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Materials supply chain, mobile platforms central to Command Alkon’s future

Sources: CP staff; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.

Command Alkon presented 2014 Customer Training and Technology Conference participants new and concept-stage smartphone, tablet and desktop offerings from the integration of core software plus products of the company’s last two domestic acquisitions: FiveCubits, a bulk materials hauling and transport supply chain solution specialist, and 323 Technologies, an early mover in concrete-centric business intelligence and mobile applications.

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Lafarge, Cemex USA chiefs top PCA officer slate

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., the PCA Board of Directors elected Lafarge North America CEO John Stull as 2014-15 chairman, succeeding Cary Cohrs (American Cement Co.), and Cemex USA President Karl Watson, Jr., vice-chairman.

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Heldenfels goes west, breaking ground on El Paso plant

Source: Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., San Marcos, Texas

Heldenfels Enterprises’ third precast/prestressed concrete operation in Texas is scheduled for start up by April 2015. Initial production at the El Paso plant will include bridge girders for the Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture’s Border Highway West Extension. The greenfield facility joins Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified San Marcos flagship and Corpus Christi plants through which Heldenfels Enterprises serves highway and bridge, commercial building, marine/industrial and sports facility construction markets.