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Concrete crossing at Valley Forge honors George Washington’s bridge builder

Sources: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg; CP staff

PennDOT Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards joined National Park Service and other federal, state and local officials for the August 19 opening of the $9.2 million Sullivan's Bridge, a 14-ft. wide bicycle and pedestrian trail structure spanning the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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Notre Dame team takes second consecutive PCI Big Beam competition

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The PCI Student Education Committee has named the 20 top performers in its Engineering Student Design Competition—better known as the Big Beam Contest—where teams fabricate and test precast/prestressed specimens with the help of local PCI producer members. Points are earned for efficient design, load capacity and other criteria.

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Cinder & Concrete Block extends York Building’s Baltimore presence

Sources: York Building Products, York, Pa.; CP staff

Aggregate and concrete masonry producer York Building Products recently closed on Cockeysville, Md.-based Cinder & Concrete Block Corp., a gray concrete masonry unit producer and hardscape unit distributor. 

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Argos secures Mid-Atlantic market presence in $660M Essroc mill, terminal deal

Sources: CP staff; HeidelbergCement AG, Germany

A major transaction key to the merger of Lehigh Cement Co. and Essroc Cement Corp. parent companies, HeidelbergCement and Italcementi S.p.A., is scheduled for a fourth quarter closing and subject to U.S. Federal Trade Commission approval. Per a definitive agreement HeidelbergCement announced on August 18, Argos USA LLC will acquire Essroc’s Martinsburg, W.Va., cement plant and seven terminals in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, plus a Lehigh terminal in upstate New York.

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Lead construction economists confirm private sectors’ near-term growth prospects

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.

The Associated Builders & Contractors, American Institute of Architects and National Association of Home Builders chief economists assembled in Washington, D.C., for a mid-year market forecast, outlining stable to strong residential and commercial project activity through 2017.

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