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Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NRMCA is accepting entries in the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards Program through July 28. The competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices. Any NRMCA member company producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada is eligible to enter. Additional Environmental Excellence Award details and entry forms can be obtained here.

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon has named Charles Evans as chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering, tasked with leading the development of new products and technologies, while further enhancing the business value derived from the company’s current information technology offerings.

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Governor John Hickenlooper is maintaining a spring tradition of recent years, observing "The concrete industry is vital to Colorado's infrastructure and economy. On April 28 we recognize concrete as a sustainable, green building material and superior choice for construction. We look forward to recognizing the thousands of employees who make a difference in our state during the annual Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.”

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

The NRMCA’s 1st Annual Safety Award, backed by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, acknowledges the significant contribution of safe work practices to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry. It will be presented to an individual or company whose actions—in day-to-day operations or an emergency—represent the highest in the advancement of safety in the industry.

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Eric Olsen, the charter chief executive officer and lone American-born director of LafargeHolcim, has resigned effective July 15, noting how two years after the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, the business “has everything it needs to successfully transform the industry and build sustainably our future world. I fully trust our teams to transform that ambition into reality.”