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HANSON STRUCTURAL SCORES VIKINGS STADIUM CONTRACT

Hanson Structural Precast of Maple Grove, Minn.,Hanson Structural Precast of Maple Grove, Minn., has added to its 2014-15 schedule more than 102,000 linear feet of precast concrete members to support seating sections for the new Minneapolis home of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings.

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York Building Products adds New Holland Concrete operations

New Holland Concrete headquarters, shown here in 2012.With seven block and paver plants in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, York Building Products has become the mid-Atlantic market’s largest concrete masonry source after closing on much of Martin Limestone’s New Holland Concrete business. “New Holland’s portfolio of products will help ensure the future growth of the York Building Products brand, and we are excited about the integration of products between the two companies,” says Jason Schmitz, vice president of Operations at York Building Products, York, Pa.

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U.S. Concrete’s rapid drying concrete advances moisture-sensitive slab practice

USC Technologies, Inc., bills its Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete as the first ready mixed solution for preventing floor covering failure, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement. The proprietary mix from the subsidiary of Texas-Based U.S. Concrete Inc. can attain in 30 days or less—or three times faster than conventional concrete—the 75 percent internal relative humidity level increasingly referenced as a target for flooring covering application on new concrete slabs.

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ORGANIZATIONS April 2014

The National Concrete Masonry Association elected its board of directors during the NCMA Annual Convention earlier this year in Palm Springs, Calif. Dale Puskas of Basalite Concrete Products was elected NCMA chairman of the board, citing among primary goals, “Maintaining and growing market share against competitive systems, improving the recent decline in membership due to the economic downturn and the perceived value of associations in general, advocating for government regulations and establishing organizational succession planning as new leaders begin to emerge in our industry.”

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Stego Industries makes the grade as named exclusive Aridus sales partner

U.S. Concrete announced an agreement in April whereby San Clemente, Calif.-based Stego Industries LLC, a key player in below-slab vapor barriers, becomes exclusive channel partner to market and sell Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete. The agreement creates significantly increased opportunities to reach the architectural and engineering communities and showcase the benefits of Aridus as a game-changing solution to concrete slab moisture problems, U.S. Concrete affirms.

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