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Ready mixed, precast interests occupy Orlando

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

A month after the upbeat World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas, ready mixed and precast producers will reconvene in Florida, with the NRMCA Annual Convention March 1-3 at the Orlando World Marriott, and the NPCA and American Concrete Pipe Association-backed Precast Show March 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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OSHA, NIOSH red flag silica exposure in manufactured stone value chain

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

A joint OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Alert defines dust control measures to protect workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops, leading types of which bear 60–95 percent silica content.

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Shell portal introduces working successor to API CJ-4 heavy-duty engine oil

Sources: Shell Lubricants, Houston; CP staff

Shell Rotella’s new WhatisPC11.com site profiles the next generation of diesel engine oils known as American Petroleum Institute (API) Proposed Category 11 (PC-11), covering product fundamentals, impending changes, testing updates, and how the specification is expected to affect new, current and older engines when PC-11 replaces API CJ-4 engine oils by 2017. The site also explores diesel engine technology changes, driven by tightening emissions regulations, and how Shell Lubricants is approaching the Rotella PC-11 series.

 

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Pipe pros converge for 2015 ACPA School, Rinker and Hanson tours

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas; CP staff

More than 300 concrete pipe professionals from across North America will gather March 3-6 in Orlando for the 2015 ACPA Pipe School, offering participants the opportunity to learn best practices in production, quality, sales and marketing, safety and engineering design, and visit Rinker and Hanson Pipe & Precast plants in Apopka and Winter Haven, Fla., respectively.

 

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