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Shea Concrete reopens N.H. plant; expands utility, municipal, DOT lines

Sources: Shea Concrete Products, Wilmington, Mass.; CP staff

Improving New England market conditions, coupled with broader adoption of precast solutions among the region’s utility operators and municipal or state agencies, have compelled Shea Concrete to restart production at a Nottingham, N.H., plant idled since 2008.

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EP Henry hardscaping units populate 3D landscaping software

Sources: EP Henry, Woodbury, N.J.; CP staff

A representative group of concrete paver and retaining wall offerings from leading mid-Atlantic operator EP Henry can now be used to create 3D landscape renderings in Idea Spectrum’s Realtime Landscaping Plus, Pro and Architect versions, available at www.ideaspectrum.com. Loaded with participating vendors’ product files and specifications, the software packages afford design professionals and do-it-yourself users instant project visualization.

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Alliance profiles wood, four concrete tornado safe room building methods

Source: Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Tallahassee, Fla.

Responding to increased interest in tornado safe rooms driven by National Weather Service-tracked patterns, plus recent, deadly events, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) has released new videos highlighting five of the most common building solutions.

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