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PCA cuts projected 2010-2012 consumption gains by nearly two-thirds

Sustained labor market weakness, and the ripple effect it will have on residential and public or private nonresidential and nonbuilding construction over the next 26 months, has prompted PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan to revise downward his forecast of cement consumption and concrete output.

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Thelen supplies Habitat ICF home set for 2010 Greenbuild spotlight

Thelen Sand & Gravel & Ready Mix of Antioch, Ill., delivered slab and wall mixes for an insulating concrete form home that delegates to the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will visit as part of scheduled tours.

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Premier research firm honors Cemex’s enterprise-wide social media

An online, global platform for Cemex employees--combining elements of popular social networks and communications tools to encourage company-wide sharing of ideas and best practices--has won the Management: Collaboration System category in the Forrester Research Groundswell Awards.

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NRMCA opens Driver of the Year nominations

NRMCA is accepting nominations (forms here) for the Ready Mixed Truck Driver of the Year award through December 1. Now in its 15th year, the competition is open to active employees—full time drivers, or drivers with dispatch and yard duties—of NRMCA producer members in good standing.

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