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MMFX deal brings Commercial Metals deeper into concrete reinforcement

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Through its wholly owned subsidiary CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Commercial Metals has acquired substantially all of the assets of Irvine, Calif.-based MMFX Technologies Corp., which markets and licenses production of proprietary steel products, including the ChrōmX line of high strength, corrosion-resistant rebar.

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NPCA committee issues coil insert, hardware safety advisory

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

In light of manufacturing and product tolerance differences among precast hardware sources, the NPCA Technical Committee cautions members on the use of multiple coil insert, nut, rod and bolt brands.

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Headwaters, BMT combination equals Boral Resources

Sources: Boral North America, Atlanta; CP staff

Boral Material Technologies and Headwaters Resources have combined to form Boral Resources—America’s largest marketer of fly ash for concrete products and other building materials. A sister unit providing ash management to utilities and related customers is now Boral Plant Services.

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DOT-grade units boost overall segmental retaining wall sales

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The 2017 NCMA SRW Sales Survey of U.S. and Canadian hardscape producers indicates year-over-year segmental retaining wall shipment gains of 3 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively, for 2016 and 2015. Now in its second year, the survey reflects data from 39 SRW producers or licensors spanning 178 plant locations.

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California State University, Chico CIM director earns top ASTM award

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

California State University, Chico Assistant Professor of Engineering Feraidon Ataie, Ph.D. has been named ASTM 2017 Professor of the Year, recognizing the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of standards. He joined the faculty in 2014 and has been the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs director since 2015.

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