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Nuclear plant contractor settles defective-rebar, quality assurance case

Under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) will pay $4.6 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging the Tucker, Ga., contractor knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste treatment facility contract.

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Timely Interstate 85 reopening turns on nimble Standard Concrete Products

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal late last month to mark the earlier than projected completion of an emergency Georgia Department of Transportation contract, Interstate 85 over Piedmont Road Bridges, in Atlanta. A pre-Memorial Day ribbon cutting below the crossing hinged on reconstruction work attributable to rapid delivery of 61 precast/prestressed concrete bridge beams from Columbus, Ga.-based Standard Concrete Products.

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Law steers Federal agencies to resilient construction guidelines, practice

Along with funding the federal government through September, the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed into law last month includes National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-advocated positions or directives for agencies influencing residential and commercial building design.

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U.S. steel producers’ trade petitions target wire rod imports

Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corp., Keystone Consolidated Industries Inc., and Charter Steel have filed petitions concurrently with the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission charging that unfairly-traded carbon and alloy steel wire rod imports are causing material injury to the domestic industry.

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