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The American Concrete Institute has promoted key staff with an eye to increasing alignment and flow from ACI technical documents to educational products: Michael Tholen to managing director of Engineering and Professional Development, Claire Hiltz to manager of Professional Development, and Matthew Senecal to manager, Engineering.

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Rail operator contracts spur Florida satellite for Rocla Concrete Tie

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The largest supplier of prestressed concrete ties to North America’s freight and transit railroads, has entered into a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), prompting construction of a facility in Ft. Pierce, Fla., with production slated to begin in early 2016.

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Solidia secures patent for CO2-sequestering process speeding concrete curing

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent that will offer the global construction industry what Piscataway, N.J.-based proprietor Solidia Technologies cites is a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in cement milling, and provide concrete producers sustainable means to structures or slabs that are stronger, cheaper to fabricate and faster to cure than conventional portland cement alternatives.

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Alex Car has officially assumed president and chief executive officer posts at Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa., responsible for operations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Predecessor Francesco Carantani is transitioning to new duties within parent company, Italcementi Group, Bergamo, Italy.

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