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Eastern Concrete adds fourth Big Apple site

Eastern Concrete Materials Inc., the metro New York and New Jersey subsidiary of U.S. Concrete Inc., has entered a lease and marketing agreement with Granite Ready Mix, Scara-Mix Inc. and related companies based on the southwestern side of Staten Island, N.Y.

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NRMCA expands Technology in Practice series

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has introduced three new topics—bringing the total to eight—in its Technology in Practice (TIP) series of information sheets for industry personnel to educate themselves on general quality control/quality assurance and technical topics.

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Colossal crane

Contractor Shaw Nuclear has begun testing a 560-ft. derrick at the Plant Vogtle Unit 3 & 4 construction site near Waynesboro, Ga. Built to install large reactor, cooling and turbine components for the $6.1 billion project, the derrick is engineered with a single-lift capacity to move the equivalent of five 747 jets a distance of nearly four football fields. Actual picks exceeding 1,000 tons are scheduled.

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Commercial-scale CO2 capture operation set for Capitol Aggregates mill

Construction at Capitol Aggregates' cement mill outside San Antonio, Texas, is nearing on a facility to capture 83,000 tons of carbon dioxide and offset an additional 220,000 tons of the gas annually once the equipment is operational in 2014. Skyonic's electrolytic carbon capture technology, SkyMine, will selectively remove CO2, acid gases and heavy metals emitted from the cement plant's flue gas streams and recycle it into hydrochloric acid, sodium bicarbonate and other byproducts.

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