TACA Goes Full App

Nov. 17, 2020 – The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA), which represents member companies in the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries in Texas, has launched an app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new TACA app allows a more advanced communications experience for its more than 225 member companies. “TACA is enhancing the way its members interact…

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World of Concrete Changes Dates for 2021 Show

After discussions with key stakeholders and feedback from industry-leading concrete and masonry associations, World of Concrete (WOC) made the proactive decision to reschedule WOC 2021 from January to June. The decision to move the dates back several months was not easily reached; however, the organizers felt it was the right choice for all involved. WOC will now take place June 8-10, educational offerings June 7-10, at the Las…

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Arizona Border Wall Gets Help from Holcombe, Cat, Fisher

Holcombe Mixers, a worldwide provider of volumetric concrete mixers and strategic solutions for the concrete industry, teamed up with Fisher Sand and Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track the major border wall construction project along Arizona’s southern border. Holcombe Mixers was chosen as a partner by Fisher due to its combination of operational experience, advanced technology and their volumetric concrete mixers’ extensive…

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You Ought to Know the Difference!

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Sept. 5, 2019 – MSHA apparently doesn’t know the difference between cement and concrete. The agency issued a preliminary fatality report that states, “On August 20, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a miner was fatally injured when he sustained traumatic injuries from a 40-ft. fall down a shaft to the cement floor below. The victim was working with another miner unloading a refuse kettle…

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An All-Star Article

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July 10, 2019 – Last night, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was played here in Cleveland on a beautiful summer night. Progressive Field looked great, which ties in nicely with the article, “How Concrete And Steel Built Baseball,” by Vince Guerrieri. It chronicles how in the early part of the 20th century, ballparks became bigger, fancier and sturdier, with wooden edifices being replaced…

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Statement About Concrete Is Not Quite True

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July 8, 2019 – During the recent Democratic debate, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper claimed that the worst polluter in CO2 is China, then the United States, and then it’s concrete and it’s exhalation. Experts like Jeremy Gregory, executive director of Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have demonstrated that statements like Hickenlooper’s do not provide…

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