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CityMix agreement ushers EPS giant into recycled-foam aggregate production

Source: Insulfoam, Dixon, Calif.

Under an exclusive agreement with Seattle-based CityMix Inc., Insulfoam is processing a lightweight concrete additive at its northern California expanded polystyrene (EPS) plant, with options for production throughout the U.S. The patented CityMix process makes use of the 1–2 percent of Insulfoam’s in-plant waste that cannot otherwise be recycled into high-quality EPS insulation or geofoam lightweight fill.

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Prestressed poles, repurposed as artificial reefs, prove conducive to marine species

Source: Florida Power & Light Co., Juno Beach, Fla.

Florida Power & Light's artificial reef program, utilizing discarded concrete transmission poles to enhance South Florida’s marine environment, received the Industry Excellence Award, Environmental category, in an annual Southeastern Electric Exchange program.

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Rocla Concrete frees Lehigh Hanson, Koppers partnership from railroad ties

Sources: Rocla Concrete Tie Inc., Lakewood, Colo.; CP staff

The North American leader in prestressed concrete railroad ties has broadened its market footprint and product range with the acquisition of KSA Limited Partnership, a Lehigh Hanson Inc. and Koppers Inc. joint venture serving primarily Eastern U.S. markets from a Portsmouth, Ohio, plant.

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NRMCA prioritizes Local Paving, Building Structures in department realignment

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA has restructured its promotion, technical services and sustainability programs and staff into two separate departments. Pending board approval, the National Resource Directors Division, known more informally as Promotion, will be renamed Local Paving and operate under Brian Killingsworth, senior vice president/division head.

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ASTM Sustainability Committee eyes water stewardship standards

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

With an eye to a user base of regulators, design professionals and environmentalists, the new ASTM Subcommittee E60.07 on Water Use and Conservation will target standards supporting sustainability and sustainable development of water-related products and processes.

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