Cement leaders document Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality progress

Sources: Global Cement and Concrete Association, London; Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Portland Cement Association Chairman Ron Henley (GCC America) told a New York Climate Week gathering that U.S. producers have exceeded expectations outlined nearly one year ago with release of the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. The document offered specific carbon dioxide emissions reduction opportunities along a…

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Lehigh Hanson brand sunset signals a new worldwide identity

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson plans a Q1 2023 transition to Heidelberg Materials, following German parent company HeidelbergCement AG’s adoption of the new banner, effective September 20. Heidelberg Materials represents “a brand with global reach and focus on sustainability, digitalization and leadership in the building materials industry,” management notes. In North America, it will unify—and…

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Report pegs C-I-P concrete, precast, steel site productivity disparities

Sources: Dodge Construction Network, Hamilton, N.J.; Versatile, Los Altos, Calif.; CP staff A new report from Dodge Construction Network and Versatile, Silicon Valley construction technology developer, finds that using data-backed measurements and benchmarks is the most effective way to advance site organization efforts for cast-in-place concrete, precast or structural steel work. Such efforts maximize utilization of the crane, an expensive…

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Steel interests salute feds’ low-carbon construction material pursuits

Sources: American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago; CP staff The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) reports that members are ready to meet expanded White House Federal Buy Clean Task Force objectives announced during a September 15 gathering at the Cleveland-Cliffs Toledo Direct Reduction plant in Ohio. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. General Services Administration  Administrator Robin Carnahan, and Deputy National…

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Feds earmark $100M to decarbonize cement, companion industries

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy; CP staff The Department of Energy’s (DOE) new “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” identifies key pathways—Energy Efficiency; Industrial Electrification; Low Carbon Fuels; Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage—to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Refining and other manufacturing sectors that collectively account for 30 percent of the United States’ annual CO2 load. 

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Union Quarries deal grows York Building Products’ Keystone State footprint

Sources: York Building Products, York, Pa.; CP staff Key Pennsylvania aggregate and concrete block operator York Building Products has added crushed stone, ready mixed concrete and asphalt production capacity with a deal for Union Quarries of Carlisle, Pa. “This acquisition will allow both operations to provide a greater level of product offering for our respective customers, increase our level of…

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NRMCA honors Excellence in Quality Award recipients

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of…

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Testing firm’s false storm water discharge reports spawn prison sentence

Sources: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Memphis; Department of Justice; CP staff A federal judge has sentenced the chief executive officer of Environmental Compliance and Testing (ECT), Memphis, to 36 months in prison in connection with fabrication of Clean Water Act-mandated storm water discharge monitoring reports involving concrete and other industrial sites, and submission of those…

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Freightliner SD Plus standardizes critical road, site safety technologies

Sources: Daimler Truck North America, Portland, Ore.; CP staff To extend sister brand Detroit’s latest safety technology offerings and elevate driver productivity, Freightliner is upgrading the electrical systems and interiors of its vocational and medium-duty series, respectively yielding the 108SD Plus/114SD Plus and M2 106 Plus/M2 112 Plus models.  Plus series trucks’ new electrical architecture invites the Detroit Assurance 5.0…

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Hardscape NA, Equip Exposition organizers prepare for record gathering

Sources: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff All indoor and outdoor exhibit space for ICPI-NCMA’s Hardscape North America and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s co-located Equip Exposition, October 18-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, is sold out. With upward of 1,000 exhibits combined, the events draw tens of thousands of hardscape or landscape practitioners and other…

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