Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff
The National Concrete Masonry Association inaugurated a Hall of Fame with Karl H. Watson, Sr. and Don Gordon during its 2019 Convention and Icon-Xchange gathering, February 14-16 in Orlando.
Canada’s second largest clay unit operator,Brampton Brick, anticipates an early-2014closing on the assets of concrete building andhardscape producer, Atlas Block, includinga Hillsdale, Ontario, flagship plant. The $12million–$14 million transaction is throughcourt-appointed receiver KPMG Inc., and allowsthe suitor to add concrete masonry capacity andtake advantage of cost-saving synergies by consolidatingproduction of similar items.
Sources: CP staff; CarbonCure Technologies Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia
In a nod to customers aligning project specs with forthcoming U.S. Green Building Council certification guidelines, Oldcastle Architectural’s business serving Chicago and upper Midwest markets has announced a Health Product Declaration (HPD) for its Trendstone Sandstone ground face concrete masonry unit.
Source: CarbonCure Technologies Inc., Halifax, N.S.
The Oldcastle Architectural Products Group business serving the largest Midwest market will add a carbon dioxide-sequestering process to concrete masonry curing at its three-machine plant in Morris, Ill., located about 40 miles west of Chicago.
Sources: CarbonCure Technologies, Inc., Halifax, N.S.; CP staff
Developer-led green building technology investment group 350 Capital, Toronto, has taken a stake of undisclosed sum in CarbonCure, whose carbon dioxide injection process is in the early stages of commercialization among concrete masonry producers Atlas Block, Hillsdale, Ontario; Shaw Brick, Lantz, Nova Scotia; and Basalite Concrete Products, Dixon, Calif.
Eastern Canada concrete masonry market leader Shaw Brick has scheduled a spring launch of CarbonCure block, a CSA-grade unit that uses carbon dioxide in the molding cycle to improve compressive strength development.
Source: CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, N.S.
By Don Marsh
Nova Scotia-based Shaw Brick has scheduled a spring launch of CarbonCure block, a CSA-grade unit that uses carbon dioxide in the molding cycle to improve compressive strength development.