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Strategic Holcim Mill Triples Essroc Slag Cement Capacity

Essroc Cement Corp. has integrated a 500,000 metric ton/year capacity, Camden, N.J., slag cement grinding operation into its Northeast and Mid-Atlantic powder network. It closed on the former St. Lawrence Cement and Holcim (US) Inc. mill, located along the Delaware River directly across from Philadelphia, in a deal with the newly formed LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich.

 

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LignoTech-backed $110M venture to stabilize global supply of key water reducer ingredient

26 Rayonier 150Rayonier Advanced Materials, Jacksonville, Fla., and Borregaard ASA, Sarpsborg, Norway, have effected a letter of intent to develop a 150,000-metric-ton capacity production line for lignin, a cellulose-derived raw material where global supply and demand imbalance invites price spikes of products including concrete admixtures. Their 45/55 joint venture will be based at the Fernandina Beach, Fla., cellulose fiber processing plant of minority partner Rayonier.

 

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Newport pier supported with Shea Concrete pile caps

28 Sheaia 150In early May, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Director of the State Department of Environmental Management Janet Coit officially opened a new 240-ft. long, 20-ft. wide concrete pier at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.

 

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Nichiha RoughSawn fiber cement panels play to reclaimed-wood trend

24 Fiberi 150Fiber cement siding specialist Nichiha USA plans mid-year rollout of RoughSawn panels, first shown in May at the 2015 American Institute of Architects convention in Atlanta. Part of the company’s Wood Series line, the cladding’s rough-around-the-edges texture and earthy, weathered colors emulate the look and feel of aged barn wood. The effect is conducive to achieving a vintage or rustic look for commercial and residential projects, product developers note, while maintaining modern performance and durability.

 

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