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Argos USA channels carbon dioxide in cement kiln, ready mixed loop

Atlanta-based Argos USA has anchored a five-member consortium targeting a closed loop model of carbon dioxide capture and recycling in cement and concrete production. In an early-2018 demonstration, the company used CO2 from its Calera, Ala., cement plant in commercial concrete produced at its Glenwood, Ga., batch plant. That Atlanta-area ready mixed operation is among nearly 100 sites, primarily in the U.S., equipped with CarbonCure Technologies CO2 storage and injection devices. The CarbonCure process uses the greenhouse gas to promote cement hydration in high to zero slump concrete.

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PRODUCERS - APRIL 2018

Five Cemex USA ready mixed plants in the San Francisco Bay Area have earned Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing certification following an audit of environmental, social, and governance practices by SGS, an independent, third-party registrar.

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MANUFACTURERS - MARCH 2018

Clearwater, Fla.-based Kemco Systems has named Stephen Stewart as Southwest regional sales manager. Based in Colorado, he joins the water and energy technology company after 18 years in branch and regional management roles with U.S. Filter. The company notes that Stewart’s expertise and passion for providing solutions for water and wastewater needs matches its mission to provide the most efficient and highest quality systems in the industry.

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Dodge steps closer to project hub

Dodge Data & Analytics’ recently launched Dodge Construction Central advances a vision for a single unified hub, where industry and project stakeholders can access new and unique insights from the construction ecosystem and along the full project lifecycle to make timely, data-driven decisions. The service delivers deep intelligence to project stakeholders from a comprehensive industry data cloud. It empowers them to collaborate with project teams and integrate insights directly into their business processes by leveraging artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, collaboration and workflow automation technologies. Among key capabilities:

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ORGANIZATIONS - MARCH 2018

The Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 35-year industry veteran Brad Stevenson as executive director, setting the stage for the recently chartered group to be fully functioning in 2018.

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