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Private equity firms take majority C&W Mfg. stake, maintain management continuity

Sources: C&W Manufacturing, Alvarado, Texas; B12 Capital Partners LLC, Kansas City, Mo.; CP staff

Leading dust control system specialist C&W Manufacturing has effected a recapitalization with B12 Capital Partners, LLC and three other Kansas City-area investors, noting that the move will provide a stronger footing into the future with expanded sales, investments and technology.

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Cummins shaves 500-plus lbs. from ISX12 successor

Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; CP staff

X12 postSculptured block design, attributable to casting and engineering improvements that place iron where it is most needed, plus high-strength composites for oil pan and valve cover, have netted a 12-liter engine at 2,050 lbs., nearly 600 lbs. lighter than Cummins’ current ISX12. The X12 will debut in 2018 with the Single Module exhaust aftertreatment chamber, which weighs 40 percent less than the ISX series’ three-component, switch back-style assembly.

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NPCA schedules free webinar on OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Occupational Safety & Health Administration-wise attorney Melissa Bailey, a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C., will present an August 17 webinar on the agency’s electronic recordkeeping rule.

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ACI report covers insulating concrete form practice, system variety

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The new ACI560R-16 Report on Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms is a comprehensive introduction to ICF wall practice. In spite of their simplicity, authors note, such systems are based on extensive research and continue to evolve with changes in technology.

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Lafarge captures western Canada territory for StormTrap products

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Calgary; CP staff

Romeoville, Ill.-based stormwater management systems developer StormTrap has entered a licensing and production agreement granting Lafarge Canada exclusive rights to proprietary precast concrete detention and retention products from northwest Ontario to British Columbia. The producer serves drainage markets across that expanse from precast and concrete pipe plants in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.

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