NRMCA Committees, Divisions honor annual award recipients

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized 12 industry veterans at an awards luncheon during its annual convention, staged in San Antonio last month concurrent with Portland Cement Association spring meeting activities. Those honored, by AWARD: WILLIAM B. ALLENThe Workforce Development Committee’s Financial Performance Improvement Group announced a posthumous honor for Tom Baird IV, who passed away in October 2020.…

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Heavy-duty fleet tests tailpipe CO2 capture, compressor device

Sources: Remora, Livonia, Mich.; CP staff Pittsburgh-based flatbed fleet JLE Industries plans a 90-day pilot for a truck frame-mounted tank assembly that filters and isolates tailpipe carbon dioxide. Tanks are engineered to capture up to 80 percent of the greenhouse gas, which represents about 13 percent of vehicle exhaust. Developer Remora characterizes the assembly as a giant filter, equipped with…

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Afinitas powers turnkey curing services for manufactured concrete

Afinitas has added a finishing element to its concrete pipe and precast formwork, machinery and accessories offering. The manufacturer unveiled its SmartSet Concrete Curing Solutions for pipe, precast, block, paver and prestressed production at the 2022 Precast Show. The Afinitas Curing Team rolled on to the Kansas City Convention Center floor in its fully stocked, 20-ft. SmartSet Curing Solutions service…

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Principals transfer High Industries ownership to namesake foundation

Chairman Emeritus S. Dale High and family members have established a new ownership structure for their business, High Industries Inc., netting millions annually for community causes in Lancaster and other eastern Pennsylvania communities. Transfer of High Industries ownership to the High Foundation follows a fall 2021 commitment of $65 million to seed the High Foundation Fund at the Lancaster County…

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CRH seals $3.45 billion for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Dublin-based CRH Plc continues to streamline its North American portfolio around cement, aggregates, concrete and asphalt production assets. The company recently announced an agreement to sell its Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope business to KPS Capital Partners, a New York private equity firm. The deal includes a $3.45 billion cash payment, plus transfer of $335 million in lease liabilities. A major architectural glass…

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Quikrete assimilates Forterra Precast as sister Rinker Pipe brand

Atlanta-based Quikrete Holdings LLC acquired all outstanding Forterra Inc. shares late last month and established the Irving, Texas concrete pipe, drainage structure, structural precast and ductile iron pipe giant as a wholly owned subsidiary. The incoming assets significantly extend the drainage and short-span bridge market footprints of sister Quikrete businesses, Rinker Pipe and Contech Engineered Solutions; add precast, prestressed plants…

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在太阳能ICF PulteGroup墙框架模型community

Sources: PulteGroup, Atlanta; CP staff One of the nation’s largest builders has turned to insulating concrete forms for two homes along “Innovation Way” within Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered town rising outside of Fort Myers, Fla. Ahead of listings, PulteGroup unveiled the models earlier this month, aiming to test the energy performance of R-22 rated ICF walls paired with “the latest…

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