Sika consummates Master Builders deal with former Chryso investor

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; Cinven Ltd., London; CP staff The parent of New Jersey-based Sika Corp. has opened May with two transactions on its European home turf, both continuing a global concrete admixtures business transformation that began with 2021-22 Saint-Gobain Group deals for Chryso Group and GCP Applied Technologies. Sika AG acquired MBCC Group of Mannheim, Germany, then sold…

Read More

Tech think tank: ‘Innovation Infrastructure’ investment vs. concrete and steel

A traditional infrastructure plan that invests in roads and bridges could increase employment in the short term, but the Trump administration and new Congress should also focus on the building blocks of innovation, such as research & development and technology-enabled “smart” public works because they can support a more robust economy long term, contends the Information and Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Washington, D.C.

Read More

ConExpo-Con/Agg positioned as decade’s best capital investment barometer

Sources: CP staff; Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

After a second consecutive year where concrete, cement and aggregate interests saw modest shipment gains–while overall construction industry increases in 2013 reached the 7-8 percent range–producers are positioned to act on plant and fleet equipment investment carrying them through the growth phase projected for the remainder the decade.

Read More

Bayshore Concrete commits to $4 million flagship plant, harbor investment

Sources: Office of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; CP staff

In conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bayshore Concrete Products has announced an upgrade of its Cape Charles headquarters operation, along with infrastructure improvements in the harbor connecting the site to the Chesapeake Bay.

Read More

Hamilton Form ‘voids’ productivity limits at Unistress


Computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries began building its Fab 8 project in Saratoga County, N.Y., in 2009—the $4 billion-plus project representing the largest private capital investment in the U.S. against the prior year’s financial markets distress.

Read More