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Banker, builder lead concrete coalition’s Investors and Developers Advisory Council

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

NRMCA’s Build with Strength coalition has launched a council to serve as investment and development advisers to architects, builders, engineers, policy makers and emergency services professionals who, through group participation, work to raise awareness about the benefits of concrete construction, especially for low- to mid-rise structures.

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Organizers call for donations to 2017 CIM Auction pool

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff

The National Steering Committee and CIM Program patrons from Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and California State University, Chico have begun collecting equipment, material, and sports, entertainment or travel packages plus other items for the 12th annual auction, to be staged January 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—amid 2017 World of Concrete day two.

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Survey finds construction interests lag in mobile, other technology tool adoption

Sources: KPMG International, New York; CP staff

U.S. construction companies are embracing drone aircraft, robotics, RFID equipment, materials tracking, data analytics and other tools at limited rates, according to KPMG International's “Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey.”

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Eagle looks east in cement, inking $400 million Cemex Fairborn mill deal

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; CP staff

A definitive agreement with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. will net Eagle Materials a Xenia, Ohio (Fairborn) cement plant, plus Columbus terminal, cement bagging operation and related assets. The $400 million deal is projected to close in the fourth quarter and could increase the suitor’s cement output by up to 20 percent.

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Argos, CalPortland, Irving Materials lead NRMCA 2016 Quality Awards

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA will honor 2016 Excellence in Quality Award recipients at a September 20 luncheon, capping the four-day ConcreteWorks 2016 in Nashville. Participants have demonstrated adherence to quality management principles covering materials, production facilities, QC programs and customer satisfaction.

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