Source: Climate Earth Inc., San Francisco Registration continues for “Solutions for Total Water Management,” a 1–2 p.m. (EST), May 4 webinar from environmental business intelligence technology provider Climate Earth. Purdue University Civil Engineering Professor Dr. Inez Hua will discuss methods for businesses to measure their total water use—withdrawal and consumption—from both direct operational sources and indirect supply chain sources. A…Read More
Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff By Don Marsh Upon the 40th anniversary of their agency’s establishment—April 28, 1971—OSHA officials assess benchmarks their offices and state partners have attained with the efforts of employers, unions, safety & health professionals, and workplace advocates: On-the-job fatalities dropped from an estimated 14,000 in 1970 to 4,340 in 2009. That reduction accompanies…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
A new 47-tm crane offers a lifting capacity of 21,625 lbs. maximum rating at a radius of 15 ft. 1 in. It features a dual power plus link arm system (DL), well suited for long reaches and lifting in high positions with demanding equipment (such as fly-jib and winch) and, product engineers note, provides precise and regular movements in the entire working area while it delivers ideal lifting capacities under almost any working conditions.Read More
This company has enhanced its level of service to rotary electric customers with the announcement of a Guaranteed In-Stock Partner program that offers ready-to-ship inventory levels for up to 50 different industrial vibrator products.Read More
This truck maker showcased its Tier 4 H450HDS truck at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 show in Las Vegas. The model meets the revised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Interim emissions standards for off-highway diesel engines.Read More