Producers – December 2022

Former GCP Applied Technologies President and CEO Simon Bates has taken the helm of Argos USA, succeeding the retiring Regional Vice President – USA Bill Wagner. He arrives with 33 years of experience, much of it in building materials, including a C-suite tenure with Oldcastle Infrastructure ahead of the GCP appointment in 2017. Bates is credited with executing GCP’s successful…

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GCP Applied Technologies chief Bates to lead Argos USA

Sources: Grupo Argos, Medellin, Colombia; CP staff Former GCP Applied Technologies President and CEO Simon Bates takes the helm of Argos USA on November 1, succeeding the retiring Regional Vice President – USA Bill Wagner. He arrives with 33 years of experience, much of it in building materials. Bates is credited with executing GCP’s successful transformation to increase profitability and…

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Saint-Gobain to integrate GCP into Chryso, CertainTeed businesses

Sources: Saint-Gobain, Paris; CP staff Following approvals from North American and overseas regulators, Saint-Gobain has completed a takeover of Georgia-based GCP Applied Technologies Inc. Distinct GCP profit centers have separate destinations. Cement additive and concrete admixture assets will be combined with Chryso Inc., which Saint-Gobain acquired in mid-2021 and positioned in its High Performance Solutions segment. A specialty materials business…

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National Steering Committee confirms record CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech…

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Tackling High-rise Concrete Construction Challenges

As architects design new high-rise buildings taller and with more complexity, producers are challenged to deliver ready-mix concrete that can be pumped, placed, and finished effectively for these structures.  High-rise buildings (defined as those that are 75 feet or higher from the lowest level of fire department vehicle access to the floor of highest occupiable space) typically require higher strength…

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GCP to join Chryso, CertainTeed under Saint-Gobain umbrella

A definitive agreement announced late last year will see Paris-based Saint-Gobain acquire GCP Applied Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga., in a deal valued at about $2.3 billion. The business combination was unanimously approved by GCP directors and their counterparts at Saint-Gobain, which in spring 2021 closed on the French parent company of Chryso Inc. and counts among its North American operations the…

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Chryso, CertainTeed parent Saint-Gobain to acquire GCP

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga.; CP staff GCP Applied Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Saint-Gobain will acquire all outstanding GCP shares in a deal valued at about $2.3 billion. The business combination has been unanimously approved by GCP directors and their counterparts at Paris-based Saint-Gobain, which earlier this year closed on the French parent…

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Raw material, freight costs drive GCP admixture price increase

Source: GCP Applied Technologies Inc., Alpharetta, Ga. GCP Applied Technologies will raise concrete admixture prices up to 10 percent for North American customers, effective January 2022. “The global supply chain impacts on raw material and freight costs have been unprecedented over the past six months and input costs are not expected to subside in the near-term,” explains GCP Specialty Construction…

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GCP expedites EPD delivery through Athena Institute partnership

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff A new partnership with Ottawa-based Athena Sustainable Materials Institute equips GCP Applied Technologies to provide concrete admixture customers with life cycle assessment (LCA) details critical to environmental product declarations (EPD). 

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