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Banker explores options for Florida Ultra Span operator Concrete Building Products

Source: Equity Partners CRB, Easton, Md.

Concrete Building Products has retained Equity Partners to help the company locate a suitable partner or buyer. Until 2010, when its plant was shut down, Concrete Building Products was a leading provider of precast hollowcore planks, solid slabs, stairs and other precast concrete products to the construction industry in Florida.

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Grove, Manitowoc veteran Bust succeeds Kimble chief Cahill

Sources: Kimble Manufacturing Co., New Philadelphia; CP staff

The parent of Kimble Mixer Co. and Kimble Custom Chassis recently announced the appointment of Jeff Bust as president and chief executive officer. He joins Kimble Manufacturing from the Dover Corp.

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Design professionals question material, product sustainability claims

Sources: IMRE, Baltimore; CP staff

More than 85 percent of respondents to an online survey acknowledge concern for how building products they specify are manufactured, although only a quarter believe their clients understand what the term “sustainability” means. The way architects and interior designers view manufacturers' claims that their products are sustainable reveals that brands need to re-focus their marketing efforts toward more convincing messages, contends survey sponsor IMRE.

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New ASTM cement standard simulates shearing by cement paste

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

A new standard, ASTM C1738, Practice for High-Shear Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes, provides for preparing a mixture of cement paste that will simulate the shearing experienced by the cement paste in concrete, and was developed by Subcommittee C01.22 on Workability, part of ASTM's Committee C01 on Cement.

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