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Beton Brunet barriers pace Montreal ePrix routing, safety measures

The Lanxess Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit supplied nearly 37 metric tons of charcoal-colored Bayferrox 340 pigments to Beton Brunet, based in Salaberryde-Valleyfield, Québec, for production of 5.5 kilometers of precast concrete barriers that lined both sides of the inaugural 2.75-km Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix race course. The July 29–30 event capped the FIA Formula E circuit 2017’s third season, which kicked off in Hong Kong and toured eight other cities, including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin and New York. In motor sport, Formula E is a dubbed “sports platform for sustainability,” as the series features full electric-powered cars and uses city street courses.

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California stakeholders recognize concrete pavement’s seven-decade record

Construction industry leaders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, and state legislators assembled in late-August to recognize the performance, longevity and value inherent in a 10-mile stretch of concrete pavement along Interstate 10, linking Ontario and Colton and placed in 1947 with a projected 20-year service life.

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Teamsters leverage Seattle market strength in contract settling CalPortland strike

Members of Teamsters Local 174 in Tukwila, Wash., approved a four-year contract last month with the Seattle market’s principal ready mixed operators: CalPortland, Cadman and Lehigh Cement, Stoneway Concrete, and Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel. Ratification of a deal covering nearly 300 drivers had major implications for concrete deliveries in downtown Seattle and areas immediately north, where technology companies and their employees are fueling a wave of mid- and high-rise building projects.

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Public construction spending drop compels full-year forecast revisions

Analyzing construction spending levels from the first half of 2017, Associated General Contractors of America officials find significant declines in public-sector investment at a time when much of the nation’s infrastructure is deteriorating due to age or overuse.

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Ash Grove names COO Vance to succeed CEO Sunderland

Ash Grove Cement Co. President and Chief Operating Officer J. Randall Vance has been promoted to chief executive officer. He succeeds Charles Sunderland, who is part of the part of the fourth generation of Sunderland family members to lead the majority family-owned business and will remain chairman of the board.

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