Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.

Nano-silica technology paves way for smooth, monolithic RCC slabs

Cemex-AndaleSources: Solomon Colors Inc., Springfield, Ill.; CP staff

The prospect of power-troweled, roller compacted concrete with surface characteristics and performance potential approaching conventional flatwork has turned on demonstrations Solomon Colors initiated for its new RCC Surface Pro agent.

Read more: Nano-silica technology paves way for smooth, monolithic RCC slabs

Building Sciences chief addresses ACI Sustainability Forum, fall convention

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Under the theme “Spanning the Globe,” nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene October 26-30 at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards—amid other ACI fall convention activities.

Read more: Building Sciences chief addresses ACI Sustainability Forum, fall convention

COO Hill replaces CEO James as new Vulcan leadership team takes hold

Source: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.

Sealing a previously announced executive leadership transition, Vulcan Materials directors have named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Hill successor to President and CEO Donald James, who becomes executive chairman. CFO John McPherson has been promoted to chief financial and strategy officer, gaining responsibilities for both strategy and human resources functions, while retaining an executive vice president title.

Read more: COO Hill replaces CEO James as new Vulcan leadership team takes hold

Rockway Precast, Marks Metal pour perfect solution for Water Bottle stations

News productionSource: Marks Metal Technology, Clackamas, Ore.; CP staff

Formwork specialist Marks Metal and longtime Las Vegas customer Rockway Precast have refined a template for a 15-ft. high Water Bottle structure bearing the novelty that developer Dapper Companies sought plus the functionality of a fully enclosed, municipal water filtration system.

Read more: Rockway Precast, Marks Metal pour perfect solution for Water Bottle stations

Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Materials’ Illinois sites

Sources: CP staff; Aggregate Industries (US), Bedford, Mass.; Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.

A definitive agreement with Aggregate Industries, centered on ready mixed production and fleet assets at 14 Meyer Material Co. sites, has netted Ozinga Bros. an expanded footprint across seven northern Illinois counties. Effective late last month, it transfers concrete plant operation and delivery to Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, while Aggregate Industries/Meyer maintains six aligned sand & gravel properties.

Read more: Ozinga RMC integrates Aggregate Industries/Meyer Materials’ Illinois sites