ASTM Committees CO1, C09, C15 honor PCA, ACI, Cemex USA, NCMA veterans

ASTM International has presented ICPI-NCMA Vice President of Engineering, Masonry Nick Lang with the Award of Merit and accompanying title of Fellow for his contributions to Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Award of Merit is the highest Society recognition for an individual’s distinguished service and committee participation. Lang joined the National Concrete Masonry Association in 2006 and most recently…

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PRODUCERS – August 2022

CalPortland Co. has appointed Hamed Maraghechi to the new position of Central Research Laboratory director. Based at the producer’s Center of Technical Excellence in southern California, he will conduct new research and testing related to issues such as carbon reduction and sequestration to help the company achieve its commitment to lowering greenhouse gases. He will also oversee all advanced analytical…

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ASTM C09, C01 honor Cemex’s Moody, PCA’s Tennis

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff ASTM International has presented its top individual honor, Award of Merit, to Cemex USA Senior Manager of Quality, Masonry Greg Moody for contributions to Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. The award and accompanying title of ASTM Fellow recognize his technical work, administrative leadership during chair and subcommittee chair terms, plus…

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Cemex Ventures, nine partners open Construction Startup Competition

The corporate venture capital and innovation unit of Cemex S.A.B de C.V. invites participants in the sixth Construction Startup Competition—the biggest such program for the global construction industry. Open to businesses in their early stages up to their commercialization phase, the Cemex Ventures competition suits entrepreneurs who wish to knock on the doors of potential business partners. Participants can apply…

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Cemex ups portland limestone powder availability in the Southeast

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland limestone cement (PLC) output at its Brooksville, Fla., and Demopolis, Ala. plants for concrete customers and contractors across the southeastern United States. With finely graded limestone blended at up to 10 percent, PLC or Type IP powder has a lower carbon footprint than ordinary portland cement due to the…

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National Steering Committee confirms record CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech…

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Organizations – January 2022

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has announced new show management for Hardscape North America 2022. Yoffe Exposition Services will work with the ICPI team to produce the annual tradeshow, which is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and co-located with GIE+EXPO.  According to ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, Yoffe Expo is a natural fit for…

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Cemex extends Sunshine State cementitious materials distribution

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland cement, slag cement and fly ash sourcing flexibility and distribution capacity in Florida, its largest market, with $8 million-plus in Ports of Pensacola and Palm Beach terminal investments. The producer has added barge unloading equipment to augment the former operation’s legacy rail load out and leverage its parent company’s…

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EPA honors nine cement companies and PCA in 2021 Energy Star Awards

Thirteen of the 95 plants earning certification in the 2020 Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star manufacturing category produce portland cement: Argos USA LLC, Calera, Ala. and Harleyville, S.C.; Ash Grove Cement, Seattle; Buzzi Unicem USA, Festus, Mo. and Chattanooga, Tenn.; CalPortland Co., Rillito, Ariz.; Cemex USA, Miami; Drake Cement, Paulden, Ariz.; GCC of America, Pueblo, Colo. and Rapid City, S.D.;…

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