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Recovery in sight... Forecast 2011

By Steve Prokopy

2011forecast-pg22The economic momentum that gathered steam during the early part of 2010 ebbed as growth transitioned from stimulus and inventory fueled to core fundamentals, such as consumer spending, investment and net exports, says Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Ed Sullivan in his year-end economic and industry outlook.

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Langley Group's Mark Omelaniec chairs American Concrete Pipe Association

By Steve Prokopy

langleyWhile the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) continues internal efforts to streamline its operations with the goal of cutting costs, the group has also spent a great deal of time looking outward, specifically at alternative pipe products coming in from outside of North America that have not gone through the same certification and testing processes as have members‘ products.

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Perfect Pipe

1009CP-PromoAfter two years, American Concrete Pipe Co. has earned bragging rights for a total of 1,692 units delivered ahead of schedule with zero defects for Michel's Tunneling on behalf of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD). ACP supplied the multiyear, sewer-system upgrade project, accelerating its timetable by three months while logging no product rejections.

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