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Business Boon

Breckenridge Material has deployed a portable plant to supply 60,000 yd. of conventional and high performance mixes for the Interstate 64/Daniel Boone Bridge expansion. Under a lease arrangement, the equipment is running adjacent to the Lafarge St. Louis Sand Operations, Chesterfield Dock offload—less than 1,500 ft. from most pours.

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Cold Concrete

American Municipal Power (AMP) is well into its fourth major hydroelectric upgrade project on several of its Ohio River locations at a site near St Mary’s, W.Va., known as Willow Island. The concrete portion of the project was started last summer and encompasses the upgrading of the hydropower generating station as part of AMP’s long-term sustainable power—hydro, wind and solar—upgrading program. Cleveland area-based The Ruhlin Company was awarded the project, which includes the production of high-performance concrete to be placed at a temperature of no more than 55°F (12.7°C).

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