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Bayshore Concrete commits to $4 million flagship plant, harbor investment

Sources: Office of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; CP staff

In conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bayshore Concrete Products has announced an upgrade of its Cape Charles headquarters operation, along with infrastructure improvements in the harbor connecting the site to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Construction industry pledges to hire more than 100,000 veterans

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

During A National Symposium: Veterans’ Employment in Construction, a February 9 gathering in Washington, D.C., First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez celebrated a broad coalition of construction employers and associations that have collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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EPA confirms fly ash’s concrete suitability, benign chemical profile

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Five years after proposing potentially onerous regulations for coal combustion residuals (CCR) management and disposal—triggering an uproar across the concrete industry regarding ASTM C618-grade fly ash marketability—EPA has released an evaluation of recycled CCR almost certain to put lingering concerns to rest.

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