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The sounds of Hancock Concrete are part of daily life in Hancock. Although not a many and frequent as bird calls, the sounds of concrete work often drift through the streets of Hancock on any weekday.

Jessica and James Backman rarely hear emergency sirens while at home in Hancock. "If I hear anything, it's the background noise from (Hancock) concrete," Jessica Backman said.

Carol Ver Steeg agrees that she can hear the sounds of Hancock Concrete from her home as well.

"I don't know what it is for sure," Ver Steeg said of the sounds.

But, Backman, can identify many. "That sounds like a vibrator," Backman said of one rumbling noise. Or "The backing up of a crane and you hear the beep, beep, beep," she said.

The two women were not complaining. They are part of a community in which Hancock Concrete has had a presence for 100 years. The company celebrated with the community with a meal and tours on July 3. Several hundred people attended the event.

One-hundred years is a long time for a company to make noise in a community, Bill Myers said.

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