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OSHA cites New Jersey ready mixed producer for repeated silica exposure violations

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

OSHA has proposed nearly $90,000 in penalties after finding East Orange, N.J.-based County Concrete Corp. exposed workers tasked with mixer cleaning to airborne silica. The agency issued citations for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations on the heels of a July 2016 inspection, conducted as a follow up to settlement of 2013 citations. The settlement spanned 18 safety and health violations and $153,900 in assessed penalties.

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Processor grades carbon black pigments for deep concrete coloring and ‘jetness’

Sources: Orion Engineered Carbons, Texas; CP staff

Granulated and liquid pigments debuting at World of Concrete 2017 enable producers and contractors to approach jet black in masonry units and cast-in-place or precast concrete surfaces or structures. Orion Engineered Carbons’ Corasol and Derussol agents are based on carbon black, the smudgy film burning candles deposit on container or enclosure walls.

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NCMA endorses ACI Masonry Testing Technician references in key TMS specs

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The Masonry Society’s TMS 402/602-16: Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry sets new technician requirements to reinforce quality control measures surrounding concrete or clay units, mortar, grout and prism or scaled-wall specimen testing. Contractors, engineers or owner’s representatives can meet the requirements, published in December 2016, by enlisting ACI-certified Masonry Testing Technicians.

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Besser adds box culvert form capacity in American Manufacturing deal

Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff

Besser has acquired the product lines of Jonesboro, Ark.-based American Manufacturing Group and named company founder L. Paul Fergeson as sales consultant and box culvert specialist.

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Titan Florida flagship logs industry’s first Zero Waste Council certification

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va.; CP

Titan America’s Pennsuco Complex, encompassing cement, aggregate, ready mixed and concrete block production, has been certified as a Gold Level Zero Waste Facility from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, Corono Del Mar, Calif.

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