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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years’ of executive association management experience, including nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who left PCI in late-2014 to lead the Portland Cement Association.


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Man’s best friend hones rescue skills at Aggregate Industries NE facility

36 AggregateI 150Aggregate Industries US, Northeast Region recently hosted an International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) Rubble Trial at its Littleton, Mass., K-9 testing facility. Four teams competed at two different levels (RH-T-A and RH-T-B), which involved the rescue of two and three victims within 20 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively, in a simulated rubble pile.


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The board of AltusGroup, Inc.—Bethlehem, Pa.-based proprietor of CarbonCast architectural and structure precast concrete—has appointed Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ Ron Jankowski to a two-year term as chairman. A member of the Oldcastle Precast business development team, he has served as AltusGroup secretary, Mid-Atlantic Precast Association president and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Total Precast Committee chair.


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