Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herdon, Va.; CP staff
Basalite Concrete Products’ recently upgraded Tracy, Calif., block and paver operation is the first mover in the NCMA/ICPI Plant Certification Program. Initially good for one year, plant certification indicates that an NCMA or Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute producer has implemented a quality control system whose sampling, testing and recordkeeping measures equal or exceed program baselines and clear a third party auditor.
Sources: Basalite Building Products LLC, Roseville, Calif.; CP staff
Basalite has acquired Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo., concrete block production assets—plus a retail showroom adjacent to the latter site—from Tennessee-based General Shale, best known for leadership in clay masonry. The deal extends the Rocky Mountain market presence of Basalite, which has concrete masonry production in Boise, Idaho, and Denver.
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.