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Concrete University resumes in January

We are excited to announce our first Concrete University webinar of 2021, “Reducing Joints in Slabs on Grade.” Reducing joints in a slab not only contribute to longer lasting concrete but create a safer working environment for contractors and occupants. They also significantly reduce the cost associated with maintenance of…

January 8, 2021

Economic Update Webinar on Jan. 27th

Economic Update with Ahmad Ijaz, University of Alabama While we finally ended 2020, the economy still faces many unknowns from the lingering effects of COVID-19 to Democrats now controlling the executive and legislative branch. What impact will these factors have on the 2021 economy? Looking for answers to assist in…

January 8, 2021

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association Foundation (ACIF) is committed to the advancement of the state’s greatest asset, its youth. The Foundation was created in 1993 with a single contribution to a memorial scholarship fund honoring one of the industry’s bright young leaders, David F. Wright, who was killed in a…

January 5, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-November 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 106,486 tons of cement were shipped to the state during August 2020. Cement shipments to the state contracted by 6% over the same period in 2019. After expanding for two consecutive months, the state experienced a slowdown for the month…

December 1, 2020

Concrete University continues in December

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association unveiled Concrete University to provide designers, contractors and producers valuable information on how to specify and design with concrete products. The program is continuing in December, and topics will include Energy Code Compliance with Concrete Masonry on 12.8.2020 and Fiber Reinforced Concrete on 12.15.2020. The…

November 23, 2020

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- October 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 112,816 tons of cement were shipped to the state during July 2020. Cement shipments to the state grew by 1.9% over the same period in 2019. The state has now seen an increase for two consecutive months. The cement shipments…

October 27, 2020

2020 ACIF Pheasant Shoot Information

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October 26, 2020

NASA selects Drake Community College to study 3D Printed Concrete

Drake State Community & Technical College has been selected by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to help research 3D printing technologies that will help prepare for sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade and for future human missions to Mars. Drake State…

October 22, 2020

Concrete University begins in November

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is unveiling Concrete University in November to provide designers, contractors and producers valuable information on how to specify and design with concrete products. Topics will include innovative concrete products, specifying or designing with concrete, and best practices for concrete installation. The association will host a…

October 19, 2020

ACIA celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) established October 5 – 9, 2020, as Mixer Driver Appreciation Week. The new program honored the longest serving driver at each one of ACIA’s ready mix member companies. Recognized drivers were given a golf shirt, gift card, hard hat and a baseball hat. John…

October 16, 2020

ACIF hosting Pheasant Shoot in November

On Friday, November 6th, the ACIF will be hosting its Continental Pheasant Shoot, a fundraiser that takes place every two years.   The event will be held at Big Rig Lodge in Hayneville, AL and hosted by Truckworx.  There will be a morning (9am) and afternoon (1pm) shoot, and all…

October 16, 2020

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-September

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 119,240 tons of cement were shipped to the state during June 2020. The data represents a 7% growth over the same period in 2019. The June cement tonnage increase is the first month of 2020 that exceeded the same period…

October 16, 2020

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- August 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 118,844 tons of cement were shipped to the state during May 2020. The data represents a 8.9% decrease over the same period in 2019. May was the fifth consecutive month the state has lagged behind the 2019 totals.   Looking…

August 31, 2020

A Day of Concrete Knowledge goes Virtual

This annual seminar hosted by ACIA is designed to provide valuable education programs on concrete topics, and our goal is to continue to give architects and engineers this valuable opportunity even in the midst of a global pandemic. This year’s event will be split into a 4-hour session on both…

August 19, 2020

National Cement begins massive Expansion

A new material storage silo soars high above National Cement’s Ragland, Alabama operation, just one phase of a $250-million modernization project well underway at the company’s longtime production facility.  The monolithic concrete structure, which topped out in mid-July, stands some 256-feet high and was built using vertical slip form construction….

August 17, 2020