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Integration-tested, Lafarge NA veteran Olsen to head LafargeHolcim

Sources: Lafarge Group, Paris; CP staff

Ahead of the proposed merger they aim to consummate by mid-year, the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. boards have appointed Lafarge Executive Vice President, Operations Eric Olsen as LafargeHolcim chief executive officer. Officials cite his success in senior operations, finance, human resources and strategy positions, plus “deep experience of driving change … in matters of integration and organization.”

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NRMCA opens 2015 Driver Recruitment, Retention Survey

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

NRMCA has launched with RMC Research & Education Foundation support a project aimed at gaining a better understanding of mixer driver recruitment and retention challenges, and developing materials to build and maintain producer members’ driver ranks.

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Tremron meets growing Southeast demand with new Atlanta plant

Source: Tremron, Jacksonville, Fla.

Tremron, the largest hardscape unit producer in the Southeast, is expanding its operations with a new manufacturing facility in Douglasville, Ga., part of the Metro Atlanta area. Production at the plant will commence this spring.

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NRMCA’s Garbini, Northwestern’s Shah to address European Ready-Mixed Congress

Sources: European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization, Brussels; CP staff

Northwestern University Civil Engineering Professor and Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials founding director Surendra Shah will keynote the ERMCO Congress XVII, June 4-5, in Instabul, with “Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years.”

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Mack’s optimized lift axle, powertrain specs spell cement hauling fuel economy

Sources: Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C.; CP staff

Mack Trucks has unveiled a sensor technology, Load Logic, and 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for its Pinnacle highway tractor, citing the potential for fuel efficiency and driver productivity improvement in cement and other bulk material deliveries, where vehicles tend to haul out heavy and return empty.

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