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Pennecon concrete division sale seeds Newfoundland’s Newcrete Investments LP

Sources: Banyan Capital Partners, Toronto; CP staff

Backed by private equity operator Banyan Capital, Pennecon Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Larry Puddister has led a management team buyout of the company’s ready mixed, precast and concrete block & paver business—serving markets in the far eastern reaches of North America.

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Graniterock adds carbon footprint savings calculator to iPhone app

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff

Graniterock’s Construction Calculators Version 4.2 app enables architects and contractors to gauge carbon dioxide emissions reduction when using supplementary cementitious materials to offset portland cement in concrete mix designs. The just-released update builds on one of the industry’s first mobile device-geared software products, launched in 2011, for estimating a project’s ready mixed and aggregate requirements.

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ACI global strategy informs MBA choice for new international business post

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI has named Bernard Pekor international business development director, responsible for relationship building with industry organizations outside the U.S. He will coordinate strategic development and implementation of plans for the key regions of India, Russia, China, and the Middle East, while helping to develop products and services for local markets beyond North America.

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ACI marks a century of architectural concrete pioneer Earley’s work

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Sessions at the ACI Fall 2014 Convention, October 26-30, in Washington D.C., will highlight the legacy and distinctive work of John J. Earley, who was Institute’s first contractor president in 1938 and served on the Architectural Concrete of the Exposed Aggregate Type Committee during his 28 years of membership.

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BASF shrinks fiber packaging 50+ percent, optimizing storage, handling and dispersion

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Cleveland; CP staff

BASF has unveiled advanced packaging for its Master Builders MasterFiber MAC Matrix product, whereby the macrosynthetic fiber is condensed in an aligned format, improving dispersion in concrete mixtures over traditional loose fiber alternatives.

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