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Texas producers ride population wave with a nod to valued team members

Sources: Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association, Austin; CP staff

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association has launched a campaign to build awareness of the aggregates, concrete, cement and associated industries, while spotlighting employees who make production and delivery possible. #WeRTexas factors population growth of approximately 1,400 people per day and these material figures 10 years out, as measured against present annual shipment levels: 15 million to 50 million more tons of aggregate; 3 million to 10 million more yards of ready mixed; and, 1 million to 3 million more tons of cement. 

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Martin Marietta-minted Lloyd joins Insteel board

Sources: Insteel Industries Inc., Mt. Airy, N.C.; CP staff

Former Martin Marietta Materials Chief Financial Officer Anne Lloyd, who retired from the aggregates and ready mixed concrete giant in 2017, has joined the board of welded wire reinforcement and prestressing strand specialist Insteel Industries.

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Maturity sensor specialist integrates artificial intelligence in concrete QC

Sources: Giatec Scientific Inc., Ottawa; CP staff

The proprietor of the wireless, slab-embedded SmartRock sensor is extending its temperature and maturity monitoring capabilities with Roxi, a platform applying artificial intelligence methods to concrete quality control. Giatec Scientific developed the platform in conjunction with Mila, a McGill University- and University of Montreal-hosted lab, and announced the effort at the 2019 bauma trade fair in Munich.

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Research probes public attitudes to green-building value proposition

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff 

U.S. Green Building Council research finds limited recognition among the general public on the significance of issues at the core of the green building community’s mission—sustainability, the environment, and energy efficient, occupant-friendly space—and their connection to resource conservation and climate change.  

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Delta Industries veteran Evans on deck to succeed CEO Robison

Source: Delta Industries, Jackson, Miss.

Delta Industries, with 30-plus ready mixed plants in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, has outlined a May 1 transition plan for retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Robison, naming as his successor Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Evans, Jr.

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