Elematic Extruder E9 speeds production at Molin Concrete

Prestressed hollow core production, measured in feet per minute, has spiked at the Molin Concrete Products headquarters plant in Lino Lakes, Minn., owing to a late-2021 Elematic Extruder E9 delivery. “We have two different profiles: 12-inch light and 12-inch heavy, plus other opitions,” says Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Rufenacht. “By using the new E9, we’ve been able to…

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Titan America loads portland limestone powder to New Jersey terminal

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va. Titan America has begun offering Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, becoming New Jersey’s charter source of the blended binder. Metro New York-New Jersey customer adoption of lower carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement (clinker only) stands to drive the terminal’s transition to exclusively…

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Cemex ups portland limestone powder availability in the Southeast

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland limestone cement (PLC) output at its Brooksville, Fla., and Demopolis, Ala. plants for concrete customers and contractors across the southeastern United States. With finely graded limestone blended at up to 10 percent, PLC or Type IP powder has a lower carbon footprint than ordinary portland cement due to the…

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Manufacturers – February 2022

Maryland-based PERI Formwork Systems Inc. has named three industry veterans to lead enterprise-wide sales efforts as the nation prepares for the first sizable investment in infrastructure construction in decades: Klaus Wyld, senior vice president of Formwork Sales, transitioning from the post of vice president of Sales for the Building South division and interim vice president of Civil; Joe Capozzi, vice…

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Organizations – February 2022

North Carolina-based Concrete & Materials Placement has promoted Chris Dover to regional operations manager in western and central Carolinas and Louisiana markets. Dover has been with CMP since 2008, starting as a high-rise boom and line pump operator, proceeding to a series of management appointments. Along with administrative skills, Dover is also a Putzmeister Boom Inspector and Certified Pump Mechanic,…

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Producers – February 2022

Saint-Gobain, through building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has shipped its first STONEfaçade stone veneer panels from a new Quakertown, Pa. plant to customers in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions. The precast concrete cladding can be quickly and easily installed by any siding contractor without any special equipment or masonry skills. Compared to traditional stone, STONEfaçade requires less time…

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Belgard, Techniseal open Michelin Pilot season with Rockwell Autosport

Oldcastle APG brands Belgard and Techniseal are lead sponsors of the Rockwell Autosport Development Audi RS3 LMS, campaigning in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. Techniseal launched its Rockwell Autosport Development team sponsorship at the tail end of the 2021 season, dispatching the racecar to Louisville, Ky. as a Hardscape North America exhibit centerpiece. Belgard joined its sister brand for…

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Insurance giant Zurich tailors underwriting program to mass timber jobs

A key player in insurance solutions for construction, Zurich North America is expanding coverage offerings to commercial projects using mass timber, a group of engineered wood products touted for resilience and sustainability. The company will offer up $50 million insurance capacity to qualified customers and make Mass Timber Builders Risk available for project-specific coverage or under a Master Builders Risk…

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NLRB director delays U.S. Brick unit vote to decertify Teamsters local

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; CP staff The National Labor Relations Board Region 25 office has dismissed a U.S. Brick Holdings LLC employee’s petition for a vote among 30-plus production or fleet team members—all based at a Mooresville, Ind. plant and mine—to maintain or decertify Teamsters Local 135 as their collective bargaining representative. The petition was submitted five weeks after…

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