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Manufacturers load AEM product safety & compliance seminar

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

Off-road equipment industry professionals will gather April 29-30 in Schaumburg, Ill., near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, for the annual AEM product safety and compliance seminar, participants seeking the latest knowledge to help fine-tune company programs.

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Titan America CFO Zarkalis to succeed CEO Papadopoulos

Sources: Titan Group, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff

After 20 years at the helm of Titan America, Aris Papadopoulos will retire as chief executive officer, effective August 2014, and become executive chairman of ST Equipment & Technologies, while also serving as an advisor.

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ICPI elects Pavestone’s Petri chairman, confers top honor on LPS chief

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

Convening in New Orleans late last month for its 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary observance, ICPI presented William Schneider the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant industry contributions through technical innovation and advocacy; demonstrated leadership; dedication to employee well-being; and, stressing contractor/installer education as paramount to producer success.

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Holcim, Lafarge map year-long merger, expedited asset sale plans

Sources: Holcim Ltd., Zurich; Lafarge SA, Paris; CP staff

Holcim and Lafarge officials outlined in April 7 presentations to European Union analysts the financial rationale and integration strategies behind a “merger of equals,” netting LafargeHolcim—present in 90 countries and accounting for $44 billion in sales; 470 million and 384 million tons of cement and aggregate shipments, respectively; plus, 90 million yd. of ready mixed production.

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Federal court denies claim of Davis-Bacon provisions on private project

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

In a decision limiting the scope of a federal statute widely criticized for inflating public construction project costs, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the U.S. Department of Labor’s ruling that the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage mandate can be expanded to include privately funded developments.

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