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Materials supply chain, mobile platforms central to Command Alkon’s future

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

Command Alkon presented 2014 Customer Training and Technology Conference participants new and concept-stage smartphone, tablet and desktop offerings from the integration of core software plus products of the company’s last two domestic acquisitions: FiveCubits, a bulk materials hauling and transport supply chain solution specialist, and 323 Technologies, an early mover in concrete-centric business intelligence and mobile applications.

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Lafarge, Cemex USA chiefs top PCA officer slate

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., the PCA Board of Directors elected Lafarge North America CEO John Stull as 2014-15 chairman, succeeding Cary Cohrs (American Cement Co.), and Cemex USA President Karl Watson, Jr., vice-chairman.

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Heldenfels goes west, breaking ground on El Paso plant

Source: Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., San Marcos, Texas

Heldenfels Enterprises’ third precast/prestressed concrete operation in Texas is scheduled for start up by April 2015. Initial production at the El Paso plant will include bridge girders for the Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture’s Border Highway West Extension. The greenfield facility joins Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified San Marcos flagship and Corpus Christi plants through which Heldenfels Enterprises serves highway and bridge, commercial building, marine/industrial and sports facility construction markets.

Toscas to transition from PCI to PCA

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

The PCA board has named James Toscas as president and chief executive officer, effective December 15. For the past 11 years, he has served in the same capacity at Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, joining it shortly after a four-year tenure at the helm of the American Concrete Institute.

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Command Alkon and Climate Earth economize Environmental Product Declarations

Sources: Climate Earth, Berkeley, Calif.; CP staff

Document solutions from Climate Earth allow users with COMMANDseries from Command Alkon to place an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), an internationally accepted eco-label, directly into every bid submittal. Linking Command Alkon production software with Climate Earth environmental data streamlines document completion and positions ready mixed suppliers to be among the first in the green-building industry to deliver EPDs for every material order or product on any project they bid.

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