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ACI global strategy informs MBA choice for new international business post

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI has named Bernard Pekor international business development director, responsible for relationship building with industry organizations outside the U.S. He will coordinate strategic development and implementation of plans for the key regions of India, Russia, China, and the Middle East, while helping to develop products and services for local markets beyond North America.

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ACI marks a century of architectural concrete pioneer Earley’s work

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Sessions at the ACI Fall 2014 Convention, October 26-30, in Washington D.C., will highlight the legacy and distinctive work of John J. Earley, who was Institute’s first contractor president in 1938 and served on the Architectural Concrete of the Exposed Aggregate Type Committee during his 28 years of membership.

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BASF shrinks fiber packaging 50+ percent, optimizing storage, handling and dispersion

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Cleveland; CP staff

BASF has unveiled advanced packaging for its Master Builders MasterFiber MAC Matrix product, whereby the macrosynthetic fiber is condensed in an aligned format, improving dispersion in concrete mixtures over traditional loose fiber alternatives.

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