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Reports Detail Pavement Subbase Optimization, Erosion Potential

Developed at the Texas Transportation Institute, “Design Methodology for Subgrades and Bases Under Concrete Roads” and “Parking Lots and Test Methods & Results of Erosion Potential of Commonly Used Subgrade and Base Materials” are the culmination of research on best practices for identifying potential erosion problems before pavement is placed, and avoiding costs in overdesigned subbases. The publications are the latest additions to the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation library.

 

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Southeast Market Reawakening Drives Georgia Plant Upgrade

BR-Spancrete-150Eyeing prospects for its namesake prestressed plank and wall products throughout the Southeast, Spancrete is upgrading a Newnan, Ga., plant. The Waukesha, Wis.-based producer projects full operation in January and a near-term payroll up to 40 at the property, located about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. “This is a unique opportunity to make the most of an existing site, so we’re able to impact the community right away,” says Spancrete Southeast Region General Manager Kristin Szymczak.

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PRODUCERS - November 2014

Springdale, Pa.-based R.I. Lampus Co. has strengthened its leading stake in western Pennsylvania concrete block and hardscape unit production, acquiring A.A. Robbins Co. of Cambridge Springs. As reported by Pittsburgh-based Total Trib Media, the buyout of retiring owner Denny Robbins adds a Crawford County plant to Lampus’ Allegheny, Beaver, Erie and Lawrence county sites, and dovetails a recent brick distribution and retail showroom expansion.

 

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ORGANIZATIONS - November 2014

The CTLGroup board elected Cary Cohrs as chairman during its fall meeting in Chicago. “[He] brings a wealth of construction-related leadership to the CTLGroup Board,” says CTLGroup CEO Brent Nixon. “We are excited to work with him in his new role as chairman, developing building solutions and new technologies to grow our global markets.”

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Holcim improves safety, carbon, water metrics

Holcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability ReportHolcim Group’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report details ongoing activities in sustainable development and discloses data on a number of key sustainability performance indicators. “Reflecting our vision to provide foundations for society’s future sustainable environmental performance and corporate responsibility are firm parts of Holcim’s business strategy,” notes CEO Bernard Fontana. “This mindset has also been part of the foundation of our Holcim Leadership Journey and the performance indicators we release with the report confirm that we are making further progress in reaching our sustainability targets.”

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