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Superior Walls licensee elevates foundation-grade panels 15 stories

Sources: Superior Walls of America, Lancaster, Pa.

Great Lakes Superior Walls has delivered 1,600-plus precast concrete panels to enclose the 522-unit Grand Castle, a Grandville, Mich., apartment complex patterned after the architecture of a 19th-century palace in southern Germany.

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Standard Concrete’s Lampton elected PCI Chairman

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

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Mason Lampton of Columbus, Ga.-based Standard Concrete Products Inc. as 2018 chairman, succeeding Daniel Juntunen, president and chief executive officer of Minnesota’s Wells Concrete.

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LafargeHolcim looks downstream of core business in Strategy 2022

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Coupled with the release of 2017 financials showing moderate year-over-year sales and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) gains, LafargeHolcim outlined a five-year plan to drive profitable growth and simplify the business to deliver resilient returns and attractive value to stakeholders. Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth targets annual net sales growth of 3 to 5 percent and recurring EBITDA of at least 5 percent, and is based on four value drivers:

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Nucor unveils plan for $240M Florida rebar mill

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

Nucor will strengthen its position as a top concrete reinforcing steel producer with the construction of a Frostproof, Fla., micro mill equipped for up to 350,000 tons/year output. It announced the $240 million investment less than four months after committing a similar outlay for a rebar micro mill in Sedalia, Mo.

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ISO safety standard emulates 9001 quality, 14001 environmental models

Sources: International Organization for Standardization, Geneva; CP staff

The just-published ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, specifies requirements for companies and organizations to improve worker injury- and illness-prevention methods. Based on ISO 9001, Quality management systems and 14001, Environmental management systems common elements, it provides a Plan-Do-Check-Act model users can implement to help minimize risks to employees.

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