PCA, MSHA Renew Safety and Health Alliance

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) renewed for another three years an ongoing alliance aimed at fostering safer and more healthful working conditions in the cement industry. Originally established in November 2008, the agreement has enabled PCA and MSHA to provide information, education and training, and technical assistance to…

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Horizontal-Mounted Level Sensor


BinMaster introduced an innovative weight-and-cable based level sensor for mounting on the side of a bin, tank or silo. The SmartBob HM – for horizontal mount – can be used when it is not possible to install the sensor on the top of the bin. The SmartBob HM features a rigid extension that is custom-made from 12- to 36-ft. long…

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Solidia Technologies Joins Effort to Develop Sustainable Alternative Cementitious Materials

Scientists from Solidia Techologies joined other leaders in infrastructure materials research gathered at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center to discuss the need for sustainable alternative cementitious materials in the face of America’s mounting infrastructure issues. Solidia Technologies’ Principal Scientist Sada Sahu, Ph.D., presented “Performance of Carbonated Concrete” during the third bi-annual Workshop on Emerging Developments…

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Eagle Materials Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Sept. 30, 2016. The company’s construction products and building materials businesses performed well during the quarter, with the Cement business reporting record second quarter operating earnings of $50.7 million. Second quarter cash flow from operations improved 22 percent and was used to fund capital improvements, pay…

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