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Plant certification initial focus of NPCA, PCI strategic partnership

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

NPCA and the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute formalized a partnership during the Precast Show (February 13-15, Houston) to reduce duplication and increase collaboration in several program areas, starting with plant certification and trade show production.

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NRMCA-led agreement ushers responsible sourcing certification effort

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA Chairman Bill Childs (Chaney Enterprises) joined concrete and cement group representatives from around the world to sign an agreement launching an international responsible sourcing certification program for concrete, spearheaded by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).

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Martin Marietta strategy chief to lead Texas Industries integration

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

In an upbeat, company-wide memo, Martin Marietta CEO Ward Nye underscores positive market, investor and employee response to the Texas Industries merger announcement three weeks prior, noting that “all remains on schedule for a targeted closing sometime this summer.”

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