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Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Governor John Hickenlooper is maintaining a spring tradition of recent years, observing "The concrete industry is vital to Colorado's infrastructure and economy. On April 28 we recognize concrete as a sustainable, green building material and superior choice for construction. We look forward to recognizing the thousands of employees who make a difference in our state during the annual Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.”

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

The NRMCA’s 1st Annual Safety Award, backed by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, acknowledges the significant contribution of safe work practices to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. It will be presented to an individual or company whose actions—in day-to-day operations or an emergency—represent the highest in the advancement of safety in the industry.

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Eric Olsen, the charter chief executive officer and lone American-born director of LafargeHolcim, has resigned effective July 15, noting how two years after the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, the business “has everything it needs to successfully transform the industry and build sustainably our future world. I fully trust our teams to transform that ambition into reality.”

Sources: Federal Trade Commission; CP staff

The Federal Trade Commission, one of two Washington, D.C., agencies overseeing mergers, is responding to Presidential directives aimed at eliminating what Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen calls “wasteful, legacy regulations and processes that have outlived their usefulness.”

Sources: BMC Enterprises, Inc., St. Louis; CP staff

BMC Enterprises has added to its Missouri aggregates business through the opening of the BMC Stone quarry in High Hill; acquisition of a strategic interest in Base Rock Minerals, LLC, a limestone quarry in Bonne Terre; and, acquisition of Strack Stone Co., a limestone quarry located just north of Cape Girardeau. The latter will operate under the Base Rock Minerals name.