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Vulcan CEO Hill named chairman as retiring James seals leadership transition

Vulcan Materials Co. Chairman Don James retired at the close of 2015, capping nearly two decades on the executive team and consummating a leadership transition to Tom Hill, who adds the chairman’s post 18 months after becoming president and CEO.

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Command Alkon embraces Software as a Service model, alongside licensing

Command Alkon took the opportunity at its 2015 Customer Training and Technology Conference to affirm commitment to legacy construction materials production, enterprise and dispatching platforms, as well as announce a resource shift to next generation information technology products—many offered under the pay-as-you-go, Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model.

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Precast methods to maintain lead in growing sound wall sector

16 Wall 150Rural and suburban residential and commercial development, especially in close proximity to highways, will sustain demand for outdoor noise barriers in the U.S., where annual growth through 2019 is forecast to rise 3.7 percent, to 9.5 million square feet. Outdoor Noise Barriers, a five-year outlook from Cleveland market researcher The Freedonia Group, finds highways accounting for the vast majority of installations, and concrete structures holding a commanding 92 percent share against plastic, metal and wood product alternatives.

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U.S. Concrete launches Caribbean platform, expands regional management structure

17 Spartan 150U.S. Concrete Inc. has closed on the U.S. Virgin Islands’ principal ready mixed and aggregate source, Heavy Materials, LLC, plus the assets of peer operator Spartan Concrete Products, LLC. Their combined operations create a stronger vertically integrated platform to serve an extensive base of customers throughout the Virgin Islands and neighboring Caribbean islands.

 

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Allied Concrete readies 1951 Ford-mounted Rex mixer for 2016 CIM Auction

15 CIM 150While most craftsmen who restore vintage concrete mixers might loan their eye-catching iron works for the right promotion or event, Dean Leaman of Texas-based Allied Concrete Materials is dispatching his prized vehicle for good—to Las Vegas, where it will be a centerpiece of the Concrete Industry Management Auction and the keys are handed to the highest bidder.

 

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