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NRMCA surveys producers on regulatory enforcement, workplace targeting

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

The NRMCA Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee is conducting the six-question Regulatory Enforcement Survey through December 1, aiming to pinpoint regulatory trends on specific issues, issue types and geographic regions. While individual responses will be kept strictly confidential, survey results will inform OES member and NRMCA Government Affairs staff action on regulators’ workplace targeting and enforcement, plus fine-levying tendencies. NRMCA producer members can weigh in here.

Wells Concrete Acquires Hanson Structural Precast

Source: Wells Concrete, Albany, Minn.

Wells Concrete announced that effective November 1, the company has acquired the Hanson Structural Precast office and production facilities in Maple Grove, Minn. The combined organization strengthens the company’s presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and will enable it to offer a more complete and competitive product offering.

 

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Caterpillar set-forward axle truck enters production

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Caterpillar has made initial deliveries of the CT681, first shown at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 earlier this year, with late-third quarter scheduled production on track. The set-forward axle model is a companion to the CT660, a set-back axle workhorse whose ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 debut served as the company’s Class 8 on/off-highway truck series gateway.  

 

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Energy Department extends CO2-cured concrete research commitment

Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff

The next phase of “Utilization of CO2 in High Performance Building and Infrastructure Products,” a four-year research and development project supporting commercialization of carbon dioxide-reducing cement and concrete processes, will commence with an additional $752,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

 

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Bartow Precast’s Tidwell appointed NPCA chairman

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Michael Tidwell, president of Cartersville, Ga.-based Bartow Precast, was elected to a one-year term as NPCA chairman during the group’s 2014 convention in Montreal, succeeding Brent Dezember of StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif.

 

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