Source: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee
A Mack Granite Axle Back model with 11-yd. McNeilus mixer will anchor equipment, material and service offerings at the eighth annual auction—February 6, Las Vegas Convention Center—to benefit four-year CIM degree programs at Arizona, California, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas universities.
Sources: Office of Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2), Washington, D.C.; CP staff
President Obama has signed into law the Drywall Safety Act of 2012, the most far-reaching response yet to performance problems plaguing product imported from China during much of the past decade. Owners of homes and buildings containing the imported drywall have cited the high sulfur content product’s tendency to corrode mechanical and electrical system components.
Sources: Lafarge S.A., Paris; CP staff
Lafarge will boost its cement production stake south of the border in partnership with Elementia, a consortium whose holdings include concrete pipe and fiber cement siding businesses in Mexico, plus a cement mill under construction in the country’s central region. A joint venture will span a) Lafarge plants in Vito and Tula, with combined output near 1 million metric tons; and, b) the new mill, with which Elementia was chartering Cementos Fortaleza, whose capacity slightly exceeds the sister facilities’ total.
Source: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico
Cemex will apply a methodology this year to initially measure concrete, cement and aggregate operations’ water footprint, then define actions to increase their water efficiency and reduce total volume consumed.