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  • New Aci Committee Seeks Performance Alternatives To Prescriptive Aci 318, 301 Requirements

    American Concrete Institute Technical Committee 329-Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete will propose alternatives to prescriptive concrete mix requirements in institute benchmarks such as ACI 318-Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and ACI 301-Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings.
  • Astm Builds A Certification Services Division For Products, Personnel

    The ASTM board of directors has authorized formation of a Certification Programs branch, offering certification of materials, products, services and systems, as well as personnel
  • Epa Chief Breaks Ground At Maryland Porous-Paved Àgreen StreetÌ

    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson joined federal, state and local officials for a late-November groundbreaking of the D.C. metro area’s “greenest” street, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded project that includes porous pavement to filter rainwater and reduce flooding as part of its long list of environmentally responsible elements
  • Speed Fab-Crete Launches Modular Bridge Division

    Architectural and structural precaster and design/build contractor Speed Fab-Crete has formed SFC Bridge Systems to market, engineer, and fabricate three-sided, arch bridge structures
  • Long-Term Cement Consumption Could Spell 100 Million-Metric Ton Domestic Shortfall

    Although United States’ cement consumption is expected to decline to 75 million metric tons in 2009, compared to near record 2005 levels of 128 million metric tons, a recent PCA Economic Research 25-year forecast cites market factors that could propel domestic powder demand upwards of 192 million metric tons by 2035
  • Bim For Cim: Building Information Modeling Arrives At Mtsu

    Tekla has provided Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program with Tekla Structures, a suite of 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software
  • Report Provides Osha Four-Point Records Audit Improvement Plan

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the GAO recommends the agency 1) require inspectors to interview workers during records audits to obtain injury or illness information and substitute other workers when those initially selected for interviews are not available
  • Cranesville Aggregate Faces $509K In Fines For Bagging Plant Violations

    Cranesville Aggregate Co.’s Scotia Bag Plant, which packages cement, dry mix concrete, asphalt repair and related Pak-Mix brand products, could incur up to $509,000 in proposed penalties after OSHA cited the Scotia, N.Y., operation for 33 alleged “willful, repeat and serious violations” of workplace safety and health standards following comprehensive inspections over the past six months
  • Mack 2010 Engines First To Attain Epa And Carb Certification

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board have certified Mack’s MP7 and MP8 engines as meeting near-zero emissions standards effective January 2010
  • Trial Lawyers Allege Price Fixing Among Deep-Pocketed Florida Operators

    A class action lawsuit Gilman and Pastor has filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleges that major Sunshine State cement and ready mixed concrete producers have engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy throughout this decade
  • Nye To Succeed Martin Marietta Ceo Zelnak

    Effective January 1, C. Howard Nye will become Martin Marietta chief executive officer. The appointment follows more than three years as chief operating officer, a position Nye assumed after more than a decade with Hanson Plc
  • National Steering Committee Distributes $460,000 To Cim Campuses

    Funding in the amount of $460,000 has been awarded by the Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee to its five CIM campuses, i.e., Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Arizona State University, California State University, Chico, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University.
  • Post-Industrial Waste Key To Low-Carbon Geo-Green Crete Binder

    Green World Crete scientists bill Geo-Green Crete as a low-carbon emission cementitious product poised to provide global construction interests a high-performance, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly alternative to portland cement
  • Propex Concrete Systems Represents Elemix Polymeric Additives

    Propex Concrete Systems has announced an agreement to sell and support Elemix additives from Monaca, Pa.-based Nova Chemicals Corp. Specially formulated polymeric spheres dosed at 1-15 lb./yd., the additives distribute uniformly in concrete mixes for structural and nonstructural applications
  • Crash Barrier Award Makes Smith & Wesson Subsidiary's Day

    Universal Safety Response’s GRAB (Ground Retractable Automobile Barrier) system took the inaugural Homeland Security Award for Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Bollards, Guard Booths, Blast Resistant Products)
  • Feds Shelve Illegal Project Labor Agreement-Bound Bid Solicitation

    The U.S. Department of Labor cancelled a letting for its $11 million Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., following a protest ABC member North Branch Construction filed with the Government Accountability Office over a stipulation that work fall under a project labor agreement (PLA)
  • Associated BuildersÌ 2010 Forecast Shows Signs Of Recession's End, Jobs Returning

    Associated Builders’ 2010 forecast shows signs of recession’s end, jobs returning
  • Rockwood, Grace Renew Coloring Product Distribution Alliance

    Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division and W.R. Grace Construction Products have extended their alliance to jointly distribute Rockwood’s Chameleon liquid color dosing system and concrete color products in North America
  • History's Most Infamous Concrete Icon, 20 Years Gone

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined European dignitaries in Germany’s capital to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 2010 World Of Concrete Cim Auction Organizers Aim To Top $300K

    Hoping to eclipse the 2009 auction take of about $300,000, CIM program supporters have already began the push for next year’s event, Feb. 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Marks Century In Precast/Prestressed And Construction

    On the heels of its largest project ever, the 3,000-piece Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Heldenfels Enterprises has designated November for staff at its headquarters and Corpus Christi plants to celebrate a century of family business
  • Scc, Sustainability Courses Added To Wcct's Online Offerings

    The 2010 schedule of 16 WCCT online courses covering a range of subjects serving the concrete industry was released recently. New courses included in next year’s offerings include “Self-Consolidating Concrete” and “Concrete, Sustainability, and LEED”
  • Calstar Sets Greenbuild Launch For Fly Ash-Based Brick, Pavers

    CalStar will unveil two profiles of high fly ash content architectural brick (ASTM C-216 compliant) and Holland (ASTM C-902 compliant) pavers at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 11-13 in Phoenix
  • Hearing Conservation Group Petitions Osha To Lower Noise Exposure Threshold

    NHCA has requested the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lower the Occupation Noise Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 90 dBA to 85 dBA, and action level from 85 to 80 dBA
  • Salt River-Sponsored Ànet ZeroÌ Habitat Concrete Home Prepares For Greenbuild Tours

    Attendees of the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix can visit Arizona’s first concrete Habitat for Humanity home, an affordable “Net Zero” dwelling the U.S. Green Building Council selected for its “Contemporary Desert Living Tour” following the Nov. 11-13 event
  • Axim Crafts Mrwr For Flowability, Scm Combinations

    Catexol Hydrosense, a polycarboxylate-based water reducer, provides what Axim Italcementi Group contends is excellent flowability during placement without
  • Mix Placement

    The Crete Hawg concrete pouring bucket is offered in standard sizes from one to three yards. Custom-designed buckets also are available. Options include
  • Truck Water Meter

    Ensuring accuracy, reliability and durability in monitoring and totaling water-add to concrete batches on mixer trucks, the manufacturer affirms, CoolPoint
  • Concrete Remover

    The CR-650 agent is a super-concentrate, making it highly cost-effective, and biodegrades to carbon dioxide and water. It does not contain hydrochloric
  • Green Wall Stands Up To Smog, Energy Costs

    Making its headquarters building more energy-efficient, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in downtown Pittsburgh has unveiled North America's largest
  • Inland Acquisition Boosts Maschmeyer Concrete's Florida Profile

    Maschmeyer Concrete Co., Lake Park, Fla., has strengthened its role as a leading Sunshine State independent producer through the purchase of Inland Materials
  • Cemex Captures Carbon Abatement Grant

    Cemex USA is one of 12 recipients of first-round grants from a $1.4 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pool, funding development of technology
  • Astm Set To Release Pervious Concrete Test Standard

    ASTM has begun offering the recently finalized C1701/C1701M-09 Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of in Place Pervious Concrete online (www.astm.org/Standards/C1701.htm),
  • Ash Grove Idles Bulk Of Capacity

    Early-October Associated Press reports indicated that Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest independently owned producer, will
  • Porous Parking Lot Seals Epa's Research Commitment

    Announcing their $10 million commitment for the Concrete Sustainability Hub at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, RMC Research & Education Foundation and Portland Cement Association cite the facility's potential to ease compliance with prospective Environmental Protection Agency regulations
  • Epa Plan Steps Up Water Act Measures

    The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Action Enforcement Plan, outlined by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a mid-October House Transportation
  • Osha Program Compels States To Improve Accuracy Of Incident Record-Keeping

    Arguing that precise workplace injury and illness reporting is critical to an effective enforcement program, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • To Russia With Concrete Expertise

    Under a memorandum of understanding, San Antonio-based Plant Architects/Plant Outfitters will supply Moscow's Intellectual Building Systems technology
  • Truck Tracking Systems

    SAFEFREIGHT TECHNOLOGY This company introduced fleet management software and system that focuses on improving traffic safety and reducing accident risk.
  • Eaton Gears Automated Clutch Series Transmissions To Mixers And Dumps

    Responding to a wave of ready mixed producers switching their truck specs from manual to automatic transmissions, Eaton Corp. has added the mixer-geared
  • Antagonist Investor Confirms Victory In Txi Director Elections, Board Proposals

    After a preliminary announcement following Texas Industries' Oct. 22 annual shareholders meeting, it was verified that Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF)
  • Unions Smell Rat In Stringent Climate-Change Legislation

    In uncharacteristically pro-business style, organized labor has cited federal policy observers' concerns regarding the economic impact of restricting
  • Axim Crafts Mrwr For Flowability, Scm Combinations

    Catexol Hydrosense, a polycarboxylate-based water reducer, provides what Axim Italcementi Group contends is excellent flowability during placement without
  • Cemex Captures Carbon Abatement Grant

    Cemex USA is one of 12 recipients of first-round grants from a $1.4 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pool, funding development of technology
  • Antagonist Investor Confirms Victory In Txi Director Elections, Board Proposals

    After a preliminary announcement following Texas Industries' Oct. 22 annual shareholders meeting, it was verified that Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF)
  • Unions Smell Rat In Stringent Climate-Change Legislation

    In uncharacteristically pro-business style, organized labor has cited federal policy observers' concerns regarding the economic impact of restricting
  • To Russia With Concrete Expertise

    Under a memorandum of understanding, San Antonio-based Plant Architects/Plant Outfitters will supply Moscow's Intellectual Building Systems technology
  • Rexcon Reloads

    In a bold expression of confidence in future business prospects and commitment to a safe and comfortable work environment, RexCon LLC has relocated its
  • Osha Program Compels States To Improve Accuracy Of Incident Record-Keeping

    Arguing that precise workplace injury and illness reporting is critical to an effective enforcement program, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Green Wall Stands Up To Smog, Energy Costs

    Making its headquarters building more energy-efficient, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in downtown Pittsburgh has unveiled North America's largest
  • Inland Acquisition Boosts Maschmeyer Concrete's Florida Profile

    Maschmeyer Concrete Co., Lake Park, Fla., has strengthened its role as a leading Sunshine State independent producer through the purchase of Inland Materials
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Truck Tracking Systems

    SAFEFREIGHT TECHNOLOGY This company introduced fleet management software and system that focuses on improving traffic safety and reducing accident risk.
  • Eaton Gears Automated Clutch Series Transmissions To Mixers And Dumps

    Responding to a wave of ready mixed producers switching their truck specs from manual to automatic transmissions, Eaton Corp. has added the mixer-geared
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Joseph Zygas, a Lafayette, Ind.-based driver for Irving Materials Inc., won the 4th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship, staged during National
  • Ultimate Central Dispatch

    The recent consolidation of Ozinga Bros., Inc. operating companies Illinois RMC, Indiana RMC, Chicago RMC and Concrete Products under Ozinga Ready Mix

  • Lafarage Calgary On Front Line Of Development, Field Testing Program

    For much of the last five years, Lafarge North America's ready mixed operations have played a key role in developing and testing Eaton Corp.'s mixer-geared
  • To Russia With Concrete Expertise

    Under a memorandum of understanding, San Antonio-based Plant Architects/Plant Outfitters will supply Moscow's Intellectual Building Systems technology
  • Rexcon Reloads

    In a bold expression of confidence in future business prospects and commitment to a safe and comfortable work environment, RexCon LLC has relocated its
  • Axim Crafts Mrwr For Flowability, Scm Combinations

    Catexol Hydrosense, a polycarboxylate-based water reducer, provides what Axim Italcementi Group contends is excellent flowability during placement without
  • Inland Acquisition Boosts Maschmeyer Concrete's Florida Profile

    Maschmeyer Concrete Co., Lake Park, Fla., has strengthened its role as a leading Sunshine State independent producer through the purchase of Inland Materials
  • Astm Set To Release Pervious Concrete Test Standard

    ASTM has begun offering the recently finalized C1701/C1701M-09 Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of in Place Pervious Concrete online (www.astm.org/Standards/C1701.htm),
  • Porous Parking Lot Seals Epa's Research Commitment

    Announcing their $10 million commitment for the Concrete Sustainability Hub at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, RMC Research & Education Foundation and Portland Cement Association cite the facility's potential to ease compliance with prospective Environmental Protection Agency regulations
  • To Russia With Concrete Expertise

    Under a memorandum of understanding, San Antonio-based Plant Architects/Plant Outfitters will supply Moscow's Intellectual Building Systems technology
  • Truck Tracking Systems

    SAFEFREIGHT TECHNOLOGY This company introduced fleet management software and system that focuses on improving traffic safety and reducing accident risk.
  • Eaton Gears Automated Clutch Series Transmissions To Mixers And Dumps

    Responding to a wave of ready mixed producers switching their truck specs from manual to automatic transmissions, Eaton Corp. has added the mixer-geared
  • Antagonist Investor Confirms Victory In Txi Director Elections, Board Proposals

    After a preliminary announcement following Texas Industries' Oct. 22 annual shareholders meeting, it was verified that Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF)
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Joseph Zygas, a Lafayette, Ind.-based driver for Irving Materials Inc., won the 4th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship, staged during National
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Rexcon Reloads

    In a bold expression of confidence in future business prospects and commitment to a safe and comfortable work environment, RexCon LLC has relocated its
  • Ultimate Central Dispatch

    The recent consolidation of Ozinga Bros., Inc. operating companies Illinois RMC, Indiana RMC, Chicago RMC and Concrete Products under Ozinga Ready Mix

  • Sustained Support

    Long before the green movement became de rigueur, RMC Research & Education Foundation-funded programs supported environmental preservation by advancing
  • Lafarage Calgary On Front Line Of Development, Field Testing Program

    For much of the last five years, Lafarge North America's ready mixed operations have played a key role in developing and testing Eaton Corp.'s mixer-geared
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Joseph Zygas, a Lafayette, Ind.-based driver for Irving Materials Inc., won the 4th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship, staged during National
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Annual Tech Forum Yields Concrete Sustainability Conference

    Effective next year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has changed the name of its annual Concrete Technology Forum to Concrete Sustainability
  • Training Series Spans Pump And Mixer Truck Safety, Antitrust Compliance

    The most recent offering in National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's expanding series of safety-training tools is Safety Around Concrete Pumps. The
  • Rexcon Reloads

    In a bold expression of confidence in future business prospects and commitment to a safe and comfortable work environment, RexCon LLC has relocated its
  • Ultimate Central Dispatch

    The recent consolidation of Ozinga Bros., Inc. operating companies Illinois RMC, Indiana RMC, Chicago RMC and Concrete Products under Ozinga Ready Mix

  • Environmental Awards

    Recognized as industry leaders in environmental stewardship by the 15th annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program were 26 ready-mixed
  • Sustained Support

    Long before the green movement became de rigueur, RMC Research & Education Foundation-funded programs supported environmental preservation by advancing
  • Lafarage Calgary On Front Line Of Development, Field Testing Program

    For much of the last five years, Lafarge North America's ready mixed operations have played a key role in developing and testing Eaton Corp.'s mixer-geared
  • Mini Windshield Mobile Digital Video Recorder

    SafeDrive MiniDVR mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) system for public- and private-sector fleet vehicles installs directly to the windshield and incorporates
  • Axim Crafts Mrwr For Flowability, Scm Combinations

    Catexol Hydrosense, a polycarboxylate-based water reducer, provides what Axim Italcementi Group contends is excellent flowability during placement without
  • Mix Placement

    The Crete Hawg concrete pouring bucket is offered in standard sizes from one to three yards. Custom-designed buckets also are available. Options include
  • Truck Water Meter

    Ensuring accuracy, reliability and durability in monitoring and totaling water-add to concrete batches on mixer trucks, the manufacturer affirms, CoolPoint
  • Concrete Remover

    The CR-650 agent is a super-concentrate, making it highly cost-effective, and biodegrades to carbon dioxide and water. It does not contain hydrochloric
  • Green Wall Stands Up To Smog, Energy Costs

    Making its headquarters building more energy-efficient, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in downtown Pittsburgh has unveiled North America's largest
  • Inland Acquisition Boosts Maschmeyer Concrete's Florida Profile

    Maschmeyer Concrete Co., Lake Park, Fla., has strengthened its role as a leading Sunshine State independent producer through the purchase of Inland Materials
  • Cemex Captures Carbon Abatement Grant

    Cemex USA is one of 12 recipients of first-round grants from a $1.4 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pool, funding development of technology
  • Astm Set To Release Pervious Concrete Test Standard

    ASTM has begun offering the recently finalized C1701/C1701M-09 Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of in Place Pervious Concrete online (www.astm.org/Standards/C1701.htm),
  • Ash Grove Idles Bulk Of Capacity

    Early-October Associated Press reports indicated that Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest independently owned producer, will
  • Porous Parking Lot Seals Epa's Research Commitment

    Announcing their $10 million commitment for the Concrete Sustainability Hub at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, RMC Research & Education Foundation and Portland Cement Association cite the facility's potential to ease compliance with prospective Environmental Protection Agency regulations
  • Epa Plan Steps Up Water Act Measures

    The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Action Enforcement Plan, outlined by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a mid-October House Transportation
  • Osha Program Compels States To Improve Accuracy Of Incident Record-Keeping

    Arguing that precise workplace injury and illness reporting is critical to an effective enforcement program, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • To Russia With Concrete Expertise

    Under a memorandum of understanding, San Antonio-based Plant Architects/Plant Outfitters will supply Moscow's Intellectual Building Systems technology
  • Truck Tracking Systems

    SAFEFREIGHT TECHNOLOGY This company introduced fleet management software and system that focuses on improving traffic safety and reducing accident risk.
  • Eaton Gears Automated Clutch Series Transmissions To Mixers And Dumps

    Responding to a wave of ready mixed producers switching their truck specs from manual to automatic transmissions, Eaton Corp. has added the mixer-geared
  • Antagonist Investor Confirms Victory In Txi Director Elections, Board Proposals

    After a preliminary announcement following Texas Industries' Oct. 22 annual shareholders meeting, it was verified that Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF)
  • Unions Smell Rat In Stringent Climate-Change Legislation

    In uncharacteristically pro-business style, organized labor has cited federal policy observers' concerns regarding the economic impact of restricting
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Joseph Zygas, a Lafayette, Ind.-based driver for Irving Materials Inc., won the 4th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship, staged during National
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Tom Hill: Back In The Game With Summit Venture

    After leaving the industry in July 2008, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill actually did manage to take some well-earned time
  • Annual Tech Forum Yields Concrete Sustainability Conference

    Effective next year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has changed the name of its annual Concrete Technology Forum to Concrete Sustainability
  • Training Series Spans Pump And Mixer Truck Safety, Antitrust Compliance

    The most recent offering in National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's expanding series of safety-training tools is Safety Around Concrete Pumps. The
  • Rexcon Reloads

    In a bold expression of confidence in future business prospects and commitment to a safe and comfortable work environment, RexCon LLC has relocated its
  • Ultimate Central Dispatch

    The recent consolidation of Ozinga Bros., Inc. operating companies Illinois RMC, Indiana RMC, Chicago RMC and Concrete Products under Ozinga Ready Mix

  • Environmental Awards

    Recognized as industry leaders in environmental stewardship by the 15th annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program were 26 ready-mixed
  • Sustained Support

    Long before the green movement became de rigueur, RMC Research & Education Foundation-funded programs supported environmental preservation by advancing
  • Lafarage Calgary On Front Line Of Development, Field Testing Program

    For much of the last five years, Lafarge North America's ready mixed operations have played a key role in developing and testing Eaton Corp.'s mixer-geared
  • Mini Windshield Mobile Digital Video Recorder

    SafeDrive MiniDVR mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) system for public- and private-sector fleet vehicles installs directly to the windshield and incorporates
  • Chaney Consolidates Rowe Materials Stake

    Chaney has acquired the remaining stake in Rowe Materials, a Fredericksburg, Va., ready mixed producer with whom it has been in partnership since 1995
  • Housing Starts Drop To Record, Five-Decade Low

    Amid Wall Street volatility and Main Street uncertainty, home builders reduced the pace of new construction and permit issuance in October to the lowest levels for any single month on record, NAHB reported last week in response to U.S. Department of Commerce housing market figures
  • Green Building Market Pacing Three-Fold Gains By 2013

    The U.S. green building market is accelerating at a dramatic rate, potentially tripling over the next five years, according to “Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change”
  • Holcim Retrenches U.S. Operations With 1,500 Job Cuts, Two Mill Closings

    An economic downturn and shrinking construction activity has taken its toll on Holcim, the world's second-largest cement maker, which is in the process of slashing 1,500 U.S. and 500 U.K. jobs by the end of this year
  • Essroc, Lafarge, St. Marys Idle Cement Kilns

    In addition to the Holcim (US) Missouri and Michigan plant closings, sharp declines in portland cement consumption throughout the Great Lakes are forcing shut down of clinker production at St. Marys Cement, Dixon, Ill., and, Lafarge North America, Woodstock, Ont., sites
  • Pca Forecaster Sees 2006-10 Powder Consumption Dropping 33 Percent

    Although in his July Mid-Year 2008 Forecast, PCA Chief Economist Edward Sullivan stated his belief that the current massive cement consumption decline would last only four years (2006–2009) and see levels fall by 30 million metric tons, his end-of-year outlook paints a much bleaker story
  • Ozinga Unable To Overcome DemsÌ Smear Apparatus In Congressional Race

    In his first bid for public office, Chicago ready mixed producer Martin Ozinga III came up short on Election Day against an opponent entrenched in the Illinois Democratic Party and financially emboldened by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Voters Approve $71 Billion For Transportation Funding

    Of the 37 state and local transportation funding-related initiatives presented to voters across the country on Election Day, 32 were approved–a success rate of 86 percent
  • Elmhurst-Chicago Runs Hot & Cold

    About two-and-a-half years ago, management at Illinois-based Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co., deciding to move beyond its four fixed-location ready mixed operations
  • 2008 National Mixer Driver Championship

    Bill Emerson, a 30-year veteran with the Irving Materials Inc. Greenfield, Ind., flagship, took first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Third Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Polyurethane Components Skirt Conveyor Hitches

    Conveyor skirting is an important enough component to an aggregate or mining operation that it seems odd to find it is often a point of cost-cutting.
  • Nrmca Calls For Concrete Technology Forum Abstracts

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through Nov. 28 abstracts for candidate presentations at the 2009 Concrete Technology Forum
  • Freightliner And Western Star Plates In, Sterling Out

    Daimler Trucks North America will discontinue production of its Sterling brand medium and heavy-duty models and cease St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly operations in March 2009, focusing instead on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from a South Carolina and two Mexico plants
  • Pneumatics Drive Plant Efficiency

    Adapted from a report by Parker Hannifin/Pneumatics' Product Manager Anna Stjarnvy Concrete plant operators need a reliable pneumatic system. Heavy-duty
  • Hardscape N.A. Project Awards Enter Second Year

    Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), with cosponsors Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association, have posted entry requirements and terms for the second annual Hardscape North America project awards at www.HardscapeNA.com
  • Macleod Acquisition Boosts Thomas Concrete's Charlotte Stake

    With established footholds in Georgia and the Carolinas, Atlanta-based Thomas Concrete recently became the second-largest ready mixed producer in the Charlotte market, acquiring the ready mixed division of MacLeod Construction
  • Equipment & Products

    LAPTOP VIDEO SYSTEM The newly designed LVS Series Laptop Video System is now compatible with any laptop, the manufacturer notes, enabling a vehicle-mounted
  • Nrmca Releases Green-Star Ems Templates For Producer Use

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has completed its Sample Green-Star Environmental Management System (EMS) templates, designed to
  • Npca Plant Certification Software Casts Instant Inspection Reports

    A plant certification inspection report that once took 30 days to process is now available the same day as inspection, owing to new software developed
  • Osha Crane, Forklift Initiatives

    Following highly publicized crane incidents that occurred primarily in New York, new construction regulations have been widely anticipated. Now, the Occupational
  • Drum-Rescue Video

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has producted a drum-rescue video for plant staff, as well as municipal fire and rescue departments. NRMCA officials
  • Turner Lands 15,000Th Job, Eyes Co2 Reduction

    One of the country's original concrete contractors, Turner Construction Co., recently announced a $280 million contract for The Stanford University Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center
  • Photocatalytic Cement Helps Sculptures Wave Off Pollutants

    The mid-September dedication of Minnesota's new I-35 West Bridge over the Mississippi River was doubly symbolic for construction types: besides segmental
  • Minnesota Marquee

    Two new bridges spell a significant year for Cemstone Products Co. and reinforce its role as a gold standard operator in ready mixed concrete. The first
  • Asset Deal Yields Eastern Missouri Concrete

    The recently incorporated Eastern Missouri Concrete LLC has closed on the assets of Concrete Resources Inc., a Columbia, Ill., ready mixed producer. In
  • Relief From The 100-Hour Work Week

    Dayton Plant Manager John Thompson is responsible for an operation likely to become a template for future ready mixed facilities in major markets where aggregate sources have been depleted
  • Environmental Specialist Locks Up Shute Shutter Production

    Through a newly penned licensing agreement, Alamo, Calif.-based Forfam Inc. has transferred production and marketing of its Shute Shutter and ShuteValve mixer truck safety device and dispensing equipment to Green Vision Partners LLC
  • Fire Sprinker Syndicate Codifies Greed

    Lofty claims reap fire sprinkler installers and equipment manufacturers high returns in residential and nonresidential building. In building-code development,
  • Nrmca Lab Joins $1.2 Million Permeability Test Procedure Study

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., has become a partner in Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability
  • Cim Program Sets Materials, Structural Research Projects

    Students in the charter Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennesee State University (Murfreesboro) are engaged in five research projects
  • Law Guards Armed Forces Against Shoddy Construction Specs

    The fiscal year 2009 Department of Defense (DoD) authorization bill President Bush signed in mid-October requires the Secretary of Defense to incorporate sustainable design and life-cycle cost principles as an element in construction subject to Congressional approval
  • Environmental Awards

    Drawing a record number of entries in its 14th year, the annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program in 2008 honors 23 facilities operated
  • Nrmca Lab Joins $1.2 Million Permeability Test Procedure Study

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., has become a partner in Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability
  • Cim Program Sets Materials, Structural Research Projects

    Students in the charter Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennesee State University (Murfreesboro) are engaged in five research projects
  • Photocatalytic Cement Helps Sculptures Wave Off Pollutants

    The mid-September dedication of Minnesota's new I-35 West Bridge over the Mississippi River was doubly symbolic for construction types: besides segmental
  • Nrmca Lab Joins $1.2 Million Permeability Test Procedure Study

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., has become a partner in Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability
  • Osha Crane, Forklift Initiatives

    Following highly publicized crane incidents that occurred primarily in New York, new construction regulations have been widely anticipated. Now, the Occupational
  • Osha Crane, Forklift Initiatives

    Following highly publicized crane incidents that occurred primarily in New York, new construction regulations have been widely anticipated. Now, the Occupational
  • Fire Sprinker Syndicate Codifies Greed

    Lofty claims reap fire sprinkler installers and equipment manufacturers high returns in residential and nonresidential building. In building-code development,
  • Npca Plant Certification Software Casts Instant Inspection Reports

    A plant certification inspection report that once took 30 days to process is now available the same day as inspection, owing to new software developed
  • 2008 National Mixer Driver Championship

    Bill Emerson, a 30-year veteran with the Irving Materials Inc. Greenfield, Ind., flagship, took first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Third Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Freightliner And Western Star Plates In, Sterling Out

    Daimler Trucks North America will discontinue production of its Sterling brand medium and heavy-duty models and cease St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly operations in March 2009, focusing instead on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from a South Carolina and two Mexico plants
  • Macleod Acquisition Boosts Thomas Concrete's Charlotte Stake

    With established footholds in Georgia and the Carolinas, Atlanta-based Thomas Concrete recently became the second-largest ready mixed producer in the Charlotte market, acquiring the ready mixed division of MacLeod Construction
  • Minnesota Marquee

    Two new bridges spell a significant year for Cemstone Products Co. and reinforce its role as a gold standard operator in ready mixed concrete. The first
  • Relief From The 100-Hour Work Week

    Dayton Plant Manager John Thompson is responsible for an operation likely to become a template for future ready mixed facilities in major markets where aggregate sources have been depleted
  • Environmental Specialist Locks Up Shute Shutter Production

    Through a newly penned licensing agreement, Alamo, Calif.-based Forfam Inc. has transferred production and marketing of its Shute Shutter and ShuteValve mixer truck safety device and dispensing equipment to Green Vision Partners LLC
  • Environmental Awards

    Drawing a record number of entries in its 14th year, the annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program in 2008 honors 23 facilities operated
  • 2008 National Mixer Driver Championship

    Bill Emerson, a 30-year veteran with the Irving Materials Inc. Greenfield, Ind., flagship, took first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Third Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Freightliner And Western Star Plates In, Sterling Out

    Daimler Trucks North America will discontinue production of its Sterling brand medium and heavy-duty models and cease St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly operations in March 2009, focusing instead on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from a South Carolina and two Mexico plants
  • Environmental Specialist Locks Up Shute Shutter Production

    Through a newly penned licensing agreement, Alamo, Calif.-based Forfam Inc. has transferred production and marketing of its Shute Shutter and ShuteValve mixer truck safety device and dispensing equipment to Green Vision Partners LLC
  • Elmhurst-Chicago Runs Hot & Cold

    About two-and-a-half years ago, management at Illinois-based Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co., deciding to move beyond its four fixed-location ready mixed operations
  • Polyurethane Components Skirt Conveyor Hitches

    Conveyor skirting is an important enough component to an aggregate or mining operation that it seems odd to find it is often a point of cost-cutting.
  • Pneumatics Drive Plant Efficiency

    Adapted from a report by Parker Hannifin/Pneumatics' Product Manager Anna Stjarnvy Concrete plant operators need a reliable pneumatic system. Heavy-duty
  • Minnesota Marquee

    Two new bridges spell a significant year for Cemstone Products Co. and reinforce its role as a gold standard operator in ready mixed concrete. The first
  • Elmhurst-Chicago Runs Hot & Cold

    About two-and-a-half years ago, management at Illinois-based Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co., deciding to move beyond its four fixed-location ready mixed operations
  • 2008 National Mixer Driver Championship

    Bill Emerson, a 30-year veteran with the Irving Materials Inc. Greenfield, Ind., flagship, took first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Third Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Polyurethane Components Skirt Conveyor Hitches

    Conveyor skirting is an important enough component to an aggregate or mining operation that it seems odd to find it is often a point of cost-cutting.
  • Nrmca Calls For Concrete Technology Forum Abstracts

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through Nov. 28 abstracts for candidate presentations at the 2009 Concrete Technology Forum
  • Freightliner And Western Star Plates In, Sterling Out

    Daimler Trucks North America will discontinue production of its Sterling brand medium and heavy-duty models and cease St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly operations in March 2009, focusing instead on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from a South Carolina and two Mexico plants
  • Pneumatics Drive Plant Efficiency

    Adapted from a report by Parker Hannifin/Pneumatics' Product Manager Anna Stjarnvy Concrete plant operators need a reliable pneumatic system. Heavy-duty
  • Hardscape N.A. Project Awards Enter Second Year

    Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), with cosponsors Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association, have posted entry requirements and terms for the second annual Hardscape North America project awards at www.HardscapeNA.com
  • Macleod Acquisition Boosts Thomas Concrete's Charlotte Stake

    With established footholds in Georgia and the Carolinas, Atlanta-based Thomas Concrete recently became the second-largest ready mixed producer in the Charlotte market, acquiring the ready mixed division of MacLeod Construction
  • Equipment & Products

    LAPTOP VIDEO SYSTEM The newly designed LVS Series Laptop Video System is now compatible with any laptop, the manufacturer notes, enabling a vehicle-mounted
  • Nrmca Releases Green-Star Ems Templates For Producer Use

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has completed its Sample Green-Star Environmental Management System (EMS) templates, designed to
  • Npca Plant Certification Software Casts Instant Inspection Reports

    A plant certification inspection report that once took 30 days to process is now available the same day as inspection, owing to new software developed
  • Osha Crane, Forklift Initiatives

    Following highly publicized crane incidents that occurred primarily in New York, new construction regulations have been widely anticipated. Now, the Occupational
  • Drum-Rescue Video

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has producted a drum-rescue video for plant staff, as well as municipal fire and rescue departments. NRMCA officials
  • Turner Lands 15,000Th Job, Eyes Co2 Reduction

    One of the country's original concrete contractors, Turner Construction Co., recently announced a $280 million contract for The Stanford University Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center
  • Photocatalytic Cement Helps Sculptures Wave Off Pollutants

    The mid-September dedication of Minnesota's new I-35 West Bridge over the Mississippi River was doubly symbolic for construction types: besides segmental
  • Minnesota Marquee

    Two new bridges spell a significant year for Cemstone Products Co. and reinforce its role as a gold standard operator in ready mixed concrete. The first
  • Asset Deal Yields Eastern Missouri Concrete

    The recently incorporated Eastern Missouri Concrete LLC has closed on the assets of Concrete Resources Inc., a Columbia, Ill., ready mixed producer. In
  • Relief From The 100-Hour Work Week

    Dayton Plant Manager John Thompson is responsible for an operation likely to become a template for future ready mixed facilities in major markets where aggregate sources have been depleted
  • Environmental Specialist Locks Up Shute Shutter Production

    Through a newly penned licensing agreement, Alamo, Calif.-based Forfam Inc. has transferred production and marketing of its Shute Shutter and ShuteValve mixer truck safety device and dispensing equipment to Green Vision Partners LLC
  • Fire Sprinker Syndicate Codifies Greed

    Lofty claims reap fire sprinkler installers and equipment manufacturers high returns in residential and nonresidential building. In building-code development,
  • Nrmca Lab Joins $1.2 Million Permeability Test Procedure Study

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., has become a partner in Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability
  • Cim Program Sets Materials, Structural Research Projects

    Students in the charter Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennesee State University (Murfreesboro) are engaged in five research projects
  • Law Guards Armed Forces Against Shoddy Construction Specs

    The fiscal year 2009 Department of Defense (DoD) authorization bill President Bush signed in mid-October requires the Secretary of Defense to incorporate sustainable design and life-cycle cost principles as an element in construction subject to Congressional approval
  • Environmental Awards

    Drawing a record number of entries in its 14th year, the annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards program in 2008 honors 23 facilities operated
  • Holcim Secures Lattimore Materials Stake

    Holcim announced Nov. 20 a definitive agreement to purchase a significant minority stake in McKinney, Texas-based Lattimore Materials Co., L.P., a top ready mixed and aggregate producer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex
  • Cemex Earmarks Tennessee Assets For Ready Mix Usa Joint Venture

    With an eye toward reducing debt, Cemex is negotiating transfer or sale of concrete and aggregate assets valued upwards of $375 million to its joint venture with Ready Mix USA in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Oldcastle Bolts On U.S. Concrete's Eastern Tennessee, Delaware Assets

    U.S. Concrete has sold ready mixed and block operations in Knoxville, Tenn., and Wyoming, Del., to Oldcastle Materials Inc.
  • Gcc Set To Launch Second-Largest Colorado Cement Mill

    More than four years after first announcing a Rocky Mountain market expansion, GCC Rio Grande (a subsidiary of Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua) plans a December 4 opening of a $200 million cement plant in Pueblo, Colo.
  • Florida Rock Closing Makes Vulcan Top-Five Ready Mixed Player

    Sealing its new position as a top-five U.S. ready mixed producer, Vulcan Materials expects its $4.6 billion merger with Florida Rock to close the week of Nov. 12, nearly nine months to the date since a February takeover announcement
  • Industry Carries Concrete Torch At 2007 Greenbuild

    Ensuring delivery of a strong environmental message and demonstration of how concrete building and pavement apply to the USGBC's widely embraced LEED rating system, a contingent of national material and product operators and five trade groups participated in the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 7-9 in Chicago
  • Industry Carries Concrete Torch At 2007 Greenbuild

    Ensuring delivery of a strong environmental message and demonstration of how concrete building and pavement apply to the USGBC's widely embraced LEED rating system, a contingent of national material and product operators and five trade groups participated in the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 7-9 in Chicago
  • Industry Carries Concrete Torch At 2007 Greenbuild

    Ensuring delivery of a strong environmental message and demonstration of how concrete building and pavement apply to the USGBC's widely embraced LEED rating system, a contingent of national material and product operators and five trade groups participated in the 2007 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 7-9 in Chicago
  • Aggregate Industries Enters Carbon Offset Program, Joins Epa Climate Leaders

    Against a 2007 Greenbuild Expo backdrop, Aggregate Industries announced its Cool Climate Concrete and Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program participation
  • Irs Validates $278/Mixer Truck Pto Fuel Tax Credit

    A much-anticipated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) report on Power Take-Off (PTO) fuel use required by SAFETEA-LU has been completed and delivered to Congress
  • Rinker Supplies Pipe, Components For Prototype Mine Escape System

    A 42-in.-diameter concrete pipe anchors a new concept to assist underground miners in quick, safe evacuation during an emergency
  • Lead Economist Projects Slight Construction Decline In 2008

    During its annual Outlook Executive Conference, Oct. 25, in Washington, D.C., McGraw-Hill Construction forecast a 2 percent decline in U.S. construction spending for 2008
  • Conco Veteran Takes Nrmca Mixer Driver Championship

    Contestants from Concrete Company of Springfield (Mo.), Irving Materials and Lafarge North America took first-, second- and third-place honors in the NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Ncma, Icpi, Cast Stone Group Outline International Concrete Exposition

    NCMA, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Cast Stone Institute (CSI) and Portland Cement Association officials convened Oct. 19 in Indianapolis to formally announce an annual convention and trade exhibit event, the International Concrete Exposition
  • Icon Expo To Co-Locate With Conexpo-Con/Agg

    As part of the formal International Concrete Exposition launch, NCMA announced a letter of intent with Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers, whereby Icon Expo will co-locate with the 2011 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas
  • Mccarthy To Succeed Gleason As Pca President, Ceo

    After the retirement earlier this year of John Gleason--PCA's president and chief executive officer since 1986--the PCA board of directors named Brian McCarthy his successor
  • Survey Calculates Overestimates In Perceived Green Building Premiums

    Construction buyers misjudge the costs and benefits of green buildings, creating what a World Business Council for Sustainable Development study contends
  • Survey Calculates Overestimates In Perceived Green Building Premiums

    Construction buyers misjudge the costs and benefits of green buildings, creating what a World Business Council for Sustainable Development study contends
  • Mccarthy Succeeds Pca's Gleason

    After the retirement earlier this year of Portland Cement Association's John Gleason, president and chief executive officer since 1986, the board of directors
  • As Lafarge Blends On Demand, Michigan Dot Approves Ternary Mix For Pedestrian Bridge

    Lafarge North America, the largest supplier of cementitious materials in the U.S. and Canada, announced in mid-October it would provide high-performance
  • Ready To Rumble

    Marking the first use of precast hybrid moment resistant frame (PHMRF) technology in a sports facility, Mid-State Precast L.P. has landed a City of Ontario
  • Strong Return

    Two months removed from the sudden collapse of the steel truss Interstate 35W (St. Anthony Falls) Bridge, the Mississippi River Gorge through Minneapolis-St.
  • National Masonry Training Center

    The International Masonry Institute recently dedicated a new flagship center on a 25-acre campus in Bowie, Md., offering skilled craft training in all
  • Ncma, Icpi, Cast Stone Group Outline International Concrete Exposition

    National Concrete Masonry Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Cast Stone Institute (CSI) and Portland Cement Association officials
  • Garden Variety

    Saint Louis Retaining Wall Co., a supplier of masonry and precast landscape systems, is teaming up with energy provider AmerenUE, Southern Illinois University
  • Million-Dollar Suit Offers Union Cautionary Tale In Picket Targets

    Labor groups wondering why construction materials businesses resist organizing attempts, or hold unions to the letter of the law on how bargaining units
  • Minnesota Cultivates A New Breed Of Hands-On Operator

    The past decade's emergence of three key Minnesota operators Aggregate Industries, Cemstone Products and Knife River Corp. covering markets from the Twin
  • Returned And Recycled

    New RMC Research & Education Foundation data provides engineering rationale to support a recycling opportunity in ready mixed that could rival fly ash
  • Champions, Of Course

    Delivery professionals from Concrete Company of Springfield (Mo.), Irving Materials and Lafarge North America took top honors in the second National Mixer
  • Housby Dedicates Freestanding Truck Lube Facility

    Housby Mack Inc. reports that it has opened the first OEM-backed freestanding truck service facility for Class 5 to Class 8 vehicles. Located just off
  • Mccarthy Succeeds Pca's Gleason

    After the retirement earlier this year of Portland Cement Association's John Gleason, president and chief executive officer since 1986, the board of directors
  • Nssga Pinpoints Future Transportation System

    As Congress moves towards surface transportation funding reauthorization in 2009, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association cites in a new booklet, Recommendations
  • Standley, Kraft Equip Ncma Research & Development Lab

    The National Concrete Masonry Association has secured material handling and curing equipment donations from Standley Batch Systems, Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
  • Industry Leaders Weigh Concrete In Sustainable Development

    Convening recently in San Diego for the first of two Concrete Sustainability Road-Mapping Workshops, ACI Strategic Materials Development Council members
  • Survey Calculates Overestimates In Perceived Green Building Premiums

    Construction buyers misjudge the costs and benefits of green buildings, creating what a World Business Council for Sustainable Development study contends
  • National Masonry Training Center

    The International Masonry Institute recently dedicated a new flagship center on a 25-acre campus in Bowie, Md., offering skilled craft training in all
  • Asce, Nrmca Sponsor High Performance Concrete Structures Seminar Series

    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) will offer a new seminar, Designing High Performance
  • Million-Dollar Suit Offers Union Cautionary Tale In Picket Targets

    Labor groups wondering why construction materials businesses resist organizing attempts, or hold unions to the letter of the law on how bargaining units
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg Co-Location

    As part of the formal International Concrete Exposition launch, National Concrete Masonry Association announced a letter of intent with Milwaukee-based
  • Ncma, Icpi, Cast Stone Group Outline International Concrete Exposition

    National Concrete Masonry Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Cast Stone Institute (CSI) and Portland Cement Association officials
  • Suwannee American, St. Marys Parent Votorantim Acquires Prestige Group

    Brazilian cement giant Votorantim Cementos reported last month that its North American franchise has assumed full ownership of the Prestige Group of Companies,
  • Conveyor Safety Materials

    Joining the Screw Conveyor, Drag Conveyor and Bucket Elevator Safety CD Video as a safety training resource for conveyor manufacturers, distributors,
  • Pca's First Ansi-Styled Consensus Standard Covers Residential Wall Design

    The National Standards Development Committee of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) approved the first PCA standard utilizing the American National
  • Low-Volatile Organic Compound Emitting, Recycled Materials Adorn New Pca Offices

    Furthering the cement industry's commitment to sustainable development, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental
  • Petroleum Group Publishes Practices For Overfill Prevention

    Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute's Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (PEI/RP600-07)
  • Builders Oppose Feds' Role In State Codes Through Energy Bill

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress last month that its members are committed to encouraging greater energy efficiency in housing
  • Producers

    Spancrete Group Inc. has announced three promotions related to quality control and production operations. As manager of process improvement, Jim Hagen
  • Organizations

    Portland Cement Association named Jim Niehoff director of residential construction programs, where he will oversee activities to expand the use of cement-based
  • Manufacturers

    Holcim (US) has awarded a $25,000 Public Health Scholarship to Vincent Walford, a Morehouse School of Medicine student who will continue working in his
  • Vessel Increases Vulcan's Gulf Coast Distribution Capabilities By 3 Million Tons

    Vulcan Materials Co. christened the M/V H.A. Sklenar last month at the company's Port of Mobile (Ala.) Blakely Island sales yard. Named for a past company
  • Driver Safety Regs Remain On A Roll

    Highway driver regulations have evolved from the advent of the Interstate Commerce Act signed by President Roosevelt on August 8, 1935, to today's wireless
  • Ready To Rumble

    Marking the first use of precast hybrid moment resistant frame (PHMRF) technology in a sports facility, Mid-State Precast L.P. has landed a City of Ontario
  • Garden Variety

    Saint Louis Retaining Wall Co., a supplier of masonry and precast landscape systems, is teaming up with energy provider AmerenUE, Southern Illinois University
  • Minnesota Cultivates A New Breed Of Hands-On Operator

    The past decade's emergence of three key Minnesota operators Aggregate Industries, Cemstone Products and Knife River Corp. covering markets from the Twin
  • As Lafarge Blends On Demand, Michigan Dot Approves Ternary Mix For Pedestrian Bridge

    Lafarge North America, the largest supplier of cementitious materials in the U.S. and Canada, announced in mid-October it would provide high-performance
  • Pennsy Parades Pink Mixers To Support Cancer Coalition

    A mid-October parade in Harrisburg, Pa., saw Pennsy Supply employees manning four pink mixer trucks in support of breast cancer awareness and funding.
  • Champions, Of Course

    Delivery professionals from Concrete Company of Springfield (Mo.), Irving Materials and Lafarge North America took top honors in the second National Mixer
  • Strong Return

    Two months removed from the sudden collapse of the steel truss Interstate 35W (St. Anthony Falls) Bridge, the Mississippi River Gorge through Minneapolis-St.
  • Returned And Recycled

    New RMC Research & Education Foundation data provides engineering rationale to support a recycling opportunity in ready mixed that could rival fly ash
  • Rheology Agent Eases Contractor's Job

    BASF Admixtures Systems has introduced Navitas 33 rheology-controlling admixture (RCA), a new technology the manufacturer notes will improve concrete
  • Housby Dedicates Freestanding Truck Lube Facility

    Housby Mack Inc. reports that it has opened the first OEM-backed freestanding truck service facility for Class 5 to Class 8 vehicles. Located just off
  • Bmh Expands Manufacturing Capacity

    BMH Systems has opened an 18,000-sq.-ft. batch plant manufacturing facility near Montreal, enabling improved delivery and increased production capacity,
  • Kenworth Announces Paccar-Developed 12.9L Engine

    At the Great American Trucking Show earlier this fall, Kenworth Truck Co. displayed for the first time a Paccar heavy-duty engine in an on-highway T800
  • Sika Crafts Pervious Concrete Agent

    SikaMix PV-100 is a nonchloride and noncorrosive liquid admixture for use in pervious concrete mix production. Promoting fast and easy placement by permitting
  • Ul Classifies Fibermesh As Wire Alternative

    Propex Concrete Systems, a primary supplier of fibers for secondary concrete reinforcement, announces that its Fibermesh 650 synthetic macro-fibers have
  • Road To Project Permitting Paved In Pervious Concrete

    As stormwater management systems increasingly focus on strategies that emphasize conservation and use of natural on-site methods, pervious concrete pavements
  • Chicago Towers

  • Epa Chief Salutes Low Sulfur Diesel Launch

    Cummins Inc. hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson for a formal kickoff of the heavy-duty trucking industry's Oct.
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Drivers from Maschmeyer Concrete Co. and Rinker Materials Corp. in Florida, and Concrete Company of Springfield (Mo.), took the inaugural National Mixer
  • Nrmca Develops Quality Award

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research, Engineering and Standards Committee will name up to three company recipients of its Excellence
  • Championship Course

    NRMCA's Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee formulated an obstacle course feasible for a venue hosting the 2006 Forum & Expo. Committee members
  • Florida Group Launches $1.5 Million Residential-Block Campaign

    Florida Concrete & Products Association's new television, radio and print ad campaign aims to educate consumers, realtors and homebuilders about the advantages
  • Autumn: Cemex Growing Season

    Will Rinker Group wind up in the Cemex portfolio, find another suitor or merger partner, or maintain its status quo as a growth-driven operator with deep
  • What A Difference Three Years Make

    As part of his company's centennial anniversary celebration, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Zambrano (center, top photo) rang the New York
  • High Court Halts City's Sandbagging Of Cemex

    An early-October U.S. Supreme Court decision enables Cemex USA to continue permitting a sand & gravel mine with ready mixed plant at Soledad Canyon, a
  • High Concrete + United Precasting

    High Concrete Innovations, Lebanon, Pa., has raised its industry-leading stake in precast/prestressed parking structures and entered the hollow core plank
  • Oshkosh Joins Global Equipment Elite

    Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Truck Corp. is poised to become a specialty vehicle powerhouse, with $6 billion in annual revenues, after signing a definitive
  • Feds Eye Concrete For Foundry-Sand Reuse

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a guide to help states realize productive use of millions of tons of foundry sand in such applications
  • Admixture Leader Achieves Enterprise-Wide Iso 9001-2000

    After two years of a phased quality program implementation, BASF Admixtures Inc. has achieved ISO 9001-2000 certification in each of its 15 manufacturing
  • Organizations

    As part of its restructuring of its Government Affairs Department, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has promoted Robert Sullivan to vice
  • Pca Names Two To Top Government Affairs Posts

    John Spitaleri Shaw has been named Portland Cement Association senior vice president of government affairs. As head of the group's Washington office,
  • Manufacturers

    Sicoma North America announces two additions to its team: Bob Thomas will serve as Eastern Regional sales manager, focusing on producers and Sicoma's
  • Workplace Atvs: Weighing Risk Vs. Time Savings

    According to a new bulletin issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration quoting the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are experiencing
  • Truck Tracking Equipment

    PARADYME TECHNOLOGIES A lightweight, web-based fleet tracking and management system, DigiFleet features animated pans, zooms, 3-D perspective and fly-over
  • Equipment & Products

    TRUCK SUSPENSIONS The Global Ride Solutions brochure highlights the company's full commercial-transportation product range. Providing an overview of products
  • Parson Drivers Dominate Roadeo

    Placing first, third, and fourth, Jack B. Parson Companies' (JBP) mixer drivers captured three of the top four spots at the Fourth Annual Northern Utah
  • Cementrade Conference Set For Miami

    Singapore-based Centre for Management Technology's 3rd CemenTrade Americas Conference will take place Dec. 11-12 at the Miami Radisson Hotel. Scheduled
  • Powder Products Prices Pacing Double-Digit Percent Climb

    In an early fall Construction Inflation Alert, Associated General Contractors of America Chief Economist Ken Simonson warned that construction material
  • Curing Agent Manufacturer Settles Clean Air Act Case

    The Environmental Protection Agency/Pacific Southwest Region office has fined Green Products Co. of Richmond, Calif., $2,000 for alleged Clean Air Act
  • Closed Loop

    Sensing a cement-steeped market's long-term potential, Berks Products Corp. opened a central mixed plant in Allentown, Pa., a decade after a popular song
  • Power Partners

    Flanked by cubes of 60-lb. and 80-lb. plastic packaged dry mix, representatives from Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc. and Quikrete Cos., and Louisville,
  • Blending In, Standing Out

    Although it's not unusual for any construction material company to have to make concessions and adjustments in plant design due to local zoning ordinances,
  • Glass Fiber-Reinforced White Topping Exhibits : Ultra Performance

    When its parking lot showed signs of poor condition further disrupted by the addition of a median after asphalt placement, the Rio Verde, Ariz., Community
  • Truck Tracking Round-Up

    AUTOMATIC CONTROL ELECTRONICS CO. Company has enhanced the bi-directional communication between its truck-tracking software and third-party mobile status
  • Soft Landing, Warm Welcome

    A collaboration between the Columbus Service League, Columbus Department of Recreation, and Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) has produced
  • Epa Chief Salutes Low Sulfur Diesel Launch

    Cummins Inc. hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson for a formal kickoff of the heavy-duty trucking industry's Oct.
  • Curing Agent Manufacturer Settles Clean Air Act Case

    The Environmental Protection Agency/Pacific Southwest Region office has fined Green Products Co. of Richmond, Calif., $2,000 for alleged Clean Air Act
  • Admixture Leader Achieves Enterprise-Wide Iso 9001-2000

    After two years of a phased quality program implementation, BASF Admixtures Inc. has achieved ISO 9001-2000 certification in each of its 15 manufacturing
  • Power Partners

    Flanked by cubes of 60-lb. and 80-lb. plastic packaged dry mix, representatives from Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc. and Quikrete Cos., and Louisville,
  • Nrmca Develops Quality Award

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research, Engineering and Standards Committee will name up to three company recipients of its Excellence
  • Nrmca Develops Quality Award

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research, Engineering and Standards Committee will name up to three company recipients of its Excellence
  • Autumn: Cemex Growing Season

    Will Rinker Group wind up in the Cemex portfolio, find another suitor or merger partner, or maintain its status quo as a growth-driven operator with deep
  • Closed Loop

    Sensing a cement-steeped market's long-term potential, Berks Products Corp. opened a central mixed plant in Allentown, Pa., a decade after a popular song
  • Blending In, Standing Out

    Although it's not unusual for any construction material company to have to make concessions and adjustments in plant design due to local zoning ordinances,
  • National Mixer Driver Championship

    Drivers from Maschmeyer Concrete Co. and Rinker Materials Corp. in Florida, and Concrete Company of Springfield (Mo.), took the inaugural National Mixer
  • Truck Tracking Equipment

    PARADYME TECHNOLOGIES A lightweight, web-based fleet tracking and management system, DigiFleet features animated pans, zooms, 3-D perspective and fly-over
  • Scc-Cast Wall Girds For Seismic Testing

    At the forefront of seismic testing on structural concrete is a specially constructed strong wall designed to function as an immovable object against
  • Eminent Domain

    When the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) informed the leadership of Central Ready Mixed (the Wisconsin division of Chicago-based Prairie
  • United State

    A routine December 2005 transaction will effectively complete the consolidation of three independent operators in the Buffalo, N.Y., market that began
  • Benevolent Business

    Industry producers are adding charitable or nonprofit activities to an already full schedule. This fall brought a bumper crop of projects involving local
  • Chicago Heavy Hitters Add To Home Run Total

    If height records, early commercialization of high strength and ternary-blend mixes, and other concrete building achievements could be measured by World
  • Prairie Sets Scc Record In The Heart Of The City

    Chicago mainstay Prairie Material Sales delivered 5,000 yd. of self consolidating mixes for the Trump International Hotel and Tower's 10-ft. thick, 198
  • Granite Extensions, Mp Engine Highlight Latest Mack Rollouts

    Using as a venue its World Sales Conference in Las Vegas in late October, Mack Trucks revealed a complete new range of vehicles designed for both highway
  • Emission And Power Regulations, Ergonomics Spur Cat Loader Upgrade

    During a phased roll out through mid 2006, Caterpillar Inc. is evolving G series medium wheel loaders to H series, whose models have engines complying