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McInnis doubles Northeast terminals’ throughput, scouts new sites

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal; CP staff

A $500 million private capital refinancing positions McInnis Cement to continue ramping up terminal and rail distribution infrastructure throughout the Northeast. Outlays for 2019-20 adhere a market development plan attending the producer’s 2017 dedication of a 2 million-plus ton/year greenfield plant on the eastern reaches of Quebec. 

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High Concrete budgets $8M for architectural precast overhaul

Sources: High Concrete Group LLC, Denver, Pa.; CP staff

High Concrete has begun a major production capacity upgrade at its 148-acre headquarters campus in eastern Pennsylvania. An investment up to $8 million in new equipment, processes and facility construction will completely overhaul operations in a bid to extend the producer’s growing presence and influence in architectural precast concrete, including structural and non-structural wall elements, cladding and panels for commercial and institutional building enclosures.

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Wastewater-derived biosolids seed fly ash alternative

Sources: Aries Clean Energy LLC, Franklin, Tenn.; CP staff

Aries Clean Energy has secured approval to build its first large-scale fluidized bed gasification system, engineered to convert 400 tons of biosolids per day into 7 million to 7.5 million cu. ft. of renewable, low-Btu synthesis gas plus 22 tons of biochar, the latter a raw feed for processing a concrete-grade fly ash substitute.

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NPP ships first Electrically Isolated Tendon-bound bulb tee girders

Sources: Northeast Prestressed Products, Cressona, Pa.; PCI Mid-Atlantic, Lancaster, Pa.; CP staff

The Coplay-Northampton Bridge, linking Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties, marks the U.S. debut of Electrically Isolated Tendons (EIT)—part of a reinforcement scheme in 25 of 52 bulb-tee girders that Northeast Prestressed Products is fabricating for the 1,124-ft. Lehigh River crossing. Proven in Europe and advanced here by the Federal Highway Administration, EIT allow for verification that post-tensioning cables have been encapsulated per specifications, and provide enhanced durability and non-destructive condition assessment over time. 

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Merger measures testing lab, surveying firm synergy

Sources: Cardinal Survey and Design, Willamsburg, Va.

Construction, engineering, land surveying and 3D imaging specialist Cardinal Survey has expanded into one of the industry’s fastest growing segments through a merger with Richmond, Va.-based Pro-Inspections Inc., which offers private or public market customers concrete strength testing plus structural engineering and evaluation services. 

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