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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Central Concrete, CarbonCure loop Heirloom-captured, atmospheric CO2

Sources: Heirloom Carbon Technologies, Brisbane, Calif.; CP staff San Francisco Bay Area leader Central Concrete Supply has joined partners Heirloom Carbon Technologies and CarbonCure Technologies in a first for ready mixed concrete: Permanent storage of carbon dioxide gas extracted by the Direct Air Capture (DAC) method.  A February 1 demonstration at the Central Concrete San Jose headquarters operation saw CO2 from…

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Concrete-AI draws investors, recruits Master Builders veteran

Sources: Concrete-AI, Los Angeles; CP staff Mix design software developer Concrete-AI has raised $2 million in a seed financing round with participation by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, a prominent family office, and other marquee investors. The investment will accelerate rollout of the firm’s pioneering data science platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning…

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NRMCA – Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors 11 plants and their owners in the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards program. Now in its 25th year, the competition offers NRMCA producer members national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices in their operations. The awards salute operators that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance…

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U.S. Concrete bolts on Sugar City properties to Central Concrete

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff U.S. Concrete has closed on the assets of Sugar City Building Materials Co. in San Francisco’s East Bay area, adding two ready mixed concrete sites, two concrete recycling systems plus a retail store to its San Jose-based Central Concrete Supply Co. flagship. The deal extends the producer’s Westside Concrete Materials network to…

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Front Line Excellence

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 24th Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes three industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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NRMCA Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards salute sound operating practices ensuring resource conservation, water or air pollution prevention, plus enlightened plant and fleet team members. Now in its 24th year, the program honors producer members that have surpassed federal, state or local agency compliance requirements and demonstrated environmental commitment by investing in plant and human capital.

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Front Line Excellence

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 23rd Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year program recognizes four industry veterans from a pool of outstanding nominees. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee assembled a panel of judges to weigh nominees’ competence, driving skills, number of years without an accident, and colleague or customer testimonials.

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NRMCA honors Central, Chandler, GCC, Wayne delivery professionals

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA has named David Buoncristiani of Central Concrete Supply Co., San Jose, Calif., the 2019 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. Based at the producer’s South San Francisco plant, he is recognized for career achievements, outstanding safety record, professionalism, driving competency and customer service skills. 

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