Sika raises Mid-Atlantic market service with Virginia admixture plant

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff Sika has expanded concrete admixture capacity in the growing Mid-Atlantic construction market with a 42,600-sq.-ft. production facility in Stafford, Va. Two 6,000-plus gallon mixers equip the new plant for 50,000 tons’ annual capacity. Along with responding to high demand in the region, the operation guarantees optimized logistics, shorter transportation routes for raw materials…

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Euclid acquires Chryso’s NA cement grinding aid, additives business

Sources: Euclid Chemical, Cleveland; CP staff  Euclid Chemical has expanded its concrete admixture and construction chemicals portfolio with the Chryso Inc. cement grinding aid and additives business, along with related intellectual property, in North America. The business spans Conventional Grinding Aid, Strength Enhancer, Technical Additive and Chromium VI Reduction groups. The first two include agents for improving fineness characteristics and…

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LafargeHolcim names Sika’s Jenisch as CEO Olsen successor

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

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Lignin supplier implements allocation plan for admixture customers

Sources: LignoTech USA, Rothschild, Wis.; CP staff

The world’s leading supplier of lignin-based products to concrete admixture producers has announced a critical supply imbalance that will impact North American accounts. LignoTech USA expects the condition to continue for the remainder of 2015 and is responding with an allocation plan for lignin.

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