Argos, CalPortland, Thomas lead NRMCA Quality Awards

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA will honor 20 producer members earning 2018 Excellence in Quality Awards during an October 1 luncheon capping the ConcreteWorks conference in National Harbor, Md. Recipients demonstrate how they abide and exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities—from program commitment, materials and production facility management to product quality control and maintaining high customer satisfaction levels.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2018

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Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites—eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen the producer’s metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of Swedish parent company, Thomas Concrete Group AB, to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas.

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Thomas Concrete builds Southeast footprint in Vulcan RM plant deal

Sources: Thomas Concrete Group AB, Gothenburg, Sweden; CP staff

Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites—eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen Thomas Concrete’s metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of its Swedish parent company to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas. 

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PRODUCERS – FEBRUARY 2018

Cemex USA and Rinker Materials veteran Karl Watson Jr. has joined Denver-based Summit Materials as executive vice president and chief operating officer, succeeding Douglas Rauh. He arrives at the ready mixed, cement, aggregates and asphalt producer with 25-plus years in construction materials, most recently serving as president of Martin Marietta Materials’ Cement & Southwest Ready Mix business.

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Admixture helps Thomas Concrete ‘shrink’ emergency bridge work schedule

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The Georgia Department of Transportation approved the use of Premier Construction Products Group’s PREVent-C, a shrinkage-reducing and crack control admixture, among accelerated construction techniques on the Interstate 85 over Piedmont Road Bridges contract. Completed ahead of schedule, the six-week emergency project stemmed from a late-March fire that doomed twin structures carrying upwards of 250,000 vehicles daily.

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CarbonCure equips Thomas Concrete to replace cement with recycled CO2

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A breakthrough process for ready mixed gives John Cook, director of Technical Services at Atlanta’s Thomas Concrete, cause for enthusiasm this construction season. In late February, he and his team oversaw the installation of the CarbonCure Ready Mixed Technology at their Doraville, Ga. plant. They immediately began the process of lowering cementitious material content and dosing concrete mixes with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas using the CarbonCure injection system. Later in March, Cook and colleagues eagerly reviewed the 28-day strength data and confirmed: CO2 may be used as a viable cement replacement.

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