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Energy market drives new Knife River division

Source: Knife River Corp., Bismarck, N.D.

The Knife River Western North Dakota Division is ramping up ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt production, plus companion construction services, for private and public work around new Williston headquarters.

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Brown’s Concrete shores up LoJac Materials’ middle Tennessee presence

Source: LoJac Holdings Corp., Lebanon, Tenn.

LoJac Materials has secured market leadership in concrete masonry after closing on a deal for Dickson, Tenn.-based Brown’s Concrete & Block. The acquisition nets the buyer block production and distribution throughout middle Tennessee, with plant and sales locations in Cookeville, Lebanon, Dickson, plus sales offices in Murfreesboro and Franklin. The concrete masonry business operates alongside heavy highway construction, and brick, sand and asphalt production units.

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ACI installer certification heeds feds’ request following Boston tunnel tragedy

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Responding to an unusual request from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), ACI will launch the Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program in early summer, just ahead of the ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements release.

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Report credits residential market prospects in precast industry rebound

Source: Freedonia Group, Cleveland

U.S. demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.1 percent annually to $11.3 billion in 2015, representing a turnaround from the 2005-2010 period when demand fell due to a precipitous drop in construction activity toward the latter part of the period. Growth in demand will be driven by an across-the-board rebound in construction activity from a low 2010 base. These and other trends are presented in Precast Concrete Products, a new Freedonia Group study tracking building and nonbuilding market prospects over the next five years.

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Stone veneer group calls for award entries

Source: Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C.

The MVMA announced its second annual Design Awards, a program created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. With manufactured stone fast becoming one of the most requested wall coverings in new construction and renovation projects, contracting and design professionals are looking for innovative ways to incorporate its rugged, authentic, elegant looks and versatility.

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