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Feds circle Martin Marietta, Vulcan market overlaps

In response to a potential Martin Marietta Materials–Vulcan Materials Co. merger the former company proposed in a late-2011, stock-for-stock exchange offer, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division has requested Vulcan provide ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt delivery detail from certain operations in 15 states. Vulcan noted in a Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filing last month it had received from Justice officials a Civil Investigative Demand and request for additional information and documentary.

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ASTM subcommittee eyes RCC specimen testing standard

As concrete producers, promotion groups and contractors advance roller-compacted concrete as an alternative to asphalt pavements, a key specimen-testing standard is taking shape under ASTM Subcommittee C09.45 on Roller-Compacted Concrete, part of Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

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Mack, McNeilus polish 2012 CIM auction centerpiece

The signature item for the seventh annual Concrete Industry Management program auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite-mounted 11-yd. McNeilus mixer. The donation from Mack Trucks Inc. and McNeilus Cos., notes CIM Auction Committee Chairman Eugene Martineau, “Speaks volumes of their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.

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Cemen Tech to show Cat-mounted Mobile model at WOC

Cemen Tech Inc. will have a significant presence at the 2012 World of Concrete with a large indoor booth (C5223) located in the Central Hall of the convention center.

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Antennae tracks drivers’ cell phone activity

A new antennae detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from a truck driver’s seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a fleet manager.

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