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Eagle concrete roof tile tests answer insurers’ hail damage concerns

Sources: Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; CP staff

Eagle Roofing has demonstrated “Class 4 Impact Resistance” for its flat and Malibu (medium profile) tiles, an achievement Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Campbell calls “paramount to our efforts to expand the market for concrete tile in the United States and Canada. “Hail is a phenomenon that drives a multi-billion dollar replacement market for asphalt shingles and other temporary roof coverings every year. Our goal is to expose architects, developers, builders and roofing contractors across the country to the performance-based superiority of concrete roof tiles."

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RMC Foundation releases driver recruitment, onboarding resources

Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation; CP staff

With an eye to helping ready mixed producers introduce prospective truck drivers to the industry and their own companies, the RMC Foundation has released nine-minute and two-minute recruitment videos plus 30- and 60-second radio spots. The videos can also serve as interview and onboarding resources to give candidates and new-hires an in-depth look at "A Day in the Life" of a professional mixer truck driver.

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Segmental concrete paver sales maintain double-digit growth in 2015

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

New home construction, acceleration in sales of existing homes, a rebound in public section construction spending, and an increase in commercial construction all contributed to strong growth last year for U.S. and Canadian segmental concrete pavement, according to the ICPI 2016 Industry Sales Survey.

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