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Lawmaker trains on Davis-Bacon prevailing wage calculation

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Adding to an early-2017 bill targeting the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced The Opportunity in Federal Construction Act (S. 1200), which directs the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to use Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data to calculate prevailing wages for federal and federally assisted construction projects. A BLS data method would replace the current practice of relying on the DOL Wage and Hour Division to calculate Davis-Bacon-bound job wage levels.

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Standard Concrete underpins timely I-85/Atlanta bridge reopening

Sources: Georgia Department of Transportation; Atlanta Journal-Constitution; CP staff

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal just ahead of Memorial Day weekend to mark the earlier than projected completion of an emergency Georgia DOT contract, Interstate 85 over Piedmont Road Bridges, in Atlanta. Fast track reconstruction turned on rapid delivery of precast/prestressed concrete bridge girders from Standard Concrete Products, Columbus, Ga.

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Ozinga South Florida makes Banaszak Concrete its first bolt-on business

Sources: Ozinga Bros., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

Less than a month after dedicating its Miami flagship ready mixed plant, Ozinga South Florida has acquired Banaszak Concrete, which brings fully operating satellites in Davie and Hollywood, Fla. The expansion helps demonstrate confidence in the Sunshine State’s recovering economy and steady construction growth, company officials note, and serves as a strong testament to future residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure job prospects.

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Past Sika North America Region chief Schuler to take parent company helm

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

Promptly responding to the announced departure of CEO Jan Jenisch later this year, Sika AG has named as successor Paul Schuler. The 29-year company veteran will step into the chief executive post July 1 after 10 years as regional manager, first for North America and presently Europe Middle East Africa.

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LafargeHolcim names Sika's Jenisch as CEO Olsen successor

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

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