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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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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