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American Cement, CalPortland, Lehigh plants join Energy Star Industrial roster

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

American Cement Co., CalPortland Co. and Texas Lehigh Cement Co. mills in Florida, California and Texas are among 15 plants earning EPA Energy Star Industrial Program certification for the first time in 2017. Of 93 Industrial facilities certified last year, 25 mill portland cement.

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Graniterock elects former DOT Secretary, FHWA chief to board

Sources: Graniterock, Watsonville, Calif.; CP staff

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Secretary (2006-2009) and Federal Highway Administration Administrator (2001-2005) Mary Peters was elected to the nine-member Graniterock board at the producer’s 2018 shareholder meeting.

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PCA’s Sullivan confirms favorable 2018-20 cement consumption curve

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

The PCA Market Intelligence Group’s annual Spring Forecast projects cement consumption growth of 2.8 percent in 2018 and 2019, along with 4 percent the following year, as impacts from potential federal infrastructure spending are likely to take effect. An analysis shows prospective annual cement shipments of 99.3 million, 102.1 million, and 106.1 million metric tons for the period.

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Precaster Zero Energy eyes reorganization, scouts venture capital partner

Sources: Zero Energy Systems, Coralville, Iowa; CP staff

Precast concrete wall and building element producer Zero Energy Systems has filed a voluntary petition for legal reorganization. Management anticipates fulfilling contracted and future precast panel orders, and notes that the filing stems from a dispute with a lender on company strategy.

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Mutual Materials’ Anderegg chairs Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has elected 2018-19 officers and 2018-21 directors, led by Chairman Kendall Anderegg, president of Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash. Joining her as officers for two-year terms are Chair-Elect Marshall Brown, PhD, president of ACM Chemistries Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer Ed Fioroni, PhD, vice president of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes.

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