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Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

In comments submitted to the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, ARTBA contends that the Environmental Protection Agency’s contentious “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule should be repealed as it is scientifically and legally flawed; threatens recent bipartisan achievements in reducing transportation project delays; and, is likely to be used as a litigation tool to delay projects, making construction more expensive.

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

Brad Schmidgall has been promoted from HawkeyePedershaab executive vice president of Sales to president. He will lead sales, engineering and service groups, working alongside Ryan Gable, HawkeyePedershaab CEO and managing director of St. Louis-based BW Forsyth Partners, which acquired the company in 2016.

Sources: Washington Partners, Tampa, Fla.

White Plains, N.Y.-based Stonebridge Partners has closed on Cast-Crete USA, Inc., a leading producer of branded precast lintels, sills, scuppers and thresholds used in residential and commercial concrete masonry construction.

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NRMCA is accepting entries in the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards Program through July 28. The competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices. Any NRMCA member company producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada is eligible to enter. Additional Environmental Excellence Award details and entry forms can be obtained here.

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon has named Charles Evans as chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering, tasked with leading the development of new products and technologies, while further enhancing the business value derived from the company’s current information technology offerings.