Sources: Slag Cement Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff
Slag cement producers reported a 12 percent year-over-year gain in 2016 shipments, totaling about 3 million tons.
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshocken, Pa.; CP staff
A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling permanently enjoins Public.Resource.org from infringement of nine ASTM, ASHRAE and National Fire Protection Association copyrighted codes and standards. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit listing a Sebastopol, Calif., headquarters, Public.Resource.org had posted the standards developments organizations’ (SDO) documents on a site billed as “Making Government Information More Accessible.”
Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff
The new home of 200-plus Cemex USA headquarters staff is designed to tell the story of company products through the use and display of concrete, cement and aggregate. Lending an industrial feel, effects include polished concrete hallway floors, cement-based wall tile treatments and handrails fabricated from rebar, which is also used as a circular ring bearing video monitors in the facility’s Customer Experience Center.
Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
U.S. cement manufacturers have ample production capacity to meet increased demand from infrastructure revitalization efforts the Trump administration and Congress are contemplating, a PCA analysis finds. The industry is operating at roughly 79 percent of capacity, estimated at 108 million metric tons per year; coupled with terminal storage and transfer capabilities, PCA estimates, it is capable of supplying more than 150 million metric tons annually.
Sources: Burnco Rock Products Ltd., Calgary; CP staff
Burnco has closed on Bestway Concrete Co., serving metro Denver and northern Colorado from nine ready mixed and four aggregate plants, with a payroll of 200-plus. The deal brings Burnco, presently under management of the fourth generation of the founder Johns Burns’ family, into a second U.S. market. The producer first branched out from Alberta to Dallas-Ft. Worth, where Burnco Texas LLC runs one aggregate and six ready mixed operations.