Titan parent follows Argos, CRH, Holcim path to Wall Street listing

Sources: Titan Cement International S.A., Brussels; CP staff Euronext Brussels-traded Titan Cement International has informed investors of an initial public offering of shares in Virginia-based Titan America, which reported $1.6 billion in 2023 cement, supplementary cementitious material, aggregate and ready mixed concrete sales across coastal Mid-Atlantic and Southeast operations. With a projected early-2025 completion on a Wall Street exchange, the…

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Eagle Roofing ‘Time is Money’ app shrinks trucks’ pallet loading cycles

Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff After a late-2023 soft launch of an app proven to save truck drivers upward of 15 minutes in concrete tile and component order loading time, Eagle Roofing Products is expanding its Time Is Money online reservation system to all production plants and satellite yards, Florida to California. Through the digital platform, full…

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Carbonation process specialist makes XPRIZE Carbon Removal final cut

Sources: Silicate, Dublin; CP staff Silicate, developer of treatment technology accelerating the carbon dioxide sequestration potential of finely graded limestone or hardened concrete, is one of 20 finalists in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition, funded by the Musk Foundation with a $50 million grand prize. Finalists hail from around the world; earned their slots based on performance in the key…

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Lang to succeed retiring Tindall Corp. CEO Force

Sources: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff Tindall Corp. has announced the June 30 retirement of Chief Executive Officer Greg Force, who joined the six-plant precast, prestressed concrete operator in 1988 as chief engineer of Tindall Concrete Virginia Inc., now the Virginia Division. Ahead of executive appointments, beginning with Virginia vice president and general manager in 1998, he excelled in…

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NRMCA veteran Maher joins CIM as interim executive director

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed former National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chief Operating Officer Nicole Maher as interim executive director, effective this month. She assumes the interim executive director post after serving as NSC secretary/treasurer since 2013; succeeds Dr. Rex Cottle, who has led the NSC…

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Sika’s Rmax division streamlines below grade insulation

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff Eyeing code-level foundation insulating performance in a 1.5-in. thick board, the Rmax division of Sika Corp. has turned to a durable, water-resistant facer on a core of polyiso, a closed-cell material widely adopted for high thermal resistance in exterior continuous wall and roofing applications.  “Historically, the vast majority of the below-grade commercial and…

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Cemex Ventures and Caterpillar open Startup Competition entry window

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Madrid; CP staff Construction Startup Competition 2024 sponsors are accepting entries in their recognition, networking and financing program through June 30. Construction and clean technology developers can enter Green Construction (sustainability), Enhanced Productivity (efficiency), Construction Supply Chain (on time) or Future of Construction (disruptive) categories at the competition portal. Cemex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Cemex S.A.B.…

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High performance concrete advances ocean wave energy extraction

Sources: Ocean Harvesting, Gothenburg, Sweden; CP staff Swedish Energy Agency-backed researchers optimizing wave energy convertor (WEC) design and materials have pegged highly flowable, high performance concrete mixes as especially suiting the outer shell and internal thin walls of honeycomb structures, or hulls, serving as buoys for the InfinityWEC assembly. The concrete buoy has equal weight but can be delivered at…

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OSHA cites contractors in failure of precast soundwall-bearing crane

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have cited Concrete Impressions of Florida Inc., Plant City precast sound barrier panel producer and  installer, and Adcock Cranes Inc., Tampa lifting services provider, with one other-than serious and two serious violations tied to a 2023 Orlando highway ramp site fatality. Investigators determined that a boom crane…

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Decorative Concrete Council opens International Awards call for entries

Source: American Society for Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff The ASCC Decorative Concrete Council’s 16th International Awards program spans Architectural, Artistry, Cast-in-Place Stamped and Special Finishes plus eight other categories, entries for which can be submitted through June 17 at the competition portal. The program recognizes and celebrates exceptional exterior and interior work from around the globe, notes DCC Chair…

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