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ACI names Hover to full term as president, Ellis and Wight as officers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kenneth Hover was elected ACI president for the 2011-2012 term, continuing in a post he assumed in September 2010 after the death of predecessor Richard Stehly. Joining him as ACI officers for two-year terms are James Wight, senior vice president, and Anne Ellis, vice president. Officer and director elections took place during the ACI Spring Convention in Tampa.

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Titan energy chief, EPA rep anchor International Concrete Sustainability Conference

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

“Energy Management and Corporate Sustainability—The Practical Approach” and “Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management” are among 10 themed presentations NRMCA has scheduled for the 6th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, August 9-11 in Cambridge, Mass.

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Cement formulator adds corrosion-resistant brand

Source: Ceratech Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Billed as a next-generation, high-performance cement with superior chemical resistance for petrochemical, industrial, and heavy commercial applications, Kemrok has joined Ceratech’s line of portland cement-free binders. Available in bulk or as a packaged repair mix, it yields what product developers contend is concrete exhibiting fast set times and curing cycles; corrosion resistance and durability; and, competitive installed cost.

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Jury finds patent infringement in EMS Ready-Mix Truck Wash

Source: Peach State Labs, Rome, Ga.

Peach State Labs will pursue permanent injunction and other relief in U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida, where a jury has found Environmental Manufacturing Solutions willfully infringed the company’s method for using urea hydrochloride—an industrial chemical that can convert water-insoluble calcium chloride to water-soluble form. The verdict in Environmental Manufacturing Solutions, LLC v. Peach State Labs, Inc. affects EMS Ready-Mix Truck Wash and Wax, plus five other branded compounds. Melbourne, Fla.-based EMS claims widespread heavy-duty truck OEM and body builder approval for the mixer product.

Lafarge Tulsa mill tops in awards for compliance, stewardship

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

PCA and Cement Americas magazine recognized these plants, by category, in the Tenth Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards: Overall Environmental Excellence, Lafarge North America Inc., Tulsa, Okla.; Outreach, Buzzi Unicem, Inc., Stockertown, Pa.; Environmental Performance, Holcim (US) Inc., Theodore, Ala.; Land Stewardship, Cemex, Lyons, Colo.; Innovation, Cemex, Demopolis, Ala.; and, Energy Efficiency, CalPortland Co., Rillito, Ariz. Twenty-seven U.S. and Canadian plants were nominated in the program, results from which were announced at the PCA Spring Meeting in Chicago.

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