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NRMCA publishes silica regulations compliance guide

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

NRMCA Executive Vice President, Compliance & Operations Gary Mullings and Vice President, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Kevin Walgenbach review raw materials, plant conditions, housekeeping measures, worker protection, exposure monitoring and best compliance practices in “Guide for Silica Regulations and the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry.”

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Sika veteran Gentoso succeeds LafargeHolcim US Cement CEO Stull

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Jamie Gentoso has been named LafargeHolcim, US Cement chief executive officer, replacing John Stull, who recently shifted in the same capacity to the Holcim Philippines business. She arrives at the Chicago-based operator with a solid industry grasp, having started her career as Holcim (US) technical service engineer, then serving as Architectural and Engineering market manager with a focus on ASTM C150 and specialty cements, plus fly ash. Gentoso proceeded to Sika Corp., rising to vice president of Concrete ahead of her most recent position, vice president of Sales & Marketing, with New Jersey-based architectural building products manufacturer Construction Specialties. 

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ACI forms alternative cement committee

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute has formed ACI Committee 242, Alternative Cements, to develop and report information on the use of alternate cements in concrete. The new committee will work with ACI’s innovative task group focused on alternative cementitious materials, who recently authored the institute’s new ITG-10R: Practitioner's Guide for Alternative Cements.

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Sika AG prevails in protracted shareholder challenge

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

The Swiss parent of Sika Corp. has settled a three-and-half-year legal dispute with glass and building materials giant Saint-Gobain of France through transactions involving founding family members’ shares, plus proposed board measures altering governance and share classes. 

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Brennan rises across Front Range market with Boral plant deal

Sources: Boral Ltd., Sydney; Brennan Companies, Denver; CP staff

Boral Ltd. has reached an agreement to sell its Colorado ready mixed and aggregates operations in a $127 million deal with Denver-based Brannan Sand & Gravel Co. Boral Construction Materials spans a namesake Aggregates site plus six plants under the legacy Ready Mixed Concrete Co. brand. Brannan operates three ready mixed, three aggregate and four asphalt plants serving the Denver-anchored Front Range market, plus an underground-construction business. 

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