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Finance & Commerce announces 2017 Progress Minnesota awards

The late Todd Klingel, who led the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce for 13 years before stepping down in March 2016 because of cancer, is among the honorees in Finance & Commerce’s 2017 Progress Minnesota awards program.

Klingel, who died last October, was a publisher, civic leader and longtime Minneapolis advocate.

Now in its sixth year, the Progress Minnesota awards recognize those who drive business growth and economic development across Minnesota in innovative ways.

A panel of independent judges who specialize in economic development recognized Klingel and 27 other individuals, companies, organizations and institutions for their outstanding efforts.

The honorees will be feted April 6 at an event at the Minneapolis Event Center.


Cemstone Concrete Materials Takes Over Six GCC of America Ready Mix Plants

Cemstone Concrete Materials, LLC is announcing it has taken over the operations of six GCC of America Ready Mix plants in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, strengthening the service Cemstone provides to its customers throughout the area.

“This is a great opportunity to offer more builders, contractors and homeowners concrete solutions in this part of the Upper Midwest,” said Tim Becken, President of Cemstone. “GCC has top-notch employees and a great reputation. We’re honored to bring those employees on board and build on the GCC tradition of quality. We are pleased that GCC employees and customers will become part of the Cemstone family.”

“This is a unique strategic opportunity for both GCC and Cemstone,” said Ron Henley, President of GCC of America. “Keeping the Minnesota network intact and employees in place was very important to GCC. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Cemstone.”

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"It's not the role of the fovernment to pick winners and losers in the marketplace with taxpayer subsidies."

Olympia, Washington – The Washington State Legislature is no longer considering a bill that would have granted tax breaks for the use of a product known as cross laminated timber (CLT). At the onset, the legislation seemed like a bill designed to promote the state’s venerable timber industry, but local advocates pushed back citing a number of unintended consequences that they believe jeopardized the safety of at-risk populations, including the disruption of the market place for building/design products, and the unintended consequences on an already tight state budget.



Cemstone has been selected as a 2015 Minnesota Family Business Award (MFBA) honoree! The Minnesota Family Business Awards honors five outstanding family-owned businesses and the value they add to Minnesota's economy and overall quality of life. These businesses have strong records of success, family involvement, community service and philanthropy, multi-generational culture, and a positive family business structure. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Assists in 4,463 mile connection

Cemstone Products Company hosts a rare and exclusive international product testing event and seminar.
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Waseca County Chooses Concrete Alternative
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Aridus wins the Editors' Choice for most Innovative Product in the Construction Materials Category at the 2013 World of Concrete
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State Aid for Local Transportation  Minnesota Concrete Flatwork Specifications for Local Government Agencies

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New flatwork specs ensure higher quality for local concrete projects

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MNDot Announces State Aid for Local Transportation"
Minnesota Concrete Flatwork Specifications for Local Government Agencies

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Civil Engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road

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The New Hastings Bridge is Taking Shape

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Cemstone and American Engineering Testing Win ASCE Charles Pankow Award for Innovation! Cemstone's new sustainable concrete mix design was selected by ASCE and ACEC/MN as award-winning!

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Pervious concrete holding its own In Mahtomedi winters

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Cemstone received Honorable Mention for NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

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Two Percent Cement - A unique concrete wins ASCE Innovation Award

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Reconstruction Set to Fast Pace - Introducing Cemstone's Rapid Pave
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Pervious Concrete and ADA Compliance - A Good Combination

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Cemstone and Powers Fasteners Join Forces in the Upper Midwest

Full line of concrete anchors and fasteners available at Cemstone Contractor Supply stores

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Carleton College

Schools Nationwide are Turning to Reward Wall Systems to Achive High-Performing Building Envelopes

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College Uses IFC's

Designing Pervious

Using Pervious Concrete, A Shoreview, Minn.-Based Project Paves It's Residential Streets

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Leafy-gray approach

Minneapolis brings concrete, trees together for MARQ2 job.

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Great Moments in Concrete

Pervious concrete technology on Shoreview road should drain storm water, control pollution.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

As cost cap between concrete and asphalt narrows, Minneapolis, other cities reconsidering the options.

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KARE-11 TV: Minnesota company makes concrete more environmentally friendly

Cemstone is featured because it helped rebuild the 35W bridge using environmentally friendly materials.

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The Concrete Producer magazine profiles Cemstone’s Contractor Supply Store, saying: "In Cemstone’s diverse market,
proper store design is important, as
one location may specialize in concrete
masonry, while another may be heavily

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Industry-leading Concrete Products magazine profiles Cemstone’s state-of-the-art East Bethel facility, saying: “In plant design, few match Cemstone for style, function and building it right the first time.”

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In The Twin Cities Business Journal's most recent poll of Minnesota's largest privately held companies, Cemstone weighed-in at 64th on the list. That's something we can all be proud of!