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Laborers seize training opportunity in emerging rainwater capture practice

Sources: Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Washington, D.C.

A LIUNA agreement with American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA)—billed as the preeminent national education and technical organization offering accreditation and recognized ANSI standards—provides a framework for rank-and-file to train as qualified rain and storm water harvesting system installers. LIUNA centers across North America will deliver the ARCSA Accredited Professional Training for contractors and union members.

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Mariner returns to Boral USA as successor to CEO Borm

Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; CP staff

Boral Building Products Executive General Manager David Mariner will return in June from an 18-month Australia tour of duty to become Boral USA president and chief executive officer. He joined Boral USA in 2010, overseeing the Cultured Stone business, then the Cladding Division, and assumed his current overseas post in December 2014.

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Treasury Department: Construction industry shoulders top tax rate

Source: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.

A U.S. Department of the Treasury analysis confirms that a typical construction company faces an average effective federal tax burden of 30.3 percent against the 23.3 percent average for all U.S. businesses. The industry likewise pays the highest effective tax rate—the percent of income businesses actually pay in taxes—of any sector of the economy.

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