Raw materials market factors drive Grace admixture price boost

Source: Grace Construction Products, Cambridge, Mass. Effective January, Grace will implement price increases averaging 5 percent across North American concrete and masonry product lines. Pricing for certain products may increase by more than 10 percent. The company attributes the bumps to continued demand for chemical streams globally, which has put pressure on the cost and availability of raw materials used…

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San Benito Supply, online bids drive CIM auction gross past $500K

Source: Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program National Steering Committee (NSC); CP staff

The sixth annual CIM auction, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center during World of Concrete, raised in excess of $500,000, besting the 2010 auction total by more than 25 percent. Auction attendance and online bidding volume for the January 20 event were greater than ever before, notes NSC Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher (Structural Group), adding, “The expanded participation this year from Internet bidders was a key as we sold $97,000 worth of items online.”

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