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Spancrete ramps up Georgia hollowcore, wall panel operation

Sources: Spancrete Group, Waukesha, Wis.; CP staff

Eyeing prospects for its namesake prestressed plank and wall products throughout the Southeast, Spancrete is upgrading a Newnan, Ga., plant. The producer projects full operation in January and a near-term payroll up to 40 at the property, located about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta.

 

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Davis Colors parent transitions to chemical giant Huntsman

Sources: Huntsman Corp., The Woodlands, Texas; CP staff

In a cash deal hovering $1 billion, plus assumption of overseas pension liabilities, Huntsman has closed on Rockwood Holdings’ Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives businesses, the latter including legacy concrete pigment producer Davis Colors of Los Angeles.

 

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OSHA hears whistleblower suspended for videotaping equipment safety check

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay $51,000 in punitive damages and back pay to an employee who, despite federal whistleblower protection, was suspended for refusing to delete from his cell phone video footage of an air compressor safety inspection.

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