Concrete Products

AUG 2015

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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56 • August 2015 www.concreteproducts.com FINAL FORM BRICK General Shale is continuing its longstanding partnership with the Uni- versity of Tennessee, Knoxville by contributing 30,000 bricks for the 1,200-sq.-ft. education center at the CAC Beardsley Community Farm. The donation was announced at a groundbreaking ceremony and follows the producer's recently partnering with UT's College of Archi- tecture and Design to provide masonry training for the program's students, who will work with university staff to help design and con- struct the education center. Beardsley Farm is a nonprofit urban farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture through practice, education and commu- nity outreach. The Beardsley Farm education center is a collaborative effort between the University of Tennessee Design/Build/Evaluate Initiative of the College of Architecture and Design, the city of Knox- ville, the Public Building Authority, and others. The new facility will serve as a teaching tool to help the community gain a greater under- standing of the benefits of sustainable farming. General Shale harvests good will General Shale's brick contribution will also play a key role in helping the education center achieve certifcation through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system (Gold Level).

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