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Loyal, upbeat employees propel Ozinga Bros. to Top Workplace ranks

Sources: Ozinga Bros, Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

Results from a survey gauging staff sentiments on daily work activities, impressions of management and company direction earned one of the Midwest’s premier ready mixed producers inclusion in the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2014.

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U.S. Concrete builds Texas volumetric mixer fleet with Mobile-Crete

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc, Euless, Texas; CP staff

Two months after entering the Texas market for volumetric mixer-delivered concrete through a deal for Custom-Crete, U.S. Concrete subsidiary Redi-Mix LLC has bolted on the fleet and sites of Scofield Construction Services, LLC and Mobile-Crete of South Texas, LLC, collectively doing business as Mobile-Crete.

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Energy, commercial sectors spur mid-sized contractors’ 2015 optimism

Sources: GE Capital, Americas; CP staff

Surveying construction executives of firms ranging from $10 million–$1 billion in annual revenue, equipment finance giant GE Capital finds 75 percent of respondents “extremely” or “somewhat” confident in their local economies, and 65 percent indicating the same for the U.S. Respondents see energy-related construction the strongest sector in the next 12 months, followed by office, transportation and residential.

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