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MOVING PRECAST TO THE TOP

Dean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute ChairmanDean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman

Since taking the helm from Tom Kelley, P.E. as the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman, Dean Gwin, president & COO of Gate Construction Materials Group, has been eager to assist and challenge members to “move the needle” of the percentage of times precast is chosen for construction projects in a rebounding market. 

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Industry exhibits positive pulse across Las Vegas acreage

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage last month in Las Vegas with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers.” Registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage last month in Las Vegas with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers.” Registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.

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BUYING TIME

2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG PHOTO: Oscar Einzing for AEMINDUSTRY HEADS TO LAS VEGAS FOR SEVENTH CONEXPO-CON/AGG

After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains—while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range—producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth projected for the remainder of the decade.

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