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Cemex investment unit backs materials, equipment logistics provider

Source: Cemex Ventures, Madrid

The venture capital unit of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. has taken a stake in GoFor Industries, a last-mile logistics marketplace for on-demand material and equipment delivery in home improvement and construction. Operating in Canada and the United States, the startup matches the delivery requirements of distributors, retailers, and contractors with the appropriate lightweight to heavy-duty vehicles of its driver community inventory.

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NE Prestressed-guided Lehigh team takes PCI Big Beam Competition

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

Lehigh University Team 2 from Bethlehem, Pa., earned top honors, including a $2,000 cash prize, in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Engineering Student Design Competition, also known as the Big Beam Competition. Now in its 19th year, the national event teaches college and university students important structural engineering skills in an applied learning environment they will use in precast concrete practice throughout their construction careers.

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Kryton takes stake in sensor-enabled maturity monitoring technology

Sources: Kryton International Inc., Vancouver, B.C.; CP staff

Integral concrete waterproofing specialist Kryton International has acquired a 30 percent interest in Sensohive Technologies ApS of Odense, Denmark, becoming the company’s largest shareholder and exclusive North American Maturix technology distributor. Sensohive sensors and software equip contractors and engineers to wirelessly monitor concrete hardening in real time from most any interconnected device. 

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Institute certifies stainless steel rebar fabricators

Source: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Schaumburg, Ill.

Stainless Steel Fabrication is the latest addition to Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute certification programs. Candidate plants undergo a comprehensive and rigorous audit to demonstrate they have the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to provide quality products—meeting or exceeding industry and government agency expectations.

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Charah, utility extend ash management contract for two Ohio power plants

Source: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.

Charah Solutions has secured a byproduct sales and material handling contract extension for the Luminant Miami Fort and Zimmer power plants in southern Ohio. It will continue to manage and market the facilities’ coal combustion products, including all specification grade Class F fly ash. 

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