Concrete Products

NOV 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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30 • November 2018 MANUFACTURERS A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advan- tages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand. The technology can be installed at operat- ing or idled coal-fired power plants, regardless of whether the raw feed is from current produc- tion or legacy ash stored in ponds or landfills. In additional to sub-grade coal combustion residuals, it can process kiln dust to remove mercury for emissions regulations compliance. "We believe the introduction of MP618 serves a clear customer need for cost-effective, effi- cient and sustainable solutions that can be scaled up or down based on the beneficiation needs at a particular site," says Charah Chief Operating Officer Scott Sewell. "We can bene- ficiate out of spec fly ash, increase our supply of high-quality ash to the market and add sig- nificant value to our utility customers as we continue to leverage new technologies." "MP618 will expand our MultiSource mate- rials network, a unique distribution system of more than 30 nationwide sourcing locations, and improve our ability to provide a contin- uous and reliable supply of supplementary cementitious materials," adds Vice President of Byproduct Sales Scott Ziegler. New Hampton Metal Fabrication has merged with Columbus, Ohio-based Spillman Co., man- ufacturer of custom wet-cast concrete forms and supplier of precast fabrication accessories, magnetic products and automation solutions. "We are confident the combination of our two companies will position us to provide enriched value and support for customers," says Spill- man CEO Ted Coons, who will continue with the business. "We believe that this partnership presents an ideal opportunity to expand to new markets and customers." "Spillman offers a premium brand of prod- ucts that are a natural extension of our current portfolio," adds New Hampton Metal President Jamie Wegner. "Coming together allows us to formulate and execute on a vision of building BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS a leading global supplier to the wet-cast industry through a more comprehensive set of solutions." Spillman marks a fourth bolt-on transaction for St. Louis-based investor Forsyth Partners, which recently branded an umbrella group, Afinitas, spanning charter business HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies plus fellow Iowa operator New Hampton Metal, BFS GmbH of Germany, and CAM Sales Inc. of Mich- igan. Forsyth aims to position Afinitas as a "a global, comprehensive, custom- er-oriented infrastructure equipment and services platform [built] through organic growth and acquisitions." The platform maintains distinct brands and leadership teams across three divisions: HawkeyePedershaab and BFS (dry-cast equipment); NHMF and Spillman (wet- cast forming); and, CAM (consumables). CarbonCure Technologies, the developer and licensor of carbon dioxide-based processes augmenting ready mixed and manufactured-concrete production, has closed an investment round led by a fund whose principals include Amazon. com Inc., Bloomberg LP, LinkedIn, Micro- soft Corp. and Virgin Group founders Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Of nine portfolio investments in the $1 bil- lion-plus Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, CarbonCure is the sole entity with direct construction ties. "Breakthrough Energy Ventures invests in technology with the potential to eliminate a half gigaton of green- house gas emissions per year," says materials-minded investor and fund spokesman Carmichael Roberts. "Car- bonCure represents a triple threat in achieving this goal: compelling econom- ics with a solution that delivers value for customers from day one, products in market today, and a measurable impact on reducing carbon emissions in the built environment." "We've made it simple and profitable to build resilient structures with lower carbon dioxide emissions. Every tonne of CO 2 utilized in concrete production with [our] technology results in a multiplier effect that saves an additional 28 tonnes of CO 2 and over $3,100 in production effi- ciencies," adds CarbonCure CEO Robert Niven. "This strategic investment allows [us] to scale our impact by expanding into international markets and commer- cializing new value-added solutions for the concrete industry." 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