Organizations – April 2024

Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association has promoted Chad Montgomery to executive director. He has served for eight-plus years as promotions manager and arrived at IRMCA from Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc. “We look forward to Chad promoting concrete throughout the state of Indiana, continuing to build new relationships throughout the industry, and retaining member commitment,” says 2024 IRMCA Board President…

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Post-Tensioning Institute revises key reference, promotes IRC 2024 change

The Post-Tensioning Institute has released the 7th Edition of the Post-Tensioning Manual, a cornerstone that has played a pivotal role in shaping the understanding of post-tensioning technology. PTI members have evolved the content since the document’s 1972 premier, keeping pace with industry advancements and emerging practices. Highlights of the 7th Edition include updates aligned with current codes and the integration…

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Outdoor Living Supply expands Georgia presence with Willow Creek

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Outdoor Living Supply (OLS) has acquired Willow Creek Landscape Supply, Rome, Ga. distributor of natural or manufactured stone, hardscape and nursery products. Willow Creek counts Belgard and Eldorado Stone among its key concrete brands, promoting each within comprehensive outdoor living area and fireplace programs. Russ and Shala Head, who founded the business…

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Organizations – February 2024

The American Concrete Pavement Association has elected Ash Grove Cement Vice President of Sales – Midwest Ernie Peterson as 2024 chairman. Over a 25-year tenure with the cement, aggregate and concrete producer, he has served in multiple sales capacities, briefly departing for Fibermesh and Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association positions, and was named vice president in 2012. He was also…

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First Lady’s Texas conservation group recognizes Cemex USA

Cemex USA has been named a Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) honoree for the fifth consecutive year. A conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, TxN recognized the cement, aggregate and concrete giant in an official ranking of the best 2023 conservation and sustainability work from Texas businesses.  Cemex is a long-standing advocate for land conservation and…

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CarbonCure brings home Heirloom Direct Air Capture carbon dioxide

CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and its concrete producer licensees will mineralize and permanently store atmospheric carbon dioxide from Heirloom Carbon Technology Direct Air Capture (DAC) assemblies under a two-year agreement. The plan advances the DAC-to-concrete storage pathway demonstrated earlier this year at the Central Concrete Supply Co. headquarters plant in San Jose, Calif.  Based in Brisbane, Calif., Heirloom Carbon…

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Sublime Cement LCA draws sharp carbon contrast to C150 Type I powder

A screening life cycle assessment (LCA) validates how Sublime Systems’ low temperature, electrolysis-enabled processing of calcium-bearing feeds yields a concrete-grade binder whose global warming potential (GWP) is less than one-tenth that of a typical portland cement. The most widely referenced metric in environmental product declarations, GWP indicates carbon dioxide emissions and is expressed as kilograms per metric ton equivalent (kgCO2/mt). …

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European Union Precast Federation releases Decarbonization Pledge

In a new position statement on members’ material usage, production methods and embrace of circular economy principles, the Federation of the European Precast Concrete Industry (BIBM), Brussels, reinforces commitment to fostering a sustainable and low-carbon society. The BIBM Decarbonization Pledge represents “a concerted effort to minimize environmental impact across the entire lifespan of precast concrete products” and signatories’ quest “to…

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RMI, USGBC audit concrete and steel in “Action on Embodied Carbon”

Environmental policy authority RMI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) address emissions reduction challenges along with measures to accelerate building construction sector decarbonization in “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings.” Released in conjunction with USGBC’s 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo earlier this fall, the new report offers recommendations or insights to better track, measure and reduce CO2…

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Cummins X15H hydrogen engine enters Terex Advance specs

Terex Advance will integrate the Cummins X15H hydrogen internal combustion engine into its Commander Series front discharge mixer truck specifications as production of the diesel power alternative commences later this decade. “We are actively pursuing practical, cost-effective strategies to help customers decarbonize. The X15H is a feasible option for our trucks, and we are eagerly anticipating deployment of this technology,”…

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