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Lanxess workshop invites production efficiency, color consistency

The Lanxess Corp. Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit hosted its Bayferrox Color Workshop in Pittsburgh for the 27th consecutive year. Nearly two dozen professionals representing North American concrete producers participated in the 2.5-day educational and laboratory training program.

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MANUFACTURERS - MAY 2018

Fly ash processor and marketer Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky., has secured an exclusive agreement covering coal combustion products from the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell complex in West Olive, Mich. It will sell the facility’s Class C fly ash to Great Lakes concrete and cement customers, and also move material through its MultiSource terminal network serving Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Mountain and West regions. Charah will also market the generating station’s bottom ash for such applications as Class 1A backfill, cement kiln raw feed, and lightweight aggregate or flowable fill mixtures.

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PRODUCERS - MAY 2018

Thomas Concrete recently acquired 21 Georgia ready mixed concrete production sites—eight active, the remaining idle or in standby mode—from Vulcan Materials Co. They strengthen the producer’s metro Atlanta presence and bring the U.S. footprint of Swedish parent company, Thomas Concrete Group AB, to 70 plants across Georgia and the Carolinas.

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ORGANIZATIONS - MAY 2018

Chicago-based James McHugh Construction Co., one of the top concrete building contractors, has appointed Dave Alexander as president. He joined the firm as an intern and has served as a project manager, chief estimator, and, most recently, senior vice president. McHugh Construction officials cite his industry-leading engineering, technical, and management skills, as evidenced in some of the most expensive, complex and high profile projects in Chicago. Topping that list is the 1,143-ft. Trump International Hotel and Tower, which was North America’s tallest reinforced concrete building from 2007-2014.

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Lytx honors Lafarge terminal driver with spotless, 3 million-mile record

Video telematics specialist Lytx named Lafarge North America’s North Dakota-based bulk tanker ace Jack Weig its 2018 Driver of the Year, Private Trucking—one of six categories honoring DriveCam technology users. The award was presented during the Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego. Weig has earned an internal safe driving award 37 times, once for every year he’s been with Lafarge. Throughout his career, he has not logged a single at-fault accident, despite driving more than 3 million miles, and believes in acting as a courteous and professional ambassador for his company’s brand, on and off the road. Managers cite the personal ownership Weig takes in his role at the company, customers’ overall satisfaction, and fleet equipment.

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