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Change in cement formulation promises to reduce emissions

Members of the Portland Cement Association announced the latest effort by their industry to significantly reduce emissions and provide key environmental benefits by proposing a change in the manufacture of portland cement. Tom Chizmadia, PCA board member and chairman of the association’s Environment and Energy Committee, outlined PCA’s proposal to […]

Portland Cement Association Shepherd named director of sustainable development

Portland Cement Association has named David D. Shepherd, AIA, as Director, Sustainable Development. In the newly created position, Shepherd will be responsible for developing and promoting sustainable applications for cement and concrete. A registered architect, Shepherd joined PCA in 2000 as manager of residential technology and was responsible for coordination […]

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association NRMCA partners with OSHA for safety

Workers in the ready mixed concrete industry will benefit from a partnership agreement signed Nov. 4 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the NRMCA. Among the goals of the partnership are a 30 percent reduction over three years in the total case incident rate (TCIR) for member […]

New facility for Grace/Pieri release agents opens in France

Grace Construction Products has opened a new production facility in Larnaud, France, for its Grace/Pieri release agents. The new plant enables Grace to increase sales of release agents around the world, manufacture the products with higher flexibility, and speed delivery time to customers. Operations in Larnaud are designed to reach […]

Sealer keeps water out

Okon W-2 economically seals regular concrete block and other moderately porous surfaces such as old weathered brick and heavily textured stucco. Offering superior water repellent performance, it is formulated with a proprietary blend of the highest quality acrylic micro-emulsions and a silanesiloxane solution. The micro-emulsions penetrate the surface to establish […]