04 Nov 2018

Uruguayan Architect Receives Concrete Dwelling Patent

Jaime Boxer, an architect from Uruguay, South America, has been granted a patent for System and Method for the construction of Concrete Dwellings. It is a foundation concrete raised floor with concrete pilings. This method is desirable for building concrete houses because they are lifted from the ground, with no

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02 Nov 2018

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils Workforce Recruitment Tool Kit

Two million positions in the manufacturing sector could be left unfulfilled over the next decade unless steps are taken to start filling the talent pipeline, according to a report released by Deloitte. To help proactively attract potential talent and bring awareness to the industry, the AEM developed a tool kit

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01 Nov 2018

BASF Launches Series of “On the Job” Application Videos

BASF released application videos for 39 Master Builders Solutions brand products including joint sealants, wall coatings, sealers and primers. All videos are two minutes or less and provide contractors with an easy way to view application techniques with a smart phone while on the jobsite. “We created these videos based

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27 Oct 2018

BLUBLOC ACHIEVES ICC APPROVALS

BluBloc, a Portland, Oregon, ICF block company, has achieved approval the from International Code Council approval. Their block is made from 85 percent recycled ground Styrofoam and mixed with 15 percent portland cement, which is then formed into building blocks. The company produces and sells a cementitious “stay in place”

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26 Oct 2018

KNUCKLEBOOM SERVICES JOINS THE CFA

Knuckleboom Services, in business for 32 years, has joined the Concrete Foundations of America. Knuckleboom focuses on repairs, inspections and custom body assemblies for cranes. Their specialties include, but are not limited to: Hydraulic repair, installation, and maintenance of Articulating and Steelmaster Telescopic Cranes. Installation and maintenance of truck and

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06 Oct 2018

GeoKrete Geopolymer Awarded “Reduced Carbon Footprint” Certification

Quadex LLC, a division of the Vortex Companies recently announced that its GeoKrete Geopolymer mortar has received Reduced Carbon Footprint Certification by SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized sustainability certification body. GeoKrete was evaluated for its lower overall carbon footprint as it relates to potential greenhouse gas emissions from raw

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03 Oct 2018

Central Concrete Adopts CarbonCure Technology, Further Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Concrete

Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. (“Central Concrete”), a northern California business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) (“U.S. Concrete” or the “Company”) announced that it has adopted the CarbonCure Technology to further reduce the carbon footprint of its concrete mixes. This investment continues Central Concrete’s legacy of designing and

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