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U.S. Concrete adds Nycon Supply to New York City network

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete has added to an already strong stake in New York City ready mixed production, acquiring the assets of Nycon Supply Corp., based in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Through two batch plants and a 38-mixer fleet, it serves primarily commercial building projects in western Queens and midtown Manhattan. The business will maintain the Nycon Supply trade name and join sister operations Ferrara Bros. and Eastern Concrete Materials, which cover the metro New York and New Jersey markets, respectively.

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Concrete Research Council funds tall building, pervious pavement, hollow core projects

Sources: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has announced grants up to $50,000 for projects focused on seismic design of tall building, mechanistic pervious concrete pavement design; chloride ion, freeze-thaw and sulfate durability; and, steel fiber hollow core plank.

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Bank vault-grade wall, roof equip data center for 360 mph winds

Sources: Ascent LLC, St. Louis; CP staff

AscentA builder and operator of highly secure data centers is promoting its latest facility on the strength of mass, reinforced concrete: 15-in. walls and a 13.5-in. roof enclosing 42,600 sq. ft. of space. Dubbed DAL1 for its Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex proximity, the new Plano, Texas, facility is built to withstand exposure to 360 mph winds, well above the National Weather Service’s 200-mph threshold for (Enhanced Fujita Scale) EF5 tornadoes.

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