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Ward to succeed Europe-bound Lehigh Hanson CEO Morrish

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

A HeidelbergCement Managing Board succession plan will see an early-2020 C suite shift for the North American and European businesses: Jon Morrish, chief executive officer of Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc., will head Western and Southern Europe cement, aggregate and concrete operations; successor Chris Ward will transition from his post as Canada Region president. A U.K. native who joined Hanson Plc in 1999, Morrish led the Lehigh Hanson South Region ahead of taking the helm in 2015. Ward has progressed in various management roles since joining Hanson Building Materials America in 1996.

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Universal Concrete settles False Claims Act case with feds

Sources: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria; CP staff

Universal Concrete Products Corp. and Donald Faust, Jr., president and co-owner, have agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the Stowe, Pa., producer oversaw submission of falsified precast panel mix test records under a Dulles Metrorail Project Phase II, or Silver Line Extension, contract in northern Virginia. 

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Rinker’s Watson, Atlas Block’s Gordon charter NCMA Hall of Fame

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

The National Concrete Masonry Association inaugurated a Hall of Fame with Karl H. Watson, Sr. and Don Gordon during its 2019 Convention and Icon-Xchange gathering, February 14-16 in Orlando.

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CIM Auction metrics confirm new NRMCA chief’s track record

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Board-appointed search committee viewed Michael Philipps as the clear choice to replace President Robert Garbini early next month. In addition to tours of duty with key producer and associate members, Cemex USA and (pre-GCP) W.R. Grace/Performance Chemicals Division, his stewardship of a project close to NRMCA supports the committee’s position.

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Panel finds concrete pavements equal to coming decades’ demands

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

The American Concrete Pavement Association’s 16-page treatise, “VISION2040: The Future of Concrete Pavement Imagined,” provides a glimpse of transportation policy, planning and project execution over the next 20 years; describes anticipated agency or project owner needs; forecasts how rigid pavements will serve various functions; explains how the association and allies will shape the future; and, indicates the great potential for infrastructure safety, performance and value if stakeholders invest and collaborate effectively along the way. 

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