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CTLGroup’s Plain-Concrete Concept Lands in NASA Building Challenge

CTLGroup staff received one of three Best of Class Awards in America Makes, a $2.25 million competition in which sponsors NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute challenge participants to develop advanced architectural concepts that take advantage of 3-D capabilities. The designs will contribute to future Mars exploration and construction in remote areas on Earth.

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ORGANIZATIONS - NOVEMBER 2015

University of North Florida (Jacksonville) School of Engineering Professor Dr. Adel ElSafty is the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2015 Educator of the Year. Accompanied by a plaque and $1,000, the award recognizes engineering, architecture and/or construction technology educators who have made significant contributions to the precast/prestressed concrete industry in their early careers in academia.

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MANUFACTURERS - OCTOBER 2015

London Machinery Inc., has extended its Con-E-Co dealer network from Eastern Canada to all Canadian provinces and territories, most recently through a new parts branch in St. Albert, Alberta. Since 2007, the manufacturer has been the exclusive dealer of Con-E-Co portable and stationary batch plant products in Eastern Canada, positioning staff with experience and expertise to serve customers in points west.

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PRODUCERS - NOVEMBER 2015

Ronnie Pruitt has joined U.S. Concrete Inc. as senior vice president and chief operating officer, a new position charged with direct oversight of ready mixed, aggregate and ancillary operations in New York and New Jersey, Texas and Oklahoma, and California. His 20-plus years’ industry experience was gained primarily at Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc., where he served as vice president of Cement Production and vice president of Sales & Marketing, Cement and Aggregates Divisions. Following the mid-2014 TXI–Martin Marietta Materials merger, Pruitt was named vice president of Cement Sales.

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Paper Giant Boosts Fiber Cement-Grade Pulp Capacity

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario Greg Rickford announced a $2 million commitment supporting Domtar Inc. in developing and commercializing new premium grades of pulp at its Dryden, Ont., operation.

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