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Eastern Concrete grows New York City presence in Diamond plant, fleet deal

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete has expanded its metro New York-New Jersey ready mixed and aggregate business, Eastern Concrete Materials, acquiring the production assets of Staten Island’s Diamond Concrete, Inc. The one-plant, 24-mixer truck deal extends the Eastern Concrete footprint to the New York City borough’s east side, where commercial and residential building are projected to increase in the coming years.

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Lafarge joins heavyweight investors in Solidia Technologies funding round

Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff

One of the top players in technology-targeted venture capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) leads a third or Series C Round of funding for Solidia Technologies, whose integrated cement and concrete production and curing processes lower net carbon dioxide emissions up to 70 percent when measured against portland cement alternatives.

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ACI Council’s SCC Forum dovetails 2015 World of Concrete

Source: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) is sponsoring a February 2 presentation and project recognition forum on self-consolidating concrete, sharing best practices and success stories from industry experts, engineers, contractors and owners. The 1–4:30 p.m. event will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center a day ahead of the 2015 World of Concrete opening.

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