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Ferrara Bros. deal secures U.S. Concrete an unrivaled stake in the Big Apple

Sources: U.S. Concrete, Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

After closing on all of the equity interests in Flushing, N.Y.-based Ferrara Bros. Building Materials Corp., U.S. Concrete has reached a level of ready mixed production and delivery capability rare for a metro New York and New Jersey market operator.

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FMCSA grants mixer drivers two-year exemption from hours of service break rule

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

After 18-plus months of discussion between NRMCA representatives, federal lawmakers and agency staff, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exempting concrete mixer truck drivers from the 30-minute break requirement in the current hours of service (HOS) guidelines. NRMCA Chairman Allen Hamblen (CalPortland) credits association members and staff for efforts leading to “much needed regulatory relief for the industry.”

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SEFA Group adds 350,000 tons’ capacity of C618-grade fly ash

Sources: SEFA Group, Columbia, S.C.; CP staff

A coal ash beneficiation facility at the Santee Cooper Winyah Generation Station in Georgetown, S.C., has entered commercial operation, joining two other SEFA Group sites equipped with the proprietary Staged Turbulent Air Reactor (STAR) processing technology.

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