American Highway acquires Minnesota’s Highway Materials

Sources: American Highway, a Simplex Company, Fernley, Nev.; CP staff American Highway, a key supplier of wire mesh, dowel or tie bars and related welded assemblies, curing compounds plus other concrete pavement accessories, has closed on peer operator Highway Materials LLC of Becker, Minn. The full-service manufacturer, fabricator and distributor was founded in 2014 by Mark Brinkman and Jake Steinberg,…

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Butterfield, Scofield product lines unite under SikaColor

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff A merging of businesses Sika Corp. acquired in 2016 and 2017, Butterfield Color and L.M. Scofield Co., creates a decorative concrete products line harmonized under SikaColor, SikaCem and SikaStamp. The brands span antiquing and release agents; architectural formliners; color hardeners; flatwork or slab overlays; countertop mixes; cures and seals; integral color; patterns and…

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GCP expedites EPD delivery through Athena Institute partnership

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff A new partnership with Ottawa-based Athena Sustainable Materials Institute equips GCP Applied Technologies to provide concrete admixture customers with life cycle assessment (LCA) details critical to environmental product declarations (EPD). 

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NCMA, ICPI align with NPCA, PCI for The Precast Show 2022

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. The National Concrete Masonry Association and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute will join the National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute at The Precast Show 2022, March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo. With more than 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space and attendance of 5,000, The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific…

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ACI to host conference on fiber-reinforced polymers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The virtual ACI Concrete Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymers, 8-11 a.m. EST on June 1-2, will offer technical presentations on innovative ways FRP is being used in the industry and highlight the practical application of how such reinforcements can extend structures’ service life. Presentations will focus on projects where risk of corrosion leads to…

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Basalt rebar clears mechanical, physical property gauges at Sherbrooke

Source: Basanite Industries, LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla.  Basanite Industries reports successful completion of testing to prove the concrete reinforcing potential of BasaFlex, a family of basalt fiber reinforced plastic bar products offering practitioners a lightweight, corrosion resistant alternative to conventional steel reinforcement. 

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Surety groups: Miller Act indexing exemption protects suppliers, subs

Sources: Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), Washington, D.C.; CP staff SFAA and NASBP endorse House legislation that will maintain essential payment protections for subcontractors, suppliers, and workers on federal construction contracts of $150,000 or more. Sponsored by Congresspersons Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), H.R. 2949 exempts the threshold in…

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Lafarge Canada adds volumetric delivery through Béton Mobile deal

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario; CP staff Lafarge Canada has acquired Béton Mobile du Québec (BMQ), citing the Montreal market operator as “Canada’s most innovative volumetric delivery concrete company.” With a payroll of 26, BMQ specializes in the innovative design and flexible dispatch of highly durable and tailor-made specialty concrete mixes. Former principal Stéphane Pelletier will continue to lead…

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Holcim Ltd. simplifies corporate identity; Lafarge brands remain

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zug, Switzerland; CP staff LafargeHolcim shareholders approved a group name change to Holcim Ltd. among proposals during their annual general meeting, staged May 4 by virtual platform. Directors recommended the move “for efficiency and impact … as the company transforms to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions.” The change applies only to the…

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New Enterprise enters Pennsylvania capital market in Hempt Bros. deal

Sources: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., New Enterprise, Pa.; CP staff New Enterprise Stone & Lime has acquired all the outstanding stock of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Hempt Bros. Inc., which operates two ready mixed concrete, three aggregate and four hot mix asphalt plants, plus a heavy civil construction business. The facilities are ideally situated between the suitor’s Chambersburg and Allentown…

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