Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff
A new global marketing agreement focused on manufactured-concrete producers calls for the Besser sales organization to promote the automated production and robotics-enabled handling solutions of St-Hubert, Quebec-based Slab Innovation, Inc.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
NRMCA has announced a partnership with the newly formed Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association (URMCA), citing it as the latest example of national, regional and state leaders working toward the common goal of making ready mixed concrete the building material of choice across all sectors of the built environment.
Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff
U.S. Concrete’s NorCal Materials Inc. subsidiary has closed on the assets of independent producers Harbor Ready-Mix and A-1 Materials Inc., which serve residential and commercial accounts in the Peninsula and South Bay areas of San Francisco. The deal brings two concrete batch plants and 23 mixer trucks, plus the assets of L.C. Frey Co., a landscape materials business tied to A-1.
Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
The latest PCA forecast of U.S. cement consumption sees year-over-year gains of 2.6 percent and 2.8 percent in 2017 and 2018 versus uniform 3 percent levels projected earlier this year. Bad weather, especially in the high volume concrete markets of Florida and Texas, coupled with lower anticipated public construction sector budgets are behind the more modest growth outlook.