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Briefs May 2011

Texas Industries has promoted Les Vines to treasurer; he will direct the company’s Investor Relations activities and retain his vice president and corporate controller titles. After nine years with Ernst & Young LLP, Vines joined Dallas-based TXI as accountant in 1995, becoming corporate controller in 2004 and more recently assistant treasurer.

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Briefs April 2011



With more than 15 years of precast construction experience, Augustine Chung has joined Spancrete Illinois as Chicago area sales manager. A LEED AP who has worked on more than 1,000 precast building projects, including two LEED Silver-rated structures, Chung holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.

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Briefs March 2011


Knife River Corp. employees continued their strong safety commitment, marking another year of reduced injury and illness rates. In the past 11 years, Bismark, N.D.-based Knife River has reduced its injury and illness rates by 83 percent. In 2010, Knife River’s overall recordable-incident rate was 2.19, down 19 percent from 2009 and 50 percent lower than the national industry average. The lost-time-accident rate for 2010 was 0.41, which is 14 percent lower than 2009 and 75 percent below industry average.

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