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Thermomass affords Meadow Burke sandwich wall technology platform

Sources: Meadow Burke LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff

Major concrete accessories and hardware player Meadow Burke has acquired Boone, Iowa-based Thermomass, which offers patent-protected insulation systems for precast, tilt-up and cast-in-place walls. The deal extends a portfolio Meadow Burke expanded earlier this summer by acquiring Bowco Industries, a utility and underground-precast accessory specialist.

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CIM Committee rounds up World of Concrete auction donations

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff

Aiming to eclipse a record $810,000 grossed earlier this year, organizers of the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs are soliciting equipment, material, travel and sports entertainment package donations for silent, online and live bidding. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 4—the second day of 2015 World of Concrete.

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Coreslab enables New Mexico State ultra-HPC girder research

Sources: New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces; CP staff

With specimen production and handling assistance from Coreslab Structures in Albuquerque, an NMSU graduate student team is conducting flexural tests on large-scale prestressed girders designed with steel fiber-reinforced, ultra high performance concrete mixes, to be followed by similar testing on full-scale beams.

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