Concrete and cement are vital to the nation’s construction industry. Few construction projects can take place without cement somewhere in the design. As we think harder about the impact of the materials we choose for roads, buildings, bridges, or infrastructure projects, durable, sustainable, and economical concrete is almost always the right choice. PCA and concrete industry sponsors like ICPI are offering a workshop to help you teach the fundamentals of this building block to the next generation.
After disappointing manufacturing activity in the first quarter of 2016, the sector rebounded somewhat in April. Manufacturing production grew 0.3 percent in April, offsetting the 0.3 percent decline in March. This was led by renewed strength in machinery (up 2.4 percent) and motor vehicles and parts (up 1.3 percent), among other segments. Capacity utilization in the sector also edged higher, up from 75.1 percent to 75.3 percent. As such, these were further signs that manufacturing might be stabilizing.
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House Appropriations Committee Adopts ICPI Language on PICP, Shoulder Load Testing, Life Cycle Cost Analysis
There have been some recent developments on Capitol Hill. One such development is how ICPI has been lobbying Congress to adopt Appropriations language encouraging FHWA to conduct research on permeable pavements, and reducing barriers to adoption in integrating permeable pavements in federal Transportation use. ICPI was able to place PICP-friendly language on MAP-21. Those provisions remain in federal law. The House Appropriations Committee has recently adopted the ICPI Appropriations language in the House version of the THUD Appropriations Bill, which will fund FHWA funding for FY17.
We are pleased to announce that Techniseal has been acquired by Oldcastle, the leading building products company in North America. The acquisition was completed on May 20, 2016.
Working together, Techniseal and Oldcastle look forward to continuing the growth of the industry leading Techniseal brand by providing superior customer service, as well as a robust pipeline of innovative new products to our loyal customers. Techniseal will continue to run independently from within Oldcastle and will remain focused on serving the needs of our entire customer network. More.