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Insteel agreement paves American Spring Wire exit from PC strand

Sources: Insteel Industries Inc., Mt. Airy, N.C.; CP staff

Insteel Industries anticipates a mid-August closing on a $36 million deal for the prestressed concrete strand business of Ohio-based American Spring Wire Corp. Subsidiary Insteel Wire Products Co. is acquiring ASW’s Newnan, Ga., production facility and equipment, plus equipment at a second PC strand plant in Houston. Insteel Wire will lease the latter facility.

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FiveCubits measures up as newest Command Alkon division

Source: Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

Command Alkon has acquired Rosemont, Ill.-based FiveCubits, a [software as a service] SaaS-based fleet management and mobile computing solutions provider for ready mixed and bulk materials producers, trucking and hauling companies, and contractors.

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ASTM E60 eyes standard for sustainable manufacturing

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

A proposed standard under ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability, WK35702, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes, will assist users in adopting resource efficiency and environmentally friendly practices into daily operations.

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