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.

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Pacing LEED v4, Northfield Block issues industry’s premier Health Product Declaration

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.

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Oldcastle Architectural’s Northfield Block injects CO2 into curing regimen

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.

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Green-minded property developer backs carbon dioxide-based curing process

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.

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Atlas Block, Basalite Concrete, Shaw Brick demonstrate carbon dioxide-based curing

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.

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