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  • MAGNIFICENT MILL

    MAGNIFICENT MILL

    Montreal-based McInnis Cement began portland cement clinker production and finishing at its eastern Quebec mill last month, triggering what will likely be a two-year ramp up to annual capacity exceeding 2 million metric tons (mt)—much delivered to concrete producers in Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Read More
  • MORTAR ORDER

    MORTAR ORDER

    Fast-track plant construction scheduling was essential when Schluter Systems North America moved to round out its board and membrane offering to create a complete floor or wall installation system for tile and stone. Built at a Plattsburgh, N.Y., complex with polymer board and membrane production, plus sales and headquarters offices, the new plant would harbor mixing, packaging and storage of Schluter Systems’ first portland cement-based product: A namesake thin set dry mix mortar sold in 50-lb. plastic bags, shipped on 56-bag pallets. Read More
  • COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

    COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

    2017 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman Dan Juntunen looks at how to grow the industry Read More
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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.

Read more: ASTM C618: LIMITS OF ASH CHARACTERIZATION

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