Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky., will raise Class F fly ash supply capabilities to Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky concrete and cement producers through an exclusive agreement to market coal combustion products (CCP) from the Hoosier Energy Merom Generating Station in western Indiana. The contract is the latest in a series supporting the company’s MultiSource terminal and processing site network.
“This agreement will help Hoosier Energy introduce fly ash into the market to alleviate availability concerns and allow more products from dddMerom Station to be beneficially used, reducing landfilled CCP volumes,” says Hoosier Energy Fuels Manager Will Kaufman.
“As one of the leading fly ash sales and marketing companies in the country, our innovative solutions and superior service will support Hoosier Energy and their consumers,” adds Charah Vice President of Ash Sales and Marketing Scott Ziegler. “Our growing MultiSource network also ensures that we are able to provide a steady and reliable supply of ash for concrete producers throughout the Merom marketing region.”
In conjunction with the recent closing on VM Fiber Feeder Inc. assets, Forta Corp. will build out synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement offerings to include a patented dispenser line. VM Fiber Feeder was established in 2003 with a goal of producing cost effective and user-friendly fiber feeders and fiber for the volumetric concrete market. It quickly expanded with additional dispensers for synthetic fiber dispersion in concrete and asphalt production.
Based in Sarasota, Fla., VM also offered a unique line of both roving and pre-cut fibers that work in conjunction with the feeders. The VM Fiber Feeder brand, Forta officials note, has become synonymous among mobile “on-demand” fiber applications for concrete.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has elected Philip Kelliher, vice president Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc., and David Thorne, senior vice president Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Division of Deere & Co., to the AEM Construction Equipment Sector Board.
HUNTSMAN SPINS OFF DAVIS, GRANUFIN BRANDS
The Woodlands, Texas-based Huntsman Corp. scheduled an early-August initial public offering of 22.7 million Venator Materials Plc shares, priced in the $20-$22 range and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the VNTR symbol. The Wynard, United Kingdom-based entity encompasses the Rockwood Pigments brands Huntsman acquired in 2013. Those brands include the concrete and masonry market-entrenched Davis Colors and Granufin.
With annual sales just over $2 billion, Venator Materials is billed as “a leading global manufacturer and marketer of chemical products that improve the quality of life for downstream consumers and promote a sustainable future. Products comprise a broad range of pigments and additives that bring color and vibrancy to buildings, protect and extend product life.” The company operates Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives segments, the latter including concrete pigments. With a headcount near 4,500, Venator Materials serves customers in 110 countries from 27 production facilities. It will maintain a North American headquarters in The Woodlands, north of Houston.