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Briefs September 2011


Roy Kirkpatrick has been named president of Knife River Corp.’s Texas operations. Since 2007, Kirkpatrick has worked as vice president of materials for the company, performing sales and operational responsibility for all aggregate, asphalt, ready mix and rail distribution facilities. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry in a variety of capacities.

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CRSI updates Placing Reinforcing Bars

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released the ninth edition of the popular book, “Placing Reinforcing Bars.” Written for apprentices, ironworkers and inspectors working with steel reinforced concrete, the book presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars.

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WRMCA calls for design award entries

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through December 2 entries for its 31st Annual Concrete Design Awards, co-sponsored by GRT Admixtures and the ACI International–Wisconsin Chapter.

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Decorative Concrete council calls for entries

Entries are being accepted through Sept. 30 for the 2012 Decorative Concrete Awards. Hosted by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, the fourth annual awards program is open to DCC members and non-members.

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Briefs August 2011


Tony Smith of Charlotte, N.C., has accepted the position of director of estimating for Metromont Corporation. Smith has a background in drafting, estimating, and most recently sales and development. He has been with Metromont for 20 years and will be relocating to Greenville, S.C., to assume his new responsibilities.

Read more: Briefs August 2011