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ABC’s nonresidential building backlog hits record levels

Sources: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.

The ABC Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) of nonresidential and infrastructure segments expanded to 9.67 months during the fourth quarter of 2017, its highest level ever, and finished the year up 1.36 months—16.3 percent higher than 2016.

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MMC Materials’ Grogan leads 2018 NRMCA officer slate

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has elected Rodney Grogan, president of Ridgeland, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc., as 2018 Chairman, succeeding his Oldcastle Materials West counterpart Scott Parson. Joining Grogan on the slate of officers elected during the NRMCA annual convention earlier this month in Houston are Vice Chairman William Sandbrook, chief executive officer of Texas’ U.S. Concrete Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer John Carew, president of Wisconsin’s Carew Concrete & Supply Co.

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U.S. Concrete gears up for Andretti Autosport sponsorship

Sources: Andretti Autosport, Indianapolis; U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

Driver Marco Andretti’s No. 98 Honda will bear the U.S. Concrete logo and colors as part of a sponsorship spanning six 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series races, starting April 15 with Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.) and continuing through Indianapolis (Grand Prix and Indy 500), Texas, Pocono and Sonoma.

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Superior Walls licensee elevates foundation-grade panels 15 stories

Sources: Superior Walls of America, Lancaster, Pa.

Great Lakes Superior Walls has delivered 1,600-plus precast concrete panels to enclose the 522-unit Grand Castle, a Grandville, Mich., apartment complex patterned after the architecture of a 19th-century palace in southern Germany.

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Standard Concrete’s Lampton elected PCI Chairman

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Mason Lampton of Columbus, Ga.-based Standard Concrete Products Inc. as 2018 chairman, succeeding Daniel Juntunen, president and chief executive officer of Minnesota’s Wells Concrete.

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