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Crown Hill deal nets Coronado Stone gateway to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Sources: Coronado Stone Products, Fontana, Calif.; CP staff

Coronado Stone is adding a sixth stone veneer and thin brick operation after closing on the equipment and property assets of Crown Hill Stone Inc. The producer is converting Crown Hill's Westfield, N.Y., plant for production of a full line of Coronado units, aiming for shipments to begin the fourth quarter.

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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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