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Construction industry pledges to hire more than 100,000 veterans

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

During A National Symposium: Veterans’ Employment in Construction, a February 9 gathering in Washington, D.C., First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez celebrated a broad coalition of construction employers and associations that have collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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EPA confirms fly ash’s concrete suitability, benign chemical profile

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; American Coal Ash Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Five years after proposing potentially onerous regulations for coal combustion residuals (CCR) management and disposal—triggering an uproar across the concrete industry regarding ASTM C618-grade fly ash marketability—EPA has released an evaluation of recycled CCR almost certain to put lingering concerns to rest.

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McInnis Cement secures financing for plant serving New England, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Eastern Canadian markets

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois joined business leaders January 31 to outline a financial structure enabling McInnis Cement, an export-driven start up headed by industry veterans, to commence Spring 2014 construction of a plant and marine terminal with ultimate capacity toward 2.5 million tonnes/year.

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