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  • NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

    NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes sound operating practices and outstanding contributions to protecting the environment. Now in its 22nd year, it salutes producer members that have surpassed governmental compliance requirements and demonstrated environmental commitment through plant and staff investment. Read More
  • WELL GROUNDED

    WELL GROUNDED

    A visit with 2017 American Concrete Pipe Association Darren Wise Read More
  • CRAFTSMANSHIP COMMENDED

    CRAFTSMANSHIP COMMENDED

    PCI honors Willis Construction, Gate Precast for innovative methods. Read More
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  • Astm Probes Pervious, Conventional SlabsÌ Freeze-Thaw Durability

    Ten papers in Special Issue on Recent Advancement in Concrete Freezing-Thawing (F-T) Durability (STP 1511) present new techniques for characterizing and predicting concrete performance in the face of temperature extreme
  • Mack, Cummins Chiefs Endorse Obama Call For Truck Fuel, Emissions Improvements

    Mack CEO Denny Slagle, Cummins CEO Tim Solso and other trucking industry stakeholders joined President Obama May 21 at the White House for the signing of a Presidential Memorandum targeting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty truck models
  • Mack, Cummins Chiefs Endorse Obama Call For Truck Fuel, Emissions Improvements

    Mack CEO Denny Slagle, Cummins CEO Tim Solso and other trucking industry stakeholders joined President Obama May 21 at the White House for the signing of a Presidential Memorandum targeting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty truck models
  • Block Machinery Technology Aligns Mold Tamperhead, Bottom

    Through proper mold alignment, cycle by cycle, Rampf Molds’ new Flexway technology offers these product engineer-cited benefits: longer mold service life; protection against mold and machine wear; reduced waste product; and, finished masonry units with finer, more closed surfaces
  • Aci Foundation Accepts Concrete Student Scholarship Applications

    The ACI Foundation will award eight $7,000–$10,000 fellowships to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students for the 2011-12 academic year, along with six $3,000 scholarships to graduate students studying concrete subjects
  • Pci Extends Design Awards Deadline To June 18

    Due to an overwhelming response, the entry deadline for the PCI Design Awards has been extended to Friday, June 18
  • Pumping Group Insists On Safety, Operator Certification

    A new ACPA video, “Insist on It,” advocates contractors’ use of certified concrete-pump operators. The group’s certification program promotes safety in pump operation by providing an independent written assessment of the concrete pump operator’s safety knowledge
  • Piedmont Concrete Joins Foltz In Hdpe Pipe Heavyweight's Portfolio

    High-density polyethylene pipe market leader ADS has closed on Pineville, N.C.-based precast producer Piedmont Concrete, which provides utility contractors underground structures for public and private work
  • Vulcan's Palomar Transit Mix Marks 100Th Nrmca Green-Star Plant

    A 22-month old program for certifying NRMCA producers’ continuous improvement-modeled Environmental Management Systems (EMS) reached a 100-plant milestone this month, with Vulcan Materials’ Palomar Transit Mix, Oceanside, Calif., now sporting the Green-Star logo
  • Osha-Building Inspector Pilot Pegs Leading Causes Of Jobsite Fatalities

    OSHA staff plans to team with building inspectors in 11 cities to reduce construction site injuries and curtail hazards associated with the top four causes of crew deaths--falls, electrocution, being crushed or caught between objects, and being struck by moving equipment
  • Hess Engineers Robust Vibration In Small-Board Block Machine

    Hess Machinery unveiled its RH 760 Concrete Block Machine at the 2010 Bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany
  • Quarry's Recrystallized Marble Nets Terrazzo-Like Masonry, Precast, And Flatwork

    Mexico-based Marmoles la Profecia is introducing to its neighbors north a high-grade marble aggregate for wet or dry cast concrete mix designs, along with a polishing process that yields block, pavers and precast or cast-in-place surfaces mimicking terrazzo
  • Council Eyes Construction Health Hazards Program

    A Health Hazards Awareness Program targeting accident or incident prevention at residential, commercial, industrial, heavy-highway and demolition sites is set for summer release by the Construction Safety Council
  • Nrmca Updates Astm Standards For Concrete Technician Certification

    The April 2010 edition of ASTM Standards for Concrete Technician Certification [Order Code: Item 2P170] presents the current version of 12 ASTM practices and methods for testing fresh and hardened concrete, including those required for ACI Grade I field-testing and strength-testing technician certification
  • Accounting Software Developer Unveils Enterprise-Wide Masonry Solution

    Information technology developer UAS has programmed retail, distribution and accounting functions as “front counter-to-back office” modules in Universal Mason Supply Software
  • Astm Publishes Standards In Building Codes Reference

    The 47th Edition of ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains 1,300-plus construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards
  • Euco Marks 100 Years In Admixtures, Concrete Surface Treatments

    Euclid Chemical, aka Euco, marks its 100th anniversary this year with special functions in North American and global regions
  • Tekla Structures Calls For 2010 Building Information Modeling Award Entries

    Construction industry professionals are invited to submit projects to the North America Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) Awards, an annual competition offering each winner a Tekla Structures Viewer and 2011 User Meeting regisration
  • Northeast Solite Molds Pre-Insulated, Lightweight Solar/Stud Block

    Lightweight-aggregate producer Northeast Solite is licensing production of a concrete masonry unit whose exterior and interior designs offer energy efficiency and labor-saving attributes
  • Mit Grad Students Bag $100K Entrepreneurship Prize For Carbon-Wise 'C-Crete'

    A proposed aggregate-binding agent that reportedly imparts higher strength characteristics in concrete, and whose production might yield half the carbon dioxide emissions of portland cement, has earned its developers a $100,000 business start-up grant.
  • Naacp Cincinnati Challenges Cement, Concrete Supplier In Sbe Program

    Citing terms of the Cincinnati Small Business Enterprise Program, City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. is defending validity of a contract awarded to a firm acting as a cement and ready mixed concrete distributor on a major public/private development
  • Appellate Court Concurs On Antitrust Case Ruling In Favor Of Oldcastle Precast

    A three-member Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has affirmed a federal court’s antitrust case finding that plaintiff’s counsel failed to show how defendants Oldcastle Precast Inc. and three AT&T affiliates harmed competition in California and Nevada telephone vault markets and brought antitrust injury
  • Tilt-Up Wall, Solar-Powered Radiant Heating Specialists Form Partnership

    Renewable Solutions Distribution will set up a 20,000-sq.-ft. shop this summer in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit, aiming to promote solar-powered radiant heating systems embedded in tilt-up concrete walls, along with established clean energy solutions for commercial and residential customers
  • Renowned Cement Chemist Jennings To Head Concrete Sustainability Hub

    Northwestern University Professor Hamlin Jennings will join the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, as inaugural executive director, serving also as MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering adjunct professor
  • Epa Proposes Sweeping Rule For Nonconstruction-Grade Coal Ash

    EPA officials are set to open a 90-day public comment period for proposed rules that address disposal and management of coal-fired power plants’ ash and residue, while exempting higher-grade, lower-carbon fly ash suited to concrete mix designs, cement mill feed, and wallboard production
  • Pca Economist Tracks 37 Percent Shipment Gain Over 30-Month Window

    In his latest cement shipment and concrete output forecast, PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan affirms a positive trend likely to begin in July: 2010 cement consumption up 5 percent over 2009, which caps a two-year decline of 38 percent against 2007 figures, followed by 2011-12 gains of 13.3 percent and 18.7 percent
  • Robotics Spur Stair Tread Specialist Diamond Concrete's Five-Fold Productivity Gain

    Diamond Concrete is reporting a 500–600 percent capacity increase for its precast stair tread and riser products following a plant relocation (from Smokey Point, Wash.) and installation of an Atlas Robotic Conveying System
  • Mid-Atlantic Precast Association Seeks Best Precast Projects

    The Design 2010 Awards competition sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA) is open to all projects featuring precast concrete from the past five years in the qualifying geographic area
  • Wireless Remote Drives Mix Bucket Gate

    New Hampton Metal Fab has engineered an air-actuated, slide gate system with remote control, available on 1-, 2-, and 3-yd. Crete Hawg concrete buckets
  • U.S. Concrete Sees Business As Usual Amid Swift Financial Reorganization

    A Plan of Reorganization filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware calls for U.S. Concrete to reduce subordinated debt by approximately $272 million and gain approval of a J.P. Morgan-led $80 million debtor-in-possession credit facility to fund operations during restructuring
  • Àfundamental PhysicsÌ Drive Shuttlelift's Single-Beam Gantry Crane

    The new rubber-tired, single-beam SB Series gantry cranes concentrate loads directly under the frame, eliminating potential stability concerns operators might encounter with rough-terrain or crawler cranes, a reach stacker, or forklift
  • Uk's Concrete Curing Systems Opens North American Office

    The proprietor of Envirocure temperature and humidity systems for manufactured concrete products will serve the North American market from a new Boonton, N.J., office
  • All County Does Justice To Liberty Island Pours

    Logistics and LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] rating goals dictated use of volumetric mixers for a project involving an addition
  • Oldcastle Precast Wins Two Harlem Housing Contracts

    A precast floor and roofing system contract for of the Dempsey Apartments in Harlem, N.Y., was recently awarded to Oldcastle Precast Building Systems.
  • Essroc Enlists Mga Cast Stone For Self-Cleaning Concrete

    New Gloucester, Me., architectural precast and cast stone producer MGA Cast Stone was recently certified to manufacture photocatalysis cement-induced
  • Next In Line

    Vermont-based William E. Dailey Precast, LLC has completed fabrication for the Maine Route 103 York River Bridge, the first structure incorporating Precast/Prestressed
  • Pci Hosts International Fib Congress

    The Third International fib Congress May 29-June 2, at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.-bordering National Harbor, Md. will feature more
  • New Lightweight Insulated Architectural Cladding Reinforces Thermal Efficiency

    After several years of success with its insulated wall panel technology, replacing conventional reinforcement with a noncorrosive, high-strength, embedded
  • Concrete Products Briefs, May 2010

    PRODUCERS The American Concrete Pumping Association has presented Cemstone Products' Darrell Gagnon a Pioneer Award for his contributions to the concrete-pumping
  • Nrmca Calls For Environmental Award Entries

    Now in its 15th year, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Commitment To Environmental Excellence Awards competition honors producers that have
  • Coreslab Takes Tekla Bim Award

    The inaugural Tekla Global BIM Awards model competition honored Coreslab Structures (USA) for Texas Children's Hospital, winning Concrete projects entry.
  • Spancrete's Dugan Retires

    Spancrete Machinery Corp. Vice President Joseph T. Dugan is retiring this month, closing a 51-year career with Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group and
  • Doing More With Less

    A clear vision of what has to be accomplished, coupled with a resolve to find creative solutions, is helping the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Encon United

    Denver-based EnCon United a contraction of engineered concrete + United comprises five companies that specialize in precast and prestressed concrete products.
  • Hdpe Pipe Giant's Rigid Bet

    An independent concrete pipe and precast operator we visited in April 2009 seemed poised to play a greater role in the Carolinas and markets north, where
  • Contractors Excoriate Obama Project Labor Rule

    Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors of America offered scathing criticism of a rule, effective mid-April, encouraging
  • Concrete Equipment & Products 1, May 2010

    BRICK, MORTAR SAW The new AS170 brick and mortar modelfeatures patented Allsaw technology to offer improved precision, accuracy and control, plus safety,
  • Concrete Equipment & Products 2, May 2010

    FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS DRIVE SINGLE-BEAM, SHUTTLELIFT GANTRY New rubber-tired, single-beam SB Series gantry cranes from Shuttlelift Inc. concentrate loads
  • Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute

    CHAIRMAN 2010 JAMES E. SORENSENChief Executive OfficerEnCon UnitedDenver, Colorado IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) TOM MCEVOYExecutive Vice PresidentHigh
  • Automation One Giant Step For Diamond Concrete Products

    A down market has proved no match for a niche Washington state precaster with an eye for automation and product that can ship to contractors and developers
  • Prestressed Systems Inc. Finds A Cure

    When the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) issued new requirements for curing precast concrete in Spring 2009, Windsor-based Prestressed Systems
  • Strong, High-Speed Wall System In Line With Seabee Museum

    Befitting the style of U.S. Navy SeaBees who are all about speed and efficiency, observes Museum Director Lara Godbille walls of a new 39,000-sq.-ft.
  • Barrier Wall Surmounts Elevation Changes

    A barrier wall erected by Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast earlier this year for a Nevada bottling company showcases the multiple benefits of concrete
  • Independent Hardscape Dealers Create Promotional Co-Op

    Branding a unified message, Bring their outdoors to life, eight locally owned landscape supply companies have launched www.HardscapeSTL.com to offer St.
  • Commission Certifies Articulating Crane Operators

    Billed as the first program of its kind for knuckleboom and material loader equipment, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators' Articulating
  • Finfrock Wins Florida Contracts

    A contract awarded by Skanska USA to Finfrock Construction, Inc., for a parking structure at Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona, Fla., positions
  • Aci Releases Superplasticizer Conference Proceedings

    New American Concrete Institute publications and CD-ROMs feature the latest concrete-related information and technology for industry professionals. ACI
  • Tanglefree System Reinforces Ergonomic, Productivity Goals

    HawkeyePedershaab's Ergonomic TangleFree Spacer System is designed to improve worker safety, while increasing productivity and achieving leaner operations
  • Planetary + Piggyback

    An efficient retrofit solution offered by Italian manufacturer Ocmer Impianti and now available in North America via Scale-Tron's ConcreteMixers.Biz combines
  • All County Does Justice To Liberty Island Pours

    Logistics and LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] rating goals dictated use of volumetric mixers for a project involving an addition
  • Safety Group Updates High-Visibility Apparel Standard

    An updated national consensus standard for high-visibility safety apparel released by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) provides criteria
  • Oldcastle Precast Wins Two Harlem Housing Contracts

    A precast floor and roofing system contract for of the Dempsey Apartments in Harlem, N.Y., was recently awarded to Oldcastle Precast Building Systems.
  • Essroc Enlists Mga Cast Stone For Self-Cleaning Concrete

    New Gloucester, Me., architectural precast and cast stone producer MGA Cast Stone was recently certified to manufacture photocatalysis cement-induced
  • Next In Line

    Vermont-based William E. Dailey Precast, LLC has completed fabrication for the Maine Route 103 York River Bridge, the first structure incorporating Precast/Prestressed
  • Pci Hosts International Fib Congress

    The Third International fib Congress May 29-June 2, at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.-bordering National Harbor, Md. will feature more
  • New Lightweight Insulated Architectural Cladding Reinforces Thermal Efficiency

    After several years of success with its insulated wall panel technology, replacing conventional reinforcement with a noncorrosive, high-strength, embedded
  • Concrete Products Briefs, May 2010

    PRODUCERS The American Concrete Pumping Association has presented Cemstone Products' Darrell Gagnon a Pioneer Award for his contributions to the concrete-pumping
  • Nrmca Calls For Environmental Award Entries

    Now in its 15th year, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Commitment To Environmental Excellence Awards competition honors producers that have
  • Coreslab Takes Tekla Bim Award

    The inaugural Tekla Global BIM Awards model competition honored Coreslab Structures (USA) for Texas Children's Hospital, winning Concrete projects entry.
  • Spancrete's Dugan Retires

    Spancrete Machinery Corp. Vice President Joseph T. Dugan is retiring this month, closing a 51-year career with Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group and
  • Doing More With Less

    A clear vision of what has to be accomplished, coupled with a resolve to find creative solutions, is helping the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Encon United

    Denver-based EnCon United a contraction of engineered concrete + United comprises five companies that specialize in precast and prestressed concrete products.
  • Hdpe Pipe Giant's Rigid Bet

    An independent concrete pipe and precast operator we visited in April 2009 seemed poised to play a greater role in the Carolinas and markets north, where
  • Contractors Excoriate Obama Project Labor Rule

    Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors of America offered scathing criticism of a rule, effective mid-April, encouraging
  • Concrete Equipment & Products 1, May 2010

    BRICK, MORTAR SAW The new AS170 brick and mortar modelfeatures patented Allsaw technology to offer improved precision, accuracy and control, plus safety,
  • Concrete Equipment & Products 2, May 2010

    FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS DRIVE SINGLE-BEAM, SHUTTLELIFT GANTRY New rubber-tired, single-beam SB Series gantry cranes from Shuttlelift Inc. concentrate loads
  • Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute

    CHAIRMAN 2010 JAMES E. SORENSENChief Executive OfficerEnCon UnitedDenver, Colorado IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) TOM MCEVOYExecutive Vice PresidentHigh
  • Automation One Giant Step For Diamond Concrete Products

    A down market has proved no match for a niche Washington state precaster with an eye for automation and product that can ship to contractors and developers
  • Prestressed Systems Inc. Finds A Cure

    When the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) issued new requirements for curing precast concrete in Spring 2009, Windsor-based Prestressed Systems
  • Strong, High-Speed Wall System In Line With Seabee Museum

    Befitting the style of U.S. Navy SeaBees who are all about speed and efficiency, observes Museum Director Lara Godbille walls of a new 39,000-sq.-ft.
  • Barrier Wall Surmounts Elevation Changes

    A barrier wall erected by Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast earlier this year for a Nevada bottling company showcases the multiple benefits of concrete
  • Independent Hardscape Dealers Create Promotional Co-Op

    Branding a unified message, Bring their outdoors to life, eight locally owned landscape supply companies have launched www.HardscapeSTL.com to offer St.
  • Commission Certifies Articulating Crane Operators

    Billed as the first program of its kind for knuckleboom and material loader equipment, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators' Articulating
  • Finfrock Wins Florida Contracts

    A contract awarded by Skanska USA to Finfrock Construction, Inc., for a parking structure at Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona, Fla., positions
  • Aci Releases Superplasticizer Conference Proceedings

    New American Concrete Institute publications and CD-ROMs feature the latest concrete-related information and technology for industry professionals. ACI
  • Tanglefree System Reinforces Ergonomic, Productivity Goals

    HawkeyePedershaab's Ergonomic TangleFree Spacer System is designed to improve worker safety, while increasing productivity and achieving leaner operations
  • Planetary + Piggyback

    An efficient retrofit solution offered by Italian manufacturer Ocmer Impianti and now available in North America via Scale-Tron's ConcreteMixers.Biz combines
  • All County Does Justice To Liberty Island Pours

    Logistics and LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] rating goals dictated use of volumetric mixers for a project involving an addition
  • Safety Group Updates High-Visibility Apparel Standard

    An updated national consensus standard for high-visibility safety apparel released by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) provides criteria
  • Asw, Insteel, Sumiden Charge China With Dumping Pc Strand On U.S. Market

    American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Co., and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. have filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that dumped and subsidized imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from the People's Republic of China cause material injury to the domestic industry
  • Federal Lawmakers Support Statewide Adoption Of Current Building Codes

    Insurance industry-funded IBHS, a nonprofit organization that advances robust wall construction typical of concrete or masonry methods, is endorsing federal legislation incentivizing statewide building code adoption and enforcement
  • Masonry Contractor Settles Hispanic EmployeesÌ Suit For $500K

    On the eve of a scheduled two-week trial, Northbrook, Ill.-based Ceisel Masonry agreed to pay $500,000 to settle an EEOC race and national origin discrimination lawsuit representing 10 Hispanic workers
  • Texas Brushfires Rekindle Concrete-Vs.-Plastic Pipe Debate

    Responding to the failure of high-density polyethylene drainage pipe that compromised the spring brushfire-driven evacuation of Stoneburg, Texas, ACPA contends: “Using combustible materials in high fire-risk areas or in evacuation routes for natural disasters could prove harmful to the health and safety of the American public.”
  • Concrete Industry Management Sponsors Seek Summer Internship Placement

    The Concrete Industry Management program, a business-intensive curriculum culminating in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management, is actively seeking 2009 summer internships for CIM undergraduates and graduates
  • Recycled Rubber, Plastic Processor Cites Concrete Hardscape Unit Alternative

    VAST Enterprises is promoting a line of pavers formulated from 95 percent recycled materials that include tire rubber and plastic bottles
  • Steel Producers, Fabricators Engage Customers In Nationwide Ãopen House

    September 18 will be AISC’s inaugural SteelDay, where mills, fabricators and service centers in at least 43 states will host 100-plus facility or jobsite tours
  • Emboldened Building Trades Flex Muscles In D.C.; Retool Union Message, Image

    In a keynote address to his group’s 2009 Legislative Conference, Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark Ayers equated the Obama Administration advent with the dawning of a new era of union construction success
  • Cemex Restructuring Expands ExecutivesÌ Universe

    Effective May 15, Francisco Garza will take on his new position as president of Cemex Americas, a title that appears to expand upon the responsibilities and geographical scope of his previous title of president, North America region and trading
  • Obama Budget Swells Osha Enforcement, Labor Compliance Staff Ranks

    The Labor Department’s $13.3 billion in discretionary funds requested for fiscal year 2010 supports the hiring of 160 new Occupational Safety & Health Administration enforcement staff; 670 new worker protection program investigators, and, 200 new Wage & Hour Division investigators
  • Report Tracks Landscaping ProductsÌ 6.1 Percent Growth Rate

    Demand for landscaping products is forecast to climb to $7.5 billion over the next five years, representing a 6.1 percent growth rate for 2009–2013 versus a 4.5 percent clip for 2003–2008
  • Wine Country Precaster Hatches Fermentation Tank

    Sonoma Cast Stone has added to its specialty precast product line an egg-shaped, 500-gal.-capacity fermentation tank
  • 2007-2009 Cement Consumption Pacing 42 Percent Net Decline

    With the industry on track for a peak-to-trough cement consumption decline of 45 million metric tons (mt) in 2007 (-10 percent), 2008 (-15 percent) and 2009 (trending -17 percent) figures--the worst in U.S. history--2010 shipments are expected to hit 83 million mt, reflecting a stabilizing economy and employment uptick
  • Investor Improves Bomanite Production, Contractor Support

    Second Opportunity Holding, LLC has acquired the assets of longtime decorative concrete purveyor Bomanite Corp., noting the transition means: business as usual for licensed contractors, a new designation for former franchise partners; a shift from centralized to more regional production of pigments, surface hardeners and other materials used in company flatwork and countertop designs; and, a slight rebranding to The Bomanite Company
  • Baker, Cemex, U.S. Concrete Execs Named Cim Steering Committee Officers

    During its annual meeting at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, the CIM National Steering Committee elected as officers: Michael Schneider of Baker Concrete Construction, chairman; Frank Craddock of Cemex, Inc., vice chairman; and, Michael Harlan of U.S. Concrete Inc., secretary/treasurer:
  • Armtec Earmarks Groupe Tremca Assets For Con-Force Division

    Armtec officials anticipate an early May closing on a $45 million deal for Groupe Tremca, a Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec-based producer of concrete pipe and architectural, structural and utility precast
  • State Dots See Concrete Pavement Gaining On Asphalt

    Department of transportation staff in more than half of the states expect concrete’s share of paving to increase during the next five years. Respondents to a recent PCA market research survey cited lifecycle cost advantages and lower maintenance levels among reasons for the anticipated jump in rigid pavement specs over flexible pavement alternatives
  • Investor Ushers Propex To New Chapter

    Propex Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn., emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a court approved the sale of company assets to a fund managed by a
  • Rmc, Aci Foundations To Coordinate Industry Research Selection, Adoption

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md., and ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich., will jointly target industry research and educational
  • Producers

    Tindall Corp. announces the promotion of Joel Sheets to general manager of the Utilities Division. In that capacity, he will be responsible for general
  • Century-Old Master Builders Fulfills Promise Of Its Brand

    In the year that witnessed such landmark events as Henry Ford's Model T debut, explorers reaching the North Pole, and Panama's independence from Colombia,
  • Organizations

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association engineer Karthik Obla has received the American Concrete Institute Young Member Award for Professional Achievement.
  • First-Quarter Safety Headlines

    Among noteworthy, early-2009 safety developments is a Supreme Court decision regarding release of Industrial Hygiene sampling results, which dictates
  • Ash Grove Counsel Clarification

    Concrete Products April Editorial, Restraint of trade, Texas style (page 4), incorrectly identified Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP as Gardere
  • Pour Limit: Two Piles An Hour

    Addressing the rapid deterioration of timber piles supporting New York City waterfront structures exacerbated by the return to New York Harbor of marine
  • Nrmca Names Tennessee Concrete Top State Group

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honored the Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) as 2008 State Association of the Year in recognition of contributions
  • Trucks & Components

    Caterpillar, Navistar target 2010 heavy duty, Cat nameplate model A definitive agreement between Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar Inc. calls for development
  • Mac Trailer Mills Pneumatic Hauler

    Alliance, Ohio-based MAC Trailer Manufacturing created plenty of buzz at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) with the latest addition to its product
  • Asphalt Giant Astec Rolls Into Concrete Equipment Market

    With a full line of products and facilities at the ready, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Astec, Inc. unveiled its newly formed Concrete Products Group at World
  • Portable Batching Made Compact Easy

    Portable batch plants come in many configurations designed for various applications. At World of Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, CIFA introduced to the North
  • Nlrb Confirms Spurlino Materials' Labor Act Violations At Portable And Fixed Indiana Plants

    After probing the nuts & bolts of ready mixed concrete dispatching, scheduling of pro-union drivers based on seniority, and front- versus rear-discharge
  • Iron Workers, 3-1; Laborers 1-0; Bricklayers, 1-1; Carpenters, 0-2

    Iron Workers members have fared best and Carpenters the least over the past five years in Midwest precast concrete erection assignment or representation
  • Holcim Fulfills Nafta Region Branding

    St. Lawrence Cement, a construction materials mainstay in Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. markets, is now Holcim (Canada) Inc. The change covers plants
  • Feds Uphold Michigan Laborers' Mse Precast Panel Work Assignment

    The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Laborers Union members are entitled to perform turnkey installation of mechanically stabilized
  • Boxley/Roanoke Gets A Green-Star For Virginia

    Making it the 10th U.S. plant to receive such recognition, Boxley Materials' headquarters ready mixed operation in Roanoke became the first facility in
  • Clean Energy Foundations

    When President Barack Obama sought a renewable-energy connection in an Earth Day visit to Iowa, he steered clear of ethanol, whose production is more
  • Nrmca Joins Epa, Power Groups In Fly Ash Promotion

    In an industry-wide effort to increase the use of concrete-grade fly ash, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has joined the Environmental Protection
  • Performance Mix Specialist Enlists U.S. Concrete

    Eastern Concrete Materials, a key ready mixed producer serving metro New York-New Jersey, will offer branded mix design technology for commercial and
  • Vulcan Materials Streamlines Two Regions Under Mcabee, Shepherd

    Vulcan Materials Co. Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions
  • Pci Pilots State Dot-Specific Plant Certification

    In response to inspector attrition and differing evolution of material and engineering specifications, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is developing
  • Program Breaks Out Loader Safety

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released its new Front-End Loader Safety Program, comprising a CD-based PowerPoint presentation and
  • Nrmca Promotes Insulated Walls, Tackles Low Mix Strengths

    Adding another title to its pitch book marketing series, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association introduces Insulating Concrete Construction, designed
  • Barth, Hover Lead Aci 2009 Officer Slate

    During its Spring convention in San Antonio, the American Concrete Institute named these 2009 officers: Florian Barth, a northern California-based structural
  • Century-Old Master Builders Fulfills Promise Of Its Brand

    In the year that witnessed such landmark events as Henry Ford's Model T debut, explorers reaching the North Pole, and Panama's independence from Colombia,
  • Nrmca Joins Epa, Power Groups In Fly Ash Promotion

    In an industry-wide effort to increase the use of concrete-grade fly ash, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has joined the Environmental Protection
  • Mac Trailer Mills Pneumatic Hauler

    Alliance, Ohio-based MAC Trailer Manufacturing created plenty of buzz at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) with the latest addition to its product
  • Holcim Fulfills Nafta Region Branding

    St. Lawrence Cement, a construction materials mainstay in Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. markets, is now Holcim (Canada) Inc. The change covers plants
  • Iron Workers, 3-1; Laborers 1-0; Bricklayers, 1-1; Carpenters, 0-2

    Iron Workers members have fared best and Carpenters the least over the past five years in Midwest precast concrete erection assignment or representation
  • Feds Uphold Michigan Laborers' Mse Precast Panel Work Assignment

    The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Laborers Union members are entitled to perform turnkey installation of mechanically stabilized
  • Pci Pilots State Dot-Specific Plant Certification

    In response to inspector attrition and differing evolution of material and engineering specifications, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is developing
  • Iron Workers, 3-1; Laborers 1-0; Bricklayers, 1-1; Carpenters, 0-2

    Iron Workers members have fared best and Carpenters the least over the past five years in Midwest precast concrete erection assignment or representation
  • Feds Uphold Michigan Laborers' Mse Precast Panel Work Assignment

    The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Laborers Union members are entitled to perform turnkey installation of mechanically stabilized
  • Pci Pilots State Dot-Specific Plant Certification

    In response to inspector attrition and differing evolution of material and engineering specifications, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is developing
  • Trucks & Components

    Caterpillar, Navistar target 2010 heavy duty, Cat nameplate model A definitive agreement between Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar Inc. calls for development
  • Asphalt Giant Astec Rolls Into Concrete Equipment Market

    With a full line of products and facilities at the ready, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Astec, Inc. unveiled its newly formed Concrete Products Group at World
  • Portable Batching Made Compact Easy

    Portable batch plants come in many configurations designed for various applications. At World of Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, CIFA introduced to the North
  • Nlrb Confirms Spurlino Materials' Labor Act Violations At Portable And Fixed Indiana Plants

    After probing the nuts & bolts of ready mixed concrete dispatching, scheduling of pro-union drivers based on seniority, and front- versus rear-discharge
  • Holcim Fulfills Nafta Region Branding

    St. Lawrence Cement, a construction materials mainstay in Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. markets, is now Holcim (Canada) Inc. The change covers plants
  • Boxley/Roanoke Gets A Green-Star For Virginia

    Making it the 10th U.S. plant to receive such recognition, Boxley Materials' headquarters ready mixed operation in Roanoke became the first facility in
  • Clean Energy Foundations

    When President Barack Obama sought a renewable-energy connection in an Earth Day visit to Iowa, he steered clear of ethanol, whose production is more
  • Performance Mix Specialist Enlists U.S. Concrete

    Eastern Concrete Materials, a key ready mixed producer serving metro New York-New Jersey, will offer branded mix design technology for commercial and
  • Vulcan Materials Streamlines Two Regions Under Mcabee, Shepherd

    Vulcan Materials Co. Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions
  • Trucks & Components

    Caterpillar, Navistar target 2010 heavy duty, Cat nameplate model A definitive agreement between Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar Inc. calls for development
  • Mac Trailer Mills Pneumatic Hauler

    Alliance, Ohio-based MAC Trailer Manufacturing created plenty of buzz at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) with the latest addition to its product
  • Asphalt Giant Astec Rolls Into Concrete Equipment Market

    With a full line of products and facilities at the ready, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Astec, Inc. unveiled its newly formed Concrete Products Group at World
  • Portable Batching Made Compact Easy

    Portable batch plants come in many configurations designed for various applications. At World of Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, CIFA introduced to the North
  • Boxley/Roanoke Gets A Green-Star For Virginia

    Making it the 10th U.S. plant to receive such recognition, Boxley Materials' headquarters ready mixed operation in Roanoke became the first facility in
  • Investor Ushers Propex To New Chapter

    Propex Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn., emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a court approved the sale of company assets to a fund managed by a
  • Rmc, Aci Foundations To Coordinate Industry Research Selection, Adoption

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md., and ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich., will jointly target industry research and educational
  • Producers

    Tindall Corp. announces the promotion of Joel Sheets to general manager of the Utilities Division. In that capacity, he will be responsible for general
  • Century-Old Master Builders Fulfills Promise Of Its Brand

    In the year that witnessed such landmark events as Henry Ford's Model T debut, explorers reaching the North Pole, and Panama's independence from Colombia,
  • Organizations

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association engineer Karthik Obla has received the American Concrete Institute Young Member Award for Professional Achievement.
  • First-Quarter Safety Headlines

    Among noteworthy, early-2009 safety developments is a Supreme Court decision regarding release of Industrial Hygiene sampling results, which dictates
  • Ash Grove Counsel Clarification

    Concrete Products April Editorial, Restraint of trade, Texas style (page 4), incorrectly identified Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP as Gardere
  • Pour Limit: Two Piles An Hour

    Addressing the rapid deterioration of timber piles supporting New York City waterfront structures exacerbated by the return to New York Harbor of marine
  • Nrmca Names Tennessee Concrete Top State Group

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honored the Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) as 2008 State Association of the Year in recognition of contributions
  • Trucks & Components

    Caterpillar, Navistar target 2010 heavy duty, Cat nameplate model A definitive agreement between Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar Inc. calls for development
  • Mac Trailer Mills Pneumatic Hauler

    Alliance, Ohio-based MAC Trailer Manufacturing created plenty of buzz at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) with the latest addition to its product
  • Asphalt Giant Astec Rolls Into Concrete Equipment Market

    With a full line of products and facilities at the ready, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Astec, Inc. unveiled its newly formed Concrete Products Group at World
  • Portable Batching Made Compact Easy

    Portable batch plants come in many configurations designed for various applications. At World of Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, CIFA introduced to the North
  • Nlrb Confirms Spurlino Materials' Labor Act Violations At Portable And Fixed Indiana Plants

    After probing the nuts & bolts of ready mixed concrete dispatching, scheduling of pro-union drivers based on seniority, and front- versus rear-discharge
  • Iron Workers, 3-1; Laborers 1-0; Bricklayers, 1-1; Carpenters, 0-2

    Iron Workers members have fared best and Carpenters the least over the past five years in Midwest precast concrete erection assignment or representation
  • Holcim Fulfills Nafta Region Branding

    St. Lawrence Cement, a construction materials mainstay in Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. markets, is now Holcim (Canada) Inc. The change covers plants
  • Feds Uphold Michigan Laborers' Mse Precast Panel Work Assignment

    The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Laborers Union members are entitled to perform turnkey installation of mechanically stabilized
  • Boxley/Roanoke Gets A Green-Star For Virginia

    Making it the 10th U.S. plant to receive such recognition, Boxley Materials' headquarters ready mixed operation in Roanoke became the first facility in
  • Clean Energy Foundations

    When President Barack Obama sought a renewable-energy connection in an Earth Day visit to Iowa, he steered clear of ethanol, whose production is more
  • Nrmca Joins Epa, Power Groups In Fly Ash Promotion

    In an industry-wide effort to increase the use of concrete-grade fly ash, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has joined the Environmental Protection
  • Performance Mix Specialist Enlists U.S. Concrete

    Eastern Concrete Materials, a key ready mixed producer serving metro New York-New Jersey, will offer branded mix design technology for commercial and
  • Vulcan Materials Streamlines Two Regions Under Mcabee, Shepherd

    Vulcan Materials Co. Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions
  • Pci Pilots State Dot-Specific Plant Certification

    In response to inspector attrition and differing evolution of material and engineering specifications, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is developing
  • Program Breaks Out Loader Safety

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released its new Front-End Loader Safety Program, comprising a CD-based PowerPoint presentation and
  • Nrmca Promotes Insulated Walls, Tackles Low Mix Strengths

    Adding another title to its pitch book marketing series, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association introduces Insulating Concrete Construction, designed
  • Barth, Hover Lead Aci 2009 Officer Slate

    During its Spring convention in San Antonio, the American Concrete Institute named these 2009 officers: Florian Barth, a northern California-based structural
  • Crh Designates Lee Successor To Chief Executive O'Mahony

    CRH Chief Financial Officer Myles Lee will succeed Liam O'Mahony, who, as previously announced, plans to retire as chief executive at year's end
  • Past Lafarge Ceo Piecuch Named U.S. Concrete Chairman

    Effective May 22, John Piecuch has succeeded U.S. Concrete's Vince Foster, who has served as nonexecutive chairman since the company's 1999 founding
  • Knife River Sharpens California Presence With Amador

    MDU has acquired Amador Transit Mix, Inc. and related companies based in Sutter Creek, Calif., about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento
  • New Production Line Catapults Ncma Testing, R&D Capabilities

    NCMA has taken a quantum leap in testing and engineering capabilities with a small-scale, commercial grade unit masonry production line, dedicated during a mid-May open house that drew upwards of 250 to the northern Virginia headquarters
  • 2006-09 Markets Drive Worst Post-War Cement Consumption Slide

    A downward revision in construction activity outlined in the latest PCA forecast suggests that U.S. portland cement consumption over a four-year period will bring the worst decline, on a percentage basis, since the Great Depression
  • Knife River Bolts On Yarbrough's To Texas Platform

    MDU has acquired Yarbrough's Dirt Pit, Inc (dba Yarbrough's Material & Construction), which operates a ready mixed plant and 300,000-plus-tons/year aggregate distribution yard near Sour Lake, Texas
  • Lafarge Enters Jamaica Joint Venture

    Lafarge recently signed an agreement with Jamaica Pre-Mix Ltd to create Jamaica Aggregates Ltd
  • Walker Concrete Nets National Cement Atlanta Market Integration

    National Cement Co. parent Vicat has acquired Walker Concrete and Walker Construction Products, Stockbridge, Ga., which serve primarily south-metro Atlanta through 14 ready mixed plants and four retail locations--the latter offering tools, decorative flatwork supplies and concrete landscaping units
  • Environmental Specialist Rebrands Nycon, Unveils ÀgreenÌ Fiber

    After closing on Rhode Island synthetic concrete-reinforcing fiber manufacturer Nycon Inc., Pure Earth has effected a name change to New Nycon Inc., and introduced an eco-friendly fiber derived from new commercial scrap carpet through a proprietary extraction process
  • Aem Pegs Equipment Depreciation Bonus In Economic Stimulus Package

    Beyond rebate checks destined for individual taxpayers beginning this month, businesses will benefit from a key provision in the economic stimulus package that cleared Congress and the White House in February
  • Masonry Producers Align With Green Aggregate Source

    Owens Corning/OCV Reinforcements has transferred sales and marketing functions for its concrete-reinforcing fiber to Continental Manufacturing Co. Through
  • Aci Publishes Mix Rheology Report

    The American Concrete Institute has released four publications to inform industry professionals of current concrete-related information and technology.
  • Speed Fab-Crete Ropes Cleaner Power Through Texas-Sized Rebate

    This may not be news to everyone, but apparently there is money for the taking in Texas. Specifically, funding is set aside by the Lone Star State's Texas
  • Quikrete Charters Western Canada Through Target Deal

    Atlanta-based Quikrete Cos. has acquired Target Products, Ltd., which as Western Canada's packaged-concrete leader has production and distribution facilities
  • Icon Expo Organizers Firm Up Conexpo-Con/Agg Co-Location

    National Concrete Masonry Association and partners will stage their 2011 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo) trade show in conjunction with
  • Masonry Producers Align With Green Aggregate Source

    Concrete Products Group (CPG) companies have entered a strategic alliance securing exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for concrete masonry
  • Sustainable Momentum

    The green building and sustainable development fever sweeping the construction business prompts concrete and cement interests to position their paving,
  • Nrmca, Epa Aim To Reduce Plants' Environmental Footprint

    With an eye toward industry-wide promotion of environmental management tools and Clean Water Act compliance, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Nrmca Schedules Inaugural Green Building Course

    Recently approved as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will present its first related
  • Penn Jersey Reverses Barrier To Productivity

    Penn Jersey Building Materials is retiring dated central mixed equipment at its Egg Harbor (N.J.) Township operation in favor of a dual alley dry/wet
  • Recycling System Turns Gray Water Green

    Water pollution control is one of the world's top concerns. Many nations, fueled by growing public pressure, are tightening the regulations on what may
  • Trucks & Components

    ROADRANGER/EATON CORP. Combining key clutch and transmission components into one package makes ordering replacement kits for Fuller clutches simpler and
  • Speed Fab-Crete Ropes Cleaner Power Through Texas-Sized Rebate

    This may not be news to everyone, but apparently there is money for the taking in Texas. Specifically, funding is set aside by the Lone Star State's Texas
  • New Gangway Line Racks Up Points For Safety, Durability

    In development for 18 months, the patent-pending SafeRack G4 gangway uses metal-stamping technology to create a stronger platform that is also lighter
  • Mineral Equipment Specialist Acquires American Bin & Conveyor

    Targeting a fully integrated business for mining and construction materials operators, Turn-Key Processing Solutions (TPS) recently acquired its largest
  • New Gangway Line Racks Up Points For Safety, Durability

    In development for 18 months, the patent-pending SafeRack G4 gangway uses metal-stamping technology to create a stronger platform that is also lighter
  • Recycling System Turns Gray Water Green

    Water pollution control is one of the world's top concerns. Many nations, fueled by growing public pressure, are tightening the regulations on what may
  • Trucks & Components

    ROADRANGER/EATON CORP. Combining key clutch and transmission components into one package makes ordering replacement kits for Fuller clutches simpler and
  • Sustainable Momentum

    The green building and sustainable development fever sweeping the construction business prompts concrete and cement interests to position their paving,
  • Nrmca, Epa Aim To Reduce Plants' Environmental Footprint

    With an eye toward industry-wide promotion of environmental management tools and Clean Water Act compliance, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Bellwether Survey Signals Sharp Commercial Construction Drop

    Reflecting deteriorating conditions in the housing market and overall economy, a leading construction activity indicator has tumbled almost nine points.
  • Quikrete Charters Western Canada Through Target Deal

    Atlanta-based Quikrete Cos. has acquired Target Products, Ltd., which as Western Canada's packaged-concrete leader has production and distribution facilities
  • Cd Compiles Sustainable Development Research

    A new RMC Research and Education Foundation CD, Research in Support of Sustainable Development, includes reports and studies on pervious concrete; Ready
  • New Banner Unites Block Businesses

    The Rochester Brick, Mankato Brick and Concrete Materials production and distribution operations have been brought into a new entity, North Star Stone
  • Mineral Equipment Specialist Acquires American Bin & Conveyor

    Targeting a fully integrated business for mining and construction materials operators, Turn-Key Processing Solutions (TPS) recently acquired its largest
  • Icon Expo Organizers Firm Up Conexpo-Con/Agg Co-Location

    National Concrete Masonry Association and partners will stage their 2011 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo) trade show in conjunction with
  • Masonry Producers Align With Green Aggregate Source

    Concrete Products Group (CPG) companies have entered a strategic alliance securing exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for concrete masonry
  • Masonry Producers Align With Green Aggregate Source

    Owens Corning/OCV Reinforcements has transferred sales and marketing functions for its concrete-reinforcing fiber to Continental Manufacturing Co. Through
  • Leading Legal Authority Spins Off Concrete Consulting Business

    Concrete Insights Corp. is a newly formed entity comprising the concrete consulting segment of Hichborn Consulting Group, Orange, Calif., which provides
  • Strategic Development Council Debuts Web Site

    The concrete industry's Strategic Development Council (SDC) announces the launch of its new Web site, www.concreteSDC.org, featuring information on the
  • Producers

    Fabcon announces the addition of Don Westman to the company's board of directors. Bringing more than 25 years of management experience with manufacturing
  • Organizations

    The Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association have been named co-recipients of the 2007 NRMCA State Association
  • Manufacturers

    James Hebe has returned to the truck group of Navistar International Corp. as senior vice president, North American sales operations. He first joined
  • Mexican Laws, U.S. Stats

    As established in Mexico's Constitution, all Mexican laws [posted at www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/index.htm] fall within two categories: Generales
  • Speed Fab-Crete Ropes Cleaner Power Through Texas-Sized Rebate

    This may not be news to everyone, but apparently there is money for the taking in Texas. Specifically, funding is set aside by the Lone Star State's Texas
  • Qualifying Round

    TERP has been in place since 2001, and, according to EPA's Rauscher, has given away about $506 million in grants and rebates for replacing 7,000 vehicles
  • Nrmca Schedules Inaugural Green Building Course

    Recently approved as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will present its first related
  • Aci Publishes Mix Rheology Report

    The American Concrete Institute has released four publications to inform industry professionals of current concrete-related information and technology.
  • Command Alkon Starts Conference On Right Note

    Command Alkon CEO Ken Robinson (left) kicked off the company's 2008 Customer Conference, April 22-24 in New Orleans, with a ceremonial donation to the
  • Decorative Concrete Cruise Traverses Mexican Riviera

    The Decorative Concrete Cruise an annual event offering a high-level seminar featuring application and business training topics, panel discussions, and
  • Residential Wall Standard Eases Engineers' Role

    Prescriptive Design of Exterior Concrete Walls for One- and Two-Family Dwellings is Portland Cement Association's first standard based on an American
  • Partnership Develops Sensors To Monitor Concrete Integrity

    The precarious state of U.S. bridges and the significance of infrastructure monitoring systems were highlighted by the Interstate 35W bridge collapse
  • Penn Jersey Reverses Barrier To Productivity

    Penn Jersey Building Materials is retiring dated central mixed equipment at its Egg Harbor (N.J.) Township operation in favor of a dual alley dry/wet
  • 2008 Fleet Graphics Awards

    Sponsored by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Concrete Products every three years, coinciding with ConExpo-Con/Agg, the Fleet Graphics
  • New Gangway Line Racks Up Points For Safety, Durability

    In development for 18 months, the patent-pending SafeRack G4 gangway uses metal-stamping technology to create a stronger platform that is also lighter
  • Recycling System Turns Gray Water Green

    Water pollution control is one of the world's top concerns. Many nations, fueled by growing public pressure, are tightening the regulations on what may
  • Sustainability, Design Honored In Cemex U.S. Building Awards

    Projects in California and Oregon took top honors in the Third Annual Cemex U.S. Building Awards, announced during a March reception at the ConExpo-Con/Agg
  • Mechanicsville, S&W Propel Titan's 30 Percent Rm Volume Gain

    Steeped in the transitioning Virginia and volatile Florida markets, Titan America is on pace to increase its annual concrete production by more than one third--to an estimated 5.5 million yd.--following the past month's closing on S&W Ready Mix Co. in Wilmington, N.C., and agreement to acquire Mechanicsville Concrete Inc. in Midlothian, Va.
  • Mix Design Theft Yields Eldorado Stone $20 Million Verdict

    In a verdict likely to factor into future cases involving intellectual property and concrete production, the jury hearing Eldorado Stone LLC v Renaissance Stone Inc., et al. has awarded the plaintiff more than $17 million.
  • Titan Steps Up Ready Mixed Profile With Florida, Virginia, Carolinas Expansion

    Steeped in the transitioning Virginia and volatile Florida markets, Norfolk-based Titan America LLC is on pace to increase its annual concrete production
  • Ware Heads Imi/Indiana

    Ready mixed industry veteran John Ware has recently been named president of the Indiana Division of Greenfield, Ind.-based Irving Materials Inc. He will
  • Mix Design Theft

    In a verdict likely to factor into future cases involving intellectual property and concrete production, the jury hearing Eldorado Stone LLC v Renaissance
  • Foundation Changes Name

    The RMC Research Foundation Board of Trustees has changed the name of their group to RMC Research & Education Foundation. The move better reflects the
  • Kimble Breaks Ground On $10 Million Complex

    Kimble Manufacturing Co. hosted a formal groundbreaking last month for a mixer truck and chassis manufacturing complex, setting the stage for what company
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008 To Top 2 Million Sq. Ft.

    ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 in Las Vegas has topped its own exhibit space sales record 1.88 million sq. ft. in 2005 eclipsing the 2 million sq. ft. mark. The
  • Global Warming Disciples: Pound Wise, Ton Foolish?

    Concrete and Climate Change is a North American Concrete Alliance session leading into this month's Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In (May
  • Cemstone Acquires Masonry Dealers

    Cemstone Products Co. in Mendota Heights, Minn., has acquired Minnesota neighbors Rochester Brick and Mankato Brick, which distribute clay and concrete
  • Marketing Materials Library Assists Promoters Of Residential Concrete

    Portland Cement Association has launched the DIY Promotion Zone, an online one-stop resource for planning and creating marketing communications materials.
  • Consummate Merchant

    An old-line, family-owned ready mixed operation continues to hold its ground in the shadow of Atlanta, where more than 20 years ago companies like RMC
  • $100 Million Settlement Closes Parking Garage Collapse Case

    Insufficient shoring and floor-to-wall reinforcement were among causes of a parking garage collapse that led to potentially the largest construction accident
  • Osha, Unions Eye Portland Cement Inspection Checklist

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials announced last month plans to issue a comprehensive checklist, Portland Cement Inspection Procedures,
  • Trucks & Components

    BMG SELTEC The TrakitGPS vehicle tracking and reporting module now provides new map views and a vehicle stop report. Suitable for multiplant dispatchers,
  • Feds Peg 39 Plants To Unload Pending Merger Success

    In the event of a Rinker Group takeover by Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., the Department of Justice Department Antitrust Division would require the suitor to divest
  • Solomon, Anderson Concrete Help Abc Lend A Hand To September 11 Hero

    Solomon Colors Inc. and Columbus, Ohio-based Anderson Concrete recently donated materials to producers of ABC's Sunday prime time program Extreme Makeover:
  • U.S. Concrete Turns Cameras On Trucks, Drivers With Event Recording System

    When Rick Maidens, director of safety and risk management at Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., first heard of a behavior-based Risk Mitigation Solution
  • Cemex Usa + Rinker Materials

    The potential consummation of what would be the most expensive construction materials acquisition in history comes down to a May 18 deadline, by which
  • Transit Mix Tags Armor Materials

    Dallas-based Trinity Industries reports that its Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. subsidiary has acquired for an undisclosed sum the ready mixed,
  • Losing The Paper Trail

    According to Imaging Technology Group (ITG), maintaining an electronic record of business transactions by means of its document imaging system offers
  • Meyer Material-Seasoned Equity Firm Acquires Coastal Concrete

    Park Avenue Equity Partners II, LLC has acquired Coastal Concrete Inc., a Bluffton, S.C., ready mixed producer with a 109-mixer fleet serving 11 fixed
  • Virginia Plant Is Latest Stop On Hanson Pipe's Upgrade Express

    Hanson Pipe & Precast/Northeast Region is proceeding with a $16.9 million, 62,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Chesapeake, Va., plant. Scheduled for December
  • Producers

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has announced two promotions: Eric Wheeler will serve as the company's Northeast region president, overseeing operations in Connecticut,
  • Summit Expands Mayne Block Scope, Seasons

    After its recent closing on Mayne Block & Stone Co., Summit Brick & Tile Co. of Pueblo, Colo., is planning to expand the company's block-making capability,
  • Grace Occupies European Hq

    Waterloo, Belgium, is the site of Grace Construction Products' new European headquarters. The greater Brussels area was selected for accessibility, availability
  • Equipment & Products

    WALK-BEHIND TROWELS For smoother and faster finishes, the manufacturer notes, new four-blade B and J Series walk-behind power trowels include more powerful
  • Nrmca Releases Spanish Version Of Concrete Delivery Professional Guide

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation has released a Spanish version of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete Delivery Professional
  • Grace Occupies European Hq

    Waterloo, Belgium, is the site of Grace Construction Products' new European headquarters. The greater Brussels area was selected for accessibility, availability
  • Ware Heads Imi/Indiana

    Ready mixed industry veteran John Ware has recently been named president of the Indiana Division of Greenfield, Ind.-based Irving Materials Inc. He will
  • Osha, Unions Eye Portland Cement Inspection Checklist

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials announced last month plans to issue a comprehensive checklist, Portland Cement Inspection Procedures,
  • Transit Mix Tags Armor Materials

    Dallas-based Trinity Industries reports that its Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. subsidiary has acquired for an undisclosed sum the ready mixed,
  • Mix Design Theft

    In a verdict likely to factor into future cases involving intellectual property and concrete production, the jury hearing Eldorado Stone LLC v Renaissance
  • Virginia Plant Is Latest Stop On Hanson Pipe's Upgrade Express

    Hanson Pipe & Precast/Northeast Region is proceeding with a $16.9 million, 62,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Chesapeake, Va., plant. Scheduled for December
  • Cemstone Acquires Masonry Dealers

    Cemstone Products Co. in Mendota Heights, Minn., has acquired Minnesota neighbors Rochester Brick and Mankato Brick, which distribute clay and concrete
  • Summit Expands Mayne Block Scope, Seasons

    After its recent closing on Mayne Block & Stone Co., Summit Brick & Tile Co. of Pueblo, Colo., is planning to expand the company's block-making capability,
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008 To Top 2 Million Sq. Ft.

    ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 in Las Vegas has topped its own exhibit space sales record 1.88 million sq. ft. in 2005 eclipsing the 2 million sq. ft. mark. The
  • Virginia Plant Is Latest Stop On Hanson Pipe's Upgrade Express

    Hanson Pipe & Precast/Northeast Region is proceeding with a $16.9 million, 62,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Chesapeake, Va., plant. Scheduled for December
  • Titan Steps Up Ready Mixed Profile With Florida, Virginia, Carolinas Expansion

    Steeped in the transitioning Virginia and volatile Florida markets, Norfolk-based Titan America LLC is on pace to increase its annual concrete production
  • Ware Heads Imi/Indiana

    Ready mixed industry veteran John Ware has recently been named president of the Indiana Division of Greenfield, Ind.-based Irving Materials Inc. He will
  • Foundation Changes Name

    The RMC Research Foundation Board of Trustees has changed the name of their group to RMC Research & Education Foundation. The move better reflects the
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008 To Top 2 Million Sq. Ft.

    ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 in Las Vegas has topped its own exhibit space sales record 1.88 million sq. ft. in 2005 eclipsing the 2 million sq. ft. mark. The
  • Consummate Merchant

    An old-line, family-owned ready mixed operation continues to hold its ground in the shadow of Atlanta, where more than 20 years ago companies like RMC
  • Solomon, Anderson Concrete Help Abc Lend A Hand To September 11 Hero

    Solomon Colors Inc. and Columbus, Ohio-based Anderson Concrete recently donated materials to producers of ABC's Sunday prime time program Extreme Makeover:
  • Transit Mix Tags Armor Materials

    Dallas-based Trinity Industries reports that its Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. subsidiary has acquired for an undisclosed sum the ready mixed,
  • Meyer Material-Seasoned Equity Firm Acquires Coastal Concrete

    Park Avenue Equity Partners II, LLC has acquired Coastal Concrete Inc., a Bluffton, S.C., ready mixed producer with a 109-mixer fleet serving 11 fixed
  • Ul Fire Rating Validates Macro Fibers In Composite Metal Decks

    Grace Construction Products reports that its Strux 90/40 synthetic macro fiber product has received Underwriters Laboratory classification [CBXQ.R13667]
  • Cemstone's Concrete Solutions Day

    Cemstone Products chief Thor Becken recently welcomed 1,000-plus Concrete Solutions Day participants, including upper Midwest area contractors, builders
  • Kimble Breaks Ground On $10 Million Complex

    Kimble Manufacturing Co. hosted a formal groundbreaking last month for a mixer truck and chassis manufacturing complex, setting the stage for what company
  • Trucks & Components

    BMG SELTEC The TrakitGPS vehicle tracking and reporting module now provides new map views and a vehicle stop report. Suitable for multiplant dispatchers,
  • U.S. Concrete Turns Cameras On Trucks, Drivers With Event Recording System

    When Rick Maidens, director of safety and risk management at Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., first heard of a behavior-based Risk Mitigation Solution
  • Prairie Parades In Pink

    Though the largest audience to date viewed Prairie Material's pink Breast Cancer Awareness mixer truck during the Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade, the
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008 To Top 2 Million Sq. Ft.

    ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 in Las Vegas has topped its own exhibit space sales record 1.88 million sq. ft. in 2005 eclipsing the 2 million sq. ft. mark. The
  • Organizations

    Baltimore, Md.-based specialty-contracting firm Structural Preservation Systems has acquired Delta Pacific Builders, Inc., a full-service concrete restoration,
  • Ul Fire Rating Validates Macro Fibers In Composite Metal Decks

    Grace Construction Products reports that its Strux 90/40 synthetic macro fiber product has received Underwriters Laboratory classification [CBXQ.R13667]
  • Cemstone's Concrete Solutions Day

    Cemstone Products chief Thor Becken recently welcomed 1,000-plus Concrete Solutions Day participants, including upper Midwest area contractors, builders
  • Digging Deep With Root Cause Analysis

    While root cause analysis' is a standard expression commonly used to mean incident investigation, the term actually denotes a particular system for investigating
  • Manufacturing

    In 2007, Louisville, Ky.-based Charah, Inc., celebrates its 20th anniversary as a leading ash management provider for the coal-fired electric utility
  • Prairie Parades In Pink

    Though the largest audience to date viewed Prairie Material's pink Breast Cancer Awareness mixer truck during the Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade, the
  • Trucks & Components

    MCNEILUS TRUCK McNeilus Companies, Oshkosh Truck Corp. and London Machinery Inc. are offering the Eagle Eye obstacle-detection system exclusively for
  • Driver Shortage Prospects Steer Pursuit Of Federal Training Funds

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is ramping up its lobbying efforts to move legislation that would provide driver-training funding for military
  • Nrmca Urges Participation In Irs Study On Mixers' Pto Fuel Usage

    With the goal of generating accurate and uniform non-propulsive power take-off (PTO) fuel usage data for ready mixed concrete delivery vehicles, the National
  • National Mixer Truck Driver Championship

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through June 30 applications for the inaugural National Mixer Driver Championship, October
  • Nrmca Releases Video Training Series

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has introduced ConcreteTech, a video training series covering key technical and testing matters and programmed
  • Lawmakers Measure Red Ink For Safetea Funding Source

    Congressional and Department of Treasury officials differ on the timing, but agree that the Highway Trust Fund, into which federal taxes on gasoline and
  • Batch Plant Manufacturer Customizes Bagging Operations

    Through custom silos, bins and conveyors, Standley Batch Systems can address structure-height restrictions and wind and seismic loadings typically encountered
  • Senate Confirms New Osha Director

    Following President Bush's nomination, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Edwin G. Foulke Jr. of South Carolina
  • Plaintiff Homeowners Await Backfire In Sulfate Attack Lawsuit

    Follow up to Concrete Products' March 2006 Tech Talk (page 44) Attorneys for National Ready Mix Services Co. are seeking $2.2 million from a group of
  • Flammable Liquids Storage

    Both flammable and combustible liquids, excluding those subject to incidental use, must be stored in flammables cabinets. Other materials as well should
  • Cement Roadstone To Wall Street

    Industry operators' much warranted basking in the Wall Street limelight continued in the second quarter, which began with the former Cement Roadstone
  • Materials Cost Trends Keep Clipping Consumer Index

    Construction materials costs are outpacing overall consumer and producer prices by a wide margin. The government reported that the producer price index
  • Transportation Officials Weigh Sip Bridge Forms, Laud Frp Design

    Following our April report on precast topics covered at the 85th Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Concrete Products surveys
  • Formliner System Parlays 2-D Image To 3-D Finish

    According to its developers, P+P Holzbau GmbH, the Vectogramm Form Liner produces photo-quality, continuous-tone images arising exclusively from the play
  • Oklahoma State To Host Concrete Canoe Competition

    The American Society of Civil Engineers' 19th National Concrete Canoe Competition will be June 15-17 at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. ASCE projects
  • States Rein In Construction Defect Litigation

    The National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C., notes that Wisconsin is the 28th state to enact notice and opportunity to repair (NOR) legislation
  • Cement Capacity To Climb 16 Million Tons Through 2010

    Portland Cement Association's Economic Research Department projects that domestic clinker capacity will increase 17.3 percent by 2010, compared to 2005
  • Cemex Follows Stock-Split Trend

    At its annual stockholder meeting in April, Cemex S.A. de C.V. of Mexico announced that trading in its American depository shares (ADS) will reflect a
  • Third Lafarge Tender Offer Is The Charm

    Lafarge Group upped the ante late last month, from $82 to $85.50/share, in a tender offer for outstanding minority shares of Lafarge North America. Shortly
  • Crh Requires Little Introduction At The Big Board

    With its three-letter signature symbol, the parent company of Oldcastle Materials and Products & Distribution Group, Dublin-based CRH Plc, has begun trading
  • Mmi Has Wares For New Crh/Oldcastle Platform

    CRH announced an agreement in late April to acquire Houston-based MMI Products, Inc. in a deal valued at $350 million. MMI is the parent company of leading
  • Tarmac/Titan Acquires Florida's Metro Redi-Mix, Summit Ready Mix

    Titan America LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla., has closed on two independent producers, Metro Redi-Mix Co. in St. Petersburg, and Elbrecht Concrete Inc. (d/b/a
  • Cast-Crete, Environmental Holding Company Weigh Merger

    Principals of EarthFirst Technologies Inc., Tampa, and Cast-Crete Corp., Seffner, Fla., have approved in principle a merger to be finalized by June. The
  • Steel Bridge Sunset Improves Segmental Crossing View

    Activating 75 lbs of controlled explosive devices, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation completed the first phase of demolition on a dated, 66-year-old
  • Coachmen Exits Modular Precast

    Elkhart, Ind.-based recreational vehicle and systems-built home specialist Coachmen Industries has sold Miller Building Systems, Inc. to a new entity,
  • Mid-Continent Places Gcc On Concrete Map

    Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) of Mexico closed May 1 on a $271 million deal for The Hardesty Co. Inc., (dba) Mid-Continent Concrete Co. and Alliance
  • Home Depot - Bound Hughes Supply Distributes Precast Plants To Hanson Pipe And Products

    Five utility-precast plants that Orlando-based Hughes Supply had acquired during the mid- to late-1990s have been sold to Hanson Pipe & Products, Dallas.
  • Producers

    Cheryl Lang has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of Spartanburg, S.C.-based Tindall Corp. Her primary responsibilities will
  • Organizations

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute board of directors has awarded Unilock's Ed Bryant and Uni International's Fritz von Langsdorff honorary
  • Manufacturers

    Richard Guth has joined Besser Co.'s southeast U.S. sales team comprising Rick Dolly, regional manager; Barry Keller, sales representative; and, Charlie
  • Fast Track Headquarters

    One year after groundbreaking, CIFA USA will host a Grand Opening ceremony in mid-July to mark completion of a headquarters plant in Yorkville, Wis. The
  • 2007 Diesel Engines

    Just as heavy-duty truck owners became accustomed to new cooling and exhaust systems driven by the Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 diesel engine
  • Cementometer Gauges W/C Ratio Instantly

    Chicago-based James Instruments Inc. has released a handheld portable device to measure a mix's water/cement ratio right out of the truck, during the
  • Ground Broken On 4 Million-Mtpy Mississippi River Plant

    Holcim (US) Inc. staged formal ground breaking in late March for its Ste. Genevieve Project, a massive cement mill on a 4,000-acre, Mississippi River-front
  • Merging The Cemex Way

    On March 1, 2005, at the end of a nearly six-month acquisition process of UK-based RMC Group plc, Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A. de C.V. saw its
  • Work Ethic

    The family behind J.J. Kennedy Inc. knows that success in their concrete business hinges on adopting traits of a big operator, like central dispatch and
  • Merging The Cemex Way

    On March 1, 2005, at the end of a nearly six-month acquisition process of UK-based RMC Group plc, Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A. de C.V. saw its
  • Cement Capacity To Climb 16 Million Tons Through 2010

    Portland Cement Association's Economic Research Department projects that domestic clinker capacity will increase 17.3 percent by 2010, compared to 2005
  • Mid-Continent Places Gcc On Concrete Map

    Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) of Mexico closed May 1 on a $271 million deal for The Hardesty Co. Inc., (dba) Mid-Continent Concrete Co. and Alliance
  • Merging The Cemex Way

    On March 1, 2005, at the end of a nearly six-month acquisition process of UK-based RMC Group plc, Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A. de C.V. saw its
  • Work Ethic

    The family behind J.J. Kennedy Inc. knows that success in their concrete business hinges on adopting traits of a big operator, like central dispatch and
  • 2007 Diesel Engines

    Just as heavy-duty truck owners became accustomed to new cooling and exhaust systems driven by the Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 diesel engine