Ernst, Gage, Lauren define ‘Advanced Concrete Plants’ at WOC session

Source: CP staff

Ernst Enterprises, Gage Brothers Concrete Products and Lauren Concrete representatives will present their new Georgia, South Dakota and Texas facilities in “Advanced Concrete Plants – Raising the Bar,” a February 3 education session at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Scheduled the day prior to the opening of World of Concrete exhibits, the program will offer perspective on design and permitting challenges behind Ernst Concrete’s wet/dry alley College Park Plant, Gage Brothers’ new Sioux Falls precast/prestressed flagship and Lauren Concrete’s Dripping Springs transit mixed satellite.

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Two veterans nearing 90 years combined at Gage Brothers Concrete Products Inc. held the ribbon for a mid-2019 dedication of their new workspace, arguably North America’s most advanced, large-scale precast/prestressed operation. They were joined by 250 other team members making a clean break from a heritage, 30-acre site in Sioux Falls, S.D., with 13 buildings or shops, including one from which William Gage launched his concrete construction business in 1915. Located about 10 miles from the former flagship, the new, two-building facility occupies 45 acres within an 850-acre industrial zone on the southeast corner of Sioux Falls.

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Summit Materials Inc., Denver, has acquired Sierra Ready Mix, LLC, which serves the Las Vegas market from one sand & gravel pit and two concrete plants. The deal brings the suitor’s largest integrated materials and road-building business, Kilgore Companies, into a fourth state, Nevada, alongside Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

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PCI Foundation’s BBQ competition cooks up $52k for education programs

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation kicked off its first national barbecue competition and fundraiser with more than 2,800 participants taking part in 13 events sponsored by eight companies. The program raised $52,374 for the PCI Foundation to sponsor precast education programs in schools of architecture, engineering and construction management.

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The board of AltusGroup, Inc.—Bethlehem, Pa.-based proprietor of CarbonCast architectural and structure precast concrete—has appointed Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ Ron Jankowski to a two-year term as chairman. A member of the Oldcastle Precast business development team, he has served as AltusGroup secretary, Mid-Atlantic Precast Association president and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Total Precast Committee chair.

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Gage Brothers marks 100 years in concrete with novel project timeline, industry feast

Sources: Gage Brothers Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.; CP staff

Gage Brothers kicked off a summer-long centennial anniversary celebration on June 17 with a “Top 100 Jobs” countdown, presenting via social media channels significant projects over its 100 years in concrete, primarily architectural and structural precast. The top 10 projects will be revealed September 15-24, the latter date dovetailing the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation National BBQ competition and fundraiser.

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PRODUCERS – March 2015

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Following nearly a quarter century of measured growth, Owell Precast owners and management have chosen Olympus Precast as the new name of their Bluffdale, Utah, architectural and structural product operation. Located just outside Salt Lake City, the producer is a key Intermountain market source of Spancrete hollow core plank, plus precast fence, wall and sound wall products.

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