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Ready mixed producer safety performance reaches new watermark

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 975 of the nearly 1,500 producer member plants entered into the 2019 Excellence in Safety Awards Program. The record number of plants spans Gold (918 recipients), Silver (five) and Bronze (52) categories defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incident rate (IR) thresholds. 

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Block and paver producers salute injury, illness prevention

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff 

The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute recognize 132 plants in four categories of the 2019 NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards. The groups honor block and paver producers who attain exemplary safety performance records by demonstrating a commitment to employee wellbeing and healthy work environment. 

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Bates Precast plans $5M Georgia plant, office investment

Sources: Valdosta Lowndes County Development Authority, Georgia; CP staff

Valdosta Lowndes County Development Authority directors have approved an agreement under which Bates Precast Concrete, Inc. will invest up to $5 million in a new Lake Park Industrial Park office and production facility, increasing drainage and utility structure offerings from a present 6.4-acre Lake Park, Ga. site. 

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Martin Marietta moves first on Quadrel, Forney QC integration

Sources: Forney LP, Zelienople, Pa.; CP staff

Martin Marietta Inc. Denver-area ready mixed operations are the premier users of a cloud-enabled materials and concrete cylinder data platform supported by the integration of Quadrel LLC quality control software and ForneyVault compressive strength testing machine technology.

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Tindall schedules production of C-I-P, hollow core slab alternative

Source: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff

The Tindall Superior Lightweight All-Purpose Beam (T-SLAB) is presented as the first and only system of its kind—a precast solution affording superior performance and constructability over both cast-in-place and prestressed hollow-core plank. Fabricated in up to 12-ft. widths, T-SLAB capitalizes on arch design principles by using super lightweight concrete to serve as blocks over which structural concrete is poured, leveraging the arch effect translationally for load distribution, while capitalizing on longitudinal prestressing for total span capability. Several slab thicknesses will be available to achieve optimal spans in the 30- to 45-ft. range, supporting typical commercial and residential floor loads.

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