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Cement, ash suppliers add 100 truckloads to CIM Auction pool

Sources: CIM Program National Steering Committee; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee is taking stock of material, equipment, sports/travel package and other donations for the 11th annual auction at the World of Concrete, Wednesday, February 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Silent bidding will run 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in North Hall Room N263; live bidding follows at 1 p.m. in Room N262.

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Builders see housing start increases continuing in double-digit percentage range

Sources: National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Job growth, rising consumer confidence, higher household formations and pent-up demand are helping to bring prospective home buyers back into the market. “A number of positive indicators provide solid evidence this will be a good year for housing and the economy,” affirmed NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe in Las Vegas, site of the 2016 International Builders’ Show.

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Besser teams with developer of ‘bio-enhanced concrete’ on production technology

Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff

Besser and Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete Tech Ltd. aim to develop a high production dry cast system in which proprietary additives and mix designs yield bio-enhanced concrete products. Research has demonstrated that concrete bearing ECOncrete’s mix technology can reduce the ecological footprint of urban and coastal infrastructure and mitigate climate change impacts.

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