Swiss investor leads syndicate behind blockbuster CarbonCure funding round

A major investment by Blue Earth Capital of Switzerland, concurrent with a broader collaborative funding round north of $80 million, positions CarbonCure Technologies to accelerate a plant process and information technology roadmap driving carbon dioxide utilization and sequestration in concrete. The capital infusion was announced days after Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure surpassed 750 CO2 metering and dosing equipment installations at concrete…

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SRM cement division opens 50,000-ton Tennessee terminal

Source: Hollingshead Cement, Smyrna, Tenn.; CP staff Hollingshead Cement, a division of rapid growth operator SRM Concrete, has secured cement supplies for ready mixed plants throughout its headquarters region with the opening of a 50,000-ton Nashville terminal. Located on a site along the Cumberland River, the facility is equipped for barge unloading and two-lane tanker transfer.  “We are looking forward…

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Brooklyn Belts

By Don Marsh New ready mixed concrete plants bordering the top two U.S. population centers’ urban cores have common threads: Remediated brownfield siting; twin alley, transit mixed design; 350-450 yd./hour, new capacity ratings absent their city limits for generations; and, proximity (< 5 miles) to new reinforced concrete buildings reaching local- or national-record heights thanks to mixes in the 10,000-plus…

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Escalante takes helm of GCC, Henley to lead U.S. business

Source: Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Mexico

The GCC Board of Directors has appointed Enrique Escalante chief executive officer, effective January 2015. He succeeds Manual Milan, who is retiring after a tenure during which the company, through U.S. market entry, grew from six to116 ready mixed concrete plants and two to six cement plants, and developed a solid distribution network that transformed it into a supplier of choice.

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PHILLIPS ASSETS GROW SILVI’S N.J. PRESENCE

Eyeing integration with its Riverside cement, Sahara sand and Gibraltar crushed stone businesses in New Jersey, Silvi Group Cos. has closed Phillips Concrete Cos. asset transactions netting an East Newark masonry supply yard and Union Township block plant; Franklin Township and Hillsborough ready mixed operations; plus, fleet and plant equipment.

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Motor control centers

UL508A-certified manufacturer designs control panels for custom applications to meet UL, CSA and CE standards, removing the extra cost of local approval. Panels are deployed in all types of concrete plants across North America. Engineering staff works with producers to design motor control panels optimized for the application, and specializes in soft starters for large motors, variable speed drives, and PLC control for indoor and outdoor installation.

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