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Construction trades’ unionization rate continues slide

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; CP staff

Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the percentage of U.S. construction workers belonging to unions dropped from 13.9 in 2014 to 13.2 last year. The figures are based on rank-and-file totals of 968,000 and 940,000 against 2014 and 2015 workforces, respectively, of 6.97 million and 7.1 million. The total percentage of construction workers represented by unions—local or association members plus workers whose jobs are covered by a union contract—was 14.7 and 14.0 for 2014 and 2015.

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U.S. Concrete joins S&P SmallCap index, names energy-seasoned CFO

Sources: S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, New York; U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

The financial services entity behind the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indices has added ready mixed and aggregate producer U.S. Concrete to the S&P SmallCap 600, which tracks liquid, financially viable U.S. equities with market capitalization of $60 million to $4.5 billion.

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Eagle Materials/American Gypsum chief Powers to succeed CEO Rowley

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; CP staff

Eagle Materials has announced the retirement of President and CEO Steve Rowley effective March 31. The cement, aggregate, ready mixed concrete and wallboard producer notes that his decision, stemming from post-surgery health matters, brings “to a close a remarkable career of 25 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders.”

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Market conditions, exhibitor mobilization signal solid World of Concrete

Sources: Informa Exhibitions US, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete is set for its largest staging in seven years with 1,400-plus suppliers, manufacturers and service providers exhibiting in more than 700,000 net square feet of indoor/outdoor space, February 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Cement, ash suppliers add 100 truckloads to CIM Auction pool

Sources: CIM Program National Steering Committee; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee is taking stock of material, equipment, sports/travel package and other donations for the 11th annual auction at the World of Concrete, Wednesday, February 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Silent bidding will run 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in North Hall Room N263; live bidding follows at 1 p.m. in Room N262.

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