PCI designates dust control provider Midwest as Premier Partner

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Midwest Industrial Supply a Premier Partner, affording producer members favored terms for the company’s plant and yard dust control solutions. Midwest has partnered with PCI since 2015, working in conjunction with the Institute to educate members on best practices to meet revised respirable silica dust exposure guidelines set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

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Consolidation-minded Construction Supply Group (CSG) has completed its 10th acquisition: California distributor Constar Construction Supply. “This furthers our goal of building a best-in-class wholesale distribution company across North America,” says CSG CEO Mitch Williams, noting that the company will continue to seek additions to its family of concrete and masonry contractor-geared distribution businesses.

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The National Concrete Masonry Association has launched a free continuing education course for design professionals hosted by AEC Daily. “Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficiency Solution” educates users on the thermal benefits of concrete masonry assemblies and energy code compliance options. It qualifies for continuing education credits through the AIA/CES system, and is U.S. Green Building Council-approved for Green Building Certification Institute CE hours.

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Cemex USA officials assembled just after Labor Day in Brooksville, Fla., to mark the producer’s first U.S. admixture blending and packaging facility. The automated, 21,000-sq.-ft. plant will ultimately supply nearly 160 ready mixed plants throughout the Florida and Mid-South regions, shipping up to 16 normal or high range water reducers, setting accelerators or retarders, air-entraining agents and specialty agents by tote.

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Precast owns up to Cuomo Bridge joint venture’s expectations

The final span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened last month, linking New York and New Jersey over the Hudson River and succeeding the Tappan Zee Bridge. The New York State Thruway Authority, in partnership with the Fluor Corp.-led joint venture of Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) replaced the old steel trestle-style structure with a 3.1-mile, twin-span bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties. The cable-stayed main span is supported by eight 419-ft. towers, which stand at 5-degree angles and feature a sleek, chamfered design. The towers support 192 stay cables, embodying nearly 5,000 miles of steel strand.

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