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Sakrete moves into engineered, stronger and faster setting mixes

Atlanta-based Sakrete arrived at World of Concrete 2019 poised for launch of its Pro-Mix series, formulated and packaged with an eye to construction supply house channels and department of transportation projects. Packaging and distribution of these professional grade mixes are scheduled for the first quarter, beginning in the Southeast:

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Sika loads mortar volume in $2.5 billion Parex deal

The Swiss parent of New Jersey-based admixture and construction products supplier Sika Corp. projects a second or third quarter closing on Parex, a key player in façade, technical and waterproofing mortars, plus tile adhesives. Sika AG will acquire the business, which reported 2018 sales of $1.1 billion, from a fund of CVC, a global private equity and investment advisory firm.

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New owner steers Kimble Mixer, Crane Carrier to the future

Crane Carrier Co. has become an independent company comprised of Kimble Mixer Co., plus namesake trucks and vehicles, following the brands’ sale by Hines Corp. to Turnspire Capital Partners LLC and the management team. In conjunction with acquiring New Philadelphia, Ohio, headquarters and manufacturing operations, Turnspire and management cite a substantial investment in CCC and will continue to support the business with financial and strategic resources.

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Charah slag, pozzolan finishing technology debuts in the Empire State

Fly ash processor Charah Solutions Inc. has sited its first facility with patented granulated blast furnace slag grinding technology at the Port of Coeymans, 100 miles up the Hudson River from New York City. With barge, rail and truck access, it will finish MultiCem-branded slag cement to be distributed through the company’s MultiSource materials network.

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Design-build method inches toward 50 percent of nonresidential work

“The Growing World of Design-Build,” a new white paper from FMI Corp. built environment researcher Paul Trombitas, tracks nonresidential project delivery trends over the past 25 years, and sees the design-build method accounting for 44 percent, or nearly $1.2 trillion, of related construction spending in the 2018-2021 window.

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