Global water treatment operator acquires Alar Engineering

Sources: Ovivo Inc., Montreal; CP staff Water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems specialist Ovivo Inc. has closed on the Mokena, Ill.-based Alar Engineering Corp., Alar Chemical Sales Inc. and Alar Leasing Inc. businesses. They manufacture treatment and clarification systems for industrial applications, including concrete production process water and cement slurry; provide pre-treatment and filter aid chemical products; and,…

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Eagle Roofing eyes second Florida concrete tile plant

Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff¬† Eagle Roofing Products Florida, LLC has engaged a national commercial real estate broker to locate a Sunshine State property for a satellite to its Sumterville concrete tile plant, with both operations supporting a Palm Beach warehouse and stocking facility opened earlier this year. 

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ASTM D04 pens slag product classification standard

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff The latest document from ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials, D8021, Standard Guide for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel, assists manufacturers, regulatory bodies and consumers in raw slag characterization. 

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Redi-Rock charts Besser-blazed trail, earning top Commerce Department Export honor

Sources: Foster Swift Collins & Smith, Lansing, Mich.; CP staff Redi-Rock International, the Michigan-based concrete formwork developer and licensor who helped reshape the wet cast retaining wall market, has received the President’s “E” Award for Exporting from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

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Libra Systems broadens Command Alkon aggregate, asphalt platform

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff Command Alkon has announced a transaction under which Harleysville, Pa.-based Libra Systems Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary. Libra Systems brings the construction material information technology leader new plant automation, scale ticketing, and business integration solutions geared to aggregate, asphalt and concrete producers. 

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Drake Cement outlines Arizona natural pozzolan deposit mining plan

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; CP staff The USDA Forest Service has opened to public comment a 20-year Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations that Phoenix-based Drake Cement LLC penned with an eye to extracting 300,000 to 500,000 tons of concrete-grade, natural pozzolan from a Kaibab National Forest parcel. The deposit is part of the existing Williams Quarry,…

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Chaney digs deeper in Virginia with GreenRock Materials deal

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff Chaney Enterprises has acquired Richmond, Va.-based GreenRock Materials, spanning five ready mixed concrete plants in the state capital region, a three-plant portable production division, plus affiliated companies Mid-Atlantic Concrete Pumping, Stony Creek Sand & Gravel and NSL Transport.

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Roadmap to carbon neutrality leads cement industry 2021 deliverables

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Portland Cement Association members aim to finalize next year a template to achieve carbon neutrality across the concrete value chain by 2050. A roadmap will likely factor data-driven process and practice metrics: From cement mills’ raw material extraction and kiln fuel, to concrete producers’ promotion of supplementary cementitious materials-rich mix designs, to…

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Rebar top gun Nucor wires renewable energy into steelmaking loop

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff Leading concrete reinforcing steel producer and fabricator Nucor has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with EDF Renewables North America for 250 megawatts of new solar array-derived energy in Texas. A first for Nucor, the agreement positions EDF Renewables to add more clean energy to the South Central power grid and becomes…

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Pavement, bridge, roofing materials specialist Crafco acquires Right/Pointe

Sources: Crafco Inc., Chandler, Ariz.; CP staff Concrete and asphalt surface and compounds producer Crafco has closed on peer operator Right/Pointe. The deal nets a seventh production facility in DeKalb, Ill., west of Chicago; brings additional highway cure and commercial liquid products to a Crafco portfolio of pavement and roofing materials; and, positions the company to better serve existing Midwest…

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