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Sustainable construction drives new Global Cement & Concrete Association

Sources: Global Cement & Concrete Association, London; CP staff

The parent companies of CalPortland, Cemex USA, Holcim, Lafarge North America, Lehigh Hanson, Oldcastle Inc. and Votorantim Cement North America are among charter members of the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA), dedicated to strengthening the sector's contribution to sustainable construction and offering solutions to social challenges across the world.

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ATMI Precast panels frame WeatherTech Super Bowl ad

Sources: CP staff; WeatherTech Direct LLC, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Auto protection product manufacturer WeatherTech offered the 100 million-plus viewers of this year's Super Bowl a quick sampling of precast concrete construction methods' speed and efficiency in a 30-second spot with the timely message, "At WeatherTech, we built our new factory right here in America. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?"

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Record Concrete Industry Management auction surpasses $1M

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee

The annual fund raising auction for CIM degree programs grossed $1.1 million from a pool of concrete fleet, plant and construction equipment and material offerings, along with sports, travel and entertainment packages. CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps calls the event, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center on World of Concrete 2018 day two, "our best ever … We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees."

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World of Concrete draws best crowds since 2009

Sources: Informa Exhibitions, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete 2018 logged just over 58,000 registered attendees from the concrete and masonry business, plus 1,567 exhibitors—302 of them new this year—promoting equipment, products, materials and services across nearly 750,000 square feet of Las Vegas Convention Center indoor and outdoor space.

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