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L.M. Scofield paves path to premium slabs for suitor Sika

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

The Swiss parent of Sika Corp. has closed on a forerunner in value-added flatwork, billing Los Angeles-based L.M. Scofield Co. as “a 100-year-old, family-owned company long established as the number one brand of concrete color additives and decorative products in North America.”

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Contractor-led coalition sues Labor Department over union-biased ‘persuader rule’

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A lawsuit ABC and other national or state groups have filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s final “persuader rule,” issued late last month. Officially titled Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption, it revises the definition of what activities constitute “advice” and expands circumstances under which public reporting is required under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.

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Market success, field performance inform NCMA’s SRW Best Practices Guide

NCMA 150Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

A collaborative effort of NCMA producer members and hardscape industry leaders has yielded Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practices Guide for the Specification, Design, Construction, and Inspection of SRW Systems.

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