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Standard Concrete’s Lampton elected PCI Chairman

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Mason Lampton of Columbus, Ga.-based Standard Concrete Products Inc. as 2018 chairman, succeeding Daniel Juntunen, president and chief executive officer of Minnesota’s Wells Concrete.

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LafargeHolcim looks downstream of core business in Strategy 2022

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Coupled with the release of 2017 financials showing moderate year-over-year sales and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) gains, LafargeHolcim outlined a five-year plan to drive profitable growth and simplify the business to deliver resilient returns and attractive value to stakeholders. Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth targets annual net sales growth of 3 to 5 percent and recurring EBITDA of at least 5 percent, and is based on four value drivers:

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Nucor unveils plan for $240M Florida rebar mill

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

Nucor will strengthen its position as a top concrete reinforcing steel producer with the construction of a Frostproof, Fla., micro mill equipped for up to 350,000 tons/year output. It announced the $240 million investment less than four months after committing a similar outlay for a rebar micro mill in Sedalia, Mo.

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ISO safety standard emulates 9001 quality, 14001 environmental models

Sources: International Organization for Standardization, Geneva; CP staff

The just-published ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, specifies requirements for companies and organizations to improve worker injury- and illness-prevention methods. Based on ISO 9001, Quality management systems and 14001, Environmental management systems common elements, it provides a Plan-Do-Check-Act model users can implement to help minimize risks to employees.

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NCMA Foundation opens building, hardscape unit design competition

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The NCMA Education and Research Foundation’s 2018 Unit Design Competition exposes students in college or university design and construction programs to concrete masonry and hardscape products. Individual school teams begin in local competitions, proposing an innovative design for a concrete masonry or hardscape unit that can be produced on current equipment. First place teams from the local rounds qualify for the national competition, the top three teams from which will be invited to present their unit design at the NCMA Midyear Meeting, July 31-August 3 in Chicago. Additional information on the competition and entry submissions can be obtained here.

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