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New York City leader U.S. Concrete adds Brooklyn’s Kings Ready Mix

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete continues a Big Apple market roll up, most recently closing on the assets of Brooklyn’s Kings Ready Mix—its fifth concrete production and delivery deal in New York City since March 2015. With four plants and a 60-plus mixer fleet, Kings Ready Mix serves a range of project types, but maintains a leading stake in non-union, low- and mid-rise building jobs across Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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Maryland, Virginia RMCAs host inaugural Concrete Buildings with BIM Workshop

Sources: Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Md.; CP staff

Maryland Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and American Concrete Institute Maryland Chapter will join global design software developers Vectorworks Inc. and SCIA Inc. for a September 20 workshop suiting architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and educators.

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Murray, O’Malley head new Schwing America leadership team

Sources: Schwing America Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; CP staff

Parent company Schwing Group moved decisively on a new executive team following the mid-August departure of Schwing America CEO Brian Hazelton, appointing as successor Bill Murray, chief financial officer since 2012, and promoting Tom O’Malley from vice president to senior vice president of Sales & Marketing.

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Concrete crossing at Valley Forge honors George Washington’s bridge builder

Sources: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg; CP staff

PennDOT Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards joined National Park Service and other federal, state and local officials for the August 19 opening of the $9.2 million Sullivan's Bridge, a 14-ft. wide bicycle and pedestrian trail structure spanning the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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Notre Dame team takes second consecutive PCI Big Beam competition

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The PCI Student Education Committee has named the 20 top performers in its Engineering Student Design Competition—better known as the Big Beam Contest—where teams fabricate and test precast/prestressed specimens with the help of local PCI producer members. Points are earned for efficient design, load capacity and other criteria.

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