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PCI council names first “precast-friendly” city

Source: Sioux Falls (SD) Business Journal

Following a tour of five commercial Sioux Falls, S.D., projects in conjunction with a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute conference, the PCI Technical Activities Council has designated the city “precast-friendly”—the group’s first such recognition of a municipality’s architectural and structural precast inventory.

“We heard time again how impressed [members] were with Sioux Falls,” says 2013 PCI Chairman Tom Kelley (Gage Brothers), who presented the city’s mayor with a certificate noting the precast-friendly distinction. Reflecting on conference attendees’ response to the tour and locale, he told the Sioux Falls Business Journal, “[Producers] from all over the country were impressed with the people, the buildings and, of course, the precast in Sioux Falls.”