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Source: Ryan LLC, Dallas

Missouri provides contrasting outcomes regarding the application of sales tax to purchases of concrete for foundations. The Missouri Department of Revenue’s mid-February Letter Ruling 7780 concludes that a taxpayer's purchase of ready mixed and rebar used to construct wind turbine tower foundations qualifies for the sales tax exemption covering machinery and equipment used in manufacturing.

Source: CP staff

Corey Lewandowski, who spearheaded much of the first year of Donald Trump’s 17-month White House campaign, stressed the new administration’s commitment to economic growth and job creation during a keynote address to a joint National Ready Mixed Concrete Association–National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association session in Las Vegas. 

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

The parent of Atlanta-based Oldcastle Materials Inc. has closed on seven deals year to date, led by the acquisition of one of the largest privately held U.S. aggregates producers: Tell City, Ind.-based Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., spanning six quarries, five sand & gravel operations, 14 materials yards, plus four ready mixed concrete and three asphalt plants serving Ohio River and Kanawha River valley markets in Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

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

Two leading developers of carbon dioxide-based processes for concrete production, curing and portland cement substitution or optimization are among four entities advancing to Innovative Carbon Use, round two of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $35 million international ERA Grand Challenge.

Sources: Royal White Cement Inc., Houston; CP staff

Royal White has developed a calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement suited to agencies specifying very high early strength concrete for highway or runway pavement construction or repairs, plus customers seeking a CSA base in precast production or grout, shotcrete and underlayment applications. RWC CSA Cement attains compressive strengths of 4,000, 6,000 and 10,000 psi at three hours, 24 hours and 28 days, respectively.