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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

The ACIA’s monthly economic data report called Trendlines provides members with the latest cement and ready mix consumption for the state, as well as housing permits issued for the 25 largest homebuilder association chapters. The report also provides historical production trends, and data included in the report will be based upon USGS cement shipments and utilizes a conversion factor to estimate ready mix production. The […]

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ConcreteWorks presents ‘A Day of Concrete Knowledge’

The Alabama Concrete Association’s “A Day of Concrete Knowledge” in Huntsville and Birmingham was a huge success. More than 120 architects and engineers attended the events on Sept. 7th and 8th, and the program provided valuable education on concrete and masonry concrete topics. All participants received eight hours of HSW approved education credits, and certificates were issued at the end of each course. All proceeds went […]

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ALDOT allows Site Gauges for Water Addition beginning September 1

Effective September  1, 2016 ALDOT is changing their procedure for the addition of water into the back of the ready mix truck. Ready mix producers will now be able to add water through the use of the sight gauge or by the previously approved inline water meter. Producers will no longer be able to add water to the drum through calibrated five- gallon buckets. The […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

Ready mix production in Alabama for May 2016 grew by 8.65% compared to May 2015. For the first five months of the year, Alabama has seen production increase by 17.9% over the same five months of 2015. National ready mix production grew 5.1% for the month of May 2016 over May 2015. Year to date, the national average has seen an increase in production of […]

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Update to Alabama Department of Agriculture Scale Certification

State law requires any scale used in the production and selling of materials or goods to the public be certified by the Department of Agriculture on an annual basis. Scales used to weigh aggregate, cement, and water at ready mix plants fall under this requirement. Recently, the concrete industry requested that the Department of Agriculture establish protocols for scale companies to follow when certifying ready […]

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