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Lead construction economists confirm private sectors’ near-term growth prospects

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.

The Associated Builders & Contractors, American Institute of Architects and National Association of Home Builders chief economists assembled in Washington, D.C., for a mid-year market forecast, outlining stable to strong residential and commercial project activity through 2017.

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New directors bring Martin Marietta rail, trucking perspectives

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

Former Union Pacific Corp. Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski was elected to the 10-member Martin Marietta board on August 15, joining Republic Services President and CEO Don Slager, who was appointed during the producer’s late-May annual general shareholders meeting. They succeed Frank Menaker Jr. and Richard Vinroot who, after 23 and 20 years on the board, respectively, were not eligible for election due to their reaching mandatory retirement age.

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NRMCA releases concrete testing presentation, checklist tools

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

With Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association assistance, the NRMCA Research, Engineering and Standards Committee has produced a checklist and PowerPoint presentation, “Code and Standards Requirements for Acceptance Testing,” spanning these methods and practice topics:

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Schwing America, Putzmeister America announce chief executive transitions

Sources: Schwing America, St. Paul, Minn.; Putzmeister America, Sturtevant, Wis.; CP staff

Pumping equipment and mixer truck manufacturer Schwing America announced the resignation, effective immediately, of CEO Brian Hazelton, who notified the German parent of his intention to pursue a new leadership position in the recreational vehicle industry. “Until a new chief executive office is announced, operation will be ‘business as usual’ for our employees, customer and suppliers,” notes Schwing Group CEO Dr. Gunther Abolins.

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