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Kenworth, Con-Tech time charity-rooted auction with ConExpo-Con/Agg

Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff

Kenworth Truck, Kenworth of Central Florida and Con-Tech Manufacturing are providing a T880S-mounted BridgeKing mixer for auction on March 13, the fourth day of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas. Proceeds will support Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minn.; Make-a-Wish of Minnesota; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and, Wounded Warrior Project. 

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Oldcastle APG fills market void, adds bagged product depth in US Mix deal

Sources: Oldcastle APG, Atlanta; CP staff

Sakrete and Amerimix brand owner Oldcastle APG has acquired a third pillar in dry mix and related compounds, US Mix Co. The transaction fills a key production footprint gap; expands the APG network of aggregate and cementitious material packaging facilities to the thriving Denver, Colo., market; and, brings valuable materials science expertise plus US SPEC, another strong brand with department of transportation, engineer and specifier recognition.

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Whistleblowing-driver prevails in claims against fleet owner

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA is testing Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) whistleblower protection provisions by ordering a defunct Connecticut motor carrier and its co-owner to pay more than $150,000 in backpay, fines and attorney's fees to settle a complaint surrounding management practices and trucking regulations compliance. Investigators found that the carrier retaliated against a driver who voiced concerns about faulty vehicle maintenance, including missing or inoperative headlights and air pressure leaks, and a directive to violate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of service regulations. 

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Registration trajectory points toward near-record ConExpo-Con/Agg

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

ConExpo-Con/Agg and International Fluid Power Exposition organizers closed out the last week of February with 4,000-plus new registrations for their March 10-14 equipment, education and networking bonanza at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Advance registration is well ahead of the 2017 show, they add, and signals attendance exceeding 130,000. 

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Aggregate supply, hauling contract fraud nets hefty fine, lengthy sentence

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division

A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced Chester L. Neal, Jr. of Bourbon Oak, Mo., to a 57-month jail term and ordered him to pay $3.735 million in restitution following a guilty plea to one count of mail fraud. Admissions in connection with the plea indicate a July 2008–December 2017 scheme during which the defendant landed contracts to purchase and transport rock, gravel and other raw materials to federal agency sites. 

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