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PennDOT the latest agency to give prestressed U-girders the green light

Sources: Modjeski and Masters, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; CP staff

Bridge designer and engineer Modjeski and Masters cites Pennsylvania Department of Transportation approval of standards immediately affording spliced, post-tensioned concrete U-girder options to state practitioners and structure owners. The new standards can be used for Design-Build projects, or as an Alternate Bridge Type at PennDOT District Executive discretion.

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PCA: Residential, commercial work drive 2015 cement shipment gains

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

The latest report from the PCA Market Intelligence Apparent Use series confirms the role residential and commercial building activity played in last year’s 3.7 percent portland cement shipment gain over 2014, and offsetting volume lost from lower street & highway sector material demand.

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Mutual Materials to acquire Montana’s Kanta Products

Sources: Mutual Materials Co., Bellevue, Wash.; CP staff

Mutual Materials anticipates closing this month on Kanta Products Inc., a Three Forks, Mont.-based concrete masonry, paving stone and Keystone Retaining Wall producer serving its home state plus Idaho and North Dakota.

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