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Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

Promptly responding to the announced departure of CEO Jan Jenisch later this year, Sika AG has named as successor Paul Schuler. The 29-year company veteran will step into the chief executive post July 1 after 10 years as regional manager, first for North America and presently Europe Middle East Africa.

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

PCI is accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards through September 18. The program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete. All winning projects will be showcased at the 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show in March 2018, and included in a summary article of PCI Journal, Aspire, and Ascent magazines.

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce; CP Staff

Commerce staff has announced affirmative final determinations in antidumping duty (AD) investigations of steel concrete reinforcing bar imports from Japan and Turkey, plus affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of rebar imports from Turkey.

Sources: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff

White Construction Co. and The GEO Group have awarded Tindall Texas Division a contract covering precast structural and facade elements, including cell modules, for a 1,000-bed detention facility in Conroe, Texas. GEO Group recently secured a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract for the $110 million project, and expects to design, finance, build, and operate it under a 10-year agreement.