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Titan Florida flagship logs industry’s first Zero Waste Council certification

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va.; CP

Titan America’s Pennsuco Complex, encompassing cement, aggregate, ready mixed and concrete block production, has been certified as a Gold Level Zero Waste Facility from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, Corono Del Mar, Calif.

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Basalite attains premier NCMA/ICPI plant certification

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herdon, Va.; CP staff

Basalite Concrete Products’ recently upgraded Tracy, Calif., block and paver operation is the first mover in the NCMA/ICPI Plant Certification Program. Initially good for one year, plant certification indicates that an NCMA or Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute producer has implemented a quality control system whose sampling, testing and recordkeeping measures equal or exceed program baselines and clear a third party auditor.

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ABC, AGC, NAHB lead push to scrap Obama project labor agreement order

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

An ABC-led coalition letter requests President-elect Donald Trump to consider rescinding his predecessor’s Executive Order 13502, which encourages project labor agreements on federally funded contracts exceeding $25 million.

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EPA water infrastructure project loan program launches with $1 billion

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA has announced the availability of up to $1 billion under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, aimed at providing credit-worthy water supply and wastewater projects long-term, low-cost assistance through direct loans and loan guarantees.

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New ASTM standard supports recycling of fresh, returned concrete

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates’ C1798, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete, affords producers process, verification, and record-keeping procedures to lower stockpile volume or reclaimer throughput.

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