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Jenna asset deal enables U.S. Concrete to burrow deeper into New York City

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

U.S. Concrete has acquired the two plants and 52-mixer fleet of Jenna Concrete Corp. The producer has established a New York City presence over 25 years, supplying ready mixed to commercial and residential building projects in its Bronx home base and the neighboring borough of Manhattan. The Jenna assets join a Big Apple portfolio U.S. Concrete has significantly strengthened in the past 18 months through Ferrara Bros. Building Materials, Greco Brothers and Nycon Supply deals.

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Superior Concrete arrives at tiny house exhibit, 200-sq.-ft. prototype in tow

Sources: Superior Concrete Products, Euless, Texas; CP staff

Superior Concrete Tiny Houses, an affiliate of Superior Concrete Products, debuted its newest model during the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree earlier this month in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Cool is a 200-sq.-ft., one-bedroom structure built on a rugged goose-neck trailer, giving tiny home enthusiasts the ability to relocate.

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McInnis Cement sites first U.S. terminal at Port of Providence

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal; CP staff

Rhode Island and Providence officials joined McInnis Cement executives for an early-August groundbreaking at the deep-water Port of Providence, where the producer is building a 30,000-plus ton capacity terminal linked to its Port-Daniel-Gascons mill under construction in eastern Quebec.

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Feds prevail in ERISA-rooted charges against Cement Masons local officials

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; CP staff

The Labor Department characterizes a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision against a Cement Masons Southern California Trust Funds trustee and attorney as a “victory for whistleblowers.” The court found that trustee and Cement Masons Local 600 business manager Scott Brain and trust counsel Melissa Cook violated two Employee Retirement Income Security Act sections when they caused the firing of Cheryle Robbins and Cory Rice.

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600-plus Bay Area Teamsters set to ratify Cemex, Central Concrete agreement

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 853, Oakland, Calif.; CP staff

Teamsters Local 853 reports a tentative agreement with major northern California ready mixed producers Cemex and Central Concrete Supply following a marathon August 7 bargaining session. The union will formally present the producers’ offer to rank & file on August 14, the contract containing “significant wage and benefit increases while holding fast on other terms and conditions the employers attempted to modify.”

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