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Concrete Design Awards showcase innovative applications

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized County Materials as the supplier for four winning entries in its 30th Annual 2009 Concrete Design Awards.

The annual program showcases the best uses of ready mixed concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A distinguished panel of Wisconsin and Michigan educators and construction professionals determines award winners.

Winning entries included:

Highway 10 River Crossing, Stevens Point - North Central Region Award
County Materials supplied more than 16,829 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete for the massive and challenging project that was completed over a two-year period, including two harsh winter seasons. Also recognized was the engineer Wisconsin Division of Transportation Development, and contractor Zenith Tech, Inc.

Gordon Aluminum Industries, Inc., Schofield - Commercial Award
Gordon Aluminum's contemporary commercial and aluminum manufacturing facility features 1,600 square feet of polished concrete, supplied by County Materials, that was used inside all office areas in place of other flooring materials. County Materials also supplied the ready mix concrete for the adjoining 46,000 sq. ft. plant. Contractors were Norcon Corp. and Lewis Construction; architect was Ghidorzi Companies; and engineer for the project was Nelstruct Engineering.

Gardner Cranberry Cold Storage, Pittsville - Industrial Award
The 250,000 square foot Gardner Cranberry Cold Storage facility employed several new construction techniques to overcome site and timeline challenges. County Materials completed all pours in less than 60 days. Concrete was also placed with laser-guided concrete placers and screeds. Outside the warehouse, the massive 300,000 square foot exterior parking lot and yard was finished with another 6,000 yards of ready mix concrete that was completed in four pours. The project is owned by Badger State Fruit. Contractors were Braun Concrete & Excavating, and Homme's Construction.

Spring Valley Residence - Residential Merit Award
Resembling a Cabella's store front, this private residence features colored and stamped concrete created with ashlar slate and textured stamps for the driveway and a wood plank stamp for the raised patio areas, achieving the homeowner's desired north woods aesthetics. Contractor was Concrete Illusions.