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Mack, McNeilus team continue generous tradition for CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management / National Steering Committee; CP staff

CIMTruck 150Mack Trucks Inc. and McNeilus Cos. are approaching 2016 World of Concrete in customary manner by dispatching a Granite Axle Forward-mounted 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer truck to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Their donation will anchor the pool of equipment, material and sports/travel packages available in live or silent bidding at the 11th Annual CIM Auction, February 3 in a meeting room above the World of Concrete exhibit floor.

 

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Paris Climate Conference elicits cement leaders’ 1Gt emissions reduction plan

Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Cement Sustainability Initiative, Geneva; CP staff

Backed by 16 major producers—nine with significant North American market stakes—the WBCSD Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) outlined at the UN Paris Climate Conference a Cement Action Plan to clip worldwide industry carbon emissions 20–25 percent by 2030.

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Road Builders: FAST stabilizes highway funding, bumps DOT purchasing power

Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

An ARTBA analysis of the five-year, $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) that President Obama signed December 4 notes: “While the total core highway investment increase during the [five-year] life of the bill will be just over 15 percent, yearly assessments are a better gauge of market impact.

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