QMC machines 30-ton tractor mount boom truck

QMC Cranes’ new tractor mount boom truck, the 4554S, affords manufactured-concrete producers the ability to deliver oversized payloads with an unencumbered trailer and no overhead interference. The crane has a 30-ton lifting capacity and a 54-ft. long, three-section boom with 50-ft. maximum working radius. Main and auxiliary outriggers spread 20 feet and 12 feet.  Other product features include a high…

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AmeriTex secures upward of $400 million in credit facilities with U.S. Bank

Sources: AmeriTex Holdings LLC, Seguin, Texas; CP staff AmeriTex Pipe and Products LLC, Texas’ top independent concrete drainage structures operator, has closed $380 million in Senior Secured Credit Facilities with U.S. Bank National Association, joining $35 million in current Subordinated Notes with Prudential Capital Partners LP. The credit lines will enable the producer to continue building volume and other capabilities…

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L.B. Foster deepens precast market stake in VanHooseCo asset deal

Sources: L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh; CP staff L.B. Foster subsidiary CXT Inc., a key player in prestressed concrete railroad ties with additional presence in precast geared for transportation markets, has acquired the operating assets of VanHooseCo Precast LLC. With a payroll of 100, the Loudon, Tenn. independent specializes in wall, drainage and conventional precast elements or structures for industrial, commercial…

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Clark Pacific halves embodied carbon in new mix design offering

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff Clark Pacific, a top West Coast precast, prestressed concrete and design-build operator, has announced Carbonshield, a mix with 50 percent less embodied carbon than conventional concrete alternatives. By leveraging factory-controlled, accelerated curing techniques, Carbonshield offers the same performance as traditional mixes with significantly less portland cement, and affords architects and their clients…

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Market researcher tracks structural precast against C-I-P, steel alternatives

Structural building components lead annual precast shipments and are on pace to exhibit nearly 6 percent annual growth over the next five years, according to “Precast Concrete Products,” a new analysis from Cleveland market researcher Freedonia Group. When specified for slabs, columns, foundations, or full building systems, precast concrete reduces costs in certain construction conditions and lowers site labor requirements. 

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Veneer stone nails top award criteria at International Builders’ Show

Evolve Stone Mortarless Series manufactured stone veneer, cast to enable installation with pneumatic nail guns, took Most Innovative Building Material and Best of Show honors in the National Association of Home Builders’ Best of IBS Awards program. Awards in eight categories were presented to 2022 International Builders’ Show exhibitors with a product embodying “the best combination of design, functionality and…

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Precast Show 2022: Elevated enthusiasm, record participation

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The precast concrete industry was on full display March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., as record-setting attendee and exhibit numbers combined for an exciting and eventful Precast Show 2022. Registration exceeded 4,600 individuals, more than 90 percent of them experiencing 80,000-plus square feet of Kansas City Convention Center space harboring plant…

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ICPI, CRSI veteran Hawkins leads American Concrete Pipe Association

The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Steven Hawkins, AIA, CSI, as its new staff president. He arrives with 20-plus years in roles suiting the appointment, most recently serving as director of Marketing and Membership at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va. Prior to ICPI, Hawkins was vice president and marketing director for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Schaumburg,…

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Tindall Corp. adopts Building Systems and Infrastructure Group profit centers

One of North America’s largest providers of architectural, structural and utility precast concrete solutions has been reorganized around two distinct businesses: Tindall Building Systems Group and Tindall Infrastructure Group, led respectively by Rob Smith and Joel Sheets, both senior vice president of Operations. Management of South Carolina-based Tindall Corp. views the change in structure as fostering more opportunities for focused…

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Investing in the future

A visit with 2021-22 National Precast Concrete Association Chairman of the Board Mark Wieser By Josephine Patterson Mark Wieser, vice president of Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock, Wis., grew up in the precast industry—and by extension the National Precast Concrete Association. In fact, his father Joe held the pivotal role of association chairman in 1985-86, while his older brother…

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