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DOT solicits input on prospective rule addressing sleep apnea-prone truck drivers

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Per National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public input on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating commercial motor vehicle drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agency poses 20 questions it deems will provide the necessary information before determining whether or not to pursue a proposed rule.

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Oldcastle Precast raises Intermountain presence in Colorado Precast asset deal

Sources: Oldcastle Precast Inc., Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Precast has boosted its Colorado, Montana and Wyoming underground structures market stake, acquiring the assets of Loveland, Colo.-based Colorado Precast Co. Known for delivering custom products or structures well beyond their typical shipping radius, Colorado Precast also excels in offerings consistent with Oldcastle Precast’s strategy of being a leading infrastructure solution provider in every major U.S. market.

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QC specialist applies 3D imaging to concrete masonry height, volume, density

Sources: Neoculus Technologies, Quebec City, Quebec; CP staff

HVD 150A developer of real time inspection tools for a range of production processes timed commercial launch of the HVD (Height Volume Density) Control System for concrete brick, block and pavers with the National Concrete Masonry Association’s 2016 ICON-Xchange in Orlando. The announcement follows Neoculus Technologies’ piloting of the equipment with Oldcastle Architectural’s Quebec-based Permacon business.

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Titan America: Market conditions, escalating costs quell N.C. greenfield mill

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

After years of permitting and pre-construction activities, Titan America has shelved plans for a Castle Hayne, N.C., cement plant with up to 2 million tons’ annual capacity, but will maintain a terminal on the site, located just outside the coastal town of Wilmington.

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Dufferin attains premier certification for responsibly sourced aggregate

Sources: CRH Canada Group, Toronto; Cornerstone Standards Council, Woodbridge, Ontario; CP staff

Dufferin Aggregates’ Acton Quarry in Halton Hills, Ontario, is the first operation to receive Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel. The certification stands to benefit internal and external customers of an integrated aggregates, ready mixed and construction entity long the Ontario flagship of Holcim (Canada), but now an Oldcastle Materials sister business under CRH Canada Group.

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