OSHA rules on fatality involving powered mixer drum work

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff OSHA has proposed $43,500 in penalties after determining that a Northeast ready mixed concrete producer could have prevented a worker from suffering fatal injuries during an October 2021 mixer truck repair. As the worker attempted to secure a fabricated plate near the discharge chute, the mixer drum began to turn and the…

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Knight’s Cos. broadens Carolinas reach with Tekna, Sovereign Steel deal

Summerville, S.C.-based Knight’s Companies has strengthened its coastal Carolinas presence with the acquisition of Tekna Corp., a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified beam, slab and pile producer, and sister company Sovereign Steel, a concrete reinforcement fabricator, both of Charleston, S.C. The businesses bring diversification to the 13 ready mixed and three precast plants Knight’s Cos. operates from South Carolina Midlands and Lowcountry…

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Winchester Precast deal expands Evercast’s Mid-Atlantic footprint

Evercast, Princeton, W.V.; CP staff  Evercast, a leading precast and prestressed concrete producer in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, recently acquired Winchester Precast of Virginia. The family-owned business has been producing concrete elements and structures since 1950, enjoying a strong reputation across its home state, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets.   Winchester Precast joins six other companies under…

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School’s In

Students at two schools recognized in the 2021 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Awards program will enjoy new recreation spaces thanks to advanced building practice. Smithfield Middle School (North Richland Hills, Texas) and Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) are home to the winning projects: a gymnasium addition that plays double duty as a storm shelter and a new recreation center, respectively.

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