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  • A New Twist on Optimization

    Many precast producers have devised engineering solutions netting orders for products or structures shipped beyond their typical service area. With deliveries to every state except Alaska, plus a recently fabricated product now bearing loads in China, few peers can match the geographic expanse Colorado Precast Co. (CPC) has reached from its Loveland plant, about 50 miles north of Denver.   Read More
  • Hospitable Debut

    Finfrock breaks in DualDeck system with $30 million Hyatt House project Orlando-based Finfrock Construction, Inc. is operating as developer, contractor, and architect of the new $30 million waterfront Hyatt House in Naples, Fla. The hotel will feature 183 suite-style rooms with a resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor cocktail lounge, marina, and adjoining parking garage. It is scheduled for opening in early 2016.   Read More
  • Heavy Lifting

    Bayshore Concrete, Coastal Precast ship near-record scale members that prove instrumental in New NY Bridge scheduling, economy and site safety plan By Ken Stadden   Read More
  • Carousel Course

    Molin Concrete Products envisions high quality, consistency and timely delivery as it dedicates automated precast panel plant By Matt Westgaard and John Saccoman, Molin Concrete Products   Read More
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2015 Cement Directory


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Cemex USA and Concrete Supply Co. have announced a Charlotte-based joint venture with 2 million-yd. production capacity across North Carolina and South Carolina ready mixed plants. Subject
to closing of transactions anticipated later this year, it will be majority owned by Concrete Supply Holdings Co., which will act as the managing member.

Read more: Cemex, Concrete Supply: Carolinas’ team

Examining prospects for increasing the volume of fly ash beyond the commonplace 15 to 20 percent range, NIST Technical Note 1812 points to shortfalls in the industry benchmark document for Class C and Class F product: ASTM C618-12, Standard Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete.


Adding fine limestone powder to fly ash-rich mixtures can improve finished concrete performance when measured against more conventional formulations, according to a report, “Ternary blends for controlling cost and carbon content,” in the August issue of the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete International.

Read more: Federal labs affirm limestone, ash, Type III binder blends

Seaforth, Ontario precaster Design Concrete Systems Ltd. has taken delivery of a space-saving, vertical mold for production of wall panels up to 35- x 8-ft. The Elematic Battery mold especially suits the producer’s Sound By Design Barrier programs for transportation agencies and private commercial or residential projects: Panels previously limited to 14- x 4-ft. can now be delivered in larger dimensions to cut contractors’ labor requirements and crane time. 

Read more: Design Concrete deploys first Elematic Battery mold in North America