Lifting to accolades

Design-build specialist Keystone Construction Company has received the St. Louis Concrete Council’s 2021 Quality Concrete Award for work at The Factory entertainment venue in Chesterfield, Mo. The 52,000-sq.-ft., tilt-up building is the first performance venue to be built from the ground up in the region in over 20 years.  The venue was constructed using more than 50,000 square feet of…

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ACI releases 2022 Codes, Specifications, and Practices Collection

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The 2022 ACI Collection spans 50-plus code or specification and 200-plus practice guides or reports, including more than 10 newly published documents addressing such topics as thermal bridge mitigation, polished slab finishes and crack repair.  Billed as the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction and materials, the…

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Safety Always

Best in class performance nets Texas ready mixed and aggregate operator preferential treatment at insurance policy renewal time This past year has been extremely difficult for industry producers aiming to control insurance costs, with many experiencing dramatic increases in premium renewals and coverage. Umbrella policy spikes of 100 percent to 400 percent have not been not uncommon.  Then there’s Permian…

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Front Line Excellence

The 26th Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh their competence, driving skills, safety records, and colleague or customer testimonials.  The NRMCA Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau will present checks…

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Well Governed

A visit with 2022 NRMCA Chairman John Holliday The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association annual convention in San Antonio this month will build on momentum from the fall 2021 ConcreteWorks Conference and Expo, the group’s first major in-person gathering in 18 months. Incoming Chairman John F. Holliday, chief executive officer and third generation principal of Holliday Rock Co., is set…

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LafargeHolcim US follows Swiss parent in transition to Holcim identity

Source: Holcim US, Chicago; CP staff LafargeHolcim in the United States has unveiled its new identity, Holcim US, uniting legacy brands and strengthening the cement, aggregate and concrete producer’s purpose “to build progress for people and the planet.” The transition is the first within Holcim Group and represents what management notes is a significant milestone. “The Holcim US identity is…

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Precast yard marshals GH Cranes’ first electric, battery powered gantry

Sources: GH Cranes & Components, Terrell, Texas; CP staff GH Cranes cites delivery of the world’s first 100 percent battery powered, rubber tire gantry crane. Inaugurated this month at a U.S. precast concrete operation, the 30-ton rated GH35i has a lithium battery power bank producing 480 volts and storing enough power to run an eight- to 10-hour shift. A built-in…

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Shopify steps up to CarbonBuilt carbon removal credit counter

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff Manufactured-concrete technology developer CarbonBuilt has entered into a carbon removal purchase agreement with Shopify Inc., Ottawa-based provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce. Anchoring the agreement are 5,200 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide that will be sequestered in concrete masonry units molded and finished in plants equipped for the CarbonBuilt Reversa process. The purchase…

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