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DEC 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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800.223.4293 www.concreteproducts.com December 2018 • 17 Construction of three wind turbines has begun for the Lafarge cement plant in Paulding, Ohio. Built in partnership with One Energy, the turbines are expected to generate more than 12 million kWh annu- ally—enough to power approximately 1,200 average households for a year, based on U.S. Energy Information Administration bench- marks, and eliminate the equivalent of 9,000-plus tons of carbon dioxide emissions. "Distributed wind energy is a first for LafargeHolcim in North America and something we're excited to leverage," says U.S. Cement CEO Jamie Gentoso. "The Paulding cement plant has been an anchor of this region for decades, producing high-quality cement and mineral components for highways, roads, airports and national landmarks. Investing in new ways to operate our plants that provide a benefit for the environment is very important to us and the communities where we work." "Ohio is one of three states that led the United States last year in new distributed wind capacity installed, and in the Ohio valley, the use of wind energy is well accepted," adds One Energy CEO Jereme Kent, crediting LafargeHolcim's pursuit of a "clean, inexhaustible fuel source." For each year the turbines operate, LafargeHolcim will award three, $5,000 Megawatt Scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing a two-year or four-year STEM degree. Additionally, One Energy will pay $27,000 annually in local property taxes tied to the structures. LAFARGE HARNESSES WIND POWER based materials conducive to system deployments at wind energy operations the world over. "Energy Vault's team has developed a disruptive platform, and we are enthusiastic to work with [them] to deploy an environmentally efficient and cost-effective energy storage solution that is highly viable," says Cemex Global R&D and IP Head Dr. David Zampini. "We share a common commitment to enable a future where resources are used responsibly, which is paramount to Cemex's strategy for sustainable development." "Innovation in energy storage represents the largest and most near term opportunity to accelerate renewable deployments and bring us closer to replacing fossil fuels as the primary source to meet the world's continual growth in energy demand," notes Bill Gross, Energy Vault co-founder and founder of the technology incubator, Idealab, from which the crane/concrete segment storage concept emerged. "The world needs rapidly scalable and sustainable energy storage solutions to meet one of the most urgent challenges—the need to decarbonize our energy generation—and we're thrilled to launch Energy Vault's unique technology to help solve this problem," adds Energy Vault CEO and co-founder Robert Piconi. "In addition to the vital environmental benefits it provides, the system's radical reduction in $kWh and overall levelized cost of storage enables our customers to provide dispatchable and baseload power cheaper than fossil fuels for the very first time. We're also excited to begin our important collaboration with Cemex whose innovation in material composite technologies and global footprint will help accelerate achieving our collective sustainability goals." NEWS SCOPE PRODUCERS BOOTHS C3019 | O31454 SCAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TWINTIER SAVE TIME | SAVE MONEY | INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY In 1993 MAX developed the World's First battery powered rebar tying tool. Since then MAX Rebar Tying Tools have been revolutionizing rebar tying all around the world. The RB441T TwinTier is a 6th generation MAX Re-Bar-Tier. The TwinTier features 3 new innovative mechanisms that make it the most innovative rebar tying tool on the market. DOUBLE THE SPEED The TwinTier's Dual Wire Feeding Mechanism (Pat. Pending) increases productivity. COST SAVINGS The TwinTier's Wire Pull-Back Mechanism dispenses the precise amount of wire needed to form a tie, reducing wire usage. SHORTER TIE HEIGHT The TwinTier's Wire Bending Mechanism (Pat. Pending) produces a shorter tie height. Less concrete is needed to fully cover a wire tie. WWW.MAXUSACORP.COM 800.223.4293 PRESENT THIS AD AT A MAX BOOTH FOR A FREE GIFT. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

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