BMC adds Stewart Concrete, Stewart-Morrison RM operations

Sources: BMC Enterprises Inc., St. Louis; CP staff St. Louis aggregates and concrete top gun BMC Enterprises has entered precast concrete, acquiring Stewart Concrete Products of Halfway, Mo., and announced a strategic partnership with Stewart-Morrison Redi-Mix, Inc. of West Plains, Mo. Both will operate as portfolio companies under BMC. Acquired assets include five concrete products locations, eight ready mixed plants…

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Precast tunnel rings connect to LV Convention Center visitors

Sources: The Boring Co., Los Angeles; Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; CP staff Precast concrete tunnel segments’ engineering simplicity and efficacy are on full display between the two sweeping entrances to the new Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, dedicated June 8 concurrent with the World of Concrete 2021 opening. A full scale, 12-ft. inside diameter tunnel segment model…

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NCMA, ICPI align with NPCA, PCI for The Precast Show 2022

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. The National Concrete Masonry Association and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute will join the National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at The Precast Show 2022, March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo. With more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and attendance of 5,000, The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific…

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Evercast expands in the Carolinas, acquiring Precast Supply Co.

Sources: Evercast, Princeton, W.V.; CP staff Evercast, a leading specialty precast and prestressed concrete producer in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, has acquired Precast Supply Co. of Concord, N.C. The transaction complements the suitor’s existing product offerings; adds to its portfolio of precast and prestressed production brands, all primarily geared to drainage, transportation and utility markets; and, better positions the business…

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Kerkstra acquisition shores up Fabcon’s Midwest, Great Lakes market footprint

Sources: Fabcon Precast, Minneapolis; CP staff Fabcon Precast has closed on Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Kerkstra Precast, which serves industrial, commercial, residential, and infrastructure markets from headquarters and Detroit satellite plants. Its product offering includes structural and architectural wall panels, hollowcore plank, beams, columns, double tees, stairs, and specialty elements.

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Finfrock reinforces South Florida presence with new $36M plant

Sources: Finfrock, Apopka, Fla.; CP staff Design-build and precast, prestressed specialist Finfrock expects to invest upward of $40 million in production facilities and administrative offices at Glades Gateway Commerce Park in Belle Glade, Fla. An advanced satellite to the producer’s flagship located just north of Orlando, the 140,000-sq.-ft. operation will better serve commercial developers in Palm Beach, Dade and Broward counties as…

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American Block, Dellinger, Eastern, Seminole unite under Evercast umbrella

Sources: Evercast, Princeton, W.V.; CP staff Evercast is the newly branded parent company over American Block Co. Inc. and Eastern Vault of Princeton, W.V.; Dellinger Precast of Denver, N.C.; and, Seminole Precast Manufacturing Inc. of Debary, Fla. Each operation’s business name will be maintained within its own markets, while the Evercast brand helps customers across the enterprise leverage the scale…

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California harbors premier ECOncrete precast Coastalock installation

Sources: ECOncrete Tech Ltd., Tel Aviv; Port of San Diego, California; CP staff The Port of San Diego and ECOncrete have begun a three-year demonstration along Harbor Island to gauge interlocking Coastal Tide Pool Armor precast units’ structural and marine species-friendly aspects. The 7,200-lb. Coastalock units appear as two pyramids connected at their bases, with approximately 5-ft. sides or edges.…

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Concrete Technology, WSDOT push the envelope with record 223-ft. girder

Sources: Washington State Department of Transportation; CP staff Washington State DOT and Guy F. Atkinson Construction have mapped a two- to three-week January schedule to place the final precast, prestressed concrete girders for the three-span, southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. To eliminate piers along BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines paralleling the water, engineers enlisted Federal Way,…

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