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NPCA, PCI, CPCI pen Environmental Product Declarations in three principal categories

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Ottawa; CP staff

Teamed under the North American Precast Concrete industry banner, NPCA, PCI and CPCI have published Environmental Product Declarations for Architectural and Insulated Wall Panels, Structural Precast Concrete and Underground Precast—each document affording architects, engineers, building owners, and other project stakeholders insight on manufactured-concrete environmental impacts.

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Portal affords Vulcan Materials customers account control from office to field

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Launched just into the new year, MyVulcan.com is a service center for Vulcan Materials customers to dynamically search, view, print and download tickets and orders in full detail; access ordered and shipped quantities for timely information; and, conveniently search invoices, pay online and receive email notifications. CEO Tom Hill attributes the portal to the efforts of “a team of sales, IT and marketing leaders from across the organization to enhance the Vulcan experience, helping customers save time and money."

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CRH ‘development’ activity approaches $9 billion in watershed year

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff

Crunching numbers on deals affecting operations in North America, Europe and Asia, CRH closed 2015 with about $8.8 billion in acquisitions, and divestments netting proceeds near $1 billion. Anchoring the calendar was a $7.2 billion transaction for the lion’s share of cement, concrete and aggregate production assets Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. sold in conjunction with their July merger.

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