Florida producers accommodate concrete pavement-minded city, county engineers

The premier “Florida Rigid Pavement Streets & Local Roads Design Guide” provides Sunshine State counties and cities with in-depth instruction and best practices for construction and maintenance of concrete pavement on lower volume thoroughfares. Most notably, the publication examines:  Factors that can impact pavement design, including traffic conditions, concrete strength, soil conditions, joint spacing and edge support; How resiliency and…

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Investor underwrites new Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete plant

Verte OZ Fund Inc., College Park, Md., has invested in Probitas Ventures LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary AAC East LLC, both of Bennettsville, S.C. Probitas Ventures is building an advanced production facility for autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) under licensing from Germany’s Xella GmbH, owner of the legacy Hebel AAC brand. The goal of the Verte OZ infusion is to…

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Aero Aggregates sets mid-2022 opening for California processing satellite

Aero Aggregates of North America, a Pennsylvania-based developer of an ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregate, has scheduled a July 2022 opening of a Modesto, Calif. satellite plant. With a payroll of 15-20, the facility will turn post-consumer recycled glass into material used in public works or green commercial construction projects across the Western United States. 

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Chaney compounds Virginia footprint in Superior Concrete deal

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff Maryland’s Chaney Enterprises continues rapid development of a Virginia platform, entering a definitive agreement to acquire two Superior Concrete plants in Harrisonburg, along the Interstate 81 corridor. The deal follows two others increasing the producer’s footprint west of the Potomac River: One aggregate depot and three ready mixed plants from Branscome of Williamsburg;…

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors,…

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Industry rejoices Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passage

Source: Rock Products Magazine Materials groups and allied organizations up and down the construction value chain are hailing the business prospects tied to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bound for the White House after passing the U.S. House on November 5. Rock Products staff tracks the money and industry feedback in a full report.

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PebbleTec adds texture to Oldcastle APG outdoor living product pool

Source: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta Oldcastle APG has acquired Pebble Technology International, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based developer of branded outdoor living products and aggregate swimming pool finishes. The company has five locations and a reputation for product quality and high-touch customer service. It strengthens Oldcastle APG’s hand in the thriving pool category with a brand complementing Belgard, MoistureShield and Techniseal product series—a depth…

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Insurance giant tailors underwriting program to mass timber

Source: Zurich North America, Schaumburg, Ill.  A key player in insurance solutions for construction, Zurich North America is expanding coverage offerings to commercial projects using mass timber, a group of engineered wood products touted for resilience and sustainability. The company will offer up $50 million insurance capacity to qualified customers and make Mass Timber Builders Risk available for project-specific coverage…

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Pioneer assets extend Concrete Pumping’s Georgia, Texas coverage

Sources: Concrete Pumping Holdings Inc., Denver Concrete Pumping Holdings (CPH) has closed on Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service Inc., based in Atlanta with additional Dallas and San Antonio, Texas locations. The $20 million transaction includes 83 operating equipment units and, the suitor notes, “an exceptional team of employees [and] experienced, highly skilled operators.” The increased capacity is expected to provide Pioneer…

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Charah projects up to 150K tpy yield from Associated Electric ash contract

Source: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.  Charah Solutions has secured from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) a five-year sales and marketing contract to recycle byproducts from the Thomas Hill Energy Center, a coal-fired, 1,150-megawatt power station near Clifton Hill, Mo. A generation and transmission cooperative, AECI provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric systems serving 935,000 members…

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