TXI Package Products deal nets Bonsal American five Texas bagging plants

Sources: Bonsal American, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; Staff reports

Oldcastle’s Bonsal American business has acquired the TXI Package Products unit of TXI Operations, LP, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. The transaction spans five plants specializing in dry mix concrete and other packaged products located around Texas’ three major markets: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Austin/San Antonio.

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PCA presents benefits of limestone-blended cement at TRB

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

The efficacy of limestone-blended cements was a popular topic at the recent Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, D.C. Paul Tennis, manager of cement and concrete technology, presented the paper, "Environmental Benefits and Performance Equivalence of Portland-Limestone Blended Cements," which he co-authored with John Melander, PCA director of product standards and technology.

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Holcim Ada Plant Celebrates Company Centennial with Community Outreach

Source: Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.

The Holcim (US) Ada, Okla., cement plant is participating in a year-long, community-service initiative to mark the centennial anniversary of its parent company, Holcim Ltd. The Ada facility is leading nine projects throughout the year, including employee-planned blood and toy drives, a recycling day, tutoring at a local school, partnering with Ada Boys and Girls Club, and coaching local baseball teams. Ada employees will also participate in other local programs including volunteering for Meals on Wheels, the Potomac Animal Welfare Society, and local Winter Smith Park beautification projects.

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