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Lowe's Official To Keynote Inaugural Necma Masonry, Hardscape Gathering

The 1st Annual NECMA Education Day & Tradeshow will feature a Lowe’s Corp. representative discussing the significant role of concrete masonry in the home-improvement retailing giant’s energy-efficiency and LEED requirements for new store construction

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Epa Attaches Enthusiastic Cost-Benefit To Stringent Cement Plant Emissions Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the cement industry will incur $926 million–$950 million annually to comply with new rules limiting emissions and particulate matter from kilns, contending scrubber and related pollution-control investments will net $6.7 billion to $18 billion in “public health benefits

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Sierra Club Surrogate: EPA Cement Rule Helps Create, Preserve Jobs

In a press release hailing EPA's final NESHAP [National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants] Portland Cement rule, environmental activist Earthjustice observes, “Modernizing older cement kilns with technologies such as scrubbers and activated carbon injection will help to create more jobs for the cement industry

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U.S. Concrete Financial Reorganization Nears

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s granting of a U.S. Concrete request to confirm a Plan of Organization, converting $285 million in senior notes to equity shares, will likely enable the producer to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings by the end of August

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Teamsters, Operating Engineers Secure Eastern Concrete Work Assignment

The NLRB settled a jurisdictional dispute at Eastern Concrete Materials, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., determining that Operating Engineers Local 137 and Teamsters Local 456 members are entitled to perform, respectively, mechanic and loader operator and batch and yard work

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