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  • 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.

     
  • In Pictures: World of Concrete 2014

    A look back at some of our favorite images from the event.

     
  • 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.

     
  • The Future of Resilient Home Building

    There is growing awareness of the need for safer structures.

     
  • Fleet Sentiment Report Shows Positive Signs for Q1 2014

    Sixty-two percent of the fleet executives responding to the Q1 2014 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in January indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months.  Forty-eight percent indicated they planned to place trailer orders. ...

     
  • Coal Ash Association Applauds EPA Deadline for Finalizing Regulations

    In a Consent Decree signed by all of the parties to a federal lawsuit that sought to compel a deadline for EPA, the Agency agreed to a December 19, 2014, deadline and continued to signal that its final regulation would be promulgated under the “non-hazardous” Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation...

     
  • Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Holds Record Breaking Auction at World of Concrete

    The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised more than $810,000 in gross revenue at its ninth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

     
  • Smaller Is Much Better

    This special class of shrinkage- reducing admixture uses a patent-pending technology to limits initial crack width in high-performance, crack-prone (HPCP) concrete mixtures. In lab tests, concrete mixtures were tested in accordance with ASTM C1581 test method created crack widths of at about 175mm...

     
  • City of Easton’s City Hall and Transportation Center to Feature Precast

    The primary material for the entire complex is precast concrete.  The concrete panels are textured using irregular striations to resemble the effect of a river cutting through a canyon.  “We chose concrete because this material, too, has come full circle and is expressive of our architectural...

     
  • #WOC2014 Talk: The Final Word

    All the best pics and tweets from The World of Concrete expo, Las Vegas.

     
  • Lafarge Canada Inc. Acquires Ready-mix Plants from James Dick Construction Ltd.

    Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of eight ready-mix manufacturing plants from James Dick Construction Limited.

     
  • Hanson Launches Traveling Educational Exhibit for C-303 Pipe

    Hanson Pressure Pipe has taken its education outreach on the road, with a demonstration trailer designed to provide public works managers, engineers, and contractors with a closer look at C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe.

     
  • Vulcan Materials Announces The Sale Of Florida Cement and Concrete Assets

    Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company's cement and concrete businesses in the Florida area to Cementos Argos for gross cash proceeds of $720 million.

     
  • Speakers Selected for 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference

    Speakers have been selected for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference to be held May 12-14 just outside Boston in Cambridge, MA.

     
  • DCC Project Award Winners

    The Decorative Concrete Council (S11610), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (C4513), announced the winners of its 6th Annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at WOC on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

     
  • Cement Outlook: Congress is the Wild Card

    All the pieces are in place to trigger a multiyear increase in demand for portland cement.

     
  • Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management

    The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG has resolved at its meeting today to end, by mutual agreement, the appointment of Axel C. Heitmann as Member and Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, effective the end of February 28, 2014.

     
  • #WOC2014 Talk: Day Three

    All the best pics and tweets from The World of Concrete Expo, Las Vegas.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 

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