DEX acquisition paves UHPC, terrazzo path for Gate Precast

In a move that considerably expands offerings of both parties, Florida-based Gate Precast Co. has acquired the assets of DEX Industries, creating a newly branded division, “DEX by Gate,” that will operate within the latter’s Atlanta facility. Founded in 1999 by Craig Smith and interior designer Lauriel Leonard, DEX is one of the pioneers in artisan products and surfaces, crafting…

Read More

GCCA issues call for ‘Concrete in Life’ entries

The Global Cement and Concrete Association is accepting entries through October 22 for the third annual “Concrete in Life” global photography competition, open to professional and amateur photographers via social media and spanning four categories: Urban Design and Use – Images of city landscapes and buildings, both well-known and hidden away. Infrastructure – Photographs of infrastructure, in cities and rural,…

Read More

Foamed glass processor AeroAggregates plans Sunshine State satellite operation

Pennsylvania-based AeroAggregates has broken ground on a Dunnellon, Fla. production facility for ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregate. Scheduled for October 2021 start up, the operation will turn post-consumer recycled glass into a 0.375- to 2.5-in. graded material suiting concrete block mixes, plus fill for placement over soft compressible soils or underground utilities, or along embankments.  AeroAggregates envisions the facility recycling the…

Read More

Contractor raises bar on acid resistant concrete structures

Structural fiber reinforced polymer-wise retrofit contractor Composite Construction LLC is targeting corrosion control at this month’s MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas with the unveiling of a concrete formulated to withstand exposure to highly acidic and other corrosive compounds, no coatings required.  ARC Acid Resistant Concrete is applied directly to an existing structure, giving it immediate protection in environments that are…

Read More

ACI Concrete Convention set for Atlanta; virtual options abound

Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will assemble at the ACI Concrete Convention in Atlanta, October 17-21, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide perspectives on the latest research and industry developments, along with the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours. Select programming will also be available live or on-demand to attendees…

Read More

ECOncrete secures power transmission traversing Long Island Sound

Placement of 50 nature-inclusive ECOncrete Marine Mattresses, totaling 6,250 sq. ft., is providing large-scale armoring and protection for the Cross-Sound Cable, a 24-mile underwater electrical transmission line under contract by Eversource and the Long Island (N.Y.) Power Authority. Operated by PSEG Long Island, the cable allows electricity to be transmitted between Long Island and Connecticut.  The articulated concrete block mattresses…

Read More

Illinois Brick becomes critical link in Brickworks vertical integration

Brickworks Ltd., the ambitious New South Wales, Australia operator building a North American platform from a 2018 deal for Pennsylvania’s Glen-Gery Corp., will strengthen its Great Lakes region clay and concrete unit production and distribution footprint by acquiring certain assets of Palos Hill, Ill.-based Southfield Corp. At the heart of the $51 million transaction are Illinois Brick Co. and six…

Read More

Forney, Command Alkon integration powers Titan Virginia’s QC

The ForneyVault integrated construction materials testing platform has recently added Command Alkon to an expanding list of software integration partners, enabling mutual customer Titan Virginia Ready-Mix LLC to link compressive strength testing machines directly to the quality control process. The Norfolk-based producer uses Command Alkon COMMANDqc software to validate ready mixed concrete quality. COMMANDqc tools manage materials, mixes, tolerances, documentation,…

Read More

Cement developer Hoffmann lands U.S. patent for alkaline powder

After nearly three years of examination, the United States Patent Office has validated the Hoffman Green Cement Technologies H-EVA patent (US 2021/0179492 A1). Promoted as an alternative to portland cement for ready mixed concrete, mortars and plaster, H-EVA encompasses flashed clay sludge, natural or synthetic (flue gas desulphurization) gypsum, plus proprietary chemical “activators and superactivators.” The mineral processing and chemistry…

Read More

Navistar nets Europe’s Traton Group a North American market foothold

Scania and MAN truck nameplate owner Traton Group has begun the second half of 2021 with a third brand known for severe service models, International Truck, after completing a $3.7 billion takeover of Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar Inc. Combining the Paris-based suitor’s leading stake in the European and South American markets with Navistar’s strong presence in North America lays the foundation…

Read More