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  • AltusGroup joins PCI

    AltusGroup, a network of 16 North American precast concrete manufacturers, has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) as a Supplier Associate Company.

     
  • 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...

     
  • 2014 Most Innovative Products Award Winners Announced

    The votes are in and winners selected for the “2014 Most Innovative Products (MIP) Award” program.

     
  • Construction Assumes Growing Role in Producer Prices

    The federal government has revamped a key price indicator to include construction costs for the first time. The changes make contractors’ contributions to accurate price information even more important.

     
  • Drive Green with Sustainable Technologies Showcasing at 2014 Work Truck Show

    Attendees at The Work Truck Show 2014 will have an opportunity to test drive more than 20 different sustainable technology vehicles during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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...

     
 
 
 

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