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Bartow Precast’s Tidwell appointed NPCA chairman

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Michael Tidwell, president of Cartersville, Ga.-based Bartow Precast, was elected to a one-year term as NPCA chairman during the group’s 2014 convention in Montreal, succeeding Brent Dezember of StructureCast, Bakersfield, Calif.

 

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NRMCA opens 2015 Driver of the Year Award nominations

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

NRMCA is accepting through December 31 nominations for the 2015 Ready Mixed Concrete Driver of the Year Award, acknowledging candidates’ significant contribution to the growth and success of individual companies and the industry.

 

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Post-merger earnings prove TXI's capacity to enrich Martin Marietta

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; CP staff

Results from the first financial reporting period to follow the Martin Marietta–Texas Industries Inc. merger, consummated July 1, underscore the potential that three strategic cement and 100-plus ready mixed operations afford the industry’s second largest aggregate producer. Martin Marietta reports third quarter sales of $918 million, existing or heritage businesses accounting for $644 million—a 7.3 percent gain over 2013 Q3 figures.

 

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Clean-diesel proponent confirms fuel economy, environmental merits of SCR

Source: Diesel Technology Forum, Frederick, Md.

Growing adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks and smaller vehicles, according to Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer.

 

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Industry-Wide EPD for ready mixed premiers at 2014 Greenbuild

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

With the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo as a backdrop, NRMCA announced publication of environmental impacts for concrete to help members address the movement toward product transparency in the LEED v4 project rating system. The Industry-Wide (IW) Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Benchmark (Industry Average) Report span a wide range of mix designs from materials sourced across the country.

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