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CalStar begins production at two-line, Mississippi masonry plant

Sources: CalStar Products, Caledonia, Wis.; CP staff

CalStar Products has begun delivering building and landscape units from a 100,000-sq.-ft., Columbus, Miss., operation—an ambitious satellite to a Racine, Wis., flagship plant opened in 2010. With dry- and wet-cast lines for brick, trim and paver products using proprietary binders and high fly ash content, the facility sits on 23 acres in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

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Precast Concepts hosts Colorado lawmaker delegation

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas

After flooding and wildfires have increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Precast Concepts hosted a Colorado Senate and House Transportation Committee tour of its Henderson pipe and drainage structures plant, west of Denver, informing lawmakers on infrastructure quality, safety, design and life cycle costs.

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Foltz Concrete parent ADS lists on New York Stock Exchange

Sources: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, Ohio; CP staff

Advanced Drainage Systems, which runs 50-plus flexible pipe plants and 24 distribution facilities in the U.S. and Canada, plus North Carolina pipe and manhole producer, Foltz Concrete, effected an initial public offering of 5.29 million shares at $16/share. The July 25 IPO spans 14.5 million shares overall, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMS. The company will use proceeds to retire debt and for general corporate purposes.