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Cherry Wins StarTex Power Field Contract

Cherry, a Houston-based demolition contractor and producer of recycled materials, is providing cement stabilized sand for the StarTex Power Field, which is the new minor league baseball facility now under construction in Sugar Land, Texas.

Cherry is delivering approximately 20,000 tons of cement-stabilized sand for the baseball facility project. The cement-stabilized sand will encase underground concrete pipe supplying water, sewer and drainage utilities for the $30 million stadium scheduled to open in April 2012. The stabilized sand covers the bottom, sides and top of the pipe to prevent it from shifting in the soil.

Cement-stabilized sand consists of bank sand and water plus a small amount of cement designed to give the sand extra stability. Cherry produces the stabilized materials at one of its five Greater Houston area stabilized materials plants and is one of the area’s largest suppliers.

StarTex Power Field’s design/builder is a joint venture of Barton Malow/Linbeck. Linbeck Group, LLC, is a Houston-based construction company offering construction management at-risk, design/build and related construction services.

Barton Malow, based in Southfield, Mich., provides national construction management at-risk, design/build and related construction services. Cherry is supplying the stabilized materials to Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc., for this project. Slack & Co. serves the Houston and San Antonio markets by providing a broad scope of civil construction services, including site preparation, paving and underground utilities.