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Walmart Using More Concrete

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Walmart has made changes to its standards which require heavy duty concrete pavements on all "truck spin" areas, reports NRMCA South Central Senior National Resource Director Vance Pool. What is a truck spin area? At the loading docks behind the stores, some stores require large enough areas to turn around an 18 wheeler. This is not an alternate, this requires concrete. So make sure that you keep an eye out for them on future projects, Pool advised.

As noted previously in E-NEWS, there are enough projects in Walmart's pipeline that a few could slide through under the old standards in the next few months. On another note, Walmart's new Express Store format requires concrete in all loading dock areas. Keep an eye out in North Carolina, Chicago and any other markets where they may appear, Pool said. And, as always, please let your national resource director know of any parking lot wins at Walmart so that NRMCA can estimate concrete's market share. "Working together we can do mare than working alone!"

For more information, contact Vance Pool at

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