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  • 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...

  • Euclid Chemical Earns Two Sustainability Awards

    The Euclid Chemical Company earned two Sustainability Awards from the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). The awards recognize excellence in sustainable products, practices and operation

  • John Deere Wants Your Photos for CONEXPO-CON/AGG

    John Deere is asking customers to visit JohnDeere.com/SeeYourself, share what they are doing with John Deere and upload an image of themselves, their co-workers, or even their job sites.

  • 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.

  • CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 is coming to Las Vegas

    More than 100,000 people representing concrete producers, contractors, dealers, distributors, and more will descend on Las Vegas March 4-8 for CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

  • 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.

  • Respecting the Dispatcher

    Here's some expert advice you might want to give to your customers that will help your dispatch department in the long run.