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Walk for Sustainability 2.0

Participants in the second Walk for Sustainability, supporting the Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation, assembled last month for a nearly three-mile trek through downtown Seattle. Led by Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini (third from right), it kicked off day two of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s International Concrete Sustainability Conference, based at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

Big River lands two ICPI/NCMA Safety Awards

Big River Industries, Inc., the largest manufacturer of expanded clay lightweight aggregate (LWA), announced the acceptance of two Safety Awards from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association (ICPI/ NCMA). The company’s Erwinsville, La., plant and Livingston, Ala., plant each received an award for the number of hours worked accident free. The Erwinsville facility was acknowledged for 102,462 safe hours, and the Livingston operation was awarded for 92,357 hours.

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Briefs May 2012

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Paris-based Lafarge Group has appointed as senior leaders for Canada and U.S.-bordering businesses Bob Cartmel, six Eastern Provinces, and René Thibault, four Western Provinces, three Territories, plus the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest. Based in Toronto and Calgary, respectively, they are responsible for all operational, marketing and functional elements of aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete (ready-mix, pipe and precast), and construction and paving operations.

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Ace-Co 50th anniversary

San Antonio-based plant automation specialist Ace-Co has entered its sixth decade of service to the concrete industry.

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