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2012-09-19 10:21:46

RESTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. housing market reports a cautious rebound, genuine clay brick manufacturers continue to invest in progressive technology for sustainable exteriors in more textures and colors at a wider price range. Historically a provider of steady jobs, brick manufacturers continue to increase environmental efficiency with environmentally-friendly plants to offer Made-in-America quality--and endless green building design options. "Brick is where the...

2012-08-23 02:22:04

TROUTVILLE, Va., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Virginia's tallest bridges -- the Route 460 Connector Phase I located in Buchanan County -- are being constructed this summer using materials mined, manufactured and shipped in the United States by domestic manufacturers, producers and construction contractors. The twin high-level bridges, 1,700 linear feet in length with an additional eight-tenths of a mile stretch of highway, are located over Conaway Road (Route...

2012-08-14 02:21:23

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Propex Operating Company, LLC, recently announced investments to increase its level of service to the marketplace and as part of this initiative, the company has promoted Hunter Wallace to the position of Inside Sales Representative for the Fibermesh® brand. In his new position, Hunter will be the dedicated contact for an expansive network of Ready Mix and Precast customers. Hunter will be located at corporate headquarters in Chattanooga,...

2012-08-01 10:27:57

BELTSVILLE, Md., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General contractors in the Washington D.C. area need every competitive advantage that they can get these days. The prolonged economic slowdown has reduced the number of private construction jobs available and federal construction work, which had previously been a staple in the region, has declined as well. With more companies pursuing fewer projects, GCs are looking to reduce their costs and streamline their schedules while continuing to deliver...

2012-07-31 10:26:50

VENTURA, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roklin Systems, Inc. (Roklin) announces new content and customer service support available in Spanish. As the manufacturer of FlexSet, FloMix, and Concrete Welder, Roklin is uniquely positioned to provide the best support, order fulfillment, and customer service to a broad range of clients. Roklin is now providing additional support in Spanish through web copy and customer service representatives. For information on how to fix...

2012-07-18 23:03:38

Pumice has long been recognized as the original, natural pozzolan–used by the Romans in their impressive 2000+ year-old concrete structures. A landmark study just released by the University of Utah details the performance, longevity and strength advantages of pumice as a concrete-fortifying pozzolan–advantages that are critical for today's high-performance infrastructure and industrial needs. The pumice pozzolan used in the study–HessPozz–was sourced from Hess Pumice...

2012-07-04 23:01:30

GA-Xtra thermally enhanced grout availability expanding. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 GeoEnergy Alternatives is pleased to announce its thermally-enhanced grout is now available in the southeastern United States. Already in use in Maryland, GA-Xtra is now available in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. GeoEnergy Alternatives is working diligently to introduce GA-Xtra to additional markets quickly. GA-Xtra grout is a special one-part pozzolanic cementitous formulation designed...

2012-06-29 10:25:24

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joint Statement by James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and Labor Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bricklayers & Trowel Trades International Pension Fund (IPF) and Eugene George, President of GA Masonry (Breslau, ON) and Management Co-Chair of the Bricklayers & Trowel Trades International Pension Fund: "Today marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the...

2012-06-28 10:25:35

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) President James Boland today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling affirming the Affordable Care Act: "BAC has been an outspoken advocate of health care reform since 1980 when the International Union endorsed then presidential candidate Senator Edward M. Kennedy in part because of Senator Kennedy's commitment to finding...

2012-06-19 02:22:39

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its third quarter 2012 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's third quarter financial results at 6:30 a.m. ET on that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.insteel.com/events.cfm and will be archived for replay. About...