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Our Martinez Facility is a 2017 Recipient of a “Pollution Prevention Award”

The Conco Companies’ Martinez facility was recently honored as a recipient of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District’s Pollution Prevention Award.  All private businesses and organizations located within the Central San’s service area are eligible to enter the annual event.  … Continue reading

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Slump Test Determines Consistency of Concrete

Slump is the measure of the consistency in a specific batch of fresh concrete.  A slump test accesses the consistency of the fresh concrete, and to ensure that the correct amount of water has been added to the mix. To … Continue reading

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Developing a More Durable Concrete Using Acid Mine Drainage

    The University of Michigan is conducting an interesting study that involves developing a more durable concrete using raw acid mine drainage from abandoned mines in Northeast Pennsylvania.  The research is focused on whether the impacted water, taken from … Continue reading

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5 Concrete Sustainability Facts

Builders looking to work with environmentally conscious materials should look no further than concrete. Concrete is abundant, locally available, and conveniently highly energy efficient and sustainable. Don’t just take our word for it, check out these five facts about concrete’s … Continue reading

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Can Concrete Be Recycled?

Ever wonder what happens to all of that concrete after a large demolition or construction project? While it was once commonplace to find this discarded concrete in landfills across the globe, today more and more companies are acknowledging the environmental … Continue reading

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Why We Should Recycle Concrete

Along with efficiently using energy resources, it is also important to efficiently use and recycle raw materials whenever possible. As concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, it is essential that we responsibly produce, use and … Continue reading

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