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  • CIM Program Names new Board

    The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program, a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management, recently elected new officers and board members.

  • Obit: Richard D. Gaynor

    Richard D. Gaynor, a leading figure in the ready-mixed concrete industry, died July 16 at the age of 83.

  • Hyundai Diesel Forklift for Demanding Operations

    Hyundai’s 160D-7E diesel forklift incorporates power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job.

  • Heldenfels Hires Exec, Promotes Another

    Texas precast producer Heldenfels Enterprises hires a new vice president and promotes another to director of plant operations who will oversee all plant production operations.

  • John Deere Ultimate Uptime Optimizes Customer Operations, Profitability

    The new Ultimate Uptime customer support solution from John Deere is designed to improve customers' profitability by maximizing productivity and uptime while lowering operating costs.

  • NRMCA Honors Leaders at Convention

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association presented the several awards during its annual convention held earlier this month in Las Vegas, just before the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show.

  • Leasing, Financing Confidence Surges

    Confidence in the equipment finance market is 65.1, the highest index in two years and an increase from the February index of 63.3.  The first quarter MCI levels are the three highest since April 2011.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Redefining Wastewater Filtration

    The ALAR Auto-Vac® C-Series filter has redefined wastewater filtration in the concrete industry. It is the only self-cleaning filter (non-clogging) on the market that filters cement fines and pigment color out of concrete process (gray) water, yielding clear recyclable water and dry manageable...