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HawkeyePedershaab builds portfolio with CAM Sales deal

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

HawkeyePedershaab has acquired Ludington, Mich.-based CAM Sales Inc., which manufactures reinforcement accessories plus shear steel stirrup assemblies for concrete pipe, box culverts and other utility structures, and is the North American representative for the Brecon/Bosch, Eurobend and Habermann brands of precast production components.  

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National Cement parent drives carbon emissions-free mixer project

Sources: Vicat Group, Paris; CP staff

The newest addition to the fleet of Béton Vicat, a Lyon, France, sister business of National Cement Co. in North America, runs on a compressed natural gas engine, bears a lithium battery-powered electric mixer drive, and operates across the concrete loading and delivery cycle nearly 100 percent free of carbon dioxide emissions. 

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NRMCA publishes silica regulations compliance guide

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

NRMCA Executive Vice President, Compliance & Operations Gary Mullings and Vice President, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Kevin Walgenbach review raw materials, plant conditions, housekeeping measures, worker protection, exposure monitoring and best compliance practices in “Guide for Silica Regulations and the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry.”

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Sika veteran Gentoso succeeds LafargeHolcim US Cement CEO Stull

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Jamie Gentoso has been named LafargeHolcim, US Cement chief executive officer, replacing John Stull, who recently shifted in the same capacity to the Holcim Philippines business. She arrives at the Chicago-based operator with a solid industry grasp, having started her career as Holcim (US) technical service engineer, then serving as Architectural and Engineering market manager with a focus on ASTM C150 and specialty cements, plus fly ash. Gentoso proceeded to Sika Corp., rising to vice president of Concrete ahead of her most recent position, vice president of Sales & Marketing, with New Jersey-based architectural building products manufacturer Construction Specialties. 

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ACI forms alternative cement committee

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute has formed ACI Committee 242, Alternative Cements, to develop and report information on the use of alternate cements in concrete. The new committee will work with ACI’s innovative task group focused on alternative cementitious materials, who recently authored the institute’s new ITG-10R: Practitioner's Guide for Alternative Cements.

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