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Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI introduced its 2017-2018 officers and directors during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit, led by President Khaled Awad, chairman of Beirut-based material and geotechnical consultant ACTS; Vice President Randall Poston, senior principal with Pivot Engineers in Austin, Texas; and Senior Vice President David Lange, University of Illinois professor of Civil Engineering.

Sources: Nicolock Paving Stones and Retaining Walls, Lindenhurst, N.Y.; CP staff

Nicolock has acquired the Sparta, N.J., operation of Grinnell Concrete Paving Stones Inc., enhancing distribution logistics and adding production in a fourth state. The location joins the producer’s nine hardscape unit plants in Connecticut, Maryland and New York, along with six distribution centers in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

Safety messaging in the social media universe, emerging regulatory compliance issues in the U.S. and globally, implications of telematics and big data, and technical documentation/training developments headline the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ 2017 Product Safety & Compliance Seminar, April 24-26 at the Westin Hotel, Cincinnati.

Sources: White House Briefing Room; Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

President Donald Trump has signed House Joint Resolution 37, which rolls back his predecessor’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and relieves federal contractors and subcontractors of onerous paperwork and compliance terms attending what critics called the “blacklisting rule.”

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas; CP staff

Russell Tripp, P.E., will succeed Matt Childs, P.E. as ACPA president, effective April 1. His appointment follows seven years as ACPA California, Florida and Georgia engineer, working with local producer members to strengthen their state associations and build concrete drainage products market share.