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Energy Department extends CO2-cured concrete research commitment

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

The next phase of “Utilization of CO2 in High Performance Building and Infrastructure Products,” a four-year research and development project supporting commercialization of carbon dioxide-reducing cement and concrete processes, will commence with an additional $752,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

 

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Bartow Precast’s Tidwell appointed NPCA chairman

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

Michael Tidwell, president of Cartersville, Ga.-based Bartow Precast, was elected to a one-year term as NPCA chairman during the group’s 2014 convention in Montreal, succeeding Brent Dezember of StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif.

 

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NRMCA opens 2015 Driver of the Year Award nominations

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA is accepting through December 31 nominations for the 2015 Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year Award, acknowledging candidates’ significant contribution to the growth and success of individual companies and the industry.

 

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Post-merger earnings prove TXI's capacity to enrich Martin Marietta

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; CP staff

Results from the first financial reporting period to follow the Martin Marietta–Texas Industries Inc. merger, consummated July 1, underscore the potential that three strategic cement and 100-plus ready mixed operations afford the industry’s second largest aggregate producer. Martin Marietta reports third quarter sales of $918 million, existing or heritage businesses accounting for $644 million—a 7.3 percent gain over 2013 Q3 figures.

 

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Clean-diesel proponent confirms fuel economy, environmental merits of SCR

Source: Diesel Technology Forum, Frederick, Md.

Growing adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks and smaller vehicles, according to Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer.

 

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