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Mack Trucks and McNeilus sustain powerful CIM Auction tradition

Mack Trucks and McNeilus Companies will once again anchor the Concrete Industry Management Auction pool by dispatching a Granite-mounted, 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer truck to the Las Vegas Convention Center for bidding on February 5, World of Concrete 2020 day two.

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CTLGroup, PCA Cement & Concrete Campus draw familiar suitor

Barco Investment Group has acquired Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup), the for-profit Portland Cement Association subsidiary, along with the Skokie, Ill., campus that has served as PCA headquarters since 1968. CTLGroup began as the group’s research and development arm in 1916, and was designated an independent engineering, research, and laboratory consulting firm in 1987.

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Redland Brick asset deal nets Glen-Gery parent six new lines

A new Brickworks North America subsidiary has announced a binding agreement with Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. to acquire assets of Williamsport, Md.-based Redland Brick Inc. related to the Cushwa, Harmar, Rocky Ridge, Lawrenceville Brick and Tru-Brix product lines. With a projected early-2020 closing, the transaction includes one Pennsylvania, one Virginia and two Maryland plants that Redland Brick has operated for nearly two decades as a subsidiary of Belden Holding, parent company of Canton, Ohio-based Belden Brick Co.

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Superstorm FLASHback spotlights robust ICF home

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Partnership in Tallahassee, Fla., has marked the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s sweep through coastal New Jersey and New York with a new video, streaming at #HurricaneStrong on YouTube, featuring a storm survivor’s commitment to building her home back better and creating resilience in the face of future storms.

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Shifting production, use patterns temper fly ash, CCP recycling rates

Supply dynamics in key regional markets, paralleling coal-fueled power plant closures, spurred an 11 percent year over year decline in fly ash consumption in concrete, according to the American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA) just-released “Production and Use Survey” for 2018. Concrete-grade ash accounted for 12.5 million of the 59.4 million tons of coal combustion products (CCP) beneficially used last year, the latter figure down 8 percent or 9.1 million tons from the 2017 ACAA survey. Use of all grades of CCP in cement production declined 26 percent in 2018, to 6.4 million tons.

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