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PRODUCERS April 2014

Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. and Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., business units of Texas-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. have attained Green-Star certification from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for a total of 17 plants. Seven Eastern Concrete plants are first in New Jersey, as well as the New York City area, to receive Green-Star certification. The producer aims to complete certification for its other operating plants in New York and New Jersey before year-end.

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U.S. Concrete’s rapid drying concrete advances moisture-sensitive slab practice

USC Technologies, Inc., bills its Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete as the first ready mixed solution for preventing floor covering failure, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement. The proprietary mix from the subsidiary of Texas-Based U.S. Concrete Inc. can attain in 30 days or less—or three times faster than conventional concrete—the 75 percent internal relative humidity level increasingly referenced as a target for flooring covering application on new concrete slabs.

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Stego Industries makes the grade as named exclusive Aridus sales partner

U.S. Concrete announced an agreement in April whereby San Clemente, Calif.-based Stego Industries LLC, a key player in below-slab vapor barriers, becomes exclusive channel partner to market and sell Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete. The agreement creates significantly increased opportunities to reach the architectural and engineering communities and showcase the benefits of Aridus as a game-changing solution to concrete slab moisture problems, U.S. Concrete affirms.

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ASTM and AASHTO dedicate Cement & Concrete and Materials Reference labs

A 34,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Frederick, Md., has been converted to a shared ASTM International Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL), bringing under one roof the operations of six buildings.

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Chryso’s Parker chairs ASTM Committee C09

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has named a new chairman: Steven Parker, North American sales and marketing manager for Chryso Inc., Rockwall, Texas. The 1,400-member committee oversees 170-plus international concrete standards essential to building and infrastructure engineering and construction.

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