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Briefs August 2012

PRODUCERS
Spancrete has announced the hiring of Scott Galke as the director of operations for its Valders, Wis., plant. Galke recently served as the director of operations at Metromont Precast in Greenville, S.C. Prior to his tenure at Metromont, Galke was the operations manager at Shockey Precast Company in Virginia, and also held other general manager roles.

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Cemstone plants earn Green-Star status

Cemstone Products’ Northfield, Minn., operation has completed audits for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Green-Star certification as well as its Childs Road batch plant facility in St. Paul, Minn. They are two of only 14 plants in Minnesota to receive such certification.

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Briefs July 2012

PRODUCERS
Through a series of agreements with major and independent ready mixed producers, Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has extended availability of its Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete into Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest markets.

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USGBC logs 20,000 LEED for Homes certifications

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. LEED for Homes is a national voluntary certification system that provides guidance and verification that homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants.

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Briefs June 2012

PRODUCERS
Spancrete has announced the hiring of its new supply chain director, Gaylen Haas, as well as its new human resources manager, Toni Muise. Haas brings more than 18 years of supply chain and operations management experience to Spancrete. He has a bachelor’s degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. In addition, Haas is certified APICS, CPIM, CIRM & CSCP, and has an ISM CPM certification.

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