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PCI reinforces standards development with ANSI accreditation

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has been accredited as an American National Standards Institute standards developer. A first for an organization in manufactured concrete, the accreditation positions PCI’s voluntary consensus documents relating to the design, detailing, fabrication, transportation, and erection of precast and precast/prestressed concrete to be registered as American National Standards.

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ACI Fellowship bears Baker, Cagley, Pankow imprint

The American Concrete Institute-affiliated ACI Foundation has announced the establishment of a new fellowship in honor of the founders of the ACI Foundation Fellowship Program – ACI Past Presidents Daniel L. Baker of Baker Concrete Construction, James R. Cagley of Cagley and Associates, and Thomas D. Verti of Pankow and the Pankow Foundation.

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HANSON STRUCTURAL SCORES VIKINGS STADIUM CONTRACT

Hanson Structural Precast of Maple Grove, Minn.,Hanson Structural Precast of Maple Grove, Minn., has added to its 2014-15 schedule more than 102,000 linear feet of precast concrete members to support seating sections for the new Minneapolis home of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings.

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Lafarge eyes $60M prairie province precast capacity upgrade

Lafarge eyes $60M prairie province precast capacity upgradeGrowing demand in energy, infrastructure, commercial and residential markets is driving Lafarge Canada’s planned doubling of output capability at its Edmonton precast operation, enclosure groundbreaking and equipment delivery scheduled for 2014. An investment upward of $60 million will see the addition of plant automation technology, including robotics and full-scale computer-aided design and fabrication.

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York Building Products adds New Holland Concrete operations

New Holland Concrete headquarters, shown here in 2012.With seven block and paver plants in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, York Building Products has become the mid-Atlantic market’s largest concrete masonry source after closing on much of Martin Limestone’s New Holland Concrete business. “New Holland’s portfolio of products will help ensure the future growth of the York Building Products brand, and we are excited about the integration of products between the two companies,” says Jason Schmitz, vice president of Operations at York Building Products, York, Pa.

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