Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Leadership, Same Owners at Consumers Concrete

October 26, 2016

September 30, 2016 KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – Consumers Concrete Corporation recently announced the appointment of Bruce Blair as President and CEO. Blair brings over thirty years of experience in the concrete construction industry to his new position at the locally owned company. He is also the first non-family member to take the helm at the West Michigan company. While…
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NCMA’s new online forum – Concrete Products Community (CPC)

October 26, 2016

NCMA unveiled its newest online tool for concrete masonry and hardscape products, Concrete Products Community (CPC) this past August. This online forum is designed to reach out to and engage the users and decision makers behind the selection of CMU, SRW and manufactured stone systems. There is no cost to sign-up and users can choose…
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Dignified and durable; CMUs offer affordable senior housing

October 25, 2016

From NCMA's eNews October 20, 2016 While there are many active living communities for resident over 55 years of age, and high-end housing for seniors in search of independent or assisted living facilities, the need for very affordable housing is most often met through charitable organizations and nonprofit groups. Without a profit-producing property or residents…
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ASCE isssues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

October 18, 2016

From NCMA's eNews October 13, 2016 The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has included a chapter on tsunami hazards in this year’s edition of ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. This is the first time ever in the United States that the risks posed by tsunamis have been considered in…
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