Renewable diesel fuels recycling-driven Argent Materials

Since forming in 2013, Argent Materials, a regional recycler of concrete and asphalt, and supplier of aggregate materials, has diverted more than a billion pounds of waste from local landfills. Now, thanks to the company’s recent switch from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, it can add the elimination of fossil fuels from its fleet to its list of…

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Central Casting

With Covid-19 safety protocols firmly engrained for nearly a year, work continues on schedule at one of the highest volume precast, prestressed concrete yards in North America: the Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture (DFJV) Pre-Cast Facility, Hanford, Calif. The 40-acre operation abuts expansive almond tree parcels along the midpoint of a 60-mile route defined in the design-build California High-Speed Rail Authority Construction…

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CalPortland moves CNG power upstream, from mixers to bulk tankers

Eyeing deliveries throughout southern California, CalPortland Co. is deploying compressed natural gas-powered bulk tankers as part of strategy to capture fuel economy and lower the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with cement production at its Oro Grande plant. The producer has staged 24 CNG-fueled tractors with double bulk trailers along a slow-fill island station and related fueling infrastructure at the…

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First Mover

Newest ready mixed plant shows how Star Concrete remains among the Golden State’s savviest independent producers Star Concrete hails from Silicon Valley, one of the U.S. construction hotspots for the better part of the past decade and a market known the world over for innovation and entrepreneurial prowess.

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