Geneva Pipe premiers Perfect Pipe, Lined Manhole technology

Sources Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash.; CP staff Geneva Pipe and Precast, a Northwest Pipe business, has begun producing and distributing reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and precast manhole systems finished with a corrosion resistant lining new to North America. Perfect Pipe and Perfect Lined Manhole have the potential to revolutionize municipal wastewater management, the producer notes, as they offer 100-plus years’…

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ACI adds Construction Volume, Public Good, Workforce statements

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The American Concrete Institute has recently approved three new position statements, joining nine others on various topics supporting state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations, particularly those underpinning code development and adoption: 

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Mack, McNeilus deliver Granite-mounted Bridgemaster for 2021 CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The Concrete Industry Management Auction will proceed June 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, enjoying a customary World of Concrete day two backdrop and surefire anchor: an 11-yd. Granite-mounted Bridgemaster, courtesy of Mack Trucks and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing. 

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CR Minerals pozzolan supports GCC Type IP powder offering

Sources: CR Minerals Company LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; CP staff CR Minerals has entered an extended agreement to supply natural pozzolan as a source feed for an ASTM C595 Type IP cement, finished at the GCC Tijeras mill near Albuquerque, N.M. The GCC product has demonstrated capacity to mitigate against chemical attack on concrete, augmenting structures’ service life, and holds…

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Martin Ozinga III, 1950-2021

Sources: Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff Illinois’ Ozinga Bros. Inc. announced the sudden passing at home of Chairman Martin Ozinga III on the morning of April 26. “Dad was loved by many, including his family, his coworkers, customers and friends in the community. Please keep the Ozinga family in your thoughts and prayers,” said CEO Martin Ozinga IV,…

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Boral Ltd. weighs options for North American fly ash business

Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; CP staff The Australian parent company of Georgia-based Boral North America has begun a review of Boral Resources to explore “value creation opportunities.” With 120-plus fly ash collection, processing or distribution sites across the U.S., the business accounted for about $470 million of Boral North America’s $1.56 billion in FY2020 sales.

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ACI Foundation Council funds ICF wall, UHPC column research projects

Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.  The ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council selected eight research projects to receive grants this year, aiming to further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with American Concrete Institute Technical Committees. The projects, along with their principal investigators and endorsing committees are: 

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Tall Buildings group recognizes Doka form-positioning technology

Sources: Doka GmbH, Austria; Doka USA Ltd., Little Ferry, N.J.; CP staff An interactive sensor-based tool enabling accurate formwork positioning for cast-in-place concrete structures has earned an Innovation Award of Excellence from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a Chicago-based organization serving professionals focused on high-rise design, construction and operation. 

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U.S. Concrete adds northern California terminal, bulk storage site

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff U.S. Concrete has strengthened its West Region ready mixed operations through the acquisition of a cementitious materials terminal, bulk storage facility, and eight-acre parcel with access to the Port of Stockton, Calif. Port officials note that the previous owner, George Weinberger Properties, had leased the site to Boral Resources. 

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