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Private equity firm brings regional materials labs under Atlas banner

Sources: Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP, Baton Rouge, La.; CP staff

A Bernhard Capital-led group has acquired construction materials and infrastructure management specialists Engineering and Testing Services Corp., Oakland, Calif.; Moreland Altobelli Associates, Duluth, Ga.; and Pavetex Engineering LLC, Lubbock, Texas, combining them under Atlas Technical Consultants.

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CMC extends spooled rebar capacity, eyeing Southwest fabricators

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Aiming to offer an alternative to traditional loose-wound coiled rebar, Commercial Metals is ramping up production of hot-rolled spooled product in #3 to #6 sizes at Durant, Okla., and Mesa, Ariz., micro mills—anticipating spring 2018 and 2019 availability.

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Road Builders see minor 2018 transportation construction rebound

Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

After a 2.8 percent year-over-year decline in 2017, total domestic transportation construction and related-market outlays are projected to reach $255 billion next year, according to the ARTBA Transportation Construction Market Forecast.

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CertainTeed chief transitions to Glen-Gery helm

Sources: Ibstock plc, United Kingdom; CP staff

U.K. and U.S. clay and concrete product operator Ibstock has appointed Greg Silvestri as president of its key operating business, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Glen-Gery. He will oversee one of North America’s oldest and largest masonry brands, with 10 brick and stone plants plus 10 distribution sites serving 500-plus U.S. and Canadian dealers.

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Nucor budgets $250M for heartland rebar mill

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

Following a Missouri Development Finance Board nod, Nucor has confirmed plans for a micro rebar steel mill in Sedalia, Mo. Located about 90 miles east of Kansas City and close to the Interstate 70 corridor, the facility is scheduled for 2019 start up pending award of state and local incentives and permits, plus regulatory approvals.

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