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Corporate social responsibility earns Cemex ‘Change the World’ listing

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex ranks 18 on the Fortune 2017 Change the World List of 50 companies world wide that have had positive social impact through activities central to their core business strategies. The magazine recognized the producer’s efforts to foster sustainable building practices through the “Growing” platform, which encompasses social and inclusive businesses geared to fighting poverty, low quality education, unhealthy homes, unemployment, poor access to financial aid, and lack of civic participation. By 2016, they had netted affordable and dignified housing to 3 million-plus in Latin America.

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Oldcastle Materials, Vulcan veteran Brown named Forterra CFO

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Concrete pipe and precast drainage products leader Forterra has appointed Charlie Brown as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served in the latter capacity at Atlanta-based Oldcastle Materials, leading more than 500 associates in finance, accounting, risk management and real estate personnel; implementing cost savings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and improved business reporting initiatives; and, participating in 100-plus acquisitions.

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HawkeyePedershaab adds wet-cast capabilities in New Hampton Metal deal

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

Through acquisition of fellow Iowa operator New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., HawkeyePedershaab will expand its precast concrete equipment market presence, especially in formwork for wet-cast manholes, box culverts and pipe. The New Hampton brand will be maintained, while former principals Jamie and Nick Wegner lead HawkeyePedershaab’s wet-cast division.

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CRH Canada terminals position McInnis Cement for Atlantic provinces

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal; CP staff

Amid ramp up of its 2 million ton/year Port-Daniel–Gascons mill in eastern Quebec, McInnis Cement has outlined an Atlantic provinces distribution plan anchored on the acquisition of two CRH Canada terminals serving New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. McInnis will honor the facilities’ order log, integrate current staff, and—under a separate agreement—begin cement deliveries to CRH Canada terminals in Long Pond, Argentia and Corner Brook, Newfoundland this fall.

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OSHA makes crane operator certification extension official

Source: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va.

True to lifting equipment manufacturer and operator projections, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a one-year extension of a November 2017 crane operator certification deadline. The additional time will allow agency staff to fix Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard language—added in 2011 and relating to certification by equipment type and capacity—while defining other requirements to ensure certified operators are qualified.

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