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Solomon to bring Ultra Fiber into supply chain following Georgia Pacific deal

Sources: Solomon Colors Inc., Springfield, Ill.; CP staff

Solomon Colors has acquired technology and assets associated with the Ultra Fiber 500 product line of concrete secondary reinforcement fibers. Announcing a deal with Georgia Pacific LLC, company president Richard Solomon noted that Ultra Fiber 500 offers “superb finishing quality, unsurpassed crack control, better hydration and bonding, a true invisible fiber for decorative concrete, and fully automated dispensing system capability.”

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Tilt-Werks lifts Dayton Superior technology portfolio

Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio

In a deal with Tilt-Up Design Systems LLC, Dayton Superior has purchased Tilt-Werks, an integrated, web-based technology architects, structural engineers, contractors, and other professionals deploy for project design, including jobs requiring Building Information Modeling data.

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OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has confirmed a three-year extension, to November 2017, of the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule, published in 2010. The agency has also extended by the same period a rule holding employers responsible for ensuring crane operators are competent to run their equipment safely.

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Concrete Supply pros prevail in National Mixer Driver Championship

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

A 19-year veteran of Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, N.C., Mike Valentine topped a field of 48 in the 2014 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged September 21-22 in Indianapolis as part of the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo. Valentine was presented a trophy and $2,500 from the NRMCA-affiliated Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau.

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Heidelberg signals NYSE listing for Hanson Building Products spinoff

Sources: Heidelberg Cement AG, Germany; CP staff

Citing improved residential, commercial and infrastructure market prospects on both sides of the Atlantic, Heidelberg Cement officials have outlined an initial public offering of recently chartered Hanson Building Products Ltd., spanning North American and U.K. pipe, precast, brick and roof tile production assets inherited in the 2007 takeover of Hanson Plc.

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