Source: CP staff
October and early November have seen release of one set of positive quarterly financials after another from New York Stock Exchange-traded companies with integrated U.S. concrete, aggregate, cement and asphalt businesses. Uniformly upbeat sales and earnings reports encompass the peak 2013 construction season, MDU Resources Group summing up conditions likely shared with peers: “The [Knife River] construction materials group had its best quarter since 2007.”
Sources: Hanley Wood LLC, Irving, Texas; CP staff
Hanley Wood and the owner of the Intermat construction trade shows have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop World of Concrete Europe.
Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
On the strength of 100-plus education sessions, 700-plus green product and service exhibitors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, plus LEED v4 rating system launch, organizers project attendance upwards of 30,000 for the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 20-22 in Philadelphia.
Source: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Concrete Industry Management Program, Murfreesboro
Applications for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in CIM, offered through MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business are being accepted in advance of the next cohort, beginning in January 2014.
Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
NPCA is accepting Creative Use of Precast (CUP) Awards and Sustainability Awards entries through November 15, two weeks beyond the original deadline. Winning projects and concepts will be showcased at the 2014 Precast Show, February 15-17 in Houston.
Source: W.R. Grace & Co., Columbia, Md. Grace Construction Products will effect a price increase of 6 percent for its North American concrete and masonry admixture product lines effective January 2014. The increase is made necessary by higher key raw material and transportation-related costs.