Manufacturers – April 2024

Houston-based Advanced Tech Crete is pursuing ASTM and AASHTO certifications for its patent-pending supplementary cementitious material, primarily used as a ready mixed concrete additive. By decreasing reliance on portland cement as a binding agent, ATC is poised to make a lasting impact on carbon emissions associated with concrete. The decision to pursue globally recognized certifications underscores the company’s dedication to…

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Producers – April 2024

CarbiCrete, Montreal-based developer of carbon-wise concrete binding agents and curing methods, has named Jacob Homiller as chief executive officer. He succeeds Chris Stern, co-founder, who will remain with the organization as a strategic advisor. Homiller has more than 25 years’ experience with various global industrial businesses. He was most recently president and CEO of H.C. Starck Solutions, a portfolio company…

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Organizations – March 2024

Pave America LLC, a portfolio company of Trivest Partners and Shoreline Equity Partners, has aligned with Magnum Paving, a leading provider of pavement services to commercial and municipal customers. Based in Villa Rica, Ga., Magnum is one of the premier pavement service providers across the greater Atlanta area. The partnership strengthens Pave America’s presence in the market while management continues…

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Manufacturers – February 2024

Heidelberg Materials North America cement plants in Edmonton, Alberta, and Delta, British Columbia, have earned Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Star for Industry Certification, which signifies that the facility performs in the top quartile of similar operations in Canada and the United States for energy efficiency. That metric is one of many aspects that Heidelberg Materials targets to protect the climate,…

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Producers – February 2024

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, recently closed on the Nampa, Idaho facility of Waupaca Northwoods LLC, a Wisconsin-based producer of soils, barks, mulches and decorative stone. The deal marks a Western states entry for the Oldcastle APG Lawn & Garden business, expanding the producer’s landscape materials portfolio across North America. Notes President Tim Ortman, “The addition of the Nampa facility’s…

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Manufacturers – January 2024

Long-time executives Mike Lawry and Ryan Canfield have acquired the assets of Cincinnati-based Hill and Griffith Co., Grifcote and Cast-O-Magic concrete form release agent supplier, and HG Logistics, third-party transportation services provider. A 32-year veteran of the business who has served as chief operations officer since 2021, Lawry is Hill and Griffith chief executive officer and HG Logistics president. A…

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Organizations – January 2024

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Senior Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Kevin Walgenbach, has been named executive vice president, Operations and Compliance, effective this month. Over a 17-year tenure, he has played a key role in conducting educational training for NRMCA members, including organizing regional seminars and workshops along with the Plant Manager, Safety, Dispatcher and Environmental courses. He…

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Producers – January 2024

U.S. stone, sand & gravel leader Vulcan Materials Co. was recently named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2024 by Newsweek, and included in the American Opportunity Index, which measures how well large companies invest in their human talent to drive business performance and individual employee growth. “Our company has an intentional focus on operating The Vulcan Way – doing…

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Organizations – December 2023

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Jacques Cattan as managing director, Quality Programs. He will oversee certification activities for plants, erectors and personnel, and succeeds Mike Kesselmayer, retiring at year end. Prior to PCI, Cattan was design-build director at Chicago-based F.H. Paschen, a major general contractor, construction manager, and design-build services provider. He was responsible for design management, virtual design,…

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Bio-charcoal hardens Habitat affiliate’s zero carbon concrete home

The Tacoma/Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium has recognized Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Build with Strength coalition for a Gig Harbor, Wash. home built with insulating concrete form (ICF) walls and mixes bearing a bio-charcoal admixture. When dosed at 100 lbs., SolidCarbon’s the C-Lock 8 admixture has the potential to sequester 50 kilograms…

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