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  • Lafarge North America joins Living Lands and Waters

    Last week, Lafarge North America employees volunteered for a Living Lands and Waters river cleanup of the Des Plains River in Channahon, IL, near the Lafarge U.S. Joliet Quarry.

     
  • New Location for Peterbilt Tech Institute

    After graduating its first class of students, the Peterbilt Technician Institute has expanded to a second location with classes beginning this week. Peterbilt Motors Co. teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the technician training program last year at Universal's Dallas campus.

     
  • Spancrete Joins AltusGroup

    Spancrete has joined AltusGroup, a partnership of precast companies, to market CarbonCast enclosure systems in the Midwest.

     
  • CIM Program Launches new Website

    The Concrete Industry Management program has launched its new website aimed at recruiting new students and showcasing the CIM program and the successes of the four university programs.

     
  • VIDEO: Safety is Personal

    When one of his workers was seriously hurt on the job one business owner learned a hard lesson. Are you fostering a culture of safety at your operation?

     
  • A Shortage of Construction Workers, Really?

    A Wall Street Journal analysis looks at the numbers and it's not as simple as it may appear.

     
  • 3D Concrete Printer

    Here's a look at three ways 3D printing is being used to create concrete structures and other building materials.

     
  • Concrete Producer Finds the Right RCC Mix for Technical School

    An unusual process allowed the contractor to complete an RCC job quickly and efficiently.

     
  • Lot Development is on the Rise as Builders Catch Up

    Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter comments on how builders are catching up after years of lot shortages. That means more new infrastructure as well.

     
  • Besser Celebrates 110 Years in Concrete Industry

    Besser invites its industry friends to join the company on Aug. 22 as it celebrates its 110th anniversary, 60 years of education in the concrete products industry, and 10 years as an employee-owned company.

     
  • Concrete Technology is Afloat for N.Y. Bridge Project

    The first of two floating concrete batch plants is now in operation at a Hudson River bridge construction project.

     
  • Insteel Industries To Acquire Prestressed Concrete Strand Business Of American Spring Wire

    Insteel Industries, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company as entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand business of American Spring Wire Corporation for a purchase price...

     
  • Command Alkon Acquires FiveCubits

    Command Alkon Inc. has acquired FiveCubits Inc., resulting in “FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon.” FiveCubits is a provider of SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions for the ready-mix industry.

     
  • Hirschmann’s new iSCALE Control System installed on Altec boom truck

    Altec has begun outfitting their AC45-127S telescopic boom truck with the new Hirschmann iSCALE Control System.

     
  • Vulcan Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    Tom Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our second quarter results further demonstrate the earnings leverage of volume growth in our aggregates business, and our continuing improvements to margins and unit profitability."

     
  • Improving Concrete Quality Course

    NRMCA is presenting a new one-day course, Improving Concrete Quality,for concrete producers, ingredient material suppliers, engineers, testing labs and contractors. 

     
  • Get a Buzz On

    Used K-Cup coffee packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source at a cement plant in Canada, rather than hitting the local landfill.

     
  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

     
  • Concrete Cares of Nebraska 2014 Kickoff Event

    Information about the 2014 Concrete Cares event and how you can help and participate.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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