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CRSI chief Risser shifts to PCI, succeeding Toscas

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

PCI has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years of executive association management experience, most recently as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who after 11 years left PCI in late-2014 to lead Portland Cement Association.

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DuBrook, Colonial bring U.S. Concrete Atlantic businesses six plants, 80 mixers

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

U.S. Concrete has closed its third and fourth deals of 2015, capping May by acquiring the assets of DuBrook Concrete Inc., Chantilly, Va., and Colonial Concrete Co., Newark, N.J. With three ready mixed plants and a 42-mixer fleet in northern Virginia, DuBrook is strategic to Superior Concrete Materials, U.S. Concrete’s long-held Washington, D.C. business. The Colonial transaction adds three sites and about 40 mixers to the New Jersey flagship, Eastern Concrete Materials.

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Texas producer, contractor employment cases test disability claims

Sources: CP staff; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.

Alleging discrimination against employees protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the EEOC has filed suit against Wichita, Texas-based ready mixed producer OK Concrete and settled a case with Baker Concrete Construction, Houston.

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