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Mid-State Trucking wins Concrete Design Award

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Marawood Construction Services of Marshfield, and Lewis Construction of Schofield, poured more than 4,000 cubic yards of concrete from nearby County Materials for the exterior and interior surfaces of Mid-State Trucking Services. Mid-State won a Concrete Design Award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association for its 25,800-square-foot facility, on the south side of US 29 just west of Wausau.

Stevens Point, Wis. (March 14, 2007) – Mid-State Trucking Services has rolled to honors from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The WRMCA bestowed a 2006 Concrete Design Award on the Wausau company, which was nominated by County Materials, in January at SentryWorld in Stevens Point.

County Materials supplied nearly 4,000 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete for the 25,800-square-foot office-and-maintenance facility. It sits on a 3.5-acre lot along Highway 29 on the west side of Wausau. The 28th annual competition showcases the best uses of ready-mix concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Just when Ben Vance of Marawood Construction Services and Steve Lewis of Lewis Construction thought they had figured out all the logistics needed to get hustling on the tight schedule required by the company, they made a startling discovery once work began on the site.

“We got out there and found we had to raise the whole site about 2 feet because of the location of the utilities,” Vance said. “We had two trench drains (inside), so it was critical to get the slope right.”

This was after 1,000 feet of footings and 750 feet of wall already had been poured.

But both Marawood, of Marshfield, and Lewis, of Schofield, finished under deadline. The building features seven triple-deep bays with in-floor heating and drains. It also includes 750 pieces of rebar and a 3,000-square-foot mezzanine that serves as the parts department.

County Materials operates 30 locations serving the Midwest. The family-owned, American company is an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of concrete block, brick, stone, ready-mix, hollowcore, pipe, pavers, retaining walls and Aggregate Finish products for residential, commercial and municipal construction and landscaping.


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