bauma 2025 organizers open Innovation Awards call for entries

Source: VDMA and Messe München, Munich bauma organizers are accepting Climate Protection, Digitalization, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Research category entries through August 23 for an award program timed with the April 2025 installment of their global concrete, aggregate, construction and mining trade fair in Munich. The program is open to equipment, machinery, material and technology innovations that have premiered commercially…

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Holcim capitalizes on solar power for District of Columbia ready mixed plant

New solar panels at the Holcim US Fort Totten ready mixed plant will ease the Washington, D.C. industrial power load and advance the Chicago-based producer’s goal of running all concrete, cement and aggregate sites with renewable energy by 2030. The installation includes cementitious material silo rooftop and carport solar modules, combining to generate 1,300-1,500 MWh per year of green energy.…

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Chryso, GCP application lab supports Great Lakes, Midwest producers

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga.; CP staff A new Chryso and GCP Applied Technologies application lab in Chicago focuses on aggregate, mortar or concrete testing, and serves as a dedicated technical center for Ductilcrete engineered slab systems. The facility is equipped and staffed to provide hands-on services so customers can see how their materials perform with Chryso or GCP…

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Labor Department rule broadens Form 300 data submission requirements

Under “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” a final rule effective January 2024, the Labor Department requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Establishments with 100 or more employees in cement, concrete, construction and other industries deemed high-hazard based on reportable incident rates must relay Form 300-Log of Work-Related…

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Producers – July 2023

Vulcan Materials Co. was named as one of the top 200 Best Companies to Work For by U.S. News and World Report, concurrent with the producer’s inclusion in the 2023 Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies. When compiling the former list, U.S. News editors factor quality of pay and benefits; work/life balance and flexibility; job and company stability; physical and…

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KNF rings in post-MDU era to New York Stock Exchange cheers

“Our team is well-established and prepared to be on our own as a pure-play construction materials and contracting services company,” said CEO Brian Gray, speaking on behalf of nearly 6,000 Knife River aggregate, concrete, asphalt and construction professionals. “We are focused on building America’s infrastructure and delivering long-term value for our shareholders.” “Completing the spinoff of Knife River brings us…

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PCA opens virtual Sustainability Summit to all Roadmap stakeholders

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The Portland Cement Association Sustainability Summit, presented August 22-24 from 10 a.m. to Noon via Zoom, will feature member company representatives and industry or government agency allies addressing the five PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality pillars: Clinker, Cement, Concrete, Construction, Carbonation. Open to all stakeholders and interested parties, registration can be obtained here…

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SRM adds Georgia Concrete Supply plant

Sources: SRM Concrete, Smyrna, Tenn.; CP staff SRM Concrete has acquired Georgia Concrete Supply of Dawsonville. The deal includes one ready mixed plant, joining 16 others plus a block operation and quarry that SRM runs in the north Georgia region. The transaction adds to a payroll approaching 7,000 across concrete, aggregate and cement distribution sites in 19 states.  “We are…

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Labor Department expands Form 300 data submission requirements

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff Under “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” a final rule effective January 2024, the Labor Department is requiring certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Establishments with 100 or more employees in cement, concrete, construction and other industries deemed…

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Concrete methods offer multiple paths to severe weather protection

BY KWK ARCHITECTS In areas of the country where dangerous tornadoes and severe weather occur more frequently, more universities are incorporating reinforced rooms, or storm shelters, in their residence hall designs to provide an extra layer of protection for students. These tornado-safe rooms are typically small, above- or below-ground structures made of concrete, masonry or steel—all proven to withstand extreme…

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