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Plant expansion positions Con-Tech to double mixer production efficiency

Source: CP staff; Con-Tech Manufacturing, Dodge Center, Minn.

Con-Tech is set to close out 2014 with a 65,000 sq. ft. addition to its plant, housing new central parts department, paint lines, drum-mounting stations, shipping & receiving department and offices—bringing to 200,000 square feet the mixer truck manufacturer has under roof.

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Transportation funding initiatives prevail on election day

Source: American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.

Voters across the nation expressed support for increased investment in surface transportation, approving 60 of 90 related initiatives on November 4 ballots. The measures will provide nearly $21 billion in additional funds for transportation projects, the ARTBA Transportation Investment Advocacy Center finds.

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Pavement, materials specialist named Concrete Sustainability Hub co-director

Sources: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; CP staff

An engineer who researches the environmental and economic implications of materials selection in the manufacture and lifespan of products, Randolph Kirchain has been named co-director of the MIT-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) alongside Franz-Joseph Ulm, professor of Civil Engineering.

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USGBC enlists materials, products sources in supply chain group

Sources: CP staff; U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

Acknowledging supplier and product interests’ central role in green building practice, USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee has tasked a new Supply Chain Optimization Group with supporting the LEED v4 Materials and Resources (MR) section.

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OSHA seeks Construction Advisory Committee nominees

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA will hold workgroup and full Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meetings, December 3-4 in Washington, D.C.—all open to the public. Established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Committee advises the Labor Secretary and agency officials on construction standards and policy matters.

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