Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.

Hardscape North America Awards call for entries

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

Entries are being accepted through September 17 for the 7th annual HNA Hardscape Project Awards, which recognize outstanding hardscape projects such as residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, and commercial plazas and parking lots. Award winners will be announced during a breakfast banquet on October 24 in conjunction with the 2014 Hardscape North America tradeshow, October 23-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Read more: Hardscape North America Awards call for entries

Crown Hill deal nets Coronado Stone gateway to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Sources: Coronado Stone Products, Fontana, Calif.; CP staff

Coronado Stone is adding a sixth stone veneer and thin brick operation after closing on the equipment and property assets of Crown Hill Stone Inc. The producer is converting Crown Hill's Westfield, N.Y., plant for production of a full line of Coronado units, aiming for shipments to begin the fourth quarter.

Read more: Crown Hill deal nets Coronado Stone gateway to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

CalStar begins production at two-line, Mississippi masonry plant

Sources: CalStar Products, Caledonia, Wis.; CP staff

CalStar Products has begun delivering building and landscape units from a 100,000-sq.-ft., Columbus, Miss., operation—an ambitious satellite to a Racine, Wis., flagship plant opened in 2010. With dry- and wet-cast lines for brick, trim and paver products using proprietary binders and high fly ash content, the facility sits on 23 acres in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

Read more: CalStar begins production at two-line, Mississippi masonry plant