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  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4.

     
  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

     
  • U.S. Concrete is Now Bigger In Texas, NY

    Two recent acquisitions have expanded the company's presence in three major Texas cities and in aggregate distribution and volumetric ready-mixed concrete offerings.

     
  • Sharing Our News of Career Opportunity

    With so many deep layoffs in our ranks, many locations are trying to rehire positions only to be stymied by lack of interest.

     
  • Can Plastic Make This Concrete Green?

    Researchers in India are developing a green concrete mix that replaces sand with used and treated plastic shopping bags.

     
  • Advancements In Stronger, Greener Concrete

    New developments could lead to better concrete that has less of an impact on the environment. Here's a look at the latest findings.

     
  • 2014 Bunyan Pervious Roast

    The Fifth Annual Bunyan Pervious Roast takes place Oct. 9-10 near Las Vegas. The NRMCA Pervious Promotion Subcommittee also will meet during the event, with PDH credits available.

     
  • FFC Concrete Chuter Provides More Control For Accurate Placement

    The FFC Concrete Chuter by Paladin Attachments allows contractors to use a skid-steer loader to go where concrete mixing trucks can’t.

     
  • CTLGroup Elects Cohrs as new Chairman

    The CTLGroup elected Cary Cohrs as chairman during the organization’s recent fall board meeting. Cohrs is the president of American Cement Co. a joint venture of CRH’s Oldcastle Materials and Trap Rock Industries.

     
  • NRMCA 2014 Excellence in Quality Awards

    NRMCA has announced the winners of its 2014 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities.

     
  • Improving Concrete Quality delves into basic statistics and how to use test data.

    Improving Concrete Quality

    Improved concrete quality has far-reaching benefits in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint, and an overall enhancement in concrete quality and construction.

     
  • Trades and Acquisitions

    Several producers have notably increased their stake in the North American concrete industry through trades and acquisitions in key markets.

     
  • Third-party Verification Programs

    Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality.

     
  • Fibers Improve Adhesion

    Novamesh 950 improves adhesion in the mix, increases bond strength, and improves performance for toughness and crack-holding capability.

     
  • Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

    Research may switch the role of carbon dioxide from industry foe to key partner.

     
  • Concrete Holds Many Opportunities

    Despite some trials and tribulations, our industry leaders are positive about the future.

     
  • Onsite Additions for Concrete

    Take several precautions before making any concrete, starting with a trial batch under site conditions.

     
  • Sharing North American Concrete Production Ideas with India

    I plan to profile several recently erected production plants. I’d like to profile ready-mixed concrete, pipe production, wet-cast precast, block, and hollowcore operations to our Indian attendees. And I'm looking for recent projects to profile.

     
  • Concrete Additive for Ready-Mix Concrete

    A ready-mix concrete booster that makes concrete stronger, harder and waterproof like no other.

     
  • Tennessee Ready Mix Producer Announces Acquisition

    Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC, Murfreesboro, Tenn., has acquired Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville, Tenn.-based concrete manufacturer.

     
 
 
 

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