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  • Quadrozzi Concrete Draws Exit Plan From Site Along Superfund-Tagged Canal

    Recent designation of the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, N.Y., as a Superfund site stands to disrupt aggregate and cement barge traffic for Empire Transit Mix, Ferrara Bros., Greco Bros., and Quadrozzi Concrete Corp., whose plants reside alongside heavy metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and volatile organic compounds contaminating the 100-ft. wide inlet
  • Rapid Machines Twin-Shaft Mixer Models

    Rapid International’s RT3000 and RT4000 Twin Shaft Mixers offer a compact footprint and 4- and 5-yd. outputs, respectively
  • Pci 2010 Design Awards Call For Electronic Entries

    PCI has issued a Call for Entries for its 2010 Design Awards competition
  • Kenworth Set For Epa-Compliant 2010 Paccar, Cummins Power

    With the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville as a backdrop, Kenworth officially announced the Paccar MX, plus Cummins ISX 11.9 and ISL9, as engines for mixer- and dump-suited 2010 T800 or W900 models
  • Elemix Secures Patents For Polymeric Sphere-Bearing Mixes, Products

    Between mid-December 2009 and late February 2010, five U.S. Patent Numbers directed to lightweight concrete compositions and articles made from them were awarded to Nova Chemicals for technology associated with Elemix concrete additive
  • Midwest ProductsÌ Wilhelms Named 2010 Ncma Chairman

    The NCMA annual convention, co-located in San Antonio with Icon Expo, saw installation of 2010 Chairman Mark Wilhelms, sales and marketing manager of St. Louis-based Kirchner Block & Brick, a division of Midwest Products Group
  • New Acrylic Fiber Imparts Crack Control, Alkali Resistance, Improved Toughness

    Raditeck AC 60, a concrete-grade acrylic fiber dosed at 0.66–1.0 lbs./yd., made a North American debut at the National Precast Concrete Association’s 2010 Precast Show in Phoenix
  • Coal Top Gun Takes Stake In Carbon-Capturing Aggregate, Scm Processor Calera

    Coal market leader Peabody Energy reports a $15 million equity interest in Calera Corp., whose research into carbon dioxide capture from power stations, cement plants and other industrial sources is leading to a process for synthetic aggregate and supplementary cementitious materials
  • Kimble Ramps Up Front Discharge Glider, New Model Program

    Kimble is adding to its rear-discharge concrete mixer offering a front-discharge glider package, available by mid-year, and a new front model scheduled for fourth quarter 2010 rollout
  • Nrmca Elects Officers, Batten Steps Up At Concrete Supply

    Cemstone Products Senior Vice President of Operations Tim Becken was named NRMCA chairman of the board at the group’s 2010 convention in Austin, Texas
  • Nrmca Marks Mentor Driver Milestone With Award To Knife River

    NRMCA has recognized a 20-year partnership with Knife River Corp. that has seen shipment of at least 50,000 Mentor Driver Program VHS tapes and DVDs, along with hundreds of delivery professionals attending more than 50 NRMCA-sponsored Mentor Driver training sessions
  • Diesel Additive Suits Soot-Prone, Pre-Epa 2007 Engines

    XenTx Extreme Emission Control fuel-treatment products are formulated for mixer and dump trucks, plus heavy-duty, off-road equipment
  • Pigment-Based Treatments Neutralize Colored Mix Washout

    Citing significant potential to minimize mixer truck and plant mixer process-water volume and downtime, GrayAgain introduces a product that converts integrally colored mix loads’ rinse water to neutral gray
  • Website, Social Media Support Maryland Coalition's Concrete Pavement Campaign

    Maryland supplier and construction interests have launched a Website to complement established Facebook and Twitter accounts promoting awareness of concrete for new pavement and resurfacing projects
  • Survey Links Economic Conditions To Waning Popularity Of Leed Certification

    Factoring responses from 1,600-plus U.S. design and construction professionals, the 4th Annual Green Building Survey indicates a nearly 5 point drop in support (62 percent) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design project certification from 2008 to 2009, but abundant (92 percent) overall support for green building methods
  • Astm-Assisted Council Releases International Green Construction Code

    The inaugural International Green Construction Code (IGCC) promotes reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing commercial buildings
  • Vehicle Fuel-Consumption, Emissions Study Favors Concrete Pavement

    “Effect of Pavement Type on Fuel Consumption and Emissions in City Driving” demonstrates that vehicles exhibit consistently--in some cases, markedly--lower fuel consumption and emissions rates on concrete versus asphalt pavements
  • Mixer Systems Unveils Twin Shaft Models

    Mixer Systems has added 4- and 6-yd. Twin Shaft mixer models
  • Icf Supplants Block For Leed-Geared 7-Eleven Prototype

    The first 7-Eleven store built to attain Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design rating points incorporates Greenblock’s 6-in. core insulating concrete forms
  • Biopolymer Anchors Grace's New Pervious Concrete Admixture

    A new generation liquid admixture with patented biopolymer, formulated to enhance paste rheology and control cementitious material hydration, V-Mar VSC500 is billed as the first admixture specifically for pervious concrete
  • Landscape Architects Adopt Nrmca Pervious Concrete Course

    A new generation liquid admixture with patented biopolymer, formulated to enhance paste rheology and control cementitious material hydration, V-Mar VSC500 is billed as the first admixture specifically for pervious concrete
  • Climate-Change Groups Strong-Arm Eagle, Mdu/Knife River, Vulcan Into Shareholder Disclosures

    Environmental activists have taken a new approach to compel public companies to improve their sustainable practices, environmental protection and means of disclosing how they are assessing and mitigating climate change risk
  • Construction Materials Operators Heed Sec's Climate Change Guidance

    New York Stock Exchange-traded concrete, aggregate and cement companies follow recent SEC interpretive guidance on disclosure related to climate change-driven business or legal developments
  • Aggregate Industries, Nrmca Host Concrete Delegation From China

    Seeking to learn of U.S. counterparts’ efforts in training and educating plant personnel, plus mix design optimization, a group of about 20 Chinese concrete professionals recently toured the NRMCA Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., and Aggregate Industries Bladensburg, Md., ready mixed operation
  • Aci Spring Convention Examines Haiti Reconstruction Efforts, Extreme Repair

    Several technical sessions at the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, March 21-25, will highlight concrete repair in nontraditional and extreme conditions, while technical tours provide a firsthand view of unique Chicago-area concrete projects
  • Unilock Ny's Hardscape Show Spotlights New Pavers, Installation Techniques

    Billed as the premier hardscape event for contractors, distributors, architects, engineers and homeowners, the 2010 New York Hardscape Show will be staged April 8-10 at Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y.
  • Labor Attorney: Osha Equipped To Leverage Many Compliance, Enforcement Tools

    Under Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will increase workplace and jobsite inspections, targeting high incident rate industries and employers
  • Executive V.P. Smith To Succeed High Industries Ceo Kennedy

    Effective April 1, Jeffrey D. Smith has been promoted from executive vice president to president and chief executive officer of High Industries Inc., responsible for High Concrete Group LLC, High Steel Structures Inc. and High Steel Service Center LLC
  • Five Investment Firms Raise $15 Million For Fly Ash Brick/Paver Proprietor CalStar

    San Francisco venture capital fund Nth Power has led an equity financing round for CalStar Products, which opened 2010 dedicating an inaugural Fly Ash Brick/Paver plant in Caledonia, Wis
  • Sen. Feingold Salutes Green Jobs

    Praising Wisconsin's leadership in green job creation, Sen. Russell Feingold told CalStar Products' Caledonia ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees, The development
  • Green Concrete Council Maps Plan

    The U.S. Green Concrete Council announced in Las Vegas a first-of-its-kind resource, The Sustainable Concrete Guide Strategies and Examples. The comprehensive
  • Green Concrete Council Maps Plan

    The U.S. Green Concrete Council announced in Las Vegas a first-of-its-kind resource, The Sustainable Concrete Guide Strategies and Examples. The comprehensive
  • Groups Unify Sustainability Message

    Timed with the World of Concrete opening, the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative unveiled its 2010 goals and initiatives to align sustainable development
  • Boral Usa Brings Kane Full Circle From Pioneer Concrete

    Mike Kane, perhaps the past decade's best-traveled North American construction materials executive, has been named president of Atlanta-based Boral USA,
  • Navistar Expands Rebranded Mixer Sales Network

    Navistar, Inc., Warrenville, Ill., announced at World of Concrete 2010 that Continental Mixers, LLC will stand as the new name of Continental Manufacturing
  • Nrmca: Nrmca: Bump Up Drivers' Hours Of Service Exemption

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to raise the number of on-duty hours without logging
  • Bauma 2010 Poised For Strong Turnout Despite Recession

    With special pavilions devoted to equipment used to produce cement-, concrete-, lime- and gypsum-based components, Bauma 2010, the international mining
  • Columbia Adds Big Board Model, Builds Techmatik Alliance

    Columbia Machine, Inc. has introduced the SHP5000c big board concrete products model, citing low-noise features and efficiency that enable operation at
  • Foundation Releases Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines

    RMC Research & Education Foundation's newest publication offers ready mixed producers performance-based metrics to measure and demonstrate the sustainability
  • Boral Usa Brings Kane Full Circle From Pioneer Concrete

    Mike Kane, perhaps the past decade's best-traveled North American construction materials executive, has been named president of Atlanta-based Boral USA,
  • Nyfd Veteran Enlists Cim Students For 9/11 Memorial

    This year's World of Concrete Artistry event saw Concrete Industry Management program students assist in a memorial to fallen members of New York City's
  • Trade Exhibits, Education Track, Pca's Sullivan On Board For Icon Expo 2010

    The education-centered 2010 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo), March 19-20 at San Antonio's Henry. B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will link
  • Memorial At National Labor College Honors Fallen Workers

    The National Labor College's (NLC) National Workers Memorial to individuals who lost their lives on the job is expected to be completed by April 28, Workers
  • Contempt Orders Issued Against Osha-Cited Masonry Contractors

    After failing to comply with court orders enforcing Occupational Safety and Health Commission citations, Brian Andre, former owner of Andre Tuckpointing
  • Sakrete Expands Producer Network In California

    Sakrete dry concrete mix brand, owned and managed by Charlotte, N.C.-based Oldcastle APG/Bonsal American, Inc., has entered into a licensing agreement
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stress-con Industries has appointed Wes Dees vice president of Sales and Marketing. With 25 years' precast concrete industry
  • 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15 in Tempe, Ariz., offers these speakers and themes for
  • National Concrete Masonry Association

    CHAIRMAN 2010MARK WILHELMS Sales & Mktg. Manager Kirchner Block & Brick, Inc. div. Midwest Products Group Bridgeton, Missouri IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
  • New Aci Spec Details Tolerances For Precast

    The American Concrete Institute's recently released Specification for Tolerances for Precast Concrete [Order Code: ITG709.PR] covers dimensional tolerances
  • Osha Adds Cranesville Block Citations

    On the heels of a late-2009 fine for its aggregate division's Scotia, N.Y., bagging plant that may amount to more than $500,000, Cranesville Block Co.
  • Senators Block Seiu Insider's Nlrb Appointment

    The Obama administration's protracted effort to name former AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union Associate General Counsel Craig Becker to
  • Contractors Underestimate 2010 Stimulus-Funded Work Volume

    On the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an analysis of funding data shows the stimulus will deliver more construction
  • Industry Soldiers On Despite Sustained Economic Challenges

    Although the mood among exhibitors and attendees seemed largely positive, the final numbers for World of Concrete 2010, Feb. 2-5 in Las Vegas, saw a negative
  • 2009 Decorative & Durable Designs: Concrete Pavement Awards

    Featured this month are winning Precast entries of the 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program. To select winners in Residential
  • Equipment & Products

    TRUCK-MOUNTED FORKLIFT Expanding its line of low-profile rough-terrain vehicles, the manufacturer introduces the STM55LP trailer-mounted forklift. The
  • Cim Students Put Stamp On Mtsu Campus

    Through two weeks of rain, wind, and cold temperatures, Concrete Industry Management students placed a decorative pad featuring the athletic logo of Middle
  • Senators Block Seiu Insider's Nlrb Appointment

    The Obama administration's protracted effort to name former AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union Associate General Counsel Craig Becker to
  • Contractors Underestimate 2010 Stimulus-Funded Work Volume

    On the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an analysis of funding data shows the stimulus will deliver more construction
  • Industry Soldiers On Despite Sustained Economic Challenges

    Although the mood among exhibitors and attendees seemed largely positive, the final numbers for World of Concrete 2010, Feb. 2-5 in Las Vegas, saw a negative
  • 2009 Decorative & Durable Designs: Concrete Pavement Awards

    Featured this month are winning Precast entries of the 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program. To select winners in Residential
  • Equipment & Products

    TRUCK-MOUNTED FORKLIFT Expanding its line of low-profile rough-terrain vehicles, the manufacturer introduces the STM55LP trailer-mounted forklift. The
  • Cim Students Put Stamp On Mtsu Campus

    Through two weeks of rain, wind, and cold temperatures, Concrete Industry Management students placed a decorative pad featuring the athletic logo of Middle
  • Trade Exhibits, Education Track, Pca's Sullivan On Board For Icon Expo 2010

    The education-centered 2010 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo), March 19-20 at San Antonio's Henry. B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will link
  • Memorial At National Labor College Honors Fallen Workers

    The National Labor College's (NLC) National Workers Memorial to individuals who lost their lives on the job is expected to be completed by April 28, Workers
  • Contempt Orders Issued Against Osha-Cited Masonry Contractors

    After failing to comply with court orders enforcing Occupational Safety and Health Commission citations, Brian Andre, former owner of Andre Tuckpointing
  • Sakrete Expands Producer Network In California

    Sakrete dry concrete mix brand, owned and managed by Charlotte, N.C.-based Oldcastle APG/Bonsal American, Inc., has entered into a licensing agreement
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stress-con Industries has appointed Wes Dees vice president of Sales and Marketing. With 25 years' precast concrete industry
  • 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15 in Tempe, Ariz., offers these speakers and themes for
  • National Concrete Masonry Association

    CHAIRMAN 2010MARK WILHELMS Sales & Mktg. Manager Kirchner Block & Brick, Inc. div. Midwest Products Group Bridgeton, Missouri IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
  • New Aci Spec Details Tolerances For Precast

    The American Concrete Institute's recently released Specification for Tolerances for Precast Concrete [Order Code: ITG709.PR] covers dimensional tolerances
  • Osha Adds Cranesville Block Citations

    On the heels of a late-2009 fine for its aggregate division's Scotia, N.Y., bagging plant that may amount to more than $500,000, Cranesville Block Co.
  • Card Check System Will Result In 'Chaos' For Construction Works, Concludes Labor Analysis

    The proposed Employee Free Choice Act, or “Card Check” legislation, currently being debated in Washington poses real risks for the nation’s union construction workers, claims a new analysis released recently by AGC
  • Propex Cashes Out Of Chapter 11, Works On Expanding Market Leadership Position

    One of the leading global suppliers of polypropylene fabrics and fibers for the concrete and other industrial markets announced recently that it will now operate outside of bankruptcy after spending 14 months under Chapter 11 protection
  • Epa Grants Stimulate Diesel Engine Retrofits, Exhaust Upgrades

    With an infusion of American Investment & Recovery Act of 2009 funds, the EPA is accepting through April 28 online applications for grants to retrofit on- or off-highway vehicle, heavy-duty diesel engines at www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/index.htm
  • Mobilegreen Precast Deal Positions Spancrete In Underserved Markets

    Spancrete has acquired the industry’s first operator of its kind, MobileGreen Precast LLC, whose model of developing temporary plants near a project yields environmental benefits and construction savings by reducing transportation requirements and fuel consumption
  • Research Simplifies, Economizes Precast Spandrel Reinforcement Requirements

    A series of PCI-sponsored torsion tests on precast spandrel beams has netted alternatives to current design procedures that economize production through lower material costs (approximately 30 percent less web steel) and significantly decreased labor (about 50 percent less time to tie the steel cage)
  • Nrmca Names Batten 2009 Chairman; Honors Industry Award Winners

    Henry Batten, executive vice president of Charlotte, N.C.-based Concrete Supply Co., has succeeded Frank Craddock, executive vice president of Houston-based Cemex Inc., as NRMCA chairman
  • Pca Updates Definitive Concrete Technology Reference

    Updated in 2008 and now in its 14th edition, "Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures" has been extensively revised and expanded, Portland Cement Association notes
  • Texas LawmakersÌ Environmental Correctness Binds Cement Procurement

    Companion bills Sen. Wendy Davis (Ft. Worth, District 10) and Rep. Vicki Truitt (Southlake, District 98) have introduced in the Texas Legislature allow government agencies procuring portland cement, directly or through contract awards, to give preference to suppliers milling the powder with the dry process versus wet process methods
  • CumminsÌ Unveils The Isx11.9 Engine, Ism's 2010 Successor

    Cummins is replacing its mixer and dump truck-worthy ISM engine with the ISX11.9, a model complying with lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission guidelines the Environmental Protection Agency has set for on-highway diesel power sold after January 1, 2010
  • Online Concrete Sales Manager's Coaching Training Series Set For April

    NRMCA will host on April 13 the first in a series of online lectures, “Tough Times, Tough Sellers: Webinars for Concrete Sales Managers and Reps”
  • ÀgreenÌ Concrete Deliveries Approaching $10 Billion

    Recycled content (e.g., fly ash, blast furnace slag) concrete sales reached $9.5 billion in 2008, representing 15 percent of green building materials demand
  • Ri's Consolidated Concrete Retools After $230K In Epa Fines, Runoff Remedies

    EPA has announced a settlement with Consolidated Concrete Corp. whereby the East Providence, R.I., producer will pay a $55,000 fine to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations and invest an estimated $178,000 on three Supplemental Environmental Projects
  • Senior House, Senate Democrats Reintroduce Employee Free Choice Act

    Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller have formally resurrected the contentious Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), introducing a current version of the bill March 10
  • Industry Groups Brace For 'Card Check' Clash

    Within minutes of the re-introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), or "card check,” legislation opponent CDW—whose members includes NRMCA, PCA, ICPI, NAHB, NMA and NSSGA--indicated the bill's Congressional support was already wavering and its stipulation to remove secret ballots from union representation votes would face significant roadblocks
  • Energy Audits Net Dufferin Concrete Plant $10-$30K/Year In Potential Savings

    In an exhaustive energy monitoring program designed to lower utility costs in both the short and long term, Canadian ready mixed producer Dufferin Concrete signed a multi-plant contract with Inventure Systems to track power surges and peak consumption, and determine whether the producer’s equipment requires modification or replacement
  • Ãcard Check Legislation Foe Shows Its Hand At Thetruthaboutefca.Com

    ABC, an outspoken proponent of merit shop construction, aims to educate the public about the sweeping economic and workplace consequences of the Employee Free Choice Act with the launch of www.TheTruthAboutEFCA.com
  • Saward, Looysen Named Freightliner, Western Star General Managers

    Freightliner Trucks has announced two executive appointments timed with assembly of the final Sterling Trucks unit, anticipated by week’s end
  • Nrmca Joins Feds, Power Groups In Fly Ash Research, Promotion

    In an industry-wide effort to increase the use of concrete-grade fly ash, NRMCA has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2)
  • Volvo Trucks Indicates Steep Price Of Epa 2010 Emissions Compliance

    Volvo Trucks notes that trucks equipped with emissions reduction technology to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards for 2010 on-highway diesel engines will carry a $9,600 surcharge
  • Environmental Stewardship, Regulatory Compliance Abound At World Of Concrete

    Technologies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions proved a common thread for material, product and equipment introductions at
  • Calera Carbon-Capturing Aggregate, Cement, Scm

    Officials from Los Gatos, Calif.-based Calera outlined research aimed at commercial production of concrete-grade calcium or magnesium carbonate aggregate
  • Aci Foundation Funds Cim Program

    The ACI Foundation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), has announced a $50,000 donation to the Concrete Industry Management
  • Syntheon/Nova Chemicals Polymeric Additive

    Making its debut at the show was Elemix, an additive that uses an advanced polymer technology to deliver energy-efficient, durable, lightweight concrete.
  • Pca Sustainable Leadership Awards

    2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES Portland Cement Association is calling on members of the building industry to submit nominations for the 2009 Sustainable Leadership
  • Epa 2010-Compliant Diesel Engines

    Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks and Navistar Inc. offered the industry a first look at exhaust system and treatment solutions that will bring their engines
  • Drivers' Use Of Cell Phones In An Age Of Entitlement

    A National Transportation Safety Board hearing early this month was to examine how an operator's cell phone usage contributed to a September 2008 passenger
  • Carmeuse Mills Scc-Grade Limestone

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes.
  • Toronto's Innocon Stages Record Scc Foundation Pour

    Toronto-based Innocon Ready Mix Concrete has set a new North American volume record for a continuous self consolidating mix placement. Dispatching 510
  • Bridge Preservation Association Web Site

    The newly formed Bridge Preservation Association, cited in Concrete Products' February issue, has launched a web site as part of its mission to advance
  • Osha Clarifies Ppe Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration can't seem to say what it means. After the changes of previous years clarifying that employers
  • Tops In Tilt-Up

    Now in their 18th consecutive year, Tilt-Up Achievement Awards presented by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recognized 44 winners in 2009, honoring
  • Leading Economist Lowers Powder Consumption Forecast

    Armed with an overall forecast even more pessimistic than that of President Obama's top advisers, Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • Nrmca Releases Green Promotion Tools, Pervious Pavement Software

    To more effectively communicate concrete's significant advantages over other building materials in today's environmentally conscious marketplace, National
  • Exporter Of The Year

    Cemen Tech has been named a 2009 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the U.S. Commerce Department's
  • Agenda: Promotion, Advocacy And Activism

    Product promotion and industry advocacy in a year of federal surface transportation reauthorization both aims bolstered by enhanced membership activity
  • Architectural, Decorative Concrete Brochure

    A new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association promotional piece highlights architectural and decorative concrete. Designed to inform specifiers, engineers,
  • Pca Weighs Stimulus Limits

    After President Barack Obama signed the American Investment and Recovery Act of 2009 last month, Portland Cement Association Senior Vice President of
  • 2008 Drivers Of The Year

    Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized
  • Shotcrete Group Publishes Bedrock Compilation

    The American Shotcrete Association enlisted a leading construction materials consultant, Dr. Dudley R. Morgan of Vancouver-based AMEC Earth and Environmental,
  • Federal Engineers Link Viscosity Agents, Concrete Service Life

    Engineers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., report a nano-sized additive whose potential to slow chloride
  • Magic Buses

    Opening three transit mixed plants on the outskirts of Columbia, S.C., since 2006, Capital Concrete is among the Carolinas' newer players. In building
  • Epoxy Rebar Group Updates Specs, Scribes Field Cards

    Recent releases from the Epoxy Interest Group (EIG) of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) include an updated, four-page brochure highlighting
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Chaney Enterprises has appointed Jan Holt chief customer officer, responsible for directing all sales, marketing and technical services activities,
  • Truck Update

    Mack early out of the gate in 2010 diesel engine derby World of Concrete 2009 in early February offered mixer, dump, and other heavy-duty truck model
  • Equipment & Products

    COLORING ADMIXTURES Rheocolor L liquid coloring admixtures for decorative concrete are based on a patented formula that offers 50 new colors ranging from
  • Motor Skills

    In an exhaustive energy-monitoring program designed to save money in utility costs in both the short and long term, Canada's Dufferin Concrete signed
  • Syntheon/Nova Chemicals Polymeric Additive

    Making its debut at the show was Elemix, an additive that uses an advanced polymer technology to deliver energy-efficient, durable, lightweight concrete.
  • Carmeuse Mills Scc-Grade Limestone

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes.
  • Toronto's Innocon Stages Record Scc Foundation Pour

    Toronto-based Innocon Ready Mix Concrete has set a new North American volume record for a continuous self consolidating mix placement. Dispatching 510
  • Federal Engineers Link Viscosity Agents, Concrete Service Life

    Engineers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., report a nano-sized additive whose potential to slow chloride
  • Calera Carbon-Capturing Aggregate, Cement, Scm

    Officials from Los Gatos, Calif.-based Calera outlined research aimed at commercial production of concrete-grade calcium or magnesium carbonate aggregate
  • Carmeuse Mills Scc-Grade Limestone

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes.
  • Carmeuse Mills Scc-Grade Limestone

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes.
  • Drivers' Use Of Cell Phones In An Age Of Entitlement

    A National Transportation Safety Board hearing early this month was to examine how an operator's cell phone usage contributed to a September 2008 passenger
  • Toronto's Innocon Stages Record Scc Foundation Pour

    Toronto-based Innocon Ready Mix Concrete has set a new North American volume record for a continuous self consolidating mix placement. Dispatching 510
  • Nrmca Releases Green Promotion Tools, Pervious Pavement Software

    To more effectively communicate concrete's significant advantages over other building materials in today's environmentally conscious marketplace, National
  • Agenda: Promotion, Advocacy And Activism

    Product promotion and industry advocacy in a year of federal surface transportation reauthorization both aims bolstered by enhanced membership activity
  • 2008 Drivers Of The Year

    Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized
  • Magic Buses

    Opening three transit mixed plants on the outskirts of Columbia, S.C., since 2006, Capital Concrete is among the Carolinas' newer players. In building
  • Truck Update

    Mack early out of the gate in 2010 diesel engine derby World of Concrete 2009 in early February offered mixer, dump, and other heavy-duty truck model
  • Drivers' Use Of Cell Phones In An Age Of Entitlement

    A National Transportation Safety Board hearing early this month was to examine how an operator's cell phone usage contributed to a September 2008 passenger
  • 2008 Drivers Of The Year

    Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized
  • Truck Update

    Mack early out of the gate in 2010 diesel engine derby World of Concrete 2009 in early February offered mixer, dump, and other heavy-duty truck model
  • Magic Buses

    Opening three transit mixed plants on the outskirts of Columbia, S.C., since 2006, Capital Concrete is among the Carolinas' newer players. In building
  • Environmental Stewardship, Regulatory Compliance Abound At World Of Concrete

    Technologies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions proved a common thread for material, product and equipment introductions at
  • Calera Carbon-Capturing Aggregate, Cement, Scm

    Officials from Los Gatos, Calif.-based Calera outlined research aimed at commercial production of concrete-grade calcium or magnesium carbonate aggregate
  • Aci Foundation Funds Cim Program

    The ACI Foundation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), has announced a $50,000 donation to the Concrete Industry Management
  • Syntheon/Nova Chemicals Polymeric Additive

    Making its debut at the show was Elemix, an additive that uses an advanced polymer technology to deliver energy-efficient, durable, lightweight concrete.
  • Pca Sustainable Leadership Awards

    2009 CALL FOR ENTRIES Portland Cement Association is calling on members of the building industry to submit nominations for the 2009 Sustainable Leadership
  • Epa 2010-Compliant Diesel Engines

    Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks and Navistar Inc. offered the industry a first look at exhaust system and treatment solutions that will bring their engines
  • Drivers' Use Of Cell Phones In An Age Of Entitlement

    A National Transportation Safety Board hearing early this month was to examine how an operator's cell phone usage contributed to a September 2008 passenger
  • Carmeuse Mills Scc-Grade Limestone

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes.
  • Toronto's Innocon Stages Record Scc Foundation Pour

    Toronto-based Innocon Ready Mix Concrete has set a new North American volume record for a continuous self consolidating mix placement. Dispatching 510
  • Bridge Preservation Association Web Site

    The newly formed Bridge Preservation Association, cited in Concrete Products' February issue, has launched a web site as part of its mission to advance
  • Osha Clarifies Ppe Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration can't seem to say what it means. After the changes of previous years clarifying that employers
  • Tops In Tilt-Up

    Now in their 18th consecutive year, Tilt-Up Achievement Awards presented by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recognized 44 winners in 2009, honoring
  • Leading Economist Lowers Powder Consumption Forecast

    Armed with an overall forecast even more pessimistic than that of President Obama's top advisers, Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • Nrmca Releases Green Promotion Tools, Pervious Pavement Software

    To more effectively communicate concrete's significant advantages over other building materials in today's environmentally conscious marketplace, National
  • Exporter Of The Year

    Cemen Tech has been named a 2009 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the U.S. Commerce Department's
  • Agenda: Promotion, Advocacy And Activism

    Product promotion and industry advocacy in a year of federal surface transportation reauthorization both aims bolstered by enhanced membership activity
  • Architectural, Decorative Concrete Brochure

    A new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association promotional piece highlights architectural and decorative concrete. Designed to inform specifiers, engineers,
  • Pca Weighs Stimulus Limits

    After President Barack Obama signed the American Investment and Recovery Act of 2009 last month, Portland Cement Association Senior Vice President of
  • 2008 Drivers Of The Year

    Now in its 13th year, the Driver of the Year program salutes Winfred Brooks of Titan Virginia Ready Mix LLC as 2008 Driver of the Year. Also recognized
  • Shotcrete Group Publishes Bedrock Compilation

    The American Shotcrete Association enlisted a leading construction materials consultant, Dr. Dudley R. Morgan of Vancouver-based AMEC Earth and Environmental,
  • Federal Engineers Link Viscosity Agents, Concrete Service Life

    Engineers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., report a nano-sized additive whose potential to slow chloride
  • Magic Buses

    Opening three transit mixed plants on the outskirts of Columbia, S.C., since 2006, Capital Concrete is among the Carolinas' newer players. In building
  • Epoxy Rebar Group Updates Specs, Scribes Field Cards

    Recent releases from the Epoxy Interest Group (EIG) of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) include an updated, four-page brochure highlighting
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Chaney Enterprises has appointed Jan Holt chief customer officer, responsible for directing all sales, marketing and technical services activities,
  • Truck Update

    Mack early out of the gate in 2010 diesel engine derby World of Concrete 2009 in early February offered mixer, dump, and other heavy-duty truck model
  • Equipment & Products

    COLORING ADMIXTURES Rheocolor L liquid coloring admixtures for decorative concrete are based on a patented formula that offers 50 new colors ranging from
  • Motor Skills

    In an exhaustive energy-monitoring program designed to save money in utility costs in both the short and long term, Canada's Dufferin Concrete signed
  • Crh Prepares Oldcastle Apg For Pavestone Installation

    CRH has announced an agreement to acquire Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP, propelling the Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG) into a league of its own in building and landscape unit masonry shipments
  • Integration-Minded Essroc Adds Crider & Shockey

    Essroc closed earlier this month on Crider & Shockey Inc. and Toms Brook Inc., the ready mixed businesses of Winchester, Va.-based Shockey Cos.
  • Virginia Rm Production Capacity Remains On Radar

    Essroc-Crider & Shockey is the fourth sizable transaction in Virginia ready mixed in less than two years
  • Belying Construction Slowdown, Conexpo-Con/Agg Draws 140,000-Plus

    Breaking records for attendance, exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and total education seminars, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 and the co-located IFPE 2008 brought members of the construction, construction materials and power transmission industries together for the once-every-three-years event at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Top Economists Paint Guarded Outlook In Las Vegas Briefing

    Record-breaking ConExpo-Con/Agg attendance seemed to run counter with forecasts delivered jointly on the show's opening day by two of the construction industry's premier economists
  • Increte Ushers Euco Into Decorative Concrete

    Euclid Chemical has acquired Increte Systems, Odessa, Fla., adding decorative concrete prospects to its admixture and construction products core
  • Pca: High Home Inventories To Hinder Building Through Mid-2009

    Already grim residential building market prospects are expected to worsen in 2008 as high home inventories will cause housing starts to decline 25 percent from already depressed 2007 levels
  • Osha Revises Cement Burn Guidance

    A new OSHA document, "Preventing Skin Problems from Working with Portland Cement," aims to educate employers and employees about effective ways to prevent skin-related injuries in the cement and concrete industries
  • Feds Renew Silica Exposure Scrutiny

    Revised guidance on skin protection against exposure to portland cement follows OSHA's recently announced National Emphasis Program (NEP) to target worksites where employees are at risk for developing silicosis
  • Nlrb Unloads Longshoremen's Claim To Cemex Barge Work

    NLRB ruled late last month that Operating Engineers Local 3-represented Cemex Construction Materials L.P. employees are entitled to operate a bucket loader on an aggregate barge serving a San Francisco ready mixed plant, thus rejecting an International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 jurisdictional claim
  • Council Details National Green Building Research Agenda, Funding Prospects

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Research Committee announced its National Green Building Research Agenda at the late-2007 Greenbuild International
  • Green Movement To Hit Home

    McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Homeowner SmartMarket Report, produced in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders, finds that the
  • Green Groundbreaker

    In a largely unprecedented step toward solidifying its place as a frontrunner in supplying green construction materials, 80-year-old, Midwest ready mixed
  • Council Details National Green Building Research Agenda, Funding Prospects

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Research Committee announced its National Green Building Research Agenda at the late-2007 Greenbuild International
  • Green Movement To Hit Home

    McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Homeowner SmartMarket Report, produced in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders, finds that the
  • Green Groundbreaker

    In a largely unprecedented step toward solidifying its place as a frontrunner in supplying green construction materials, 80-year-old, Midwest ready mixed
  • Patent Ruling Hard, Not Fast

    A protracted case that saw a federal court probe cement chemistry and engineering properties to determine alleged patent infringement is drawing to a
  • Pozzolan Launch, Trade Shows Up Gcc Profile

    After piloting Microsilex with ready mixed and precast producer customers, GCC of America has launched the bagged, silica-based pozzolan as a concrete
  • Patent Ruling Hard, Not Fast

    A protracted case that saw a federal court probe cement chemistry and engineering properties to determine alleged patent infringement is drawing to a
  • Mainstay References

    Targeting a construction industry staple of more than a century's standing since the first concrete block was formed over 125 years ago two revised masonry
  • Prime Target

    For 30 years, multinational construction materials producers have been picking up concrete operators in key U.S. markets, but it took a long time for
  • Lafarge Brands High Early And Low Shrinkage Mixes

    Eyeing opportunities in fast track concrete construction and joint-optimized slabs on grade, Lafarge North America marked official roll out of two additions
  • Weighing Weather

    Over the years, producers have learned to expect the unexpected, like two inches of rain before a load of concrete is scheduled to arrive on site. Customers
  • Economic Hurdle

    The ready mixed concrete industry is grappling with an abrupt downturn in market demand, and that slump will affect how members of the National Ready
  • Kansas Master Plan

    Transforming Andale Ready Mix in the small farming community of Andale, Kansas, into a significant Wichita market player providing value-added products
  • Green Groundbreaker

    In a largely unprecedented step toward solidifying its place as a frontrunner in supplying green construction materials, 80-year-old, Midwest ready mixed
  • 2007 Drivers Of The Year

    A panel of judges assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Operations, Environmental, and Safety Committee named the 2007 Driver of
  • Command Alkon Lands French It Provider

    A definitive agreement announced in early February calls for Concrete Equipements to become a division of Command Alkon, a move the suitor contends will
  • Aci 318-08 Eases Testing Requirements

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the release of ACI 318-08, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary an essential
  • Celebrity Politicians Launch Infrastructure-Funding Coalition

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, recently announced a coalition
  • Industry Leaders Champion Sustainability Message

    Officials from the American Concrete Institute and its independent affiliate, the Strategic Development Council (SDC), have enlisted Portland Cement Association
  • Mit Hosts Concrete & Cast Stone In The 21St Century

    An intensive conference/training program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore technical and practical issues involved in maintaining
  • Work Shift Review

    The struggle to change night and day circadian rhythms and sleep patterns is familiar to those who have worked night shifts at some time in their career.
  • Csda/Osha Alliance Documents Silica Exposure Reduction

    Addressing safety and health issues for the concrete sawing and drilling interests for nearly two years, an alliance of the Concrete Sawing and Drilling
  • Pca Initiates Sustainable Leadership Awards

    In the face of housing, building and infrastructure demand tied to projected U.S. population growth of 20 percent by 2030, a new Portland Cement Association
  • Structural Concrete Insulated Panels Yield Pasadena Ecohouse

    Days before the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade, the City of Pasadena (Calif.) approved a building permit for The Pasadena EcoHouse, which project officials
  • Countertop Institute Calls For Ccci 2008 Conference Presentations And Exhibitors

    The Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC) planning committee is seeking presentations, Show & Tells, and exhibits for the third annual conference,
  • World Of Concrete Cim Auction Raises $540K

    The third annual Concrete Industry Management Program auction staged at World of Concrete raised $540,000, a 13 percent gain above the prior year's event.
  • Council Details National Green Building Research Agenda, Funding Prospects

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Research Committee announced its National Green Building Research Agenda at the late-2007 Greenbuild International
  • Green Movement To Hit Home

    McGraw-Hill Construction's Green Homeowner SmartMarket Report, produced in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders, finds that the
  • Prime Target

    For 30 years, multinational construction materials producers have been picking up concrete operators in key U.S. markets, but it took a long time for
  • Pozzolan Launch, Trade Shows Up Gcc Profile

    After piloting Microsilex with ready mixed and precast producer customers, GCC of America has launched the bagged, silica-based pozzolan as a concrete
  • Patent Ruling Hard, Not Fast

    A protracted case that saw a federal court probe cement chemistry and engineering properties to determine alleged patent infringement is drawing to a
  • Lafarge Brands High Early And Low Shrinkage Mixes

    Eyeing opportunities in fast track concrete construction and joint-optimized slabs on grade, Lafarge North America marked official roll out of two additions
  • U.S. Concrete Exits Tennessee

    U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston, announced last month sale of its Memphis operations-consisting of Carrier Concrete and City Concrete plants acquired in 1999
  • Command Alkon Lands French It Provider

    A definitive agreement announced in early February calls for Concrete Equipements to become a division of Command Alkon, a move the suitor contends will
  • Builders' Show Concrete Pavilion Marks Milestone

    Nearing 14,000 sq. ft., the Concrete Pavilion celebrated its 20th year at the 2008 NAHB International Builders' Show, Feb. 13-16, in Orlando. A gateway
  • A&A Logs Rapid Pace Underwater

    A&A Concrete Supply's most recent delivery for a two-year Freeport Water Authority contract entailed 4,000 yd. of ready mixed for an intake structure.
  • Mainstay References

    Targeting a construction industry staple of more than a century's standing since the first concrete block was formed over 125 years ago two revised masonry
  • Organizations

    Hichborn Consulting Group, Orange, Calif., has added Senior Engineer Alicia Cropper to its roster to perform forensic investigations related to allegations
  • Manufacturers

    Cleveland, Ohio-based Euclid Chemical Co. has acquired Santiago-based Productos Cave S.A., a manufacturer of high-performance restoration, waterproofing
  • Weighing Weather

    Over the years, producers have learned to expect the unexpected, like two inches of rain before a load of concrete is scheduled to arrive on site. Customers
  • Economic Hurdle

    The ready mixed concrete industry is grappling with an abrupt downturn in market demand, and that slump will affect how members of the National Ready
  • Tca Names Achievement Award Winners

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Award recipients. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the program was established
  • Report: Technology, Workforce And Globalization Alter Construction

    Advances in technology, workforce shifts and shortages, as well as increasing global competition concern construction industry leaders on both sides of
  • Kansas Master Plan

    Transforming Andale Ready Mix in the small farming community of Andale, Kansas, into a significant Wichita market player providing value-added products
  • Green Groundbreaker

    In a largely unprecedented step toward solidifying its place as a frontrunner in supplying green construction materials, 80-year-old, Midwest ready mixed
  • 2007 Drivers Of The Year

    A panel of judges assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Operations, Environmental, and Safety Committee named the 2007 Driver of
  • Decorative Flatwork Dvd

    Adding beauty and sustainability to durability, cost-effectiveness, and low maintenance among concrete flatwork benefits, The Art of Decorative Concrete,
  • Florida Fluidity

    The upper ready mixed producer ranks stand to be shuffled again with or without a deal that would combine leader Cemex USA and number two Rinker Materials
  • Fmi Projects Moderate To Strong Gains In Overall Construction

    In its new U.S. Markets Construction Overview, Raleigh, N.C., management consultant FMI Corp. predicts continued industry growth in 2007, optimistically
  • Lycon Adds M&M Concrete's Ready Mixed, Mortar Businesses

    Lycon Inc. of Janesville, Wis., announced last month completion of a seven-plant deal for the M&M Concrete ready mixed, mortar and contractor supply businesses
  • Zf Streamlines And Tones Down A Lighter Mixer Drive

    ZF has announced the Ecomix II generation of concrete mixer drives, offering a 20 percent weight savings and a 50 percent shorter profile than the company's
  • Vulcan Materials + Florida Rock

    FLORIDA ROCK CONCRETE PLANTS Ready-Mixed Block Prestress Precast Florida* 63 12 1 Georgia 11 1 North Carolina 2 Virginia 37 Washington, D.C. 1 Maryland
  • Producers

    Dave Driscoll has been named account executive with Nevada Materials Service in Las Vegas. A 36-year employee with Nevada Ready Mix Corp., he will manage
  • Capitol Aggregates Properties Put Austin Upstart On The Texas Map

    After closing on four Capitol Aggregates Ltd. ready mixed plants serving Austin and outlying areas, Texas Concrete Materials Ltd. has taken the lead in
  • Organizations

    The National Concrete Masonry Association completed election of its 2007 board of directors and executive committee. New board members include: Region
  • Casino Ready Mix Deal Reinforces Silver State's Las Vegas Position

    Following acquisition of two fixed plants, additional portable equipment and a 50-mixer fleet from Casino Ready Mix Inc., Silver State Materials LLC has
  • Ormca Helps Pave The Way For Rhodes State Concrete Program

    Since 1995, when the Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Association first provided scholarship support to Rhodes State (then known as Lima Technical College),
  • Nrmca Honors U.S. Concrete Chief

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Eugene P. Martineau recipient of the 2006 William B. Allen Award, to be presented during this
  • Independent Edge

    When helping one of its members' biggest customers develop a ready mixed plant certification program, the New York City Concrete Promotion Council looked
  • Driver Of The Year Awards

    A panel of judges assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Operations, Equipment, and Safety Committee selected the 2006 Driver of
  • Back To Basics

    The incoming chair of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has adopted a twofold goal: first, to ensure that all ready mixed producers
  • Holcim Eyes Remaining St. Lawrence Cement Stake

    In an announcement late last month carried by Bloomberg Media and directed to investors outside the U.S., Holcim Group cited plans for a tender offer
  • Hanson Pipe Adds Sherman Prestressed Assets

    Hanson Pipe & Precast recently closed on Sherman Industries' Prestressed Concrete Division assets, anchored by a 40-acre Pelham, Ala., plant outside Birmingham.
  • Middle-Age Momentum

    In 2006, construction interests marked the 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System launch. The Interstate era opened the way for countless entrepreneurs
  • Conexpo '08 Space Nears 50 Acres

    With 12 months before show opening, ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibit space sales have reached a record 1.9 million-plus net square feet, according to Milwaukee-based
  • Brains & Brawn

    ROAD KING TECH. WATER DISPENSING This Montreal-based business is currently shipping RK3000 vehicle-tracking and management systems with its Ready Mix
  • Cemex And California City Explore Ready Mixed, Quarry Site Options

    Cemex USA and the City of Santa Clarita, Calif., announced early last month plans to explore mutually acceptable solutions for mining in Soledad Canyon,
  • Fhwa Throws Weight, Funding Toward Two-Lift Concrete Paving

    This year and next, the Federal Highway Administration will direct big bucks toward field testing of two-lift concrete paving, according to a disclosure
  • Steps To Forklift Safety

    The forklift remains a key product-handling device in most concrete operations worldwide. It provides an indispensable tool for moving product to and
  • Equipment & Products

    GRAPHIC SAFETY The E-2 series of Spirit of America' full-graphic hardhats provides head protection with a lasting image, applied by a Fibre-Metal graphic
  • Besser-Backed College Lands $1.9 Million Job Training Grant

    Officials for Alpena (Mich.) Community College and co-located World Center for Concrete Technology report that their proposal, Concrete Opportunities
  • Ncma Plans International Concrete Exposition 2009

    Billed by National Concrete Masonry Association as the largest annual tradeshow serving the concrete products industry, the International Concrete Exposition
  • Cim Auction Reaches $500K Target At Record World Of Concrete

    The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program raised approximately $500,000 during a late-January auction, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Guide Examines Pervious Pavement, Runoff Detention

    Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Specifier's Guide for Pervious Concrete Pavement with Detention aims to assist users in designing pavement slabs
  • Concrete Homes Site

    Cemstone Products' concrete homes website is designed to help homeowners and contractors better understand the benefits and methodology of insulating
  • Pumping Equipment Round-Up

    MACK TRUCKS Introduced at World of Concrete 2007, the TerraPro Cabover model is the manufacturer's newest heavy-duty truck. An evolution from the company's
  • Givenhansco Unifies Enterprise Suite

    Responding to producers' demand for greater efficiency and computing power in operations management, GivenHansco Inc. has developed Keystone, a one-platform
  • Measuring Employee Output One Incentive At A Time

    Without a single capital expenditure or hiring any new employees, ready mixed producers in the Pacific Northwest are making strides in a number of common
  • Concrete Menagerie

    While mainline producers and practitioners tout concrete's versatility and character, T.J. Neil of Homosassa, Fla., demonstrates these properties in American
  • Holcim Eyes Remaining St. Lawrence Cement Stake

    In an announcement late last month carried by Bloomberg Media and directed to investors outside the U.S., Holcim Group cited plans for a tender offer
  • Hanson Pipe Adds Sherman Prestressed Assets

    Hanson Pipe & Precast recently closed on Sherman Industries' Prestressed Concrete Division assets, anchored by a 40-acre Pelham, Ala., plant outside Birmingham.
  • Steps To Forklift Safety

    The forklift remains a key product-handling device in most concrete operations worldwide. It provides an indispensable tool for moving product to and
  • Steps To Forklift Safety

    The forklift remains a key product-handling device in most concrete operations worldwide. It provides an indispensable tool for moving product to and
  • Florida Fluidity

    The upper ready mixed producer ranks stand to be shuffled again with or without a deal that would combine leader Cemex USA and number two Rinker Materials
  • Vulcan Materials + Florida Rock

    FLORIDA ROCK CONCRETE PLANTS Ready-Mixed Block Prestress Precast Florida* 63 12 1 Georgia 11 1 North Carolina 2 Virginia 37 Washington, D.C. 1 Maryland
  • Capitol Aggregates Properties Put Austin Upstart On The Texas Map

    After closing on four Capitol Aggregates Ltd. ready mixed plants serving Austin and outlying areas, Texas Concrete Materials Ltd. has taken the lead in
  • Independent Edge

    When helping one of its members' biggest customers develop a ready mixed plant certification program, the New York City Concrete Promotion Council looked
  • Driver Of The Year Awards

    A panel of judges assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Operations, Equipment, and Safety Committee selected the 2006 Driver of
  • Back To Basics

    The incoming chair of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has adopted a twofold goal: first, to ensure that all ready mixed producers
  • Cemex And California City Explore Ready Mixed, Quarry Site Options

    Cemex USA and the City of Santa Clarita, Calif., announced early last month plans to explore mutually acceptable solutions for mining in Soledad Canyon,
  • Brains & Brawn

    ROAD KING TECH. WATER DISPENSING This Montreal-based business is currently shipping RK3000 vehicle-tracking and management systems with its Ready Mix
  • Middle-Age Momentum

    In 2006, construction interests marked the 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System launch. The Interstate era opened the way for countless entrepreneurs
  • Givenhansco Unifies Enterprise Suite

    Responding to producers' demand for greater efficiency and computing power in operations management, GivenHansco Inc. has developed Keystone, a one-platform
  • Lafarge Group Measures Efficiencies In Tender Offer For North American Unit

    Late in February, Lafarge Group began a tender offer for shares representing the 46.8 percent of Herndon, Va.-based Lafarge North America that it did
  • Florida Rock Closes On Newington Concrete

    Florida Rock Industries, Jacksonville, has extended its leading role in Virginia ready mixed with the acquisition of four-plant Newington Concrete Corp.
  • Industry Prices Easily Clip Inflation

    The cost of materials and products for transportation construction rose an average of 12.6 percent in 2005 versus the prior year, and compares with a
  • Investment Returns

    This month's cover story examines what U.S. Concrete Inc. is doing to become the industry's premier operating company. In our first visit with CEO Gene
  • Oldcastle Materials: A Pioneer In Delaware R-M Market?

    Oldcastle Materials has entered the Delaware ready mixed market through Pioneer Concrete, a four-plant operation it acquired in an early February transaction.
  • Faux Stone Producer/Installer Eyes Atlanta Beachhead

    To improve its positioning in the Southeast, Denver-based Environmental Stoneworks has begun construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant in Cobb County, outside
  • Pavermodule Shapes Hanson's Landscape-Unit Platform

    Hanson Building Products North America entered the concrete paving stone and landscape unit business last month, announcing acquisition of five plants
  • Joint-Free Slab System

    With an eye toward truly monolithic floors, a New Zealand company, Canzac Ltd., has announced the Joint Free Slab flooring system, which uses a clip-together
  • Cemstone Engineer Attains Leed Accreditation

    In a potential first for a ready mixed producer, Minnesota-based Cemstone Products Co. reports that one of its staffers has been designated a U.S. Green
  • Fly Ash Research Lands $200K Energy Dept. Grant

    A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-proposed research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable
  • Nrmca Updates Plant Certification Checklist

    Effective this year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Plant Certification program is adopting the ninth edition of QC Manual, Section 3,
  • Technology Providers Join Forces

    The Shilstone Companies Inc. and Contek Inc, providers of mix design software and consulting services, have merged. The venture will usher in a new era
  • Bridge Deck Report

    Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) recently released a new eight-page Research Report, No. 12, Service Life Extension of Northern Bridge Decks
  • Diversified Industrial Operator Acquires Kimble Mixer

    Spring Lake, Mich.-based Hines Corp. has closed on a deal for Kimble Mixer Co. and sister fabrication and chassis companies, noting that the mixer truck
  • Slurry Control System Targets Job Sites

    An Australian inventor has created a prototype of a flocculant system designed to reduce runoff at job sites, eliminating the need to spread floc blocks
  • Organizations

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association announces the election of new board members and the slate of officers for 2006. Laurence Smith, partner and director
  • Manufacturers

    Blasters Ready Jet, Inc. has named ready mixed production (Tarmac Virginia) and plant equipment (Schwing America) veteran Greg Vickers sales manager for
  • Basf Aims For Degussa Construction Chemicals

    Officials from the parent company of Degussa Construction Chemicals Division, whose holdings include Cleveland-based Degussa Admixtures Inc., reported
  • Command Alkon Names Product Development Director

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Command Alkon has appointed Bob Cymbalski director of Product Development for the entire company line. He brings 20-plus years'
  • Oldcastle Materials Chief Co-Chairs Task Force For Safetea Reauthorization

    Tom Hill, chief executive of Washington, D.C.-based Oldcastle Materials, was recently named co-chair of American Road and Transportation Builders Association's
  • Junk Science Shows Cracks In Sulfate Cases

    In a landmark ruling that could affect dozens of similar California cases, Orange County Superior Court Judge David Velasquez recently dismissed standard
  • U.S. Submits First Safety Management Standard

    Published by the American National Standards Institute and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005 provides a new standard for
  • P2P Is A-Ok

    On the heels of its 2005 diamond anniversary, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is achieving major progress this year promoting performance-based
  • Comcast Headquarters Team Subscribes To Scc

    Sometimes, the numbers really do speak for themselves, and the numbers for Comcast Center the media giant's new headquarters in downtown Philadelphia,
  • Rmc Research Completes C-I-P Spec, P2P Case Study

    In support of its sweeping Prescriptive-to-Performance (P2P) concrete specifications initiative, the RMC Research Foundation, Silver Spring, Md., has
  • Pervious Concrete On Wheels At Ohio Expo

    An indoor demonstration of pervious concrete placing and finishing was among highlights of the Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete at the
  • Equity Firm-Backed Fabric Company Sews Up Si (Fibermesh) Deal

    Propex Fabrics Inc., Austell, Ga., recently announced closing of a deal for SI Concrete Systems Corp. and SI Geosolutions Corp., known collectively as
  • Eagle Materials Shares Soar On Stock Split, Plant Expansion News

    Nearly two years to the date from its spinoff by Centex Corp., Dallas-based Eagle Materials outlined a plan to combine its Common Stock and Class B Common
  • Ash Grove Announces Arkansas Powder Plant Expansion, Adds Oregon Terminal

    Ash Grove Cement, Overland Park, Kan., plans to invest approximately $190 million to add 700,000 tons' capacity at its Foreman, Ark., cement plant. The
  • Cemex Lands Environmental Permits, Earmarks $220 Million To Double Texas Mill's Capacity

    As part of a worldwide 2006 capital expansion program unveiled in mid-February, Cemex plans to break ground shortly on a second kiln at its Balcones plant
  • Cxt Sites Cross Tie Plant In Arizona

    CXT Inc., a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co., has obtained permits for a prestressed concrete cross-tie plant on a 12-acre site within Union
  • Essroc To Double W.V. Plant Output

    Nazareth, Pa.-based Essroc Cement Corp. announced recently a $320 million expansion and modernization plan for the company's Martinsburg, W.Va. plant,
  • Taking Stock

    The past year brought North American cement, concrete and aggregate producers record sized mergers (Cemex + RMC, Holcim + Aggregate Industries), record
  • Driver Of The Year Awards

    Beyond customer satisfaction, mixer-truck drivers' performance impacts quality control, finishing, and ultimately, project integrity. That one major producer
  • Truck Report

    Truck and component manufacturers capitalized on the 2006 World of Concrete to roll out a host of new engine and other component offerings and spec changes.
  • Engineered Pozzolans Serve Specialty Users

    ENGELHARD The company's MetaMax high-reactivity metakaolin is a white concrete additive that is said to enhance the performance of cement-based products,
  • Powder Imparts Self-Cleaning Mechanism In C-I-P And Precast

    Although widely accepted in the European Union, Essroc's TX Millennium cement technology received its official North American rollout at World of Concrete
  • Nrmca Updates Plant Certification Checklist

    Effective this year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Plant Certification program is adopting the ninth edition of QC Manual, Section 3,
  • Powder Imparts Self-Cleaning Mechanism In C-I-P And Precast

    Although widely accepted in the European Union, Essroc's TX Millennium cement technology received its official North American rollout at World of Concrete
  • Faux Stone Producer/Installer Eyes Atlanta Beachhead

    To improve its positioning in the Southeast, Denver-based Environmental Stoneworks has begun construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant in Cobb County, outside
  • Pavermodule Shapes Hanson's Landscape-Unit Platform

    Hanson Building Products North America entered the concrete paving stone and landscape unit business last month, announcing acquisition of five plants
  • Investment Returns

    This month's cover story examines what U.S. Concrete Inc. is doing to become the industry's premier operating company. In our first visit with CEO Gene
  • P2P Is A-Ok

    On the heels of its 2005 diamond anniversary, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is achieving major progress this year promoting performance-based
  • Comcast Headquarters Team Subscribes To Scc

    Sometimes, the numbers really do speak for themselves, and the numbers for Comcast Center the media giant's new headquarters in downtown Philadelphia,
  • Taking Stock

    The past year brought North American cement, concrete and aggregate producers record sized mergers (Cemex + RMC, Holcim + Aggregate Industries), record
  • Diversified Industrial Operator Acquires Kimble Mixer

    Spring Lake, Mich.-based Hines Corp. has closed on a deal for Kimble Mixer Co. and sister fabrication and chassis companies, noting that the mixer truck
  • Truck Report

    Truck and component manufacturers capitalized on the 2006 World of Concrete to roll out a host of new engine and other component offerings and spec changes.