedom of Form

New formliners offer design flexibility. More

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Pulling Forward

Messing with Mother Nature can be dangerous. That's probably the main reason why Gary Fry and his team of craftsmen at Sun Precast in Beaver Springs, Pa., take their jobs so seriously. For more than 30 years, Sun Precast has provided cast stone elements for many of the major masonry projects on the East Coast. More

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Another Brick in the Wall

If you're a producer who already sells block and other products to masonry contractors, you might talk with your customers to see if they want to branch out. You might let them know how to get installation training or point them toward sources of help with Segmental Retaining Wall engineering. More

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