Concrete Fiber Solutions, Prairie Material ‘wired’ into mesh alternative

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Concrete Fiber Solutions (CFS), along with Prairie Material and Goebel Forming, recently completed a massive flooring installation at the 110 N. Wacker project in Chicago, utilizing steel fiber reinforced concrete in place of traditional wire mesh. The high-rise features composite metal deck floors reinforced with 25 lbs./yd. of CFS 150-5 fibers in lightweight concrete mixes. The fiber substitution contributed to increased worker safety and floor-finishing efficiency.

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Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC

A new finishing method for roller compacted concrete pavement nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the expense of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases. The first commercial application took place at a suburban Chicago jobsite with Bridgeview, Ill., ready mixed producer VCNA Prairie Material leading the charge.

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Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC

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Sources: CP staff; VCNA Prairie Material, Bridgeview, Ill.

A rapidly emerging, roller compacted concrete pavement finishing method nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the added material and labor expenses of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases.

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Prairie, Prestige, St Marys parent vacates share offering

Source: Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn.; CP staff

Global initial public offering investment adviser Renaissance reports that poor market conditions have compelled Brazil’s Votorantim Industrial S.A. to withdraw an offering of shares in its largest business, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., earmarked for São Paulo Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange trading.

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Limited exposure to Europe helps Votorantim Cimentos in IPO quest

In 2012 business reviews, the world’s leading public cement companies confirm sales or profit declines reflecting deep ties to European Union economies beset by nightmarish governing. Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos S.A. is preparing to join the publicly traded operators club, presenting investors a portfolio with a key differentiating factor—minor European exposure—compared to peers Cemex SAB de C.V., Heidelberg Cement, Holcim Ltd., Italcementi SpA and Lafarge Group.

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Votorantim Cimentos eyes NYSE listing in prospective $5.4 billion IPO

Sources: Votorantim Industrial S.A., São Paulo; CP staff

The ultimate parent company of Toronto-based Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) has outlined acquisition and management strategies to follow an initial public offering for shares of its multinational cement, concrete and aggregate business, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., trading on the São Paulo Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.

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