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  • Vulcan Materials Completes Sale Of Florida Cement And Concrete Assets

    The previously announced sale of Vulcan Materials to Cementos Argos is officially completed, for gross cash proceeds of $720 million.

  • Construction Spending Still Frozen in January

    Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but it's up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

  • Construction Assumes Growing Role in Producer Prices

    The federal government has revamped a key price indicator to include construction costs for the first time. The changes make contractors’ contributions to accurate price information even more important.

  • Drive Green with Sustainable Technologies Showcasing at 2014 Work Truck Show

    Attendees at The Work Truck Show 2014 will have an opportunity to test drive more than 20 different sustainable technology vehicles during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive.

  • The 'Ripple Effect' of a Minimum Wage Increase on American Workers

    In this month's Hamilton Project employment analysis, Melissa Kearney and Ben Harris consider the "ripple effects" of a minimum wage increase on near-minimum wage workers, finding that an increase could raise the wages of up to 35 million workers-roughly one-third of the American workforce.

  • Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends

    With more than $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment forecast this year, these trends from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association have big implications for businesses and the U.S. economy.

  • Standing Out In a Crowded Market

    Many years ago I first heard the expression:  Fast-Good-Cheap/Pick Two.  This expression applies to many real-life situations. The saying suggests it’s almost impossible to lead any market in all three categories. For concrete producers, it suggests you have to choose two of the following:  great...

  • Taking Orders

    Jim Wagner wrote the book on ready-mix dispatch.

  • Aggregate Moisture in SCC

    TCP has published an excerpt from the book, Self-Consolidating Concrete: Applying what we Know, by Joseph Daczko, published by CRC Press, 2012. This portion examines the importance of controlling moisture in the aggregate that will be used for producing self-consolidating concrete.

  • No more smudges

    Many of us have had important notes ruined by a spilled cup of coffee, a sudden downpour, or an errant squirt of a truck washing hose. Losing important jottings can not only hinder productivity but also affect safety. Quality technicians, foremen, and supervisors must log important details of each...