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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...

2013-03-15 12:30:12

Owner, Founder cites Product Quality, Price, Local Demand BUJUMBURA, Burundi, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Burundi's first and only cement producer, the Burundi Cement Company (BUCECO), doubled its production and profits in its first two years of operations and is expected to reach capacity later this year, founder and owner Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa announced today. BUCECO, which began production in January 2011 and employs 80 people, produced 70,500 tons of cement in 2012...

2013-03-14 19:57:16

Kansas State University civil engineers are developing the right mix to reduce concrete's carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts. "The idea is to use bioethanol production byproducts to produce a material to use in concrete as a partial replacement of cement," said Feraidon Ataie, doctoral student in civil engineering, Kabul, Afghanistan. "By using these materials we can reduce the carbon footprint of concrete materials." Concrete is made...

2013-03-14 08:30:59

Leading 3D Modeling Software Helps Building Professionals Leverage the Latest in BIM Innovation to Increase Accuracy, Productivity and Collaboration ATLANTA, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software and online tools to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) markets, today announced a new version of its 3D modeling software, Tekla Structures 19. Available immediately, Tekla Structures 19 delivers powerful,...

2013-03-13 16:27:48

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Propex Operating Company, LLC announced today that Fibermesh®, the leading brand of concrete reinforcing fibers, will expand distribution with C.M.A. Supply Co., Inc., a leading supplier of construction materials. Fibermesh will now be available through C.M.A. Supply's distribution centers throughout Indiana and Kentucky. According to John Goers, Vice President of Infrastructure Solutions, the selection of C.M.A. Supply as a distributor...

2013-03-11 08:22:20

Increases Annual Continuous Rebar Rolling Capacity by 1.2 Million Metric Tons BEIJING, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Steel Holdings, Inc. ("General Steel" or the "Company") (NYSE: GSI), a leading non-state-owned steel producer in China, today announced its principal manufacturing facility, Shaanxi Longmen Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. ("Longmen Joint Venture") has begun construction of an additional continuous advanced-rebar-rolling production line. The additional...

2013-03-06 16:21:42

Award Highlights Exceptional Safety Record WALTHAM, Mass., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US (AIUS) (www.aggregate-us.com), a Holcim Group Company (www.holcim.com), announced that Tom Boecher, a ready mix driver at Meyer Material Company, has been awarded the 2012 Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association (WRMCA) Driver Highlight. Meyer Material Company, a subsidiary of AIUS, operates a fleet of 200 ready mix trucks and 15 concrete batch plants in the Chicago and...

2013-03-04 08:30:39

Decorative Concrete Franchised System ACWORTH, Ga., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- All American Decorative Concrete is excited to announce a great beginning to 2013. The franchised artistic concrete design company specializing in custom concrete resurfacing, stamped concrete, epoxy systems, and stained concrete is off to a quick start in the New Year. Adding franchise locations in Southwest Florida and Houston Texas to the portfolio in the first 60 days of 2013 has Co- Founders...

2013-02-27 12:22:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that a pavement property called deflection could save more that $15 billion in annual fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A study released today focuses on the interplay between a vehicle and the road, and how that interplay can affect fuel consumption. Known as pavement-vehicle interaction, it is seen in three forms: roughness, texture and...