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FedEx Ground safety hawk, Army legal veteran on track to lead OSHA

Sources: White House Press Office; CP staff

President Donald Trump will nominate Pittsburgh-based FedEx Group Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance Scott Mugno to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. He transitioned to his present role after serving at Memphis headquarters as managing director, FedEx Express Corporate Safety, Health and Fire Protection, where he twice earned the company’s top honor, Five Star Award, for safety leadership. Prior to the shipping and delivery business, Mugno was Westinghouse Electric Corp. Waste Isolation Division counsel and Eastern Region U.S. Army Military Traffic Management Command deputy staff judge advocate.

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MMFX deal brings Commercial Metals deeper into concrete reinforcement

Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Through its wholly owned subsidiary CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Commercial Metals has acquired substantially all of the assets of Irvine, Calif.-based MMFX Technologies Corp., which markets and licenses production of proprietary steel products, including the ChrōmX line of high strength, corrosion-resistant rebar.

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NPCA committee issues coil insert, hardware safety advisory

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

In light of manufacturing and product tolerance differences among precast hardware sources, the NPCA Technical Committee cautions members on the use of multiple coil insert, nut, rod and bolt brands.

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Headwaters, BMT combination equals Boral Resources

Sources: Boral North America, Atlanta; CP staff

Boral Material Technologies and Headwaters Resources have combined to form Boral Resources—America’s largest marketer of fly ash for concrete products and other building materials. A sister unit providing ash management to utilities and related customers is now Boral Plant Services.

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DOT-grade units boost overall segmental retaining wall sales

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The 2017 NCMA SRW Sales Survey of U.S. and Canadian hardscape producers indicates year-over-year segmental retaining wall shipment gains of 3 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively, for 2016 and 2015. Now in its second year, the survey reflects data from 39 SRW producers or licensors spanning 178 plant locations.

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