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Southern Concrete, Cemex veterans top NRMCA Driver of Year program

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

Garland Sorrells, based at Southern Concrete Materials’ Asheville, N.C. plant, is the 2014 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year, recognizing 30-plus years of safe, competent driving and mixer operation, professionalism and customer service.

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FHWA, MIT, Webcor officials lead International Concrete Sustainability Conference program

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Toward the 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-14, in Cambridge, Mass., NRMCA has secured 60-plus experts to cover the latest developments in design, specification, production, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability.

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Northeast CIM Patrons take Manhattan for Annual Wine Benefit Dinner

Source: Concrete Industry Management Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

The Northeast CIM Patrons Group’s 7th Annual Wine Benefit Dinner for the Concrete Industry Management program at New Jersey Institute of Technology will be February 22 at Valbella Restaurant, New York City. The formal gathering will feature the “Wines of Italy” and fine cuts in the heart of Manhattan’s historic Meatpacking District.

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Paving stone expanse links Sochi Olympics venues

Source: Probst Greiftechnik Verlegesysteme GmbH, Germany

Hundreds of thousands of visitors to Sochi will test an impressive interlocking concrete paving stone installation serving the Russia-hosted 2014 Winter Olympics—this year marking the games’ first in which all arenas can be reached on foot.

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Hanson Pressure Pipe hits road, educational exhibit in tow

Source: Hanson Pressure Pipe, Grand Prairie, Texas

A loaded, 25-ft. demonstration trailer offers public works managers, engineers, and contractors a close look at American Water Works Association C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe, an established product in the Southwest and West now gaining traction in other regions.

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