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Concrete Openings Award Winners

Tuesday, February 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Russell Hitchen
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For Immediate Release

February 16, 2016
Contact:  Patrick O’Brien, Executive Director
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association

WOC Awards Ceremony Celebrates CSDA Members

St. Petersburg, FL 
-The most innovative and challenging projects completed by CSDA contractors in 2015 were recognized during a prestigious World of Concrete ceremony in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the association, in conjunction with the Praxis event, hosted the third annual Concrete Openings Awards. This year’s ceremony was staged at the Praxis booth in the outdoor Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien acted as Master of Ceremonies while the association’s president, Kevin Baron, presented the awards to the winner. World of Concrete attendees and members of the industry media joined CSDA to celebrate with the winning contractors over champagne and strawberries. The winners are:

Company Name                                    Category
A1 Kiwi Cutters & Drillers Ltd.                 Road, Bridges & Airports
(Auckland, New Zealand)

Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co.     Building Construction
(Arlington Heights, Illinois)

Hard Rock Concrete Cutters, Inc.           Industrial Renovation 
(Wheeling, Illinois)

Minneapolis Concrete Sawing & Drilling Infrastructure Renovation 
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The inaugural Concrete Openings Awards ceremony was held in 2014 to showcase the best projects covered in CSDA’s official magazine and recognize the contractors who performed the work. This year, sixteen job stories were split into four categories and put before a panel of judges. The panel scored each job based on its pre-planning, use of innovation, degree of difficulty and quality requirements. The project with the highest score in each category was declared the winner. Details and images of the winning projects were displayed during the awards ceremony and for the remainder of the exhibition.

“Just as I have seen for the past couple of years, these 2015 entries show the amazing skill and intricate planning that go into concrete cutting, polishing and imaging jobs,” said Tom Stowell, CSDA Past President and industry professional from Gainesville, Georgia. “It was a pleasure to be involved in the judging process and I congratulate the winners for their fantastic work.”

For more information about the awards ceremony, or any of CSDA’s other events held at World of Concrete 2016, email or call 727-577-5004.

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The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the construction and renovation industry. Diamond tools for projects requiring sawing, drilling, selective demolition, cutting and polishing offers the construction industry many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has 500 member companies worldwide.


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