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Custom gantry places 97-ton County Materials bridge beams steps from traffic

Sources: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Downers Grove; Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., Plain, Wis.; Concrete Products staff

A Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) contractor has completed the first phase of prestressed concrete erection for the $95 million Fox River Bridge expansion—24 bulb tee girders, 90-in. deep, 150- to 168.5-ft. long—proving how a proprietary hoisting scheme can replace conventional crane picks without disrupting immediately adjacent highway traffic.

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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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