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PCA’s Sullivan doubles down on positive cement consumption outlook

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Measuring year-to-date cement shipments through July, the most recent month for which data is available, PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan reiterates in his most recent economic forecast that the industry is on track to reach a previously projected 7.9 percent increase in 2014 powder consumption against 2013 figures.

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Solomon to bring Ultra Fiber into supply chain following Georgia Pacific deal

Sources: Solomon Colors Inc., Springfield, Ill.; CP staff

Solomon Colors has acquired technology and assets associated with the Ultra Fiber 500 product line of concrete secondary reinforcement fibers. Announcing a deal with Georgia Pacific LLC, company president Richard Solomon noted that Ultra Fiber 500 offers “superb finishing quality, unsurpassed crack control, better hydration and bonding, a true invisible fiber for decorative concrete, and fully automated dispensing system capability.”

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Tilt-Werks lifts Dayton Superior technology portfolio

Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio

In a deal with Tilt-Up Design Systems LLC, Dayton Superior has purchased Tilt-Werks, an integrated, web-based technology architects, structural engineers, contractors, and other professionals deploy for project design, including jobs requiring Building Information Modeling data.

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