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New ASTM standard supports recycling of fresh, returned concrete

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates’ C1798, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete, affords producers process, verification, and record-keeping procedures to lower stockpile volume or reclaimer throughput.

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ASTM C09 names Vulcan Materials’ Graves as Mather Award recipient

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

Vulcan Materials Corporate Manager of Technical Services Robin Graves has received the Katharine and Bryant Mather Award for advancing concrete technology through leadership roles in ASTM C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. The award is named for longtime C09 member Bryant Mather, whose extended Vicksburg District tenure positioned him among the top cement and concrete authorities in the Army Corps of Engineers’ history.

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ACI past presidents anchor 2017 webinar series

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute’s Presidents Series of webinars debuts February 7 with “ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec?” William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, will discuss the importance of specifications in realizing designer intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed.

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Summit Materials inks deals for Everist Materials, Razorback Concrete

Sources: Summit Materials Inc., Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials will broaden its Rocky Mountain and South Central region ready mixed concrete, aggregate and asphalt market footprint with the acquisition of Everist Materials LLC in Silverthorne, Colo., and Razorback Concrete Co. in West Memphis, Ark. Scheduled for closing before the end of February, the transactions enable Summit to expand its integrated, materials-based model in growing markets, notes CEO Tom Hill.

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Investor’s solid returns, track record prompt Rocla Tie sale to German rail specialist

Sources: Vossloh AG, Werdohl, Germany; Altus Capital Partners, Wilton, Conn.; CP staff

Less than a month after finalizing an agreement with Altus Capital Partners, Vossloh Group has closed on Denver-based Rocla Concrete Tie Inc., the leading producer of prestressed concrete railroad and turnout ties for Class I, commuter passenger, transit, and industrial lines.

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