Sources: Ceratech Inc., Alexandria, Va.; CP staff
On the heels of last year’s strategic investment in fly ash binder specialist Ceratech, Argos USA is preparing to offer carbon-neutral concrete mixes in major markets from the Carolinas to Texas. With expanded product offerings based on the ekkomaxx binder—fly ash plus a handful of proprietary liquid admixtures—Argos will reaffirm its industry leadership by offering portland cement-free mixes with two to three times the durability of regular concretes when exposed to extreme corrosive and high temperature environments, Ceratech notes.
Sources: Rock Products magazine; Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.
As part of their second-quarter financial reports and guidance into 2013, Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials cite limited optimism for near-term shipments, driven by small, less-than-uniform production and pricing gains across their regions.
Source: Terex Roadbuilding, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Terex is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its legacy brand, Advance Mixer, by restarting a new front discharge mixer assembly line in response to improving market conditions. The company recently signed a 65-truck order with a large producer operating in multiple Midwestern states, the production carrying into 2013.