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Iron Workers official indicted in kickback scheme defrauding rebar crew

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice; CP staff

The Department of Justice Criminal Division has charged International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union Local 201 Business Manager Juan Carlos Recinos with taking kickbacks from rebar crew members who had received backpay awards for work at the District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority’s Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Eurobloq capacity expands Brampton Brick’s eastern reach

Sources: Brampton Brick Ltd., Brampton, Ontario; CP staff

Brampton Brick anticipates closing by mid-March on the concrete block line and other assets of Eurobloq Inc. in Boisbriand, Quebec. Valued up to $6 million, the transaction will add production and distribution capacity to meet the growing demand for the suitor’s masonry and landscape products in Quebec and eastern Ontario markets.

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CIM Auction reaches new watermark in final 2016 proceeds tally

Source: Concrete Industry Management Program / National Steering Committee

The CIM National Steering Committee grossed more than $925,000 at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete 2016. “[It] surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” affirms Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps (Cemex USA). “We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees that helped make this year’s event a tremendous success."

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