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  • Articulating crane

    A new 47-tm crane offers a lifting capacity of 21,625 lbs. maximum rating at a radius of 15 ft. 1 in. It features a dual power plus link arm system (DL), well suited for long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch) and, product engineers note, provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area while it delivers ideal lifting capacities under almost any working conditions.

  • Vibrator stock program

    This company has enhanced its level of service to rotary electric customers with the announcement of a Guaranteed In-Stock Partner program that offers ready-to-ship inventory levels for up to 50 different industrial vibrator products.

  • Tier 4 Interim-powered truck

    This truck maker showcased its Tier 4 H450HDS truck at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 show in Las Vegas. The model meets the revised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Interim emissions standards for off-highway diesel engines.

  • Besser welds single, double width barrier forms

    Single- and double-width median barrier forms, from 8 to 20 ft., are available from this manufacturer. An upside-down pour ensures a smooth product finish. Median barriers can be made with sloped end sections if desired. Forms come with vibrator mounts, fork pockets and anchor holes. A variety of connector plates are available to meet producer needs. All forms are custom engineered and constructed to meet specific needs so products produced meet state and local specifications. The company announced the new barrier forms at the 2011 Precast Show in Charlotte. Besser, www.besser.com.
  • Bibko forms new NA Distributor

    German concrete reclaiming equipment manufacturer Bibko GmbH has launched Bibko North America, LLC, based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with regional offices in Tracy, Calif., and Lititz, Pa. The move is a bid to expand presence in the U.S. and Canada with multiple locations and warehouses, resulting in faster deliveries and improved service to customers.

  • Silane treatments

    Xiameter brand silanes for concrete formulators can help repel water and protect highway infrastructure from weather damage. The freeze-thaw cycles in winter wreak havoc on roads and bridges, which can lead to dangerous driving conditions.  The seeping water often carries deicing salts with it, which can cause or accelerate corrosion of steel reinforcing bars, compromising the integrity of the infrastructure.
  • Ryder service integrates fuel management activities, data logging

    Ryder Fuel Services has designed its Fuel Management service offerings to provide storage tank owners and operators with a single source to manage all activities and data associated with purchasing, storing and consuming fuel. This system of centralized, computer-based fuel management control is crucial to driving supply-chain efficiencies and improving fuel-supply system performance.

  • Drill-driven mixing Paddles

    CS Unitec’s mixing paddles are now available with a new Hex Shank design. The ⅝-in. hex shank provides a universal fit for use with geared chucks on drill motors, as well as traditional mixers. CS Unitec’s mixing paddles can be supplied in a variety of helical configurations and other designs for mixing an assortment of materials. The paddle’s blade design mixes the product from the bottom up, eliminating the possibility of air entering into the material. The paddles are made of robust welded steel and are galvanized for protection against corrosion and resistance against abrasion.  CS Unitec, Inc.; www.csunitec.com
  • Hot melt adhesive speeds precast form bonding

    Suited for bonding reveal, chamfer, form liners, weld plates and structural and other architectural elements in all types of precast concrete forms, the new Power Adhesive hot melt system consists of Casttec adhesive, applied in dots, beads or a spray pattern using one of three heavy-duty TEC glue guns. Its replaces commonly used double-sided tape, solvent-based adhesives, bolting, nailing, silicon or other fastening systems; Casttec bonds to all material types common in the industry including wood, foam, most plastics and some metals.

  • Dust Collector Valve

    This VHT High-Temp replaceable duck bill sleeve for the Vacu-Valve is one of the lowest-cost, lowest-maintenance dust collector valves available, says the manufactuer. The VHT sleeve is heat resistant in temperatures as high as to 400°F/200°C and offers resistance to aggressive fuels and chemicals. It operates as a constant discharge valve for dust collectors, hoppers, cyclones and other equipment operating under negative pressure.
  • Oil shear coupler brake

    Posistop oil shear coupler brake, ideal replacement for electric brakes often found mounted on the back of a special brake motor, mounts to the working end of a standard C-face motor eliminating the need for a special brake motor. This means the motor can be used for non-brake applications as well, thus reducing motor inventory. This also may allow use of a fan-cooled motor, which is sometimes not possible with brake mounted on the fan end.

  • Service-Free U-Joints

    This company announced the introduction of service-free u-joints to its heavy-duty Spicer Life Series (SPL) driveshafts, technology that delivers a permanently lubricated driveline that reduces maintenance costs over the life of the product. The SPL-250 and SPL-170 u-joints have been designed for main and tandem drive inter-axle driveshaft applications for a variety of Class 8 heavy-duty truck applications and borrow from Dana’s industry-proven service-free technology that has been available in Europe for over 13 years.
  • Tindall Engineers Gulf Coast's First Structure Equal To 200-Mph Hurricane Forces

    Precaster Tindall announces the completion of a new 582-unit Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., replacing one severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and demolished in late 2007
  • Oldcastle Precast Supplies Tanks For First Biomass-Derived Energy Facility

    As part of an effort to erect what is described as the first-of-its-kind, wastewater-to-renewable-energy project, Oldcastle Precast has supplied wastewater holding tanks to Algaewheel Technologies’ facility in Reynolds, Ind
  • North Carolina's Foltz Ushers Hdpe Pipe Giant Ads Into Concrete

    The world’s largest HDPE pipe producer, ADS recently closed on Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Foltz Concrete Pipe Co. LLC, indicating it would be the first of similar acquisitions as 2010 unfolds
  • 51-Year Spancrete Veteran Dugan Set To Retire

    Spancrete CEO John Nagy has announced the retirement of Spancrete Machinery Corp. Vice President Joseph T. Dugan, effective May 7
  • Dailey Precast Delivers Premier Next (Northeast Extreme Tee) Beam Order

    Dailey Precast is preparing to ship 28 girders for the Maine Rt. 103/York River crossing, the first structure to be built with the PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee’s NEXT Beam design
  • Sustainable Cement, Concrete Rise On Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Radar

    Following the late-2009 Concrete Sustainability Hub opening at the MIT Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the university’s Technology Review has ranked a magnesium-based cement among 2010 Top 10 Emerging Technologies
  • Fred Weber Feeds Record, 3-Million Yd. Roller Compacted Concrete Structure

    A rebuilt, billion-gallon capacity reservoir, harboring North America’s largest roller compacted concrete placement to date, has allowed Ameren UE to reactivate the 440-mw Taum Sauk Pump Storage Plant
  • Aci Releases 2010 Manual Of Concrete Practice

    Available in six-volume hard copy ($799.50, ACI members $499), CD-ROM ($681.50, $409 members), or a combined package ($1185.50, $711), ACI’s benchmark publication spans 190 documents and committee reports on cast-in-place or precast concrete buildings, pavements, transportation structures and specialty applications
  • Volumetric Operator All County Embarks To Liberty Island

    All County Mobile Concrete is supplying 3- to 6-yd. loads on tight schedules for new visitors’ center areas at the 12-acre Liberty Island in New York Harbor
  • Leed Parameters Steer Holcim's Grancem Toward Foot Of Lady Liberty

    Driven by small, custom jobs for public or private customers around New York City, All County Mobile has proved equal to erratic scheduling, waste and washout minimization, and special mix requirements for Liberty Island visitors’ center work
  • Davis Parent Unveils Sun-Powered Color Pigment At Bauma

    A new generation of iron oxide color pigment fused with functional properties that respond to sunlight to enable concrete surfaces to self-clean, reduce air pollutants and inhibit microbial growth is scheduled for launch by Rockwood Pigments at this week’s Bauma trade fair in Munich
  • New Astm Method Accelerates Measurement Of Scc MixesÌ Static Segregation Resistance

    Suited to the mix design development phase, ASTM International’s recently published C1712 test method assesses whether static segregation is likely to occur in self-consolidating concrete with normal-weight aggregate
  • Structural Technology Experts Convene At Pci-Hosted International Fib Congress

    The Third International fib Congress [www.fib2010washington.com]--May 29–June 2, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.--will feature more than 500 peer-reviewed papers from 45 countries, plus 100,000 square feet of exhibits
  • Pci Schedules Building Information Modeling Committee Kick Off

    Inaugural PCI Building Information Modeling Committee meeting participants will discuss cost/benefit analysis of BIM implementation; effective incorporation of BIM within a precast/prestressed operation
  • Systech Rm Visions Conference: Lean Methods, Data Mining, Fuel Spike Sessions

    Future-centric presentations on technologies awaiting construction materials operators, but proven in other industries, highlight Systech’s RM Visions ’10 customer and industry executive conference, May 20-21 in Chicago
  • Aci Publishes Ãreport On Pervious Concrete

    ACI Committee 522’s “Report on Pervious Concrete” [ACI 522R-10, 38 pages] addresses constituent materials, properties, mixture proportioning, pavement design and construction, quality-control inspection and testing, performance, limitations/research needs, and environmental benefits
  • Essroc Certifies Mga Cast Stone For Producing Self-Cleaning Concrete

    Architectural precast and cast stone producer MGA was recently certified to manufacture photocatalysis cement-induced concrete
  • Independent Hardscape Dealers Create Promotional Co-Op, Hardscapestl.Com

    Eight locally owned landscape supply companies have branded a unified message, “Bring their outdoors to life,” and launched www.HardscapeSTL.com, to offer St. Louis metro area homeowners an alternative to big box retailers
  • Cim Program Begins Search For Summer 2010 Interns

    Concrete Industry Management faculty and supporters are seeking summer internship opportunities for students enrolled in Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University, Chico, and Texas State University CIM programs
  • Batch Plant Specialist Engineers Water Blending Valve

    Concrete plant equipment dealer CP-Solutions has developed a compact valve enabling ready mixed producers to blend regular and temperature-controlled water
  • Bald Eagles Find Lafarge Vancouver Rm Plant Most Hospitable

    Ten years after permitting and work began to build a new Vancouver Harbour ready mixed operation to serve the steadily growing downtown and East Vancouver markets, Lafarge Canada completed all construction and proceeded with early commissioning by the end of 2009
  • Nrmca, Wildlife Habitat Council Promote Biodiversity At Rm Plants

    A new NRMCA and Wildlife Habitat Council partnership encourages member participation each organization’s environmental programs and advances voluntary corporate leadership in environmental performance, including wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration
  • Contractors Pull No Punches Responding To Obama Project Labor Agreement Rule

    Two leading contractor groups offered scathing criticism of a rule, effective April 13, encouraging federal agencies to impose project labor agreements (PLA) on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million
  • Kraft Energy Fills Void In Besser Portfolio

    Besser has acquired Ft. Worth, Texas-based Kraft Energy Systems Inc., whose curing equipment and technology have become fixtures in North American and overseas manufactured-concrete plants
  • Faux Stone Veneer Producers Launch Design Awards

    Entries in MVMA’s first annual Design Awards program are being accepted through May 10
  • Indianapolis Trial Lawyer Sees Closure In Ready Mixed Price-Fixing Case

    Settlements upward of $59 million will cover full payment of overcharges ready mixed concrete customers incurred from what the federal government claimed was a price-fixing conspiracy Indianapolis market producers effected during 2000-2004
  • Rm Executives Anchor Conexpo-Con/Agg Management Committee

    Tom Flynn, president of Dubuque, Iowa-based Flynn Ready-Mix Concrete Co., has been named vice chairman of the 2011 ConExpo-Con/Agg Management Committee, charged with overseeing exhibit, seminar and other plans for the March 22-26, Las Vegas Convention Center gathering
  • Nrmca Quality Survey Targets Staff, Equipment Benchmarks

    An NRMCA Research & Engineering Standards Committee survey under way gauges quality control staff expertise, materials and mix testing frequency, quality documentation, and lab equipment monitoring
  • Commission Certifies Articulating Crane Operators

    Billed as the first program of its kind for knuckleboom and material loader equipment, NCCCO’s Articulating Crane Operator certification spans three written examinations and a practical test
  • Architects: Leed Ratings Shortchange Concrete Masonry On Sustainability Scale

    Architects recognize concrete masonry’s green building attributes, but see certain properties long associated with block or brick construction overlooked in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system
  • Florida Antitrust Litigation Defendants Enter Spirited Motion To Dismiss

    Defense attorneys in In Re Florida Cement and Concrete Antitrust Litigation have moved to dismiss the prospective class-action case
  • Purported Whistleblower And Ex-Prestige Manager Weighs Heavily In Florida Case

    In their 102-page Motion to Dismiss now before U.S. District Court in Miami, defense attorneys in In Re Florida Cement and Concrete Antitrust Litigation challenge evidence--possibly the springboard for plaintiff complaints--supporting an alleged “customer allocation conspiracy”
  • Patterson Acquires Nycon, Signaling Out With The Ãnew

    Precast concrete accessories manufacturer and distributor A.L. Patterson had closed on New Nycon Inc., rebranding the business Nycon Corp. and positioning it to realize sales, marketing and distribution efficiencies with affiliated companies Vandex-USA and Cast Supply LLC
  • Nrmca Call For Entries: 2010 Environmental Excellence Awards

    Now in its 15th year, NRMCA’s Commitment To Environmental Excellence Awards competition honors producers that have met--and surpassed--governmental compliance measures in demonstrating a commitment to environmental protection and sound operations management through plant and staff investment
  • Survey Indicates End To Construction Market Decline

    More than 700 domestic construction and design firm executives--out of 2,000 surveyed--overwhelmingly agreed that the current industry slump will either stabilize or improve in the next 12 to 18 months, according to a report in McGraw-Hill’s Engineering News-Record
  • Gps, Radio Device Logs Pto Fuel Consumption, Seat Belt Usage

    The ST-950 Service Tracker gauges power take-off fuel consumption at a worksite, providing equipment fleet operators data for state fuel tax rebates and additional tax credits under consideration at the federal level
  • Knife River, Nrmca Mark Mentor Driver

    A 20-year Knife River Corp. and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association partnership has seen delivery of 50,000-plus Mentor Driver Program VHS tapes
  • Ms. April: Street And Spec Worthy

    Quadrozzi Concrete's 1961 Mack B61, with chain drive 13-yd. Smith mixer, is the truck of the month on National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's 2010
  • Kimble Ramps Up Front Discharge Mixer Program

    Kimble Mixer Co. is adding to its rear-discharge concrete mixer offering a front-discharge glider package, available by mid-year, and a new front model
  • 2010 Drivers Of The Year

    The 14th annual Driver of the Year program salutes Johnney Hilliard of Redi-Mix Concrete in Euless, Texas. Also recognized are finalists Charlie Davis
  • Event Log Monitoring Keeps Things Rolling For St. Marys Canada

    With more than 400 ready-mixed trucks on the street at any given time, St. Marys Canada Building Materials (CBM) relies heavily on real-time data transmitted
  • Vancouver Soaring

    Lafarge Canada's Vancouver Harbour facility was fully commissioned in January 2010, just weeks before the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in
  • R&S Has It Made With Renegade

    Following its announcement of a new Renegade mobile transit mixed batch plant at World of Concrete last year, R&S Industries Inc. recently delivered the
  • Event Log Monitoring Keeps Things Rolling For St. Marys Canada

    With more than 400 ready-mixed trucks on the street at any given time, St. Marys Canada Building Materials (CBM) relies heavily on real-time data transmitted
  • Never Mind The Health Care Fallout, Here's The Climate Change Damage

    The ink from the last of 20 Presidential pens used to sign health care reform into law had barely dried when Caterpillar Inc. and Deere & Company, bellwethers
  • Nrmca Extends Mixer Driver Safety Series

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's CD-based PowerPoint presentation, Safety Series #16: Highway Work Zone Safety for the Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Cemstone Products

    Founded in 1927, Cemstone Products Co. now comprises more than 50 ready mixed concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. Highly
  • Nrmca Offers Online Driver Training, A/E Course

    Originally developed with input from ready mixed producers of all sizes throughout North America, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association At-A-Glance

    CHAIRMAN 2010 TIM BECKENSenior V.P., OperationsCemstone Products Co.Mendota Heights, Minn. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) HENRY BATTENPresident and CEOConcrete
  • Equipment & Products

    PTO FUEL LOGGER A data logger with GPS and radio communications, the ST-950 Service Tracker gauges power take-off fuel consumption at a worksite, providing
  • Briefs

    PRODUCERS Effective this month, Jeffrey D. Smith has been promoted from executive vice president to president and chief executive officer of High Industries
  • Nrmca Extends Mixer Driver Safety Series

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's CD-based PowerPoint presentation, Safety Series #16: Highway Work Zone Safety for the Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Cemstone Products

    Founded in 1927, Cemstone Products Co. now comprises more than 50 ready mixed concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. Highly
  • Nrmca Offers Online Driver Training, A/E Course

    Originally developed with input from ready mixed producers of all sizes throughout North America, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association At-A-Glance

    CHAIRMAN 2010 TIM BECKENSenior V.P., OperationsCemstone Products Co.Mendota Heights, Minn. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) HENRY BATTENPresident and CEOConcrete
  • Equipment & Products

    PTO FUEL LOGGER A data logger with GPS and radio communications, the ST-950 Service Tracker gauges power take-off fuel consumption at a worksite, providing
  • Briefs

    PRODUCERS Effective this month, Jeffrey D. Smith has been promoted from executive vice president to president and chief executive officer of High Industries
  • American Engineering Testing's Stehly Named Aci President

    Richard Stehly, principal of Minneapolis-based American Engineering Testing, Inc., officially assumed a one-year term at the ACI helm during the group’s spring convention in Chicago
  • Granular Pigments Join Solomon Colorflo Line

    Solomon has added spray-dried, free-flowing Granular Pigments to its ColorFlo products for concrete block and pavers
  • Guide Details Best Environmental Management Practices For Ready Mixed Plants

    NRMCA’s Environmental Management for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry covers water and air quality; admixture, chemical and fuel storage; noise abatement; hazardous waste; fleet maintenance; site aesthetics; plant closures; environmental security; and, sustainability
  • Osha Extends Silica Exposure Guidance

    “Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction” is the latest OSHA document providing employers in concrete and masonry best practices for curtailing worker exposure to crystalline silica-bearing respiratory dust
  • Owens Corning Stone Veneer Receives First Green Approved Seal

    Owens Corning’s Cultured Stone and ProStone are the first precast veneers to attain the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center Green Approved Products seal
  • Mcneilus Tapped To Modify California Mixers For Natural Gas Power

    SCAQMD has approved funds to demonstrate a prototype natural gas-powered concrete mixer to help reduce emissions from the construction sector
  • Harsh Decisions Stand On Spurlino Materials Portable, Fixed Plant Labor Violations

    After probing the nuts & bolts of ready mixed concrete dispatching, scheduling of pro-union drivers based on seniority, and front versus rear discharge mixer truck operation, the NLRB has resolved a protracted dispute over alleged unfair labor practices in Indianapolis
  • Six Concrete Production, Practice Groups Align On Sustainable Development Platform

    Key industry organizations will advance eight value propositions cast-in-place, masonry and precast building methods offer for sustainable development: resource efficiency, safety/protection, financial responsibility, operational continuity, longevity/durability, byproducts reduction, esthetics, and societal connectivity
  • Lafarge-Backed Study Cites Potential 60 Percent Cut In BuildingsÌ Energy Use

    Public policies, technological innovation, informed customer choices, and smart business decisions are key to a sharp reduction in the global building sector’s energy consumption by mid-century
  • Obama Pays Earth Day Visit To Transit Mix's Wind Energy Sister Operation

    “The nation that leads the world in creating new energy sources will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy. America must be that nation,” President Barack Obama told an April 22 gathering at Trinity Structural Towers, Newton, Iowa
  • States Move To Protect Homeowners From Fire Sprinkler Rackets

    Lawmakers in 12 states are weighing measures effectively easing or eliminating 2009 International Residential Code requirements for automatic fire sprinklers in new home construction
  • Holcim Completes Nafta-Region Branding, Docking St. Lawrence

    St. Lawrence Cement, a construction materials mainstay in Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. markets, is now Holcim (Canada) Inc
  • Feds Uphold LaborersÌ Mse Precast Panel Work Assignment

    The NLRB has determined that Laborers Union members are entitled to perform turnkey installation of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) precast panels on Detroit’s Interstate 75 Gateway Project.
  • 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 cases brought before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Pci Pilots State Dot-Specific Plant Certification

    In response to inspector attrition and differing evolution of material and engineering specifications, PCI is developing state department of transportation-specific criteria for its Plant Certification Program
  • Vulcan Materials Streamlines Regions Under Mcabee, Shepherd

    Vulcan Materials Senior Vice Presidents Danny Shepherd and Ron McAbee will run newly defined East and West Regions, respectively, encompassing businesses and divisions created during the 2007 Florida Rock Industries merger
  • Boxley/Roanoke Becomes First Va. Facility To Receive Nrmca Green-Star Certification

    Making it the 11th plant nationwide to receive this environmental recognition, Boxley’s Roanoke ready mixed plant became the first facility in Virginia to be awarded Green-Star certification from NRMCA
  • Caterpillar, Navistar Set Late-2010 Launch For Heavy-Duty Truck Model

    A definitive agreement between Caterpillar and Navistar calls for development of heavy-duty, on-off highway vehicles under a banner, Cat Vocational Truck Line, and sold through Caterpillar’s North American dealer network
  • Mix Licensing Extends U.S. Concrete's Environmental Program

    Eastern Concrete operations are centered in northern New Jersey, although the company is establishing greater presence east of the Hudson River to serve New York City
  • Rmc, Aci Foundations Broaden Industry Research Selection, Adoption

    The RMC and ACI foundations will jointly target industry research and educational topics, especially those tied to product and practice standards, under a strategic partnership formalized by both groups’ boards
  • Niche Operator Guides Spancrete To Underserved Markets

    Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group announced in late March its acquisition of MobileGreen Precast LLC, the nation's first operator of its kind. The
  • Inaugural Precast Show Draws Nearly 3,000

    Sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association and American Concrete Pipe Association, The Precast Show in Houston allowed precast producers to
  • Mile-High Milestone

    Downtown Denver's $350 million, 45-story Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences project has been under construction since September 2007. With a hotel
  • Restraint Of Trade, Texas Style

    A case of state, county, and local officials potentially skirting the U.S. Constitution, restraining portland cement trade and foisting dubious environmental
  • Pci Research Findings Simplify, Economize Spandrel Reinforcement

    A series of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-sponsored torsion tests on precast L-shaped spandrel beams has yielded new design procedures which,
  • Thetruthaboutefca.Com

    Associated Builders & Contractors, an outspoken proponent of merit shop construction, aims to educate the public about the sweeping economic and workplace
  • Owner's Message

    Counting the new plant among his many blessings, Foltz Concrete Pipe President George Sowers, who acquired the business in 1997 from second-generation
  • Pci, Cpci, Npca Eye Life-Cycle Assessment For Precast

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association have scheduled
  • Big Labor Sympathizers Cling To Hope For Employee Free Choice Act

    Shifting political tides saw prospects for a hot button legislative item brighten briefly last month, only to be clouded by a senior lawmaker's change
  • Standing Strong

    In difficult economic times now facing us, the new chairman of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) is looking for ways to preserve member services
  • Clean Surfaces Smite Smog

    Now available in North America from Italcementi Group subsidiary Essroc after a decade of development and testing in Europe TX Active is a patented (white
  • Roof Tile Producer Warms To Sales Of Stimulus-Backed Solar Panels

    Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif., and Suntech Power Holding Co., San Francisco, have entered into an agreement whereby Eagle will distribute SolarBlend
  • Green Concrete Deliveries Approach $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
  • Strategic Moves

    Eight strategic themes will frame the leadership of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) new chairman as he guides the group through what
  • Clark Pacific Paces Massive California Parking Structure

    From its West Sacramento operation, Clark Pacific is in the sixth month of a contract for an eight-level, 3,350-stall public and rental car parking structure
  • Carbon Neutrality, Serivce Life Anchor 2009 Concrete Technology Forum

    Opportunities for concrete in the quest for a carbon neutral future is the subject of a keynote address from Mark Chrzanowski, P.E., of engineering giant
  • Key Strategies For Distressing Times

    Concrete industry players are not immune to dire financial news now playing on the national media. In reality, producers and allied businesses can not
  • Crane Specialist Posts Load Charts Online

    A library at www.allcrane.com/LoadCharts.aspx provides a comprehensive selection of load charts for crane and lift equipment. The ALL Erection & Crane
  • 318-08 Code Reinforces Acts 2009 Manual Of Concrete Practice

    The American Concrete Institute has released hard copy, CD-ROM and online versions of its 2009 Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP), whose 190-plus documents
  • Elemix Polymeric Spheres Reshape Concrete Matrix

    In 2008, representatives from tilt-up construction contractors Hi-Tech Tilt of Laredo, Texas, had a fateful meeting with Monaca, Pa.-based Syntheon at
  • Aci Convention Organizers Seek Precast-Themed Papers

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is calling for papers to be presented during its Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, and Spring 2010
  • Producers

    Chambersburg, Pa.-based Nitterhouse Concrete Products, Inc. has named J. Glynn Kindelan Virginia precast sales representative. He is responsible for providing
  • Ipc, J.W. Peters Combination Spawns Midwest Precast/Prestressed Leader

    A merging of IPC Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, and J.W. Peters Inc., Burlington, Wis., staff and resources will yield a market leader with increased sophistication
  • Organizations

    The Pacific Southwest Concrete Alliance has named Guy Collignon 2009 Promoter of the Year. A 26-year industry veteran and president of Enviro-Crete, he
  • Consolidated Concrete Retools After $230K In Epa Fines, Runoff Remedies

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 (Boston) officials announced a settlement in March with Consolidated Concrete Corp. whereby the East Providence,
  • Hanson's Power Lifting

    A precast/prestressed producer tackling fabrication and site erection will be hard pressed to find a handling tool with the utility of the Aero-Lift.
  • University Teams Compete In Pci Big Beam Competition

    A team of three students from the United States Military Academy won the National Championship Award in the 2008 Engineering Design (Big Beam) Competition
  • Freightliner Amd Western Star Name Executives Upon Sterling Sunset

    Freightliner Trucks has announced two executive appointments timed with assembly of the final Sterling Trucks unit in mid-March. Richard Saward, formerly
  • Equipment & Products

    FAUX STONE VENEER, MASONRY RAINSCREEN The company's newly rebranded Home Slicker Stone & Stucco is a rainscreen product designed specifically for stone,
  • Productive Pursuit

    When Foltz Concrete Pipe Co., LLC was running three outdated machines, bargain-minded customers called frequently about deals on culls. Our response has
  • Six Basic Steps To A Better Safety Record

    The safety profession continues to evolve as new priorities and practices are recommended to foster a workplace culture increasingly conducive to safety.
  • Formidable Centennial

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milwaukee-based Metal Forms Corp. (MFC), today a leading formwork and concrete finishing machine manufacturer.
  • Tolling A Clean, Green Concrete Technology

    With the dedication of a 75-ft.-tall bell tower at Dalton State College in northwest Georgia, Metromont Corp. stands as the first U.S. precaster to fully
  • Elemix Polymeric Spheres Reshape Concrete Matrix

    In 2008, representatives from tilt-up construction contractors Hi-Tech Tilt of Laredo, Texas, had a fateful meeting with Monaca, Pa.-based Syntheon at
  • Restraint Of Trade, Texas Style

    A case of state, county, and local officials potentially skirting the U.S. Constitution, restraining portland cement trade and foisting dubious environmental
  • Clean Surfaces Smite Smog

    Now available in North America from Italcementi Group subsidiary Essroc after a decade of development and testing in Europe TX Active is a patented (white
  • Green Concrete Deliveries Approach $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
  • Tolling A Clean, Green Concrete Technology

    With the dedication of a 75-ft.-tall bell tower at Dalton State College in northwest Georgia, Metromont Corp. stands as the first U.S. precaster to fully
  • Niche Operator Guides Spancrete To Underserved Markets

    Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group announced in late March its acquisition of MobileGreen Precast LLC, the nation's first operator of its kind. The
  • Mile-High Milestone

    Downtown Denver's $350 million, 45-story Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences project has been under construction since September 2007. With a hotel
  • Pci Research Findings Simplify, Economize Spandrel Reinforcement

    A series of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-sponsored torsion tests on precast L-shaped spandrel beams has yielded new design procedures which,
  • Pci, Cpci, Npca Eye Life-Cycle Assessment For Precast

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association have scheduled
  • Clean Surfaces Smite Smog

    Now available in North America from Italcementi Group subsidiary Essroc after a decade of development and testing in Europe TX Active is a patented (white
  • Green Concrete Deliveries Approach $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
  • Strategic Moves

    Eight strategic themes will frame the leadership of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) new chairman as he guides the group through what
  • Clark Pacific Paces Massive California Parking Structure

    From its West Sacramento operation, Clark Pacific is in the sixth month of a contract for an eight-level, 3,350-stall public and rental car parking structure
  • Crane Specialist Posts Load Charts Online

    A library at www.allcrane.com/LoadCharts.aspx provides a comprehensive selection of load charts for crane and lift equipment. The ALL Erection & Crane
  • 318-08 Code Reinforces Acts 2009 Manual Of Concrete Practice

    The American Concrete Institute has released hard copy, CD-ROM and online versions of its 2009 Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP), whose 190-plus documents
  • Ipc, J.W. Peters Combination Spawns Midwest Precast/Prestressed Leader

    A merging of IPC Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, and J.W. Peters Inc., Burlington, Wis., staff and resources will yield a market leader with increased sophistication
  • Hanson's Power Lifting

    A precast/prestressed producer tackling fabrication and site erection will be hard pressed to find a handling tool with the utility of the Aero-Lift.
  • Tolling A Clean, Green Concrete Technology

    With the dedication of a 75-ft.-tall bell tower at Dalton State College in northwest Georgia, Metromont Corp. stands as the first U.S. precaster to fully
  • Owner's Message

    Counting the new plant among his many blessings, Foltz Concrete Pipe President George Sowers, who acquired the business in 1997 from second-generation
  • Standing Strong

    In difficult economic times now facing us, the new chairman of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) is looking for ways to preserve member services
  • Productive Pursuit

    When Foltz Concrete Pipe Co., LLC was running three outdated machines, bargain-minded customers called frequently about deals on culls. Our response has
  • Roof Tile Producer Warms To Sales Of Stimulus-Backed Solar Panels

    Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif., and Suntech Power Holding Co., San Francisco, have entered into an agreement whereby Eagle will distribute SolarBlend
  • Key Strategies For Distressing Times

    Concrete industry players are not immune to dire financial news now playing on the national media. In reality, producers and allied businesses can not
  • Inaugural Precast Show Draws Nearly 3,000

    Sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association and American Concrete Pipe Association, The Precast Show in Houston allowed precast producers to
  • Pci, Cpci, Npca Eye Life-Cycle Assessment For Precast

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association have scheduled
  • Clark Pacific Paces Massive California Parking Structure

    From its West Sacramento operation, Clark Pacific is in the sixth month of a contract for an eight-level, 3,350-stall public and rental car parking structure
  • Crane Specialist Posts Load Charts Online

    A library at www.allcrane.com/LoadCharts.aspx provides a comprehensive selection of load charts for crane and lift equipment. The ALL Erection & Crane
  • Elemix Polymeric Spheres Reshape Concrete Matrix

    In 2008, representatives from tilt-up construction contractors Hi-Tech Tilt of Laredo, Texas, had a fateful meeting with Monaca, Pa.-based Syntheon at
  • Mile-High Milestone

    Downtown Denver's $350 million, 45-story Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences project has been under construction since September 2007. With a hotel
  • Green Concrete Deliveries Approach $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
  • Key Strategies For Distressing Times

    Concrete industry players are not immune to dire financial news now playing on the national media. In reality, producers and allied businesses can not
  • 318-08 Code Reinforces Acts 2009 Manual Of Concrete Practice

    The American Concrete Institute has released hard copy, CD-ROM and online versions of its 2009 Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP), whose 190-plus documents
  • Elemix Polymeric Spheres Reshape Concrete Matrix

    In 2008, representatives from tilt-up construction contractors Hi-Tech Tilt of Laredo, Texas, had a fateful meeting with Monaca, Pa.-based Syntheon at
  • Consolidated Concrete Retools After $230K In Epa Fines, Runoff Remedies

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 (Boston) officials announced a settlement in March with Consolidated Concrete Corp. whereby the East Providence,
  • Formidable Centennial

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milwaukee-based Metal Forms Corp. (MFC), today a leading formwork and concrete finishing machine manufacturer.
  • Freightliner Amd Western Star Name Executives Upon Sterling Sunset

    Freightliner Trucks has announced two executive appointments timed with assembly of the final Sterling Trucks unit in mid-March. Richard Saward, formerly
  • Niche Operator Guides Spancrete To Underserved Markets

    Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group announced in late March its acquisition of MobileGreen Precast LLC, the nation's first operator of its kind. The
  • Consolidated Concrete Retools After $230K In Epa Fines, Runoff Remedies

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 (Boston) officials announced a settlement in March with Consolidated Concrete Corp. whereby the East Providence,
  • Productive Pursuit

    When Foltz Concrete Pipe Co., LLC was running three outdated machines, bargain-minded customers called frequently about deals on culls. Our response has
  • Niche Operator Guides Spancrete To Underserved Markets

    Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group announced in late March its acquisition of MobileGreen Precast LLC, the nation's first operator of its kind. The
  • Inaugural Precast Show Draws Nearly 3,000

    Sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association and American Concrete Pipe Association, The Precast Show in Houston allowed precast producers to
  • Mile-High Milestone

    Downtown Denver's $350 million, 45-story Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences project has been under construction since September 2007. With a hotel
  • Restraint Of Trade, Texas Style

    A case of state, county, and local officials potentially skirting the U.S. Constitution, restraining portland cement trade and foisting dubious environmental
  • Pci Research Findings Simplify, Economize Spandrel Reinforcement

    A series of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-sponsored torsion tests on precast L-shaped spandrel beams has yielded new design procedures which,
  • Thetruthaboutefca.Com

    Associated Builders & Contractors, an outspoken proponent of merit shop construction, aims to educate the public about the sweeping economic and workplace
  • Owner's Message

    Counting the new plant among his many blessings, Foltz Concrete Pipe President George Sowers, who acquired the business in 1997 from second-generation
  • Pci, Cpci, Npca Eye Life-Cycle Assessment For Precast

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association have scheduled
  • Big Labor Sympathizers Cling To Hope For Employee Free Choice Act

    Shifting political tides saw prospects for a hot button legislative item brighten briefly last month, only to be clouded by a senior lawmaker's change
  • Standing Strong

    In difficult economic times now facing us, the new chairman of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) is looking for ways to preserve member services
  • Clean Surfaces Smite Smog

    Now available in North America from Italcementi Group subsidiary Essroc after a decade of development and testing in Europe TX Active is a patented (white
  • Roof Tile Producer Warms To Sales Of Stimulus-Backed Solar Panels

    Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif., and Suntech Power Holding Co., San Francisco, have entered into an agreement whereby Eagle will distribute SolarBlend
  • Green Concrete Deliveries Approach $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
  • Strategic Moves

    Eight strategic themes will frame the leadership of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) new chairman as he guides the group through what
  • Clark Pacific Paces Massive California Parking Structure

    From its West Sacramento operation, Clark Pacific is in the sixth month of a contract for an eight-level, 3,350-stall public and rental car parking structure
  • Carbon Neutrality, Serivce Life Anchor 2009 Concrete Technology Forum

    Opportunities for concrete in the quest for a carbon neutral future is the subject of a keynote address from Mark Chrzanowski, P.E., of engineering giant
  • Key Strategies For Distressing Times

    Concrete industry players are not immune to dire financial news now playing on the national media. In reality, producers and allied businesses can not
  • Crane Specialist Posts Load Charts Online

    A library at www.allcrane.com/LoadCharts.aspx provides a comprehensive selection of load charts for crane and lift equipment. The ALL Erection & Crane
  • 318-08 Code Reinforces Acts 2009 Manual Of Concrete Practice

    The American Concrete Institute has released hard copy, CD-ROM and online versions of its 2009 Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP), whose 190-plus documents
  • Elemix Polymeric Spheres Reshape Concrete Matrix

    In 2008, representatives from tilt-up construction contractors Hi-Tech Tilt of Laredo, Texas, had a fateful meeting with Monaca, Pa.-based Syntheon at
  • Aci Convention Organizers Seek Precast-Themed Papers

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is calling for papers to be presented during its Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, and Spring 2010
  • Producers

    Chambersburg, Pa.-based Nitterhouse Concrete Products, Inc. has named J. Glynn Kindelan Virginia precast sales representative. He is responsible for providing
  • Ipc, J.W. Peters Combination Spawns Midwest Precast/Prestressed Leader

    A merging of IPC Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, and J.W. Peters Inc., Burlington, Wis., staff and resources will yield a market leader with increased sophistication
  • Organizations

    The Pacific Southwest Concrete Alliance has named Guy Collignon 2009 Promoter of the Year. A 26-year industry veteran and president of Enviro-Crete, he
  • Consolidated Concrete Retools After $230K In Epa Fines, Runoff Remedies

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 (Boston) officials announced a settlement in March with Consolidated Concrete Corp. whereby the East Providence,
  • Hanson's Power Lifting

    A precast/prestressed producer tackling fabrication and site erection will be hard pressed to find a handling tool with the utility of the Aero-Lift.
  • University Teams Compete In Pci Big Beam Competition

    A team of three students from the United States Military Academy won the National Championship Award in the 2008 Engineering Design (Big Beam) Competition
  • Freightliner Amd Western Star Name Executives Upon Sterling Sunset

    Freightliner Trucks has announced two executive appointments timed with assembly of the final Sterling Trucks unit in mid-March. Richard Saward, formerly
  • Equipment & Products

    FAUX STONE VENEER, MASONRY RAINSCREEN The company's newly rebranded Home Slicker Stone & Stucco is a rainscreen product designed specifically for stone,
  • Productive Pursuit

    When Foltz Concrete Pipe Co., LLC was running three outdated machines, bargain-minded customers called frequently about deals on culls. Our response has
  • Six Basic Steps To A Better Safety Record

    The safety profession continues to evolve as new priorities and practices are recommended to foster a workplace culture increasingly conducive to safety.
  • Formidable Centennial

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milwaukee-based Metal Forms Corp. (MFC), today a leading formwork and concrete finishing machine manufacturer.
  • Tolling A Clean, Green Concrete Technology

    With the dedication of a 75-ft.-tall bell tower at Dalton State College in northwest Georgia, Metromont Corp. stands as the first U.S. precaster to fully
  • Ozinga Chief Sets Run For Congress

    Marty Ozinga, who heads key Chicago market ready mixed producer Ozinga Brothers Inc., plans to announce April 30 his bid as the Republican candidate for Illinois' 11th Congressional district
  • Texas Precaster Receives $388K Anniversary 'Gift' To Replace Aging Tractors

    Design-build general contractor and structural/architectural precast producer Speed Fab-Crete recently celebrated 10 years under its current ownership with a companywide cookout and unveiling of a new John Deere wheel loader and four 2008 Mack tractors
  • Pci Producers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Bim, 3-D Modeling

    To inform its membership about transitioning from 2-D CAD to 3-D modeling, PCI held an April 24 workshop in Chicago introducing Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology for precast concrete
  • Grubb Technology Deepens Besser's Hardscape Offerings

    Product machinery and plant services giant Besser has closed on a deal for Grubb AMC of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
  • Yankees Pinpoint Slab Prank Through Pour Records

    Concrete placement schedules and construction worker recollections led New York Yankees management to stage a ceremonial slab demolition April 13 at the new Yankee Stadium site to recover an embedded jersey of rival baseball club, the Boston Red Sox
  • Unilock Supplies Record Permeable Pavement For U.S. Cellular Field Lot

    In what was said to be the first major sports facility to use eco-friendly permeable paving, the ISFA--developer, owner and operator of U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball club--has dedicated 265,000-sq.ft. Parking Lot L
  • Earth Day-Minded Kirchner Hosts Permeable Pavement Symposium

    In Earth Day 2008 observance, Kirchner will spotlight its eco-friendly Romanstone permeable interlocking concrete pavement system during an April 24 symposium for municipal and utility officials, plus design, engineering, construction and real estate development professionals
  • Nrmca, Epa Agreement Aims To Reduce PlantsÌ Environmental Footprint

    With an eye toward industry-wide promotion of environmental management tools and Clean Water Act compliance, NRMCA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have signed a memorandum of understanding titled “Beyond Compliance: Principles of Environmental Stewardship - New Agreement to Reduce Environmental Footprint of Ready Mixed Concrete Operations.”
  • Pci Workshop Explores Building Information Modeling

    PCI has added to its April Committee Days in Chicago a one-day workshop tracking architects’ rapid transition from two-dimensional CAD to three-dimensional Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods for project design and management
  • Continental Oversees Owens Corning's Concrete Fiber Program

    Owens Corning/OCV has transferred sales and marketing functions for its concrete-reinforcing fiber to Continental
  • Quikrete Charters Western Canada Through Target Deal

    Quikrete has acquired Target Products, Ltd., which as Western Canada's packaged-concrete leader has production and distribution facilities near Vancouver, B.C., and Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aia Billings Index Signals Sharp Commercial Construction Drop

    Reflecting deteriorating conditions in the housing market and overall economy, a leading construction activity indicator tumbled almost nine points in February
  • Survey: Most Design Professionals Link Sustainability And Concrete

    More than three out of four design professionals PCA surveyed on preferred materials for sustainable design cited concrete, acknowledging its energy efficiency, durability and reduced maintenance
  • 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 units containing Sealtech-branded recycled aggregate, which product developers note is the only patented post-consumer material of its kind for CMU applications
  • Icon Expo Organizers Firm Up Plan To Co-Locate With Conexpo-Con/Agg

    NCMA will stage its 2011 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo) trade show in conjunction with that year's ConExpo-Con/Agg at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Increte Ushers Euco Into Decorative Concrete

    Cleveland-based Euclid Chemical Co. has acquired Increte Systems, Odessa, Fla., adding decorative concrete prospects to its admixture and construction
  • Solar Power Magnifies Ash Processor's Environmental Posture

    Titan America's Separation Technologies LLC of Dalesville, Va., is doing double duty on the green building front by inaugurating solar-powered, emission-free
  • Osha Cement Exposure Report

    On February 21, the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new guidance document titled Preventing Skin Problems from Working
  • Feds Renew Silica Exposure Scrutiny

    Revised guidance on skin protection against exposure to portland cement (note Compliance Matters, pages 45-47) follows the Occupational Safety and Health
  • Owens Corning Crafts Economy Veneer Alternative To Cultured Stone

    Responding to builder customers' challenging market conditions, Owens Corning Masonry Products LLC has introduced a value-engineered manufactured stone
  • Segmental Precast Rises In Steel Town

    From the Transportation Research Board's January 2008 meeting in Washington, D.C. A Pennsylvania Turnpike project in planning used a design advisory team
  • Staggered But Steady

    Contemplating the design of its Staybridge Suites Hotel, Chicago developer Miglin Properties, LLC joint owner with Atlanta's Dellisart Lodging, LLC eyed
  • Gulf Surge

    On the morning of August 29, 2005, winds and storm surge from Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and
  • The Long View

    Breaking with the office's customary year-to-year focus, the new chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is determined to create
  • Oldcastle Precast Affords Makeover Home Solid Footing In Short Order

    Bound by the usual one-week building window, a forthcoming Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project rests on Oldcastle Precast's Oasis Foundation Wall System.
  • Challenging Times

    Continuing pressure from a weak residential market combined with the persistent assault of plastic pipe portends a challenging year in 2008 for the concrete
  • Osha Fines Two Contractors $324K For Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited Balfour Beatty Construction LLC, a general construction contractor based in the U.K.,
  • Oldcastle + Pavestone

    Dublin-based CRH announced in mid-March an agreement to acquire Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP, propelling the Oldcastle Architectural Products Group
  • Ncma Fosters Srw Contractor, Installer Membership

    The National Concrete Masonry Association has announced new membership categories for segmental retaining wall (SRW) contractors and installers. Prompting
  • Weigh Batcher Foils Manual Method

    For lightweight concrete block fabricator H+H Celcon Ltd. of Kent, England, expert engineering has taken product design to new levels of precision and
  • Turnkey Countertop Plant

    Plants and transfer assemblies tailored to concrete countertop fabrication and installation are now available from Brownstown, Pa.-based Pinnacle Cast
  • Virginia Ready Mixed On Radar

    Essroc-Crider & Shockey is the fourth sizable transaction in Virginia ready mixed in less than two years. It follows Vulcan Materials' November 2007 acquisition
  • Integration-Minded Essroc Adds Crider & Shockey

    Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa., closed last month on Crider & Shockey Inc. and Toms Brook Inc., the ready mixed businesses of Winchester, Va.-based
  • Nlrb Unloads Longshoremen's Claim To Cemex Barge Work

    National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that Operating Engineers Local 3-represented Cemex Construction Materials L.P. employees are entitled to
  • Scc's Northern Flow

    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) suits cast-in-place bridge applications in northern-tier states such as Nebraska and South Dakota, according to research
  • Study Gauges Soft Machinery Market

    Plagued by lagging residential activity, increased uncertainty about the economy and tightening credit, the market for construction machinery will grind
  • 2011 Invites Improvements For Industry And Conexpo-Con/Agg

    A fifth installment at the Las Vegas Convention Center left little doubt of ConExpo-Con/Agg's emergence as a global event worthy of staging every three
  • Virginia Ready Mixed On Radar

    Essroc-Crider & Shockey is the fourth sizable transaction in Virginia ready mixed in less than two years. It follows Vulcan Materials' November 2007 acquisition
  • Oldcastle + Pavestone

    Dublin-based CRH announced in mid-March an agreement to acquire Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP, propelling the Oldcastle Architectural Products Group
  • Integration-Minded Essroc Adds Crider & Shockey

    Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa., closed last month on Crider & Shockey Inc. and Toms Brook Inc., the ready mixed businesses of Winchester, Va.-based
  • Heldenfels' Cowboys Contract Reaches Half-Time

    Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., along with subcontractors Precast Erectors and Grout Tech, recently completed phase one precast/prestressed concrete seating
  • Owens Corning Crafts Economy Veneer Alternative To Cultured Stone

    Responding to builder customers' challenging market conditions, Owens Corning Masonry Products LLC has introduced a value-engineered manufactured stone
  • Increte Ushers Euco Into Decorative Concrete

    Cleveland-based Euclid Chemical Co. has acquired Increte Systems, Odessa, Fla., adding decorative concrete prospects to its admixture and construction
  • Solar Power Magnifies Ash Processor's Environmental Posture

    Titan America's Separation Technologies LLC of Dalesville, Va., is doing double duty on the green building front by inaugurating solar-powered, emission-free
  • A Walk In The Nrmca Park

    From a high-profile, Las Vegas Convention Center/South Hall booth at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association showcased its
  • Nlrb Unloads Longshoremen's Claim To Cemex Barge Work

    National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that Operating Engineers Local 3-represented Cemex Construction Materials L.P. employees are entitled to
  • Craft Book

    Florida-based craftsman T.J. Neil follows his first title Making Concrete Sculpture, released in 2007 by Schiffer Books with a title highlighting garden
  • Producers

    Angela Harris has joined the Metromont Corp. Atlanta Sales Team, assuming responsibility for sales primarily out of the Hiram, Ga., plant. A registered
  • Organizations

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has appointed Mike Mota, P.E., Atlantic regional manager, responsible for managing all CRSI activities in Maine,
  • Concrete Plant Manufacturers Fund Cim Scholarship

    During their annual meeting, timed with the 2008 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Convention in Las Vegas, Concrete Plant Manufacturers Bureau
  • Scc's Northern Flow

    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) suits cast-in-place bridge applications in northern-tier states such as Nebraska and South Dakota, according to research
  • Osha Cement Exposure Report

    On February 21, the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new guidance document titled Preventing Skin Problems from Working
  • Equipment & Products

    HAWKEYE, DRAWING TECHNOLOGY PARTNER The Hawkeye Group of Mediapolis, Iowa, and Drawing Technology Inc. of Rockford, Ill., have announced a marketing agreement
  • Challenging Times

    Continuing pressure from a weak residential market combined with the persistent assault of plastic pipe portends a challenging year in 2008 for the concrete
  • Rockin' Design

    The 2007 New England Concrete Masonry Association (NECMA) Design Award of Excellence was presented to the project team behind the Rock Cats Stadium -
  • Pti: Certification Advances Quality Across Industry

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has established certification programs both for manufacturing plants and field personnel. Notes Executive Director
  • Speed Fab-Crete Steers Town Toward D/B Fire Stations

    The City of Rockwall, Texas, has selected Ft. Worth-based Speed Fab-Crete to deliver two new fire stations, marking the city council's first approval
  • Osha Fines Two Contractors $324K For Asbestos Cement Pipe Handling

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited Balfour Beatty Construction LLC, a general construction contractor based in the U.K.,
  • Superior Walls Support 2008 Blog Cabin

    Demonstrating the viability of design by committee, DIY Network's 4.2 million-plus on-line voters helped design the Blog Cabin in 2007, launching one
  • Turnkey Countertop Plant

    Plants and transfer assemblies tailored to concrete countertop fabrication and installation are now available from Brownstown, Pa.-based Pinnacle Cast
  • Segmental Precast Rises In Steel Town

    From the Transportation Research Board's January 2008 meeting in Washington, D.C. A Pennsylvania Turnpike project in planning used a design advisory team
  • Pci Adds Peer-Reviewed Tech Sessions To 2008 Convention

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute will offer a track of seminars featuring peer-reviewed technical papers at its 2008 convention, Oct. 6-8 at
  • Institute Cites Basf For Repair Solutions

    BASF Construction Chemicals' Building Systems division was recently honored by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for its contributions
  • Insulfoam Named Altusgroup Innovation Partner

    Molded expanded polystyrene manufacturer InsulFoam has joined specialty precast licensor AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner. Contributing technical expertise
  • Ncma Fosters Srw Contractor, Installer Membership

    The National Concrete Masonry Association has announced new membership categories for segmental retaining wall (SRW) contractors and installers. Prompting
  • Staggered But Steady

    Contemplating the design of its Staybridge Suites Hotel, Chicago developer Miglin Properties, LLC joint owner with Atlanta's Dellisart Lodging, LLC eyed
  • St. Patrick's Day Occasions Steel Industry's Green Message

    Stressing the new implication that sustainability advocates have created for the traditional St. Patrick's Day color, the American Iron & Steel Institute
  • Concrete Promoters' Web Site

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has launched an online resource center at www.ConcretePromotion.org to help industry promoters create a
  • Feds Renew Silica Exposure Scrutiny

    Revised guidance on skin protection against exposure to portland cement (note Compliance Matters, pages 45-47) follows the Occupational Safety and Health
  • Gulf Surge

    On the morning of August 29, 2005, winds and storm surge from Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and
  • The Long View

    Breaking with the office's customary year-to-year focus, the new chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is determined to create
  • Oldcastle Precast Affords Makeover Home Solid Footing In Short Order

    Bound by the usual one-week building window, a forthcoming Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project rests on Oldcastle Precast's Oasis Foundation Wall System.
  • Weigh Batcher Foils Manual Method

    For lightweight concrete block fabricator H+H Celcon Ltd. of Kent, England, expert engineering has taken product design to new levels of precision and
  • Precast: Equipment & Products

    CONCRETE DRILLING AND ANCHOR KIT The Concrete Drilling and Anchor Kit is billed as the industry's most complete collection of components specifically
  • Schwing-Stetter Smart Drum

    Schwing-Stetter SMART DRUM is the revolutionary method to save up to 50% in drum wear automatically. View video.
  • Schwing-Stetter Smart Drum

    Schwing-Stetter SMART DRUM is the revolutionary method to save up to 50% in drum wear automatically. View video.
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    Schwing-Stetter SMART DRUM is the revolutionary method to save up to 50% in drum wear automatically. View video.
  • White Pozzolan Offers Green Building Solution

    After beta tests with cast stone and architectural precast producers, swimming pool contractors, and other white portland cement users, Lawrenceville,
  • Precast System Provides Green Foundation, Job-Site Efficiency

    Licensed producers of Superior Walls Xi precast systems provide builders what product developers note is an efficient means to create warm, dry, and environmentally
  • U.S. Epa, Partner Groups Issue Green Building Design Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Pacific Southwest Office in San Francisco and partners are calling on architects, builders and others to participate
  • White Pozzolan Offers Green Building Solution

    After beta tests with cast stone and architectural precast producers, swimming pool contractors, and other white portland cement users, Lawrenceville,
  • Precast System Provides Green Foundation, Job-Site Efficiency

    Licensed producers of Superior Walls Xi precast systems provide builders what product developers note is an efficient means to create warm, dry, and environmentally
  • U.S. Epa, Partner Groups Issue Green Building Design Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Pacific Southwest Office in San Francisco and partners are calling on architects, builders and others to participate
  • Pti Sets Technical Conference And Exhibition For Miami

    The Post-Tensioning Institute, Phoenix, recently finalized plans for its Sixth Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, May 6-8, at the Radisson Hotel
  • White Pozzolan Offers Green Building Solution

    After beta tests with cast stone and architectural precast producers, swimming pool contractors, and other white portland cement users, Lawrenceville,
  • Capstones, New Veneer Color Offerings Expand Outdoor Space Market Prospects

    According to the American Institute of Architects, almost two-thirds of architects saw an increase in outdoor living space work in 2006, a dramatic surge
  • Certified Safety

    Workers, supervisors, equipment operators, designated competent persons, and trainers are all required to obtain training documentation, licensing, or
  • Report Likens Self-Consolidating Grout Production, Testing To Scc Protocol

    National Concrete Masonry Association Research and Development Laboratory testing supports recommendations of a new report suggesting that the mix design
  • At 50, Pci Journal Revisits Hollywood Debut

    Less than two years after formation of the Prestressed Concrete Institute (officially named the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in 1989), the inaugural
  • Fit And Fancy

    For good cause, precast producer ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. of Sycamore, Ill., was signed on by Cambridge Homes Illinois' largest home builder and
  • Finfrock Lands Parking Structure Contracts

    Finfrock Design-Manufacture-Construct recently signed a design-build contract with All Children's Hospital for delivery of a $9.85 million parking garage
  • Scc Matches Conventional Mixes' Engineering Values

    Bridge members cast with self-consolidating concrete can be designed using the same methods, assumptions, and limiting values appropriate for conventional
  • Precast System Provides Green Foundation, Job-Site Efficiency

    Licensed producers of Superior Walls Xi precast systems provide builders what product developers note is an efficient means to create warm, dry, and environmentally
  • Alleged Dbe Fraud Nets $11.75 Million Penalty

    In a deal reached last month with the Department of Justice, Michigan-based Ajax Paving Industries (Troy) and Dan's Excavating (Shelby Township) agreed
  • Training Firm Weighs Crane Safety

    In view of the increasing prevalence of heavier structural precast products, a safety consultant offers producers and erectors operating tips for lifting
  • Equipment & Products

    FLEX-SHAFT VIBRATORS Suited for medium- to high-slump concrete, eight models in company's flex-shaft series supply 177- to 1,748-lb. centrifugal force
  • Iron Workers Secure Precast/Prestressed

    In its latest ruling for a market wrought with union jurisdictional disputes surrounding precast concrete erection, the National Labor Relations Board
  • Commercial Construction Show Debuts In Chicago

    The Commercial Construction Show, owned and produced by D&D Communications Group LLC, will take place May 15-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  • Investment No Drain On Hanson Pipe

    Hanson Plc was on a roll this time last year, investing more than $800 million on deals that added paver and landscape unit and slag cement production
  • Garrett To Replace Fiorato At Ctlgroup

    CTLGroup in Skokie, Ill., has appointed Dr. Jeffrey Garrett president and CEO, effective July 1. He succeeds Anthony Fiorato, who is retiring but will
  • Opmg Secures Colorado Prisons

    Oldcastle Precast Modular Group's precast concrete prison cells will be installed at two privately run Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) Colorado prisons.
  • Tindall Spotlights Mixed-Use Facility Framing Systems

    Recently released by Tindall Corp. of Greenville, S.C., a full-color brochure titled Who does that? illustrates the use of precast/prestressed concrete
  • Organizations

    The Post-Tensioning Institute has announced the selection of Scott Greenhaus for a two-year term as president. President of VSL, he brings 25 years of
  • Hanson Pipe V.P. States Concrete Case For South Africa Infrastructure

    Hanson Pipe & Precast-Northeast Region V.P. of Technical Resources Gerry Mulhern led a series of seminars late last year on infrastructure piping for
  • Npca Names Innovation, Industry Service Award Winners

    At its Winter Conference held in conjunction with 2007 MCPX in Orlando, the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) presented its annual awards for
  • Hanson Gears Houston Mega-Plant For One Pipe/Minute, 500-Ton/Shift Pace

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has dedicated what company officials note is the largest-capacity concrete pipe operation in the U.S., while marking the global
  • Nrmca Names Promoter Of The Year

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Joey DeRoe of West Memphis, Ark.-based Razorback Concrete Co. Promoter of the Year. A formal presentation
  • Astm, Aashto Inch Toward Harmonizing C 150, M 85

    In a move Portland Cement Association notes will likely simplify concrete quality control for agency work, the American Association of State Highway and
  • U.S. Epa, Partner Groups Issue Green Building Design Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Pacific Southwest Office in San Francisco and partners are calling on architects, builders and others to participate
  • Owens Corning Exports Cultured Stone Veneer To Europe

    Reversing the westward flow typical of concrete innovations, Owens Corning is rolling out its Cultured Stone precast veneer products through a distribution
  • Martin Marietta Grows Texas Rm Business

    San Antonio-based Martin Marietta Materials Southwest recently added to its local ready mixed concrete platform one Paladin Services Ltd. and two MCCI
  • Paver Specialist Lights The Way

    With PaverBrights hardscape lighting, Pave Tech Inc. introduces LED technology that meets performance requirements for the North American paver industry.
  • Productive Premiere

    When Tipton Precast President Shawn Maddox (the one-time head of Maddox Excavating) and Vice President Mike Masters decided to enter the precast market,
  • Cemex Extends Rinker Offer

    In a late-March Securities and Exchange Administration filing, Rinker Group noted receipt of a Supplementary Bidder's Statement wherein Cemex S.A.B. de
  • Wrmca Recognizes Design Award Winners

    To showcase best uses of ready mixed in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP), the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Wisconsin
  • Highway Report Projects Major Post-Safetea Funding Shortfalls

    Upon last month's release of Future Needs of the U.S. Surface Transportation System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Current Solution

    Pointing to a pervasive problem within bridges and roadways, U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) bridge statistics and sufficiency ratings indicate
  • U.S. Concrete, Levy Eye Joint Venture In Consolidation-Primed Michigan

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. and Detroit's Edw. C. Levy Co. announced late last month plans for a joint venture that will become the largest ready
  • Manufacturers

    Meadow Burke has named Skip Francies vice president of Market and Product Development. After joining the company in 1967 as an engineering technician,
  • Leaders In Transition

    Dr. Heather Brown, recently appointed director of the charter Concrete Industry Management Program at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro)
  • Producers

    U.S. Concrete, Inc., Houston, has elected John Piecuch to a newly created directorship on its board. Piecuch most recently served as president and CEO
  • Equipment & Products

    FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM FleetLink's new Driver I.D. feature accounts for vehicles being fueled and prohibits unauthorized fueling. With Driver I.D., FleetLink-equipped
  • Cultivating Resources

    The new chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) aims to reconnect existing members to the association, while bringing new ones to
  • Second Century

    On the occasion of its centennial celebration, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) will begin its second century pursuing the same strategies
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Huddles For 30,000-Ton Cowboys Stadium Contract

    San Marcos, Texas-based Heldenfels Enterprises has begun production of precast/prestressed members for the 2.3 million-sq.-ft. Dallas Cowboys Stadium
  • Performance Issues, Scc Anchor Nrmca Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has enlisted five individuals representing concrete materials, construction, academia and government agencies
  • Parking Group Sees 6-Point Market Share Gain

    In its 2007-2010 Strategic Plan for Promoting Concrete Parking Areas, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete Industry Parking Area Working
  • Rmc Foundation Releases Pervious Concrete Performance Studies

    The RMC Research Foundation has released Construction and Maintenance Assessment of Pervious Concrete, Hydraulic Performance Assessment of Pervious Concrete
  • Waste Reduction

    Greenville, S.C., precast/prestressed producer Metromont Corp. has logged the first North American installation of a European-modeled recycling system
  • On The Right Track

    When Pittsburgh-based rail market supplier L.B. Foster purchased CXT Inc. in 1999 (making it its wholly owned subsidiary), the reason for doing so was
  • Performance Issues, Scc Anchor Nrmca Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has enlisted five individuals representing concrete materials, construction, academia and government agencies
  • White Pozzolan Offers Green Building Solution

    After beta tests with cast stone and architectural precast producers, swimming pool contractors, and other white portland cement users, Lawrenceville,
  • Astm, Aashto Inch Toward Harmonizing C 150, M 85

    In a move Portland Cement Association notes will likely simplify concrete quality control for agency work, the American Association of State Highway and
  • Martin Marietta Grows Texas Rm Business

    San Antonio-based Martin Marietta Materials Southwest recently added to its local ready mixed concrete platform one Paladin Services Ltd. and two MCCI
  • U.S. Concrete, Levy Eye Joint Venture In Consolidation-Primed Michigan

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. and Detroit's Edw. C. Levy Co. announced late last month plans for a joint venture that will become the largest ready
  • Capstones, New Veneer Color Offerings Expand Outdoor Space Market Prospects

    According to the American Institute of Architects, almost two-thirds of architects saw an increase in outdoor living space work in 2006, a dramatic surge
  • Owens Corning Exports Cultured Stone Veneer To Europe

    Reversing the westward flow typical of concrete innovations, Owens Corning is rolling out its Cultured Stone precast veneer products through a distribution
  • At 50, Pci Journal Revisits Hollywood Debut

    Less than two years after formation of the Prestressed Concrete Institute (officially named the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in 1989), the inaugural
  • Fit And Fancy

    For good cause, precast producer ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. of Sycamore, Ill., was signed on by Cambridge Homes Illinois' largest home builder and
  • Scc Matches Conventional Mixes' Engineering Values

    Bridge members cast with self-consolidating concrete can be designed using the same methods, assumptions, and limiting values appropriate for conventional
  • Iron Workers Secure Precast/Prestressed

    In its latest ruling for a market wrought with union jurisdictional disputes surrounding precast concrete erection, the National Labor Relations Board
  • Cultivating Resources

    The new chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) aims to reconnect existing members to the association, while bringing new ones to
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Huddles For 30,000-Ton Cowboys Stadium Contract

    San Marcos, Texas-based Heldenfels Enterprises has begun production of precast/prestressed members for the 2.3 million-sq.-ft. Dallas Cowboys Stadium
  • Waste Reduction

    Greenville, S.C., precast/prestressed producer Metromont Corp. has logged the first North American installation of a European-modeled recycling system
  • Hanson Pipe V.P. States Concrete Case For South Africa Infrastructure

    Hanson Pipe & Precast-Northeast Region V.P. of Technical Resources Gerry Mulhern led a series of seminars late last year on infrastructure piping for
  • Hanson Gears Houston Mega-Plant For One Pipe/Minute, 500-Ton/Shift Pace

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has dedicated what company officials note is the largest-capacity concrete pipe operation in the U.S., while marking the global
  • Second Century

    On the occasion of its centennial celebration, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) will begin its second century pursuing the same strategies
  • Report Likens Self-Consolidating Grout Production, Testing To Scc Protocol

    National Concrete Masonry Association Research and Development Laboratory testing supports recommendations of a new report suggesting that the mix design
  • Hanson Pipe V.P. States Concrete Case For South Africa Infrastructure

    Hanson Pipe & Precast-Northeast Region V.P. of Technical Resources Gerry Mulhern led a series of seminars late last year on infrastructure piping for
  • Paver Specialist Lights The Way

    With PaverBrights hardscape lighting, Pave Tech Inc. introduces LED technology that meets performance requirements for the North American paver industry.
  • Fit And Fancy

    For good cause, precast producer ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. of Sycamore, Ill., was signed on by Cambridge Homes Illinois' largest home builder and
  • Finfrock Lands Parking Structure Contracts

    Finfrock Design-Manufacture-Construct recently signed a design-build contract with All Children's Hospital for delivery of a $9.85 million parking garage
  • Precast System Provides Green Foundation, Job-Site Efficiency

    Licensed producers of Superior Walls Xi precast systems provide builders what product developers note is an efficient means to create warm, dry, and environmentally
  • Iron Workers Secure Precast/Prestressed

    In its latest ruling for a market wrought with union jurisdictional disputes surrounding precast concrete erection, the National Labor Relations Board
  • Opmg Secures Colorado Prisons

    Oldcastle Precast Modular Group's precast concrete prison cells will be installed at two privately run Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) Colorado prisons.
  • Npca Names Innovation, Industry Service Award Winners

    At its Winter Conference held in conjunction with 2007 MCPX in Orlando, the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) presented its annual awards for
  • Hanson Gears Houston Mega-Plant For One Pipe/Minute, 500-Ton/Shift Pace

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has dedicated what company officials note is the largest-capacity concrete pipe operation in the U.S., while marking the global
  • Productive Premiere

    When Tipton Precast President Shawn Maddox (the one-time head of Maddox Excavating) and Vice President Mike Masters decided to enter the precast market,
  • Cultivating Resources

    The new chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) aims to reconnect existing members to the association, while bringing new ones to
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Huddles For 30,000-Ton Cowboys Stadium Contract

    San Marcos, Texas-based Heldenfels Enterprises has begun production of precast/prestressed members for the 2.3 million-sq.-ft. Dallas Cowboys Stadium
  • Waste Reduction

    Greenville, S.C., precast/prestressed producer Metromont Corp. has logged the first North American installation of a European-modeled recycling system
  • On The Right Track

    When Pittsburgh-based rail market supplier L.B. Foster purchased CXT Inc. in 1999 (making it its wholly owned subsidiary), the reason for doing so was
  • Pti Sets Technical Conference And Exhibition For Miami

    The Post-Tensioning Institute, Phoenix, recently finalized plans for its Sixth Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, May 6-8, at the Radisson Hotel
  • Scc Matches Conventional Mixes' Engineering Values

    Bridge members cast with self-consolidating concrete can be designed using the same methods, assumptions, and limiting values appropriate for conventional
  • Alleged Dbe Fraud Nets $11.75 Million Penalty

    In a deal reached last month with the Department of Justice, Michigan-based Ajax Paving Industries (Troy) and Dan's Excavating (Shelby Township) agreed
  • Nrmca Names Promoter Of The Year

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Joey DeRoe of West Memphis, Ark.-based Razorback Concrete Co. Promoter of the Year. A formal presentation
  • Martin Marietta Grows Texas Rm Business

    San Antonio-based Martin Marietta Materials Southwest recently added to its local ready mixed concrete platform one Paladin Services Ltd. and two MCCI
  • Wrmca Recognizes Design Award Winners

    To showcase best uses of ready mixed in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP), the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Wisconsin
  • Highway Report Projects Major Post-Safetea Funding Shortfalls

    Upon last month's release of Future Needs of the U.S. Surface Transportation System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • U.S. Concrete, Levy Eye Joint Venture In Consolidation-Primed Michigan

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. and Detroit's Edw. C. Levy Co. announced late last month plans for a joint venture that will become the largest ready
  • Leaders In Transition

    Dr. Heather Brown, recently appointed director of the charter Concrete Industry Management Program at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro)
  • Performance Issues, Scc Anchor Nrmca Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has enlisted five individuals representing concrete materials, construction, academia and government agencies
  • Parking Group Sees 6-Point Market Share Gain

    In its 2007-2010 Strategic Plan for Promoting Concrete Parking Areas, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete Industry Parking Area Working
  • Rmc Foundation Releases Pervious Concrete Performance Studies

    The RMC Research Foundation has released Construction and Maintenance Assessment of Pervious Concrete, Hydraulic Performance Assessment of Pervious Concrete
  • Training Firm Weighs Crane Safety

    In view of the increasing prevalence of heavier structural precast products, a safety consultant offers producers and erectors operating tips for lifting
  • Productive Premiere

    When Tipton Precast President Shawn Maddox (the one-time head of Maddox Excavating) and Vice President Mike Masters decided to enter the precast market,
  • Waste Reduction

    Greenville, S.C., precast/prestressed producer Metromont Corp. has logged the first North American installation of a European-modeled recycling system
  • Asla Sprouts Green Roof

    Forrester Construction Co. has been selected general contractor and construction manager by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to build
  • Asla Sprouts Green Roof

    Forrester Construction Co. has been selected general contractor and construction manager by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to build
  • Safety Barrier Connection System Hooks Florida Licensee

    Virginia-based Easi-Set Industries announces the addition of a new licensee Florida Rock and Sand Precast/Prestress which recently began producing the
  • Npca Represents North American Industry At European Conference

    The International Safety Equipment Association has published an updated standard for hand protection that helps specifiers and users make better-informed
  • Npca Seeks Manhole, Pipe Test Method For Microbial Induced Corrosion

    The National Precast Concrete Association initiated a second optional ballot in support of precast manholes and pipe. Presented by NPCA's Technical Committee
  • Isea Updated Hand Protection Standard

    ANSI/ISEA 105-2005 was drafted by members of ISEA's Hand Protection Group: Ansell Protective Products; Bacou-Dalloz/Perfect Fit Glove Co., Inc.; Best
  • Owens Corning Joins Altusgroup

    Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning, a supplier of insulation and related products and systems for residential and commercial buildings, has been named the
  • Seminars Examine Carbon-Fiber Technology For Precast

    AltusGroup will offer nine day-long seminars next month created for architects, designers, and engineers looking to build lighter, stronger, sustainable,
  • Stock Market Dynamics Drive Material Service Sale

    We have talked this year about how much 2005 changed the fortunes of U.S. Concrete Inc. and other public concrete, cement and aggregate operators. Investor
  • Ruling Says Npca, Ncma Partners Through 2008

    Shortly before the 2006 Manufactured Concrete Products Exposition's late-February opening in Anaheim, Calif., an arbitrator determined that the National
  • Hanson Charters New Business Unit

    Concurrent with a deal for Chicago-based Material Service Corp. (companion item), Hanson Plc announced a $430 million acquisition of a U.K. operator,
  • Rinker Locks Up Keys Concrete

    Rinker Group closed early last month on one of Florida's largest and strongest independent operators, Elfers-based Keys Concrete, which operates five
  • Material Service: A Name Long For The Industry?

    Hanson Aggregates' latest deal likely spells sunset for one of the aggregate industry's best known names (note Editorial, page 4). Destined for Hanson
  • Naca, Transportation Coalition Set Capitol Hill Conference

    The North American Concrete Alliance will host a legislative conference May 16 in Washington, D.C., focusing on issues specific to cement and concrete.
  • Industry Dodges Onerous Osha Rule

    Portland cement and concrete production, and related construction activities, are exempted from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final
  • Ink Dries, Cement Duties Drop

    Pursuant to the U.S.-Mexico Agreement on Cement signed early last month at U.S. Department of Commerce's Washington, D.C., headquarters, duties on imports
  • Tarmac-Titan Supports World Center

    World Center for Concrete Technology Co-Director Eric Krebs (left) took a break during the 2006 MCPX at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center to accept
  • Producers

    Chambersburg, Pa.-based Nitterhouse Concrete Products, Inc., recently hired Justin Lyons to provide regional precast sales coverage in the Philadelphia,
  • Organizations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named John Hilbrink of Alby Materials, Burlington, Wis., Promoter of the Year. A powerful force behind
  • Staker & Parsons Wins 2005 Utah Environmental Award

    Utah Lt. Governor Gary Herbert, in association with the Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership, announced that Staker & Parson Companies was selected
  • Standards Questions Arise In Dot's Acceptance Of Scc

    The object of keen interest again this year, self-consolidating concrete was one of a variety of topics covered at the 85th Transportation Research Board
  • Nuts-And-Bolts Safety Tips

    Smaller-scale safety measures are far from inconsequential in any workplace safety program. Careful attention to the myriad details of a work setting
  • Equipment & Products

    CUSTOM TRAILERS FOR PRESTRESSED MEMBERS Company has updated its Modular Beam Transport System trailers for prestressed concrete beams and other long,
  • Education Nation

    Redoubling its outreach to specifiers, buyers, educators and students in 2006, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) will boost precast's position
  • Staying On Target

    The chief priority of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), according to its new chairman, will be staying on target by maintaining focus on
  • Pti Releases Slab-On-Ground Design Manual, 3Rd Edition

    The Post-Tensioning Institute's (PTI) third edition of Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground incorporates extensive editorial revisions and clarification
  • Cayuga Eyes New Pipe Plant

    Cayuga Concrete Pipe announced a $3.5 million investment in an advanced plant at its Croydon, Pa., headquarters property. Slated for an early 2006 groundbreaking,
  • Smith Midland Equips Quantico

    Smith Midland Corp. of Midland, Va., recently sold its first building under the company's new General Services Administration contract. The Federal Bureau
  • Purdue, Ivy Team Host Wwr Web Site

    With the support of Ivy Steel & Wire, a division of MMI Products, Inc., Indiana's Purdue University has established an educational Web site that promotes
  • Asla Sprouts Green Roof

    Forrester Construction Co. has been selected general contractor and construction manager by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to build
  • Metromont Lands Contract For All Precast Dormitory

    In late 2005, the year of its 75th anniversary, Bryan College broke ground for a new four-level, 120-bed, all-precast residence hall on its Dayton, Tenn.,
  • Dual-Textured Sound Wall Provides Finishing Touch To U.S. 52 Rebuild

    A 225,000-sq.-ft., dual-textured sound wall was recently completed as part of a three-year project to rebuild U.S. 52 through Rochester, Minn. It involved
  • Epa Joins Federal Agencies To Adopt Sustainable Building Principles

    To save energy and safeguard the natural environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several federal agencies, including the Department
  • Guidebook Details Control Of Urban Runoff Pollution

    The Environmental Protection Agency's new guidebook, National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas, is an information
  • Fabcon Provides Precast Wall Panels For Retail Facilities

    Four new retail facilities in Kansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota will incorporate precast wall panels manufactured by Savage, Minn.-based Fabcon. Nebraska
  • Precaster Marks Milestone

    Since two brothers from Indiana started a concrete company in Spokane, Wash., 100 years ago, Wilbert Precast, Inc., has supplied a variety of precast
  • Hartford Concrete Products Celebrates 70Th Anniversary

    Hartford City, Ind.-based Hartford Concrete Products, Inc., an employee-owned corporation and fabricator of precast components, marks its 70th year in
  • Parking Industry Exhibition Announces Chicago, L.A. Locations For 10Th Show

    Organizers of the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) have announced that a mini-show will be held concurrently with this year's national conference and
  • Gate Precast

    With multiple plants and sales offices throughout the eastern U.S., Gate Precast Co. is one of the largest and most diversified producers of architectural
  • Modular Docks' Aquatic Feat

    While floating massive concrete structures requires no magical intervention, it does demand ingenious design. Accordingly, the patented Uni-Module invented
  • Pci Names 2006 Officers, Fellows

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has elected 2006 officers, naming as chairman of the board Robert McCormack, executive vice president of Waukesha,
  • Necma Recognizes School Design

    Woodward Center at Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass., is the 2005 NECMA Design Award of Excellence. Cosponsored by the New England Concrete Masonry
  • Fabrication Finesse: Gate's Ticket To Colts Stadium

    Swarming the gates of the new Lucas Oil Stadium, fans of NFL's Indianapolis Colts will encounter an insulated, brick-inlay architectural precast faade
  • Colombian Cement Operator Turns To Second Private Equity Fund For Trophy Rm Business

    Boston-based private equity fund operator Audax Group announced last month a definitive agreement to sell Raleigh, N.C.-based Ready Mixed Concrete Co.
  • Soaring Valuations

    Financial prospects for concrete, cement and aggregate operators continue to draw the attention of private equity firms like Audax Group, as well public-company
  • Standard Concrete Has Gulf Work Under Control

    Stepped up contract activity for Florida Department of Transportation and other Gulf Coast agencies prompted Standard Concrete Products to expand storage
  • Dupont Weaves Alternative To Concrete Safe Room Walls

    Are concrete practitioners promoting safe-room installations in new homes bound to encounter some lightweight competition? Applying the same Kevlar technology
  • Shouldice Brings Ontario Tilt-Up, Precast Veneer

    Ontario's Shouldice Designer Stone, Shallow Lake, and Fritz Concrete, Chepstow, have teamed up to offer the Chameleon Concrete Wall architectural masonry
  • Flatwork Guide

    Portland Cement Association's new Concrete Finisher's Guide provides best practices for placing, finishing, and curing flatwork. Beyond a step-by-step
  • Icf For Commerical Applications

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced a promotional tool designed to inform commercial building owners, lenders, engineers, specifiers
  • Cfa Announces 2006 Basement Of The Year

    Part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and acceptance of cast-in-place foundations, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) sponsored the
  • High Profile

    Of the four Spancrete Group, Inc., producer companies serving the greater Milwaukee/Chicago market, it was never a question which plant would be expanded
  • Tops Of Their Class

    Perhaps not yet a household name, award-winning designer Fu-Tung Cheng nevertheless is gaining recognition among homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, construction
  • Equipment & Products

    CONCRETE SAW Designed for professional concrete cutters and large general contractors making alterations to existing structures, the new Braxx Tornado
  • Joint-Sealing System Suits Deck Jobs

    Critical to parking structure performance and longevity is effective deck expansion joint sealing. Even more critical than watertightness of joints is
  • Hanson Charters New Business Unit

    Concurrent with a deal for Chicago-based Material Service Corp. (companion item), Hanson Plc announced a $430 million acquisition of a U.K. operator,
  • Industry Dodges Onerous Osha Rule

    Portland cement and concrete production, and related construction activities, are exempted from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final
  • Ink Dries, Cement Duties Drop

    Pursuant to the U.S.-Mexico Agreement on Cement signed early last month at U.S. Department of Commerce's Washington, D.C., headquarters, duties on imports
  • Standards Questions Arise In Dot's Acceptance Of Scc

    The object of keen interest again this year, self-consolidating concrete was one of a variety of topics covered at the 85th Transportation Research Board
  • Education Nation

    Redoubling its outreach to specifiers, buyers, educators and students in 2006, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) will boost precast's position
  • Gate Precast

    With multiple plants and sales offices throughout the eastern U.S., Gate Precast Co. is one of the largest and most diversified producers of architectural
  • Standard Concrete Has Gulf Work Under Control

    Stepped up contract activity for Florida Department of Transportation and other Gulf Coast agencies prompted Standard Concrete Products to expand storage
  • High Profile

    Of the four Spancrete Group, Inc., producer companies serving the greater Milwaukee/Chicago market, it was never a question which plant would be expanded
  • Staying On Target

    The chief priority of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), according to its new chairman, will be staying on target by maintaining focus on
  • Stock Market Dynamics Drive Material Service Sale

    We have talked this year about how much 2005 changed the fortunes of U.S. Concrete Inc. and other public concrete, cement and aggregate operators. Investor
  • Standards Questions Arise In Dot's Acceptance Of Scc

    The object of keen interest again this year, self-consolidating concrete was one of a variety of topics covered at the 85th Transportation Research Board