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Kryton hardens admixture portfolio in Cementec Industries deal

Sources: Kryton International Inc., Vancouver, B.C.; CP staff

Concrete waterproofing specialist Kryton has acquired Calgary-based Cementec Industries Inc., which supplies silica fume and Hard-Cem, an integral hardening admixture whose abrasion and erosion resistant properties can reportedly extend structures’ service life up to six times that of plain concrete. Cementec slab and infrastructure solutions can be used with the Krystol Internal Membrane system to provide what Kryton officials dub “Smart Concrete solutions,” saving time, eliminating exposure to silica dust and providing increased design flexibility.

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Cemex prepares launch of fully digital account management platform

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

This month will see Cemex ready mixed, cement and aggregate operations in the U.S. and Mexico kick off a year-long, global deployment of Cemex Go, billed as a fully digital suite of services to help reduce customers’ administrative burden and free up time to focus on strategic business matters. Customers registering for the application will be able to work with the producer anytime and anywhere using multiple devices; review transaction histories; track shipments real-time via GPS; receive instant order status notifications; adjust orders; and, have full visibility and transparency of information they need to better manage their businesses.

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Precast pavement manual dovetails 100th lane mile of installed product

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

To address a fragmented engineering and technical library supporting members’ products for mainline concrete highway repair or construction, the NPCA Precast Concrete Slabs Committee enlisted leading practitioners Peter Smith, P.E. and Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E. to write and produce the photo- and schematic-rich Manual of Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement.

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Besser loads 2018 Blockmakers Workshop series

Source: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.

Besser has scheduled 11 Blockmakers Workshop sessions across 2018, including a new course on Servo Vibration/Main Drive technology; Advanced Concrete Masonry Technology, which debuted this year; and, Executive Session, a condensed version of primary courses, geared for upper management. Courses are conducted at the World Center for Concrete Technology, adjacent to Besser headquarters in northern Michigan. Registration is open for:

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Metromont to consolidate Carolinas precast/prestressed operations

Sources: Metromont Corp., Greenville, S.C.; CP staff

Metromont will cap a nearly $9 million investment in architectural and structural product capacity with the transfer of fabrication from a Charlotte, N.C., plant to expanded Greenville County, S.C., operations. "While we've seen much success with our Charlotte plant over the years, we feel that consolidating our North and South Carolina operations will allow us to improve our production efficiency and quality control and ultimately, better serve our customers," says Metromont Carolinas Vice President & General Manager Chuck Gantt.

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