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Researcher surveys brand-driven builders

As brand loyalists, professional contractors purchase building supplies and tools based on names they know and trust, according to national research from the EMA B2B Contractor Specialty Group. Its survey of 500 general contractors and trade specialists also reveals methods of driving contractors to try new products.

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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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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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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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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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