Hardscape NA, Equip Exposition organizers prepare for record gathering

Sources: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff All indoor and outdoor exhibit space for ICPI-NCMA’s Hardscape North America and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s co-located Equip Exposition, October 18-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, is sold out. With upward of 1,000 exhibits combined, the events draw tens of thousands of hardscape or landscape practitioners and other…

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Euclid Chemical microfiber recycles 10 plastic bottles per pound

Sources: Euclid Chemical, Cleveland; CP staff Euclid Chemical cites the sustainability benefits of its new PSI Fiberstrand Repreve 225 synthetic microfiber, a fine denier monofilament product bearing polyester material from post-consumer plastic bottles. The introduction stems from a partnership with Unifi, which has parlayed Repreve into the top branded fiber derived from recycled material.  Every pound of PSI Fiberstrand Repreve…

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Augmented reality app developer programs slab-scanning Flatness Check

Sources: Faro Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, Fla.; CP staff A global player in 4D digital solutions, Faro Technologies has released its first augmented reality app for concrete. Faro Flatness Check immediately visualizes slab flatness and levelness to ensure pours are completed on schedule; quality of work is improved; and, expensive rework typical in high-rise residential and office concrete construction is…

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Survey finds mixer driver pool riding Great Resignation wave

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff An analysis of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2022 Mixer Driver Recruitment & Retention Survey data shows that 28 of every 100 drivers hired in 2021 quit at some point during the year. That places ready mixed producers 3 percent above the national resignation rate, 25 percent, the U.S. Bureau…

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Alabama, Minnesota student teams top PCI Big Beam competition

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago The University of Alabama – Teams B and A took first and third place in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2022 Engineering Design Competition, also known as the Big Beam competition. Sponsors ALP Supply and PCI’s Aspire Magazine will present Teams B and A respective cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,500, and the University of Minnesota…

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Lithko Contracting taps Turner Construction veteran Spaulding

Sources: Lithko Contracting LLC, West Chester, Ohio A major concrete contractor performing work in 35 states from 20-plus offices, Lithko Contracting has appointed David Spaulding as president, tasked with executing strategy and achieving the scale required to support the company’s continued growth as a national operator. He arrives after 14 years with Turner Construction Co., most recently serving as vice…

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Workforce center prepares for Careers in Construction Month

Sources: National Center Construction Education and Research, Alachua, Fla. The National Center Construction Education and Research and its Build Your Future initiative will mark the 10th annual Careers in Construction Month (CCIM). The October campaign aims to increase public awareness of employment opportunities in the trades; inspire the next generation of craft professionals; and, advance positive perceptions of the industry. …

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Stone Garden ushers Outdoor Living Supply to coastal Carolinas

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Outdoor Living Supply has acquired Stone Garden in Wilmington, N.C., an independent distributor of natural and cultured stone, landscape, and hardscape supplies to the Cape Fear region. Nina Brown, who founded Stone Garden in 1999, will continue to lead an experienced team of employees, ensuring continuity for customers and supplier partners. “This…

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Master of Concrete tribute

A development team recently rebranded the MacMillan Bloedel building in Vancouver, B.C. as a namesake for design architect Arthur Erickson (1925-2009), who executed the Modernist work for a client that was once Canada’s largest forestry products company. At 27 stories, the “MacBlo” building was the city’s tallest upon its 1968 completion. It became a national heritage landmark due to its…

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Manufacturers – September 2022

Cary Hazard has joined Hamilton Form Co. in Ft. Worth, Texas as a sales consultant, bringing extensive background in construction and precast/prestressed concrete. He most recently served as Industrial/Special Products sales manager of Texas-based Flexicore. “As our business and the industry continues to grow, [Cary’s] wide range of experience and knowledge of the precast industry is just what we were…

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