Source: Robert Ober & Associates, Inc., San Antonio
Robert Ober & Associates announced the acquisition of Con-Cool, LLC (ConCool) of the UK, and its parent company Concrete Temperature Control (CTC), Inc. of Belleview, Wash., from the estate of Thomas Read.
Sources: Allan Block Corp., Minneapolis; Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., Edmonton; CP staff
The British Columbia Ministry of Transport has approved Allan Block segmental retaining wall systems in heights up to 9 meters (29 feet), adding the brand to its Recognized Product List earlier this month.
Sources: CREE GmbH, Dornbirn, Austria; CP staff
CREE has opened a U.S. office to parlay its LifeCycle Tower (LCT) system, a concrete slab and wood post hybrid design suited to buildings up to 30 stories high. CREE Buildings is based in San Francisco, site of the November 14–15 GreenBuild 2012, where the concept will make its domestic debut.
Source: Professional Trade Publications, Eugene, Ore.
Early registration discounts of up to 40 percent are available through January 15 for the 2013 Concrete Decor Show, March 11–15 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York
According to McGraw-Hill Construction’s report, 2013 Dodge Construction Outlook, total U.S. construction starts for 2013 will rise 6 percent to $483.7 billion, slightly higher than the 5 percent increase to $458 billion estimated for 2012. The forecast was presented at McGraw-Hill Construction’s recent 74th annual Outlook Executive Conference in Washington, D.C.
Source: Mining Media Inc., Denver
Concrete Products is joining Cement Americas and Rock Products magazines behind the Automation & Energy Conference (A+E), premiering November 19-21, 2013, at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.
Source: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala. Command Alkon has announced a formal agreement establishing Five Cubits, a web-based bulk material supply chain solutions provider, as a “Certified Integration Partner.” It allows for formal product integration efforts to benefit joint customers, while both companies continue efforts in providing technical solutions jointly to their user bases and the construction materials industry. Based near…
Sources: Hess Pumice Products, Malad City, Idaho; CP staff
By Don Marsh
Family-owned Hess Pumice has developed 3-micron and 15-micron gradations of its amorphous aluminum silicate product, each with pozzolanic properties well suited to concrete mixes. A sister business to Hess Ready Mix, it recently doubled capacity at its Wright Creek Area mine in southeast Idaho, announcing availability of the HessPozz product to concrete producers across the country.
Source: Quikrete Cos., Atlanta
Scheduled for opening next month, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas will rank among the highest profile projects ever for pre-blended mortar, bulk silo system, core-fill grout and sand mix supplier Quikrete.
Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
NPCA is accepting 2012 Creative Use of Precast (CUP) competition entries through November 1. CUP awards honor projects in Above Ground and Underground categories, with judges weighing these criteria: innovation, cost benefits, schedule savings, ease of construction, and aesthetics (Above Ground).