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School of Mines hosting concrete conference Friday

RAPID CITY (AP) -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting a concrete conference on Friday that will focus on construction of the Hoover Dam.

RAPID CITY (AP) - The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting a concrete conference on Friday that will focus on construction of the Hoover Dam.

The 52nd annual event draws more than 100 concrete experts from throughout the region and country. The Hoover Dam talk will be led by Luke Snell, senior materials engineer at Western Technologies in Phoenix. Snell's talk begins at 2:50 p.m.

Baker Concrete Construction vice president Michael Schneider will present the noon luncheon keynote on communications between contractors and engineers. He's vice president of the American Concrete Institute.

All events will be in the Surbeck Center ballroom.

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