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TxDOT on board with GCP Verifi system for ASTM C94-grade loads

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff

A new Texas Department of Transportation Special Provision Specification notes that mixer trucks deploying sensor-enabled slump adjustment equipment like GCP Applied Technologies' Verifi automated water and chemical admixture dosing system meet ASTM C94, Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete requirements.

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CR Minerals confirms plant expansion tripling natural pozzolan output

Sources: CR Minerals Co., Fort Worth, Texas; CP staff  

The largest processor of raw natural pozzolans for performance mixes and Class F fly ash substitution will invest more than $10 million over a three-year period to increase capacity at a Pueblo, Colo. operation dedicated to concrete and oil & gas grades. CR Minerals aims to more than triple production capabilities of its Tephra NP, OG and (remediated fly ash) RFA pumiceous materials. 

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Argos, St Marys engineers anchor slag cement webinar series

Sources: Slag Cement Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The Slag Cement Association has enlisted producer member representatives to address supplementary cementitious materials' effect on concrete carbon aspects and durability during four summer webinars, each running 1-2 p.m. EST. and offered free of charge:  

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Ready mixed producer safety performance reaches new watermark

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 975 of the nearly 1,500 producer member plants entered into the 2019 Excellence in Safety Awards Program. The record number of plants spans Gold (918 recipients), Silver (five) and Bronze (52) categories defined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics incident rate (IR) thresholds. 

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Block and paver producers salute injury, illness prevention

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff 

The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute recognize 132 plants in four categories of the 2019 NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards. The groups honor block and paver producers who attain exemplary safety performance records by demonstrating a commitment to employee wellbeing and healthy work environment. 

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