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Hanson extends LEED calculator to broader pipe, precast universe

Technology applied to upwards of 400 Hanson Pipe & Precast orders since its 2009 introduction has been modified for additional use by customers of sister Pressure Pipe and Structural Precast divisions. The LEED v2 calculator quantifies product criteria the U.S. Green Building Council recognizes in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification.

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Stimulus funds spur fiber cement recycling for new Hardie line

A $750,000 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant, supported by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will help update fiber cement recycling at James Hardie’s Peru, Ill., operation.

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Gate Precast proves Tennessee’s SHARPest safety & health-wise operator

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development scheduled an early December presentation of an award recognizing Gate Precast/Ashland as the state’s largest SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) Certified manufacturing facility. SHARP cites employers with exemplary safety and health management systems.

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TXI process turns concrete curing inside out

Under a “Practical solution to concrete shrinkage” banner, TXI ES&C has branded an internal curing process, intraCure, for portland cement-based products designed with the company’s rotary kiln lightweight aggregate.

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