Heldenfels goes west, breaking ground on El Paso plant

Source: Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., San Marcos, Texas Heldenfels Enterprises’ third precast/prestressed concrete operation in Texas is scheduled for start up by April 2015. Initial production at the El Paso plant will include bridge girders for the Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture’s Border Highway West Extension. The greenfield facility joins Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified San Marcos flagship and Corpus Christi plants through which Heldenfels…

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Oldcastle Precast ships record-length Caltrans girders

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As part of California Department of Transportation’s $1.6 billion Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) South Corridor Improvement Project, Oldcastle Precast-Perris is fabricating 158.5-ft. prestressed concrete super girders for the Norwalk-San Antonio Bridge—built in stages entailing placement of seven, four and nine beams. 

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Insteel agreement paves American Spring Wire exit from PC strand

Sources: Insteel Industries Inc., Mt. Airy, N.C.; CP staff

Insteel Industries anticipates a mid-August closing on a $36 million deal for the prestressed concrete strand business of Ohio-based American Spring Wire Corp. Subsidiary Insteel Wire Products Co. is acquiring ASW’s Newnan, Ga., production facility and equipment, plus equipment at a second PC strand plant in Houston. Insteel Wire will lease the latter facility.

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ACI Foundation and peers form Concrete Research Network

Source: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.

To align donors and related funding sources with researchers and current or pending projects, the American Concrete Institute-aligned ACI Foundation has teamed with key industry organizations to launch the Concrete Research Network.

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PRODUCERS – July 2014

Adam Mainka has been promoted to director of Plant Operations at Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. (HEI)

Adam Mainka has been promoted to director of Plant Operations at Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. (HEI), overseeing all production activities at the company’s San Marcos and Corpus Christi, Texas, sites, with combined payroll of 225. He joined the producer in 2009 as a quality control technician and was subsequently promoted during his first two years, to QC supervisor, then QC manager, combining the latter post with San Marcos plant manager duties. Mainka holds Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Level III certification, co-chairs the PCI Productivity Committee and is 2014 Leadership PCI Program Committee chair.

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Oldcastle Precast ships record-length Caltrans girders

Sources: Oldcastle Precast, Perris, Calif.; CP staff

As part of California Department of Transportation’s $1.6 billion Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) South Corridor Improvement Project, Oldcastle Precast-Perris is fabricating 158.5-ft. prestressed concrete super girders for the Norwalk-San Antonio Bridge—built in stages entailing placement of seven, four and nine beams.

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PCI reinforces standards development with ANSI accreditation

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has been accredited as an American National Standards Institute standards developer. A first for an organization in manufactured concrete, the accreditation positions PCI’s voluntary consensus documents relating to the design, detailing, fabrication, transportation, and erection of precast and precast/prestressed concrete to be registered as American National Standards.

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