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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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McInnis Cement secures financing for plant serving New England, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Eastern Canadian markets

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois joined business leaders January 31 to outline a financial structure enabling McInnis Cement, an export-driven start up headed by industry veterans, to commence Spring 2014 construction of a plant and marine terminal with ultimate capacity toward 2.5 million tonnes/year.

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Supreme Court sides with hardscape dealer Haluch Gravel in Operating Engineers pension case

Sources: U.S. Supreme Court; Oyez Archive/Kent College of Law, Chicago; CP staff

The Supreme Court has reversed a U.S. Court of Appeals decision for plaintiffs (Funds), led by the Central Pension Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which had pursued additional contributions and reimbursement of litigation expenses from Ray Haluch Gravel Co.

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