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Forterra, Foley complete Southeast asset shuffle

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

In a deal with Columbus, Ga.-based concrete pipe and drainage structures operator Foley Products Co., Forterra has exchanged Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee plants for similar Mississippi and Texas assets plus $10 million in cash. The transaction reflects what Forterra notes is a continued focus on portfolio management to deliver long-term value by enhancing the company's position in well-structured markets.

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NCMA raises centennial anniversary flag in the home of the Brickyard

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

The Annual Convention and International Concrete Exposition 2018, February 6-10 in Indianapolis, provided a backdrop for members, staff and allied groups to kick off celebration of NCMA's 100 years of advocacy, research, standards and promotion for the concrete masonry industry.

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Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training

Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

President Donald Trump's formal infrastructure proposal hinges on four basic principals: stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending through a 10-year, $200-billion federal commitment; shorten project permitting windows; invest in rural transportation, environmental and related public works; and, improve training to attract qualified workers to the trades.

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Boral R&D chief to address supply, logistics challenges at Ash Trade conference

Sources: GMI Global LLC, Las Vegas; CP staff

Boral Resources Vice President of Research & Development Rafic Minkara, Ph.D., P.E., will present "Fly Ash Sustainability In the USA: Regulatory Challenges, Resource Availability and Product Quality” at Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018, February 22-23 in Cancun, Mexico. As an executive with North America’s leading ASTM C618-grade source, he will highlight such material availability measures as logistics investments and legacy resource reclamation, plus technologies to mitigate ash quality issues. Joining him on the seven-speaker program will be LafargeHolcim Business Development Manager of Alternative Raw Materials Andrew Spivak, who will lead the “Vision of Alternative Resources: Fuels and Materials” panel discussion. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort. Additional details and registration can be obtained here.

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Stanley Black & Decker opens 3D printing venture to concrete candidates

Sources: Stanley Black & Decker, Hartford, Conn.; CP staff

The entrepreneurial Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator program for 2018 will support up to 10 entities targeting processes that build or print 3D objects by adding layer upon layer of concrete, metal, plastic or other material.

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