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Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21K-yd. pour

Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21,000-yd. pourOccupying the site of a hotel that hosted guests from Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan to John F. Kennedy and U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Wilshire Grand Center is rising on sound footing thanks to a Guinness Book of World Records-grade concrete placement.

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MOVING PRECAST TO THE TOP

Dean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute ChairmanDean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman

Since taking the helm from Tom Kelley, P.E. as the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman, Dean Gwin, president & COO of Gate Construction Materials Group, has been eager to assist and challenge members to “move the needle” of the percentage of times precast is chosen for construction projects in a rebounding market. 

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Industry exhibits positive pulse across Las Vegas acreage

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage last month in Las Vegas with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers.” Registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage last month in Las Vegas with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers.” Registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.

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