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2013-04-17 08:31:56

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ-USCR) company, today announced that it supplied its concrete mix designs for three new San Francisco Bay Area projects - the recently opened Exploratorium in San Francisco, Devil's Slide Tunnel and Bridges, and Stanford's Bing Concert Hall. San Francisco Exploratorium - Grand Opening April 17, 2013San Francisco's New Exploratorium, with its 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space...

2013-04-11 08:31:33

SHANGHAI, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the year of 2011, the total output of ready-mixed concrete in China reached 1.42 billion cubic meters, and the number has increased in the past two years. In Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and other big cities, the usage amount of ready-mixed concrete has reached more than 60% of the total concrete amount. Since the amount of ready-mixed concrete is rising and more cement enterprises are extended their business to concrete, there is more...

2013-04-08 12:22:45

Company Shows How Oxygen Enhancement Can Improve Economics of Cement and Lime Manufacturing LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will highlight the company's proprietary oxygen injection technologies for cement and lime manufacturing at the 2013 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Orlando, Fla., from April 14-16. The company's technologies can help cement and lime manufacturers improve combustion and lower costs, while increasing alternative fuel...

Research Priorities Proposed For Making Concrete 'Greener'
2013-04-04 13:50:11

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The challenge of making concrete greener–reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance–is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material–hard! But, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the potential engineering performance, energy-efficiency and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling. Many factors...

2013-04-02 12:24:49

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Propex Operating Company, LLC announced today that Fibermesh®, the leading brand of concrete reinforcing fibers, will expand distribution with Maxwell Supply Co., a leading supplier of construction materials. Fibermesh will now be available through Maxwell Supply's distribution centers throughout the state of Oklahoma. According to John Goers, Vice President of Infrastructure Solutions, the selection of Maxwell Supply as a...

2013-04-02 12:21:16

LANHAM, Md., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has announced the winners of its 2012 Perpetual Pavement Awards. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130402/MM86506) The award is given to the state transportation department owners of asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old and have never had a structural failure. The average interval between resurfacing of each winning pavement must be no less than 13 years. The road must demonstrate the...

2013-03-22 16:21:23

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its second quarter 2013 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's second quarter financial results at 6:30 a.m. ET on that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.insteel.com/events.cfm and will be archived for replay. (Logo:...

2013-03-21 23:02:08

Stephen Elliott, owner of structureMEDIC, a water damage restoration service in Atlanta, has begun work on concrete removal for a Buckhead home. Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Stephen Elliott, owner of water damage restoration service structureMEDIC, has begun work on a Buckhead home doing work that was previously outside the scope of services that his business is known for. StructureMEDIC is primarily a water damage and storm damage restoration service in Atlanta that specializes in...

2013-03-15 23:00:39

Concrete stain manufacturer, Concrete Camouflage® has released new additions to their artist grade concrete stain line. Once again surpassing industry standards, the new line now includes a count of 23 unique concrete acid stain colors. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 While still gaining early popularity, concrete stain was originally available in only 6 basic and similar colors. Many in the industry believed that concrete acid stain simply could not be made better than it was, or...

2013-03-15 16:23:39

DUBLIN, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8jxrxl/concrete_mixer) has announced the addition of the "Concrete Mixer & Pump Manufacturing in North America: Market Size, Shares & Analysis" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8jxrxl/concrete_mixer ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The delivery and placement of concrete with...