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  • Texas-Based NRMCA Producer Member Earns 2014 Concrete Cares Award

    The Manufacturers, Products & Services Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has awarded the 2014 Concrete Cares Award to Redi-Mix Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Company, in recognition of its longstanding commitment to giving back to its community and, specifically for this past...

  • Recognizing the Science Around Coal Ash, Finally

    These positive indications come at an important time for our industry. Fly ash use in concrete was at its lowest level in 2013, for many decades. Coal power plant operators, uncertain of the EPA’s final ruling, weren’t interested in investing in fly ash beneficiating  operations. And some...

  • Mood is Optimistic at The Precast Show 2014 in Houston

    Nearly 3,000 precast industry manufacturers and suppliers experienced a trade show floor that buzzed with optimism that the steep recession in construction was over and better times were ahead.

  • NPCA and PCI Form Strategic Partnership

    The National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute have initiated a strategic partnership that will reduce duplication and increase collaboration in several program areas. The initial areas of collaboration for the two organizations are plant certification and...

  • NRMCA Signs On to International Responsible Sourcing Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has signed an agreement with several cement and concrete groups from around the world to develop an international responsible sourcing certification program for concrete.

  • Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award Nominations Sought

    The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), a council of the ACI Foundation, is currently seeking nominations for its Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award.

  • Setting up Concrete Pumps

    Concrete boom pumps increase productivity and reduce labor at the jobsite. Producers should be involved in positioning these devices to maintain safety and productivity.

  • Making Cracks Invisible

    New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form.

  • Converting to Concrete Parking Lots

    Silvi Concrete convinced the owner of a freight company in New Jersey to install a concrete parking lot instead of asphalt. It resulted in 8,000 cubic yards of business for the producer.

  • Cemex Reports Improved 2013 earnings

    CEMEX announced on Feb. 6, 2014, that consolidated net sales increased by 4% during the fourth quarter of 2013 to approximately U.S.$3.9 billion and increased by 2% for the full year to U.S.$15.2 billion versus the comparable periods in 2012.