Shining the Light on Precast

A solid financial case can be made to use precast concrete more broadly in projects. Decades ago, some bright guy built his own septic tank with forms, casting the concrete structure first and then installing it. His neighbors asked if he could help them do that, too. Boom. Precast as we know it was born. Modern precast is critical infrastructure,…

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High Concrete principals transfer ownership to namesake foundation

Sources: High Industries Inc., Lancaster, Pa.; CP staff S. Dale High and family members have announced a new ownership structure for their business, High Industries, netting millions annually for community causes in Lancaster and other eastern Pennsylvania communities. Transfer of High Industries ownership to the High Foundation follows a fall 2021 commitment of $65 million to seed the High Foundation…

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Modular concrete system hooks home builders

Sources: Hüga Technology, Córdoba, Argentina; CP staff A precast concrete building system specialist and technology licensor earned the Global Innovation Award at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Hüga Technology promotes its modular construction method for home, school, hospital and retail projects, underscoring finished structures’ affordable and sustainable characteristics. The Argentina company cites North American installations and representation. — www.hugatechnology.com

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CertainTeed ships inaugural stone veneer panel load

Sources: CertainTeed LLC, Malvern, Pa.; CP staff Saint-Gobain, through building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has shipped its first STONEfaçade stone veneer panels from a new Quakertown, Pa. plant to customers in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions. The precast concrete STONEfaçade can be quickly and easily installed by any siding contractor without any special equipment or masonry skills.

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Tindall adopts Building Systems, Infrastructure Group structure

Sources: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff 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. Tindall Corp. management views the change in structure as fostering…

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Iron Workers case frames bargaining unit for Big Apple precast erector

Sources: National Labor Relations Board Region 29, Brooklyn, N.Y.; CP staff National Labor Relations Board Regional Director (RD) Kathy Drew-King has determined a craft unit within the site crew of Kingston, N.Y.-based NYC Crane Hoist Operations LLC, and directed an election for its 27 members to vote on representation by the United Derrickmen & Riggers Association, International Association of Bridge,…

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Kentucky investor closes on Lindsay Precast

Sources: MiddleGround Capital, Lexington, Ky.; CP staff A private equity firm targeting middle market, business-to-business industrial companies, MiddleGround Capital has acquired Canal Fulton, Ohio-based Lindsay Precast. With a payroll of 350, the producer operates two plants each in Ohio, Colorado and the Carolinas, plus Florida and Washington satellites, and serves water supply, wastewater, utility, solar, transportation, and public works markets. 

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Distributor Core & Main enters precast through Catalone Pipe deal

Sources: Core & Main Inc., St. Louis; CP staff  Core & Main, a New York Stock Exchange-traded distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, plus related services, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Catalone Pipe & Supply Co. Based in Penfield, Pa., the latter company specializes in waterworks products and services, plus custom…

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Carolina Craft

Eager to open a new chapter bearing on one of the most advanced and robust precast operations in North America, Tindall Corp. Utility Division completed a midyear move from legacy Spartanburg, S.C. headquarters to a 42-acre parcel about a mile away. At the former site, it shared batch plant capacity, traffic lanes, and property constraints no less than eastbound Interstate…

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