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ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has presented Roman J. Selig III with The Frank J. Heger Memorial Award. Selig is the former national accounts manager for concrete products and now a consultant for Hamilton Kent LLC. The Heger Award recognizes distinguished services and dedication to Committee C13. The committee has a portfolio of standards that play an important role in the standardization of concrete pipes.

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Large, high-profile upgrades to sanitary systems often focus on the pipe-to-pipe connections while sometimes neglecting the connections between a pipe and a manhole (maintenance hole). Pipe-to-manhole connections, while absolutely vital in a sanitary sewer system, are quite important in a stormwater system.

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We were pleased to learn recently that Hamilton Kent has been awarded the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) rating from our property insurer, FM Global. The HPR is given to organizations for their ongoing commitment to safety and prevention of property loss.

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ASTM has honored Hamilton Kent’s Pardeep Sharma with a recognition award for his longtime contributions to the C13 Committee. Since becoming a member of ASTM International in 2000, Pardeep has been actively involved with the committee and with several C13 subcommittees. Currently, he is in the midst of four years of service as vice chairman for subcommittee C13.04. In addition to his service to ASTM Committee C13, Pardeep is also a member of ASTM Committees C27, F17 and F36, and is actively involved with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA International), the American Concrete Pipe Association, and the National Precast Concrete Association.

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ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has presented the Award of Merit to Roman J. Selig III, former national accounts manager and now a consultant for Hamilton Kent LLC, in Birmingham, Ala. The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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George R. Roberts Precast Co. of Alfred, ME was awarded a large oil-grit separator project in Waltham, MA. The purpose of the venture was to filter the oil and grit from the stormwater running off of a new BJ’s Warehouse parking lot. To produce a structure large enough to accommodate the potential runoff, Roberts connected five 8’ by 10’ box culvert sections end-to-end to make one continuous tank.

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