National Steering Committee books another record CIM Auction

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 Mfg. High Performance Mixer package; Somero S-485 Laser Screed;…

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CarbonBuilt, Master Builders advance low carbon mixes, products

A collaboration involving Los Angeles-based CarbonBuilt and MBCC Group’s Master Builders Solutions business will focus on formulating admixtures augmenting the former company’s low carbon concrete technology platform. The CarbonBuilt Reversa process uses carbon dioxide to optimize portland cement contents in mix designs and raise finished concrete performance.  New admixtures developed with Master Builders Solutions could position CarbonBuilt to extend the…

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Sika parent tracks progress in MBCC Group takeover

The Swiss parent company of Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J., expresses confidence in the prospects for a second half closing on Master Builders Solutions owner, MBCC Group, based in Mannheim, Germany with a Americas headquarters in Cleveland. The companies announced their nearly $6 billion merger plan late last year, subject to approval by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, who…

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CarbonBuilt, Master Builders team to advance low carbon mixes, products

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; Master Builders Solutions, Cleveland; CP staff A CarbonBuilt and Master Builders Solutions collaboration will focus on formulating admixtures augmenting the former company’s low carbon concrete technology platform. CarbonBuilt’s Reversa process uses carbon dioxide to optimize portland cement contents in mix designs and raise finished concrete performance.  New admixtures developed with Master Builders Solutions could position CarbonBuilt…

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Sika confirms MBCC Group takeover progress

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff The Swiss parent company of Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J., expresses confidence in the prospects for a second half closing on Master Builders Solutions owner, MBCC Group, based in Mannheim, Germany with an Americas headquarters in Cleveland. The companies announced their nearly $6 billion merger plan late last year, subject to approval by regulators…

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Master Builders, Command Alkon partnership starts at mixer drum

Master Builders Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement with Command Alkon to be the sole third-party reseller of the COMMANDassurance in-transit concrete monitoring system for ready mixed producers in the U.S. and Canada. A drum-mounted probe at the core of system provides real-time slump, temperature and volume data for site-bound concrete. COMMANDassurance takes measurements from direct mixture contact versus…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2021

Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected American Concrete Institute president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees and ACI Board’s Financial Advisory Committee, and…

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