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Road Builders see minor 2018 transportation construction rebound

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

After a 2.8 percent year-over-year decline in 2017, total domestic transportation construction and related-market outlays are projected to reach $255 billion next year, according to the ARTBA Transportation Construction Market Forecast.

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CertainTeed chief transitions to Glen-Gery helm

Sources: Ibstock plc, United Kingdom; CP staff

U.K. and U.S. clay and concrete product operator Ibstock has appointed Greg Silvestri as president of its key operating business, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Glen-Gery. He will oversee one of North America’s oldest and largest masonry brands, with 10 brick and stone plants plus 10 distribution sites serving 500-plus U.S. and Canadian dealers.

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Nucor budgets $250M for heartland rebar mill

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

Following a Missouri Development Finance Board nod, Nucor has confirmed plans for a micro rebar steel mill in Sedalia, Mo. Located about 90 miles east of Kansas City and close to the Interstate 70 corridor, the facility is scheduled for 2019 start up pending award of state and local incentives and permits, plus regulatory approvals.

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HawkeyePedershaab unites with Germany’s BFS for deeper pipe, precast portfolio

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

A merger with BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH enables HawkeyePedershaab to expand its concrete pipe and manhole machinery presence, and offer new product lines serving the pressure pipe, manhole, pole plant, and block & paver end-markets.

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