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Oldcastle APG makes major capital investment in bagging plant along Charlotte-Atlanta corridor By Don Marsh Significant capital investments made by Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, have timed well with strong 2020-2022 building activity. On the heels of a similar investment in Austin, Texas, the provider of integrated outdoor living solutions finalized its most recent big-ticket investment in the last year:…

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Investing in the future

A visit with 2021-22 National Precast Concrete Association Chairman of the Board Mark Wieser By Josephine Patterson Mark Wieser, vice president of Wieser Concrete Products in Maiden Rock, Wis., grew up in the precast industry—and by extension the National Precast Concrete Association. In fact, his father Joe held the pivotal role of association chairman in 1985-86, while his older brother…

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The Power of Choice

How leading producers are influencing the fate of the technology they use. By Victoria K. Sicaras With so many technology options available these days, end users expect a lot from their software providers. This is especially true in the concrete industry, a niche market that requires specialized solutions and on-demand user support. Yet even in an increasingly digital world, many…

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Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

全国预拌混凝土协会honors 12 plants in the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee recognizes producers for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound workplace safety and pollution prevention practices. Now in its 26th year, the awards program salutes operators who surpass permit compliance requirements and demonstrate a commitment…

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Land Unlocked

By Don Marsh Rising property values and light rail system build out, coupled with municipal planning measures promoting conversion of industrial to mixed use zoning and transit-oriented development, have spurred a pattern in and around the Colorado capital: A manufactured-concrete operator vacates a legacy site within or bordering the Mile High City in favor of a greenfield parcel on the…

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Quality and ingenuity fill Sakrete history

Known internationally as the original ready-mix bagged concrete, Sakrete closes out 2021 with reflections on 85 years of production quality and consistency, coupled with brand strength. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1936, the producer has progressed over the years, refreshing its identity, and expanding its products and job-specific formulations to meet the constantly evolving needs of pros and do-it-yourself customers…

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碳排放控制

National Ready Mixed Concrete Co. links leadership in low carbon mixes to business growth. Increases market presence with green building expertise, digital EPD technology, portland-limestone cement and a growing RNG-fueled fleet. BY DON MARSH Development of credible accounting methods for all carbon dioxide emissions attributable to fresh and finished concrete is a marathon whose course tracks the Raw Materials, Transport,…

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Go Paperless

With an eye toward saving money and trees, and cleaning the sky, BCMI’s Craig Yeack discusses in a Q&A how concrete producers can improve operations—and the environment—through a digital “quote-to-cash” workflow BY VIKKI SICARAS Craig Yeack is president and co-founder of BCMI Corp., an industry-based technology provider that offers a platform of cloud-based, mobile software tools and apps for the…

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Brooklyn Belts

By Don Marsh New ready mixed concrete plants bordering the top two U.S. population centers’ urban cores have common threads: Remediated brownfield siting; twin alley, transit mixed design; 350-450 yd./hour, new capacity ratings absent their city limits for generations; and, proximity (< 5 miles) to new reinforced concrete buildings reaching local- or national-record heights thanks to mixes in the 10,000-plus…

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