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During CSD Seminar 2011 in late August, Tristar introduced the Cemen Tech Volumetric Concrete Dispensers for the first time in Thailand. The two-day event was organized by Siam City Cement Company, Ltd. to present new and innovative technology to Thailand’s concrete and batching plant industries. More than 100 of Thailand's leading cement and concrete producers attended.

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Roy Kirkpatrick has been named president of Knife River Corp.’s Texas operations. Since 2007, Kirkpatrick has worked as vice president of materials for the company, performing sales and operational responsibility for all aggregate, asphalt, ready mix and rail distribution facilities. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry in a variety of capacities.

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released the ninth edition of the popular book, “Placing Reinforcing Bars.” Written for apprentices, ironworkers and inspectors working with steel reinforced concrete, the book presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars.