Raw materials market factors drive Grace admixture price boost

Source: Grace Construction Products, Cambridge, Mass. Effective January, Grace will implement price increases averaging 5 percent across North American concrete and masonry product lines. Pricing for certain products may increase by more than 10 percent. The company attributes the bumps to continued demand for chemical streams globally, which has put pressure on the cost and availability of raw materials used…

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Wieser Concrete ramps up St. Louis market site

Source: Wieser Concrete Products Inc., Maiden Rock, Wis. Wieser Concrete recently opened a 32,000-sq.-ft. precast plant in Roxana, Ill., 35 miles northeast of St. Louis. Like its four sister operations, the National Precast Concrete Association-certified plant is producing a full range of structures and components for agriculture, commercial, highway and underground applications. Andrew Wieser has been named general manager at…

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NPCA calls for Creative Use of Precast award entries

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

NPCA is accepting applications for its annual Creative Use of Precast awards program through December 2. Three awards will be presented in each of two categories, Above Ground and Underground, with winning entries announced at The Precast Show 2012 in Orlando. All winning projects and honorable mentions will be displayed at the March 1–3 gathering. Projects can be entered at the Precast Show awards pages.

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