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Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association salutes winning and honorable mention plants in the 2013 Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program. Cosponsored by Concrete Products, it offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices.

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PRECAST: A HIGHWAY STAR

In an era where tighter budgets force state departments of transportation to stretch construction dollars, precast concrete interests are making their value propositions heard by improving established offerings, like prestressed girders and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) panels, and perpetuating newer ones like bridge deck and pavement panels. Some producers are showing agency engineers solutions that use not only less cast-in-place concrete, but also less precast than called for on working project plans.

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