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Industry representatives step to podium at OSHA silica rule hearings

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Officers of major concrete, cement and aggregate producer associations are prepared to challenge the technical and economic merits of measures at the heart of OSHA’s public hearings for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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Mixer Systems founder William Boles, 1927–2014

Sources: Mixer Systems Inc., Pewaukee, Wis.; CP staff

An entrepreneur who built a full service concrete plant equipment business around the most complete line of mixers to bear the Made in America label, William O. Boles died March 25 near his Milwaukee-area home.

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U.S. Concrete closes two deals extending Ingram’s west Texas reach

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

One of two U.S. Concrete platform businesses in the Lone Star State, Ingram Concrete LLC has acquired the ready mixed production assets of T&S Ventures LLC, based in Sweetwater, Texas. The deal was announced five weeks after Ingram Concrete closed on the assets of Young Ready-Mix Inc., a single-plant, Brady, Texas operator.

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