Kemco, CDS eye global presence for concrete curing equipment, technologies

Sources: CDS Inc., Boontown, N.J.; CP staff

U.K.-based CDS Group and Kemco Systems in Clearwater, Fla. have formed a joint venture for the manufacture, sale and service of the Original Vapor Energy Systems product line worldwide. CDS has provided concrete industry curing solutions since 1983 with its Envirocure technology, and adds equipment Kemco has developed since the mid-1990s.

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NPCA: 2011–12 precast shipments likely even, off slightly from 2010

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

In advance of final survey data for its annual Operating Performance Report, NPCA is projecting U.S. and Canadian producer members will see a) 2011 shipments about 4 percent below those of the prior year; and, b) no change in market size for the new year. If the 2011 projections hold in data tallies, the industry will report sales volume of $18.5 billion, about 40 percent off a 2006 peak.

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