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February 2009 Manufacturers Notes

Charah, Inc. has named Danny Gray chief operating officer. Bringing 30-plus years' experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries,

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High-Profile Panels

Architectural precast for Los Angeles' new 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower, The Century arguably the tallest concrete building west of the

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FedsÌ Antitrust Challenge Quells OldcastleÒpavestone

Oldcastle Architectural’s parent company has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an FTC challenge “that the acquisition would violate antitrust laws by greatly reducing competition for concrete hardscape products sold to [retailers such as] The Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart in nearly 300 metropolitan areas”

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Spancrete's Henry Nagy, 1908-2009

Spancrete Group notes the Jan. 13 passing of company founder Henry Nagy, whose name is synonymous architectural and structural precast throughout the Midwest, and hollow core plank and machinery worldwide. In an announcement to the industry, company officials observe, “Henry’s pioneering contribution to the concrete products industry is legend

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Safety Group Seeks Total Ban On Cell Phone Use For All Drivers

Citing fatality and crash statistics from a Harvard University study and other sources, the National Safety Council is urging businesses and state government leaders to ban all motor vehicle drivers’ use of hand-held and hands-free cell phones for voice or text transmission

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