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Briefs July 2012

Through a series of agreements with major and independent ready mixed producers, Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has extended availability of its Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete into Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest markets.

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USGBC logs 20,000 LEED for Homes certifications

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that more than 20,000 homes across the U.S. have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program. LEED for Homes is a national voluntary certification system that provides guidance and verification that homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants.

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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.

Briefs June 2012

Spancrete has announced the hiring of its new supply chain director, Gaylen Haas, as well as its new human resources manager, Toni Muise. Haas brings more than 18 years of supply chain and operations management experience to Spancrete. He has a bachelor’s degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. In addition, Haas is certified APICS, CPIM, CIRM & CSCP, and has an ISM CPM certification.

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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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