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Rockwood sites $115 million pigment operation in Georgia

The Color Pigments and Services business of Princeton, N.J.-based Rockwood Holdings Inc. will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Ga.—the first new iron oxide pigment operation in the U.S. in 35 years.

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Briefs January 2012

PRODUCERS
Lafarge Canada
recently celebrated 400,000 hours of safe operation at three ready-mixed concrete plants in the Vancouver area (Kent Avenue, Harbour and North Burnaby) and at its McTar asphalt materials operation.

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PCI-IL and WI sets 2012 'Tech Tuesday' lunch program

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute of Illinois & Wisconsin will host “Technology Tuesdays” lunchtime seminars on the first or second Tuesday of each month in 2012. Each program will be taught by an expert in that area of the precast concrete field.

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Hanson Pipe extends Ohio stake with Sherman-Dixie plant deal

Hanson Pipe & Precast, Irving, Texas, has acquired the Sherman-Dixie Concrete precast operation in Dayton, Ohio, adding the property to an East Region portfolio that includes Sidney and Columbus, Ohio, sites.

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Green Truck Ride 'n Drive

The World Truck Show 2012, March 6–8 at the Indiana Convention Center, will provide show attendees with access to 21 environmentally friendly vehicles during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. Equipment demonstrations of electric PTOs and similar technologies also will take place in a stationary display area adjacent to the outdoor Ride-and-Drive course.

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