Fibermesh sharpens Sika synthetic fiber focus

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland, Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff

Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Holding LLC, ushering its well-established Fibermesh brand and technical expertise into a growing concrete additives portfolio. The deal includes a 130,000-sq.-ft. production facility offering the Sika Region Americas business additional micro and macro synthetic fiber capacity. 

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NRMCA chief Garbini maps Q1 2019 retirement

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA President Robert Garbini, P.E. will retire at the close of the association’s annual convention, March 5-7 in Tampa, capping a 27-year career with the group and more than two decades at its helm. He announced his plan indicating confidence that staff and member leadership will continue to achieve goals for advancing concrete’s interests in the building sector, local paving market and advocacy arena, while increasing workforce professionalism and product quality through research and education.

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