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Titan brand rises in Florida as sun sets on Tarmac America

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff

Titan America recently announced a rebranding of its largest business, from Tarmac America to Titan Florida LLC, replacing a green and yellow logo with a blue and gray graphic consistent with sister businesses.

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Rushing heads 2014 ACI officer slate

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

During its spring convention in Reno, Nev., ACI elected William Rushing 2014-15 president, Michael Schneider vice president to a two-year term, and four members to three-year Board of Direction terms.

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Lead forecaster confirms positive construction trends

Source: FMI, Raleigh, N.C.

In its Q1-2014 Construction Outlook, management consulting and investment banking services provider FMI tracks construction put-in-place activity, projected at 8 percent growth this year over 2013, and offers an early gauge on key sectors:

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Industry representatives step to podium at OSHA silica rule hearings

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Officers of major concrete, cement and aggregate producer associations are prepared to challenge the technical and economic merits of measures at the heart of OSHA’s public hearings for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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Mixer Systems founder William Boles, 1927–2014

Sources: Mixer Systems Inc., Pewaukee, Wis.; CP staff

An entrepreneur who built a full service concrete plant equipment business around the most complete line of mixers to bear the Made in America label, William O. Boles died March 25 near his Milwaukee-area home.

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