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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Boykin Brothers investor revives Louisiana Concrete Products brand

Sources: Louisiana Concrete Products, Baton Rouge, La.  Precast producer Boykin Brothers is now operating as Louisiana Concrete Products, a change that reflects the company’s strong legacy and future growth under new majority owner, GKB Management, an investment and management firm based in south Louisiana. GKB will help position the Baton Rouge operator to meet the anticipated demand for precast and…

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Clark Pacific taps arrays on fast track to renewable energy-powered plants

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff  A top player in West Coast precast, prestressed concrete production and related design-build work, Clark Pacific has entered a partnership with NewGen Energy that will see solar array installations meeting nearly 100 percent of electricity requirements across three California concrete operations. Enlisting the Loomis, Calif. array engineer and installation services provider in…

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Lintel and sill market leader Cast-Crete draws investor

A New York middle-market private investment firm, Monomoy Capital Partners, recently closed on Seffner, Fla.-based Cast-Crete Holdings LLC, a specialist in precast or prestressed concrete lintels and sills. The vertically-integrated producer delivers manufactured concrete elements, along with sourced complementary items, directly to residential or commercial building sites. “As we embark upon a new chapter with the support of Monomoy, I…

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StressCrete spun pole harbors electric vehicle charging station

StressCrete Group of Burlington, Ontario has begun embedding a Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station, or VoltLock, in its centrifugally cast, prestressed concrete Alexander pole. The package provides a discrete and convenient means of powering EV batteries. Base cavities in the lighting structure conceal power supply equipment, affording station users and owners a safe, tamperproof solution. The Alexander profile…

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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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Missouri KC, N. Arizona, Lehigh teams top PCI Big Beam Competition

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff University of Missouri Kansas City, Team 2 took the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2021 Engineering Student Design Competition, also known as the Big Beam Competition. Students Jose Luis Ramirez and Juan Carlos Plasencia Chinchay prevailed with guidance from Civil Engineering Professor Thiagarajan Ganesh and Terry Fleck of Coreslab Structures (Kansas).

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Evercast expands in the Carolinas, acquiring Precast Supply Co.

Sources: Evercast, Princeton, W.V.; CP staff Evercast, a leading specialty precast and prestressed concrete producer in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, has acquired Precast Supply Co. of Concord, N.C. The transaction complements the suitor’s existing product offerings; adds to its portfolio of precast and prestressed production brands, all primarily geared to drainage, transportation and utility markets; and, better positions the business…

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