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MANUFACTURERS April 2014

Besser Co. announces the addition of Travis Dye to the Pipe and Precast Sales team. Based in Sioux City, Iowa, he joins colleagues serving producers from around the globe with equipment, retrofit and parts service and deliveries.Besser Co. announces the addition of Travis Dye to the Pipe and Precast Sales team. Based in Sioux City, Iowa, he joins colleagues serving producers from around the globe with equipment, retrofit and parts service and deliveries.

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PRODUCERS April 2014

Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. and Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., business units of Texas-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. have attained Green-Star certification from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for a total of 17 plants. Seven Eastern Concrete plants are first in New Jersey, as well as the New York City area, to receive Green-Star certification. The producer aims to complete certification for its other operating plants in New York and New Jersey before year-end.

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PRODUCERS February 2014

West-Sacramento-based Clark Pacific, one of the West Coast’s leading architectural and structural precast concrete producers, received the Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety and Excellence Award. AGC grants the awards each year to recognize construction companies committed to safety, risk control, and occupational health management. Judges consider a broad range of criteria, including evidence of commitment to safe practices in management, active employee participation, work site hazard identification, safety program innovation, and more.

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ORGANIZATIONS February 2014

Thomas Schwartz, P.E., senior principal and president at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Waltham, Mass., has been named chairman of the 2014 ASTM International board of directors.

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Surface Texture Standards An Industry First

In response to requests by architects and engineers to resolve consistency issues associated with quality levels achieved by polished concrete surfaces, the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association has released two technical documents—an industry Standard and a Best Practice.

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