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NPCA, CPCI team on education, sustainability, marketing efforts

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

A memorandum of understanding will enable NPCA and Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute to broaden their information sharing and collaborate across a number of important areas of common interests, including education, sustainability and marketing to the specifying community.

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LafargeHolcim spreads Ductal UHPC to thin cladding, rainscreen applications

Sources: Lafarge North America, Chicago; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has teamed with South Bend, Ind.-based Shaffner Heaney Associates to extend Ductal ultra-high performance concrete—with 18,000 psi design and 25,000 psi ultimate strengths—to the thin cladding and rainscreen market. Long the domain of metal panels and, more recently, fiber cement, rainscreen cladding systems typically comprise galvanized bracket- or channel-mounted 0.5- to 1-in. thick panels, insulation and water barrier.

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With fly ash to spare, Silvi Concrete mobilizes for record Philadelphia mat pour

Sources: Silvi Concrete, Fairless Hills, Pa.; CP staff

SilviSet to become Philadelphia’s largest reinforced concrete building, the W Hotel got off to a productive start earlier this month as general contractor Tudor Perini teamed with concrete contractor TP Carney and ready mixed producer Silvi Concrete to execute the largest continuous pour in city’s history.

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Private equity firms take majority C&W Mfg. stake, maintain management continuity

Sources: C&W Manufacturing, Alvarado, Texas; B12 Capital Partners LLC, Kansas City, Mo.; CP staff

Leading dust control system specialist C&W Manufacturing has effected a recapitalization with B12 Capital Partners, LLC and three other Kansas City-area investors, noting that the move will provide a stronger footing into the future with expanded sales, investments and technology.

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Cummins shaves 500-plus lbs. from ISX12 successor

Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; CP staff

X12 postSculptured block design, attributable to casting and engineering improvements that place iron where it is most needed, plus high-strength composites for oil pan and valve cover, have netted a 12-liter engine at 2,050 lbs., nearly 600 lbs. lighter than Cummins’ current ISX12. The X12 will debut in 2018 with the Single Module exhaust aftertreatment chamber, which weighs 40 percent less than the ISX series’ three-component, switch back-style assembly.

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