Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Central Concrete Supply Inc., San Jose, Calif.; CP staff
The first NRMCA-certified Environmental Product Declaration covers nearly 1,500 concrete mixes produced at eight San Francisco Bay Area plants owned and operated by Central Concrete.
Sources: McNeilus Cos., Dodge Center, Minn.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Corps officials staged a ceremonial mix placement April 19 in Russell Springs, Ky., to mark completion of the $594 million Wolf Creek Dam Remediation project, where nearly four years of 24/6 concrete deliveries have netted a work platform bearing on upwards of 1,200 piles.
Sources: Votorantim Industrial S.A., São Paulo; CP staff
The ultimate parent company of Toronto-based Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) has outlined acquisition and management strategies to follow an initial public offering for shares of its multinational cement, concrete and aggregate business, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., trading on the São Paulo Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association; Library of Congress
Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) have introduced the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2013 (H.R. 1563), identical to legislation (S.429) Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) unveiled in February.
Sources: Self-Consolidating Conference 2013 Organizing Committee; CP staff
The Fifth North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC2013), May 12–15 in Chicago, will see researchers, practitioners and educators from 30 countries present 130-plus papers on SCC testing, production, application and promotion.