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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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Concrete pavement library migrates to ACPA’s Wikipave

Source: American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Rosemont, Ill.

A collaborative application placing information about concrete pavement at the fingertips of anyone, anywhere in the world, Wikipave marks one of the deepest transfers to date of free content from a North American concrete industry group. It allows ACPA staff, members, technology partners, and affiliated chapter/state personnel to add, modify, or delete technical content, encyclopedic listings, definitions and photos or illustrations.

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TXI, heritage business performance deepen Wall Street confidence in Martin Marietta

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Year-over-year sales and profit gains, bolstered by core aggregate operations’ higher shipments and pricing conditions, plus better than anticipated Texas Industries merger results, have Martin Marietta enjoying investor confidence approximating pre-recession levels.

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Vulcan Board welcomes former Labor Secretary, Transportation Deputy Secretary

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Elaine Chao, who headed the Department of Labor through President George W. Bush’s two terms (2001–2009), and Southern Co. chief Thomas Fanning have been elected Vulcan Materials directors for an interim period; both will be among 2015 director nominees for election at the Vulcan 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May.

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Returned-concrete treatment cleans drums, forms recycled aggregate

Sources: CP staff; General Resource Technology Inc., Eagan, Minn.

Short for “Returned Concrete, Zero Impact on the Environment,” Mapei’s Re-Con Zero is a mineral and admixture kit whose seven-minute agglomeration and hardening process converts mixer drums’ leftover concrete to semi-spherical aggregates—recyclable as they are for base or re-used as new concrete aggregate.

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